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Hurry up January 21st 2015 – Vorrie’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I got my period at age 14, my mother never told me what to expect and since I started on a plane from UK to US, I was convinced the cabin pressure had ruptured something inside me and I was going to bleed out. I was reassured that was not the case. My teenage years were miserable, never had a period less than 10 days with heavy bleeding and huge (I am talking clots that would each fill a bowl). Since I was not yet sexually active I ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 22, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories heavy bleeding Source Type: news

Latest evidence on using hormone replacement therapy for treating menopausal symptoms
Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, in particular for younger women at the onset of the menopause, suggests a new review, which highlights that menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes and night sweats are common, affecting around 70% of women for an average of 5 years but may continue for many years in about 10% of women. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

To T3 or Not: Combo Therapy in HypothyroidismTo T3 or Not: Combo Therapy in Hypothyroidism
The new ATA guidelines on hypothyroidism have sparked controversy, with endocrinologists reacting in different ways to the recommendations regarding thyroid-hormone-replacement therapy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 18, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Curse of Tinsel-Blindness : Chronic Illness at Christmas
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Christmas is a time to cast aside the everyday and embrace the magic of it all. But what if your everyday routines are essential to controlling your health? Rarely does the whole of the UK move with such unified purposefulness as at Christmas. Through the year, significant dates, birthdays, deadlines come and go for each of us. But December – from the tree going up, to the presents being wrapped, to the turkey going in the ove...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 18, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Christmas depression diabetes fibromyalgia invisible illness Source Type: news

Pending TAH for Fibroids – Nadine’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I consider myself lucky by being able to say that my periods have never been unmanageable which is one of the reasons my OBGYN finds my situation to be so odd and had put off considering me a candidate for hysterectomy until recently. I started off having my gallbladder removed, coming too after the surgery and having the Doctor tell me he found “something else” which turned out to be a fibroid growing up off the top of ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 18, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids tah total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Latest evidence on using hormone replacement therapy for treating menopausal symptoms
(Wiley) Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, in particular for younger women at the onset of the menopause, suggests a new review published Dec. 19 in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Unlucky Midwife – Rosie’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I have had regular periods all my life without any gynaecological problems, and I have not ever been pregnant. From 2003 I understand that I had a small fibroid which grew into 72mm x 70mm in size. This caused me a pain sometimes when I had my periods, and my gynaecologist decided that I needed to have a hysterectomy, but I did not agree with him. Instead I wanted to have a myomectomy. (ie to remove the fibroid only). However my gyn...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 16, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories myomectomy Source Type: news

Healing – Deborah’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I had my full hysterectomy and appendectomy 9 days ago. It was due to symptoms of bloating and ovarian pelvic pain, they had previously done a sonogram which revealed a cyst on my left ovary. I am 55 years old so not needing them I knew that they had to go and read up a lot online about having them removed and my appendix as there was pain there also So, when I spoke to the Dr. we discussed about also taking out the uterus and cerv...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 16, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories pelvic pain total hysterectomy Source Type: news

NYIT study: Thyroid hormones reduce animal cardiac arrhythmias
(New York Institute of Technology) Rats that received thyroid hormones had a reduced risk for dangerous heart arrhythmias following a heart attack, according to a new study by a team of medical researchers at New York Institute of Technology.In the National Institutes of Health-funded study, published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure, the team found that thyroid hormone replacement therapy significantly reduced the incidence of atrial fibrillation -- a specific kind of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia -- in the rats, compared to a control group that did not receive the hormones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The fight never stops – Joanne’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I had a long history of gynae problems and therefore am very lucky to have three beautiful daughters. My husband and I decided we wouldn’t have anymore children, as we didn’t want our existing children to be put on or not have everything we could give them. Then, when our youngest was 6 and I’d had the mirena coil fitted for four years, I had an ectopic pregnancy. I was so shocked and obviously all the weeks follow...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 3, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories miscarriage pelvic pain tah total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes: Not Invisible, but Misunderstood
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Type 2 diabetes is a rapidly growing global health concern. It is estimated to affect more than 300 million people worldwide, and around 90% of all diabetics have this form of the condition. However, despite type 2 being well and truly in the spotlight, it is still frequently misunderstood. Much has been said in the media about the connection between type 2 diabetes, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle – so much so that perhaps ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 24, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Women's Health clinical trials covance diabetes invisible illness Source Type: news

Hysterectomy after myomectomy – Sandra’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I had a myomectomy 8 years ago because of fibroids – I was supposed to have keyhole surgery to have them removed but in the end they had to do an abdominal myomectomy. I lost 4 pints of blood in the process and was signed-off work for three months (I have an office job, nothing too strenuous). When I started to feel pressure on my bladder in the summer I guessed that perhaps the fibroids were back – despite having had a ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories abdominal hysterectomy fibroids myomectomy Source Type: news

Committed to finding ME again – Rebecca’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I’ve been relatively passive on here over the last few months, but feel that the time has now come to share how things are and have been for me seven months (to the day) since my vaginal hysterectomy. Firstly, I should say that the site and the support and advice offered to and by the women on here is invaluable, and I haven’t interacted as much as I could have done. My story pre-op isn’t much different than what y...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories emotions heavy bleeding pms vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Day 5 of my new life after fibroids! – Caroline’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I found this site so helpful in the run up to my operation and made a promise that I would add my own experience when the time was right. I had a total abdominal hysterectomy 5 days ago due to a large fibroid and multiple others. Unlike some women, I didn’t have years of agonising over the operation, I saw my Consultant privately in July and was told any other procedure would only bring temporary relief so we made the decision...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

2 days later – Wish I’d done it years ago! Buy the book and go for it! – Caroline’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. 4 days ago I was filled with dread and in the preceding week considered cancelling my appointment hourly. I was going to have a Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH). Partial leaving the ovaries. It all happened so quickly in the end from a 1st appointment end of September to confirmed surgery a little over a month later. I had not been to a gynaecologist since the birth of my 3rd child nearly 18 years ago. And the only ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids LAVH Source Type: news

Recovery after hysterectomy – Joy’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. On Jan 20th 14 I had a hysterectomy which was vaginally performed. All went well and I was discharged the following day. I felt better, but after about 5 months I developed severe back pain which am now managing with the help of exercises. My main concern though is these days when am not lubricated I feel a bulge in my vagina although not as big as before the op but its there. Does anybody feel the same? Please some advice needed he...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Hysteria Writing Competition 2014 Winners Announced
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Finally, after a short delay, we now have our list of winners for the Hysteria Writing Competition 2014. I am so pleased to say that the standard was, as usual, exceptionally high and our judges all said how much they enjoyed reading the variety of entries sent through. I’d also like to give you a sneak preview of the Hysteria 3 anthology cover. Hysteria 3 contains all ten winning entries from each category, together with some...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria Writing Competition hysteria 2014 hysteria 3 Source Type: news

Hopeless – Amanda’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi I was just wanting to share my story. I am 32 years old and have suffered with heavy periods since I was 16. At the time everyone dismissed this and I was told it was normal but after I had my two children the pain and bleeding worsened. I have spent the last 5 years of my life been passed from one consultant to another who all told me I was too young for a hysterectomy. Finally last year a new consultant agreed it was my only op...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories heavy periods Source Type: news

A Strange Year – Patricia’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I had to have full hysterectomy ( luckily it was keyhole and I was only in hospital for 2 nights) last December followed by 5 weeks of radiation, January/ March. It was a very tough time but with the help of my lovely partner and friends managed and in April I was back to enjoying life a bit and attending the odd light exercise class. Some time in May I noticed that my right leg was a bit swollen and mentioned this at my 2nd check u...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories lymphoedema Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy: Can it cause vaginal bleeding?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EC European Code Against Cancer initiative: 4th edition launched
ANH-Intl comment on the 12-point cancer prevention recommendations (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - October 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: activity alcohol aspartame bodyweight calories cancer Cochrane Collaboration diet Envirohealth Matters europe European Code Against Cancer exercise gardasil glyphosate hormone replacement therapy HPV HRT IARC immunity Source Type: news

Depression – The Daddy of Them All
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. When it comes to invisible illnesses, it could be said that depression is the Daddy of them all – it’s a slippery customer which is often misunderstood as it comes dressed as an emotion. What does the word ‘depression’ really mean? It may be a short-lived feeling of despair and hopelessness. It can also mean a period of little business activity and low economic growth. An area of low pressure on a weather map...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 21, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Women's Health depression invisible illness Source Type: news

Hysteroscopic Morcellation of Fibroids – NICE Research
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. What is hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids)? NICE is looking at a very specific type of procedure which is called ‘hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids). In this procedure, a small metal tube (a hysteroscope) is put inserted through the vagina and into the womb through the cervix. A small instrument with a specially designed tip is inserted through the tube and used to break the fi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 20, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Research fibroids morcellation Source Type: news

Positive Hysterectomy – Sally’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I had an elective and positive hysterectomy 6 weeks ago after suffering from PMDD for about 26 years. This condition only allowed me two goods weeks each month where I could function normally. The remaining two weeks were hell and at times I didn’t want to live anymore. I had a full hysterectomy (laparoscopy), because my ovaries were the cause of my many problems. I am having a few problems with oestrogen levels but these are ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 10, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories laparascopic hysterectomy PMDD Source Type: news

Hormone loss could be involved in colon cancer
Like diabetes, colon cancer may be caused in part by the loss of one hormone, suggesting hormone replacement therapy could stall cancer formation. New evidence suggests that human colon cells may become cancerous when they lose the ability to produce a hormone that helps the cells maintain normal biology. If verified by further studies, it suggests that treating patients at high risk for colon cancer by replacing the hormone guanylin could prevent the development of cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 10, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormone loss could be involved in colon cancer
(Thomas Jefferson University) Like diabetes, colon cancer may be caused in part by the loss of one hormone, suggesting hormone replacement therapy could stall cancer formation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 10, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

To hell and back – Emma’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. My story starts 6 years ago. After I separated from my husband I got into a new relationship around 6 months later and found that due to my new partner being rather large in the trouser department that I had a sensitive cervix that bled every time I had intercourse. Over the next 5 years I had colposcopy’s, loop excursions, cauterisation’s and even had the coil fitted that helped for a while but then the problems would ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 9, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Source Type: news

Welcoming a new era in transplant surgery – the womb transplant
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. It was only going to be a matter of time before a baby was born in a transplanted womb. Womb transplants have been on the verge of such a medical breakthrough for several years since  the first transplant took place in 2002 in Saudi Arabia http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/hysterectomy/first-womb-transplant-takes-place-in-woman/. Originally tested in rats it was confirmed as possible in the latter part of the 20th cent...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 5, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Research womb transplant Source Type: news

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time
Patient 1 had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, and she mixed up the names of her pets. Patient 2 kept forgetting once-familiar faces at work, forgot his gym locker combination and had to have his assistants constantly remind him of his work schedule. Patient 3’s memory was so bad that she used an iPad to record everything, then forgot her password. Her children noticed she commonly lost her train of thought in mid-sentence, and often asked them if they had carried out the tasks that she mistakenl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 3, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery – Shelly’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Thirteen years ago (when I was 39) I was diagnosed with having a 11 cm in diameter fibroid. I did not have any of the symptoms the rest of you have written about. All of the gynaecologists I saw at the time found it remarkable that I was not having any symptoms at the time, but still said it would be advisable to have removed, but at the time my life was quite busy and I felt I could not afford to take the time off to recover from a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy embolisation fibroids laparascopic hysterectomy Source Type: news

Hysterectomy?…..Yes please! – Francesca’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my story Where do I begin?? I’m 31 and suffering with a very large submucousal and pedunculated fibroid, growing from the back wall of my uterus that is as large wide as it is long. My extended womb presses on my bladder and bowels, causing chronic constipation and regular UTI’s + all of the other horrid symptoms I won’t mention. The bleeding has always been my biggest pro...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 30, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids myomectomy total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Skirt size increase ups breast cancer risk
Conclusion This study suggests that while obesity generally is a risk factor for breast cancer, an increase in waist circumference, as shown in skirt size, between a woman’s twenties and after the menopause, may be an independent measure of increased risk. Keeping to a healthy weight is important for overall health, and for reducing the risk of several cancers. However, few women in their 60s have the same waist size as they did in their twenties – in this study, for example, the average skirt size at 25 was a 12, but at 64 it was a size 14. The 33% increased risk of breast cancer after menopause calculated by...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Obesity Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Uterine and Fibroid Morcellation Warnings
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. In recent months there have been a number of warnings issued about uterine polyp and fibroid morcellation during laparascopic hysterectomy or myomectomy, most notably by the FDA in the United States. It’s come about because in a small number of cases the fibroids being removed were shown to be malignant after the surgery, something that was not known prior to the operation. In a few of these cases women went on to develop leio...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 22, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Alternatives to Hysterectomy laparascopic hysterectomy morcellation myomectomy Source Type: news

Do not be afraid – Anna’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. First anniversary, yahoo! Time really passes. 3 September 2013 was the first major operation operation I have ever had. Imagine the paralysing fear, the anger, the confusion. I am a 51 year old Asian woman, married with 2 teenage children. I was diagnosed with Cystocele 14 years ago, right after the birth of my daughter. I felt a bulge in my vagina and often it disappeared after a good night sleep. The gynecologist who attended to m...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cystocele prolapse vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Hysterectomy at 22 – Clara’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi. I had a tumour at the age of ten which surrounded my first ovary so I had to get it removed. Since that time I’ve had multiple operations due to endometriosis and at the age of 18 the same tumour came back on my last remaining ovary. They managed to save 10% of my ovary but I was told I could never conceive. I was heart broken. but at the age of 21 I fell pregnant and had a beautiful healthy baby boy who is now my miracle....
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories endometriosis Source Type: news

To have the op or not – Geri’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I’m due to have a hysterectomy in 2 months time but really unsure what to do. I’ve had the cin1 strain, which then went up to cin2. I have had three treatments done but now being told although no cells are present I have viral changes. Because of previous treatments I have no cervix wall left to do anymore treatment if next smear is abnormal. The doctor says my problem could be further up inside cervix which cannot be s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 19, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cervical cancer Source Type: news

Eczema; Are You Itching for a Cure?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Covance is currently appealing for patients with mild, moderate and severe eczema to take part in studying a new, non-steroidal cream. There’s more information about eczema trials here, https://uk.testwiththebest.com/eczema-sufferers-clinical-trial.php , but if you’d like to know more about how this study effects you, read on… It is well documented that atopic dermatitis (eczema) can flare up in response to extern...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 18, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Women's Health eczema invisible illness Source Type: news

U.S. FDA panel recommends approval of NPS hormone replacement drug
(Reuters) - A panel of outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted 8-5 to recommend approval for Natpara, a hormone replacement therapy developed by NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Best thing I ever did! – Bernadette’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I am 48 yr old and am 31/2 weeks post op – I had a total vaginal hysterectomy for fibroids. I was terrified of the op – being an ex nurse, all I could think of was what could go wrong! I joined this organisation and prepared by reading as much as possible. The week before the Op I increased my activity levels and took vitamin C and drank lots water. I had protein drinks pre op as part of an ” enhanced recovery&rdqu...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 12, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids total vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Association Newsletter September 2014
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Welcome to the September newsletter. Well, my dire predictions of the summer ending thankfully didn’t come to anything and we seem to be enjoying a late summer bonus here in the UK. Hopefully that’s the case elsewhere in the world too. The Hysteria Writing Competition has finally closed to entries for this year and our judges are busy finishing off reading all the entries that arrived in the last week of August. When our...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 11, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Newsletters Amyloidosis sleeping Source Type: news

Pre hysterectomy, looking for support – Lisa’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I am scheduled for a hysterectomy in 2 days and I am freaking out! I have been doing some research, including reading stories here and often women take medication to shrink their fibroid tumors prior to surgery. I am now wondering why my doctor would not have me do the same. My story is this, I have been having issues with heavy periods, abdominal discomfort and expanding abdomen for a couple of years now! I was feeling run down, de...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 11, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news

Constipation and My Intestines after TAH/BSO – Gretchen’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I had a TAH/BSO in June of 2012 after findings of precancerous cells of the uterus. The surgery went well and minimal pain afterwards. The feeling of my insides “sloshing around” in my abdomen wasn’t something I expected. I had a vertical abdominal incision and since the surgery the abdomen to the right of the incision has been a protrusion, as if my intestines had settled into a ball, in that area. I found out by ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 11, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories bilateral salpingo oophorectomy constipation tah total abdominal hysterectomy Source Type: news

One week on – Lynn’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Well, its one week on since my hysterectomy, two days in hospital then discharged and feel not too bad – better than I thought I would. Went back to hospital yesterday to have stitches removed and have an infection in the wound which is being treated with antibiotics – apparently not an unusual situation. All feels good although painful around the scar. Gradually building up my exercise regime and now on a ten minute ge...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 11, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Source Type: news

U.S. FDA staff review of NPS drug sparks stock rebound
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shares in NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc soared on Wednesday after a preliminary report from U.S. regulators said its hormone replacement therapy Natpara, which could be approved by late next month, appears to be effective. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Wearing a bra 'doesn't raise breast cancer risk'
Conclusion This study suggests that past bra-wearing characteristics are not associated with breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. The study does have some limitations: There was only limited matching of the cases and controls, which could mean that other differences between the groups may be contributing to results. The potential confounders assessed were reported to not have a large impact on the results, which suggests that the lack of matching may not be having a large effect, but these results were not shown to allow assessment of this by the reader. Controls were not selected for the women with invasive d...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Amyloidosis – Can you help relieve the pressure?
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Have you ever heard of amyloidosis? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either! The good news is you don’t have to be an expert on this rare and dangerous disease to help lighten the load of its victims. Amyloidosis is a condition which causes an excessive build-up of proteins in the blood. These proteins form clusters called ‘amyloids’, which are deposited around the sufferer’s body, putting undue pressure on ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions Amyloidosis invisible illness Source Type: news

Feeling Guilty For Our Son After Emergency Hysterectomy – Amanda’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I’m 27 years old, been with my husband for almost 11 years, married 2 1/2 years. My waters broke 4 weeks early with our first child,while I was walking in the hallway of our house. We rushed to the hospital, obviously found out we were in labor! We were soooo excited! Well after a slow start, then 20 hours later pushing for 3 hours, then they decided to do a c-section. After a few minutest short of 24 hours! We had our son, t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories emergency hysterectomy post partum haemorrhage Source Type: news

The Forty Year Wait – Andi’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Every since I was 11 years old I had terrible periods. My mother used to sit me on the lawn with a towel and told me only to come inside when the towel needed changing. When I talk about a towel I mean a bath towel – not a sanitary napkin!! Eventually I was taken to the doctor and despite my mothers support the doctor always said it was “in my head”, so all my growing up years I was plagued with these terrible peri...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 30, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories endometrial ablation fibroids laparascopic hysterectomy Source Type: news

How sleep can get you through the menopause
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. For whatever reason you may have for deciding to have an elective hysterectomy, it’s important that you consider all of the effects of an operation which will inevitably change your life. Should you need a hysterectomy at a younger age, one of the effects is the early onset of menopause, which can be both a difficult but also enlightening time in a woman’s life in which her body experiences many changes. The menopause ca...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 30, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: menopause sleeping Source Type: news