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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

Don’t worry about a thing! – Debbie’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Well it’s been three and a half years since my op and I feel brilliant! However I remember every worry and concern pre op as if it were yesterday. I was 43 when I was diagnosed with fibroids, usual symptoms, heavy periods lasting ages, aches and pains etc. I had 2 children with no intention of having more but the second I was told I needed a hysterectomy I suddenly needed more children! I had a great sex life and thought it wo...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 27, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Association Newsletter August 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 August newsletter. Has summer officially ended? The rain we’ve had in Dorset today would suggest that it has; mind you at least it was warm, if a tad damp! Hopefully, you have all been out enjoying the sun. Those who are recovering from surgery could certainly have used the time to sit and enjoy a good book in the shade perhaps. Other News Items In our regular monthly look at invisible illnesses, this months po...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 25, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Newsletters research Source Type: news

The Countdown Clock is Ticking for Hysteria 2014
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. The clock’s ticking away and the August 31st writing competition deadline for Hysteria 2014 is approaching fast. If you’ve already got something down on paper now is the time to start editing. Hemingway said write drunk and edit sober. In other words, after the passion and fire that comes with creativity you have to look at your work with a cool, dispassionate eyes – almost as if someone else had written it. Changi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 18, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria Writing Competition bridget whelan hysteria 2014 writer in residence Source Type: news

Pelvic Pain: The Master of Disguise
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. In July we started a new series of posts about invisible illnesses in conjunction with Covance. This month’s post is one which has a huge amount of relevance to our readers because it’s a problem which will almost certainly affect most, if not all at some point. The reason the subject caught our eye was because one study in particular has stood out for Covance recently – the trialling of a brand new treatment for c...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 12, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions cancer covance endometriosis fibroids pelvic inflammatory disease pelvic pain Source Type: news

Does Estrogen Have a Role in the Cause and...
Is there a link between estrogen and lung cancer - does hormone replacement therapy or the use of birth control pills affect risk or death? (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - August 3, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Vitamin D Blog: Nutrient or Hormone?
(MedPage Today) -- Few people view their vitamin D supplement as hormone replacement therapy, but that?s exactly what it is, experts told MedPage Today. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 31, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Groundbreaking New Ingredient: EstroG-100, the Only Product on the...
EstroG-100 works 6x faster than other herbal remedies, without the side effects of hormone replacement therapy.(PRWeb July 30, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12057207.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 31, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Menopause HT Doesn't Touch Arterial Plaque
(MedPage Today) -- Hormone replacement therapy early in menopause does not reduce the risk of atherosclerosis in low-risk women, a finding now confirmed by data from the KEEPS trial. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy At Menopause Fails To Halt Heart Disease Progression
More than a decade ago the Women's Health Study produced surprising and important results when it showed that broad use of hormone replacement therapy did not reduce cardiovascular risk in post-menopausal women. But the study also led to speculation  that hormone therapy  might be beneficial when delivered closer to the time of menopause. Now a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine shows that menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) may have some favorable effects on some cardiovascular risk factors but it does not reduce the progression of atherosclerosis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten Source Type: news

Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Association Newsletter July 2014
Welcome to the Hysterectomy Association Newsletter – July 2014. Phew! It’s been a hot few weeks here in the UK hasn’t it and the weather has brought out a rash of emails and questions about coping with hot flushes. Inevitably, if you are suffering from menopausal symptoms, heat is going to make you wilt. Last year, we put together a quick update on our Facebook page about staying cool in hot weather – this seems like a good time to share it again. You can find it here: 5 top tips for staying cool in the heat. As well as the questions about HRT another popular email topic has been the age at which wo...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 23, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Newsletters hormone replacement therapy research Source Type: news

My HRT Question – Joan’s Story
Two years ago I found a lump in my pelvis which turned out to be a fibroid. I was offered a hysterectomy then which shocked me as I felt it was a drastic step in relation to my symptoms ie.pressure effects and heavy periods which though a pain  have always been regular. I declined this and asked about embolization at which my consultant basically said was not an option as I am not concerned about preserving my fertility. Early this year I felt my fibroid had grown and the pressure effects to have got worse so I asked my GP to discuss the  pros and cons of a hysterectomy, however, he said it would be better if I w...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 3, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids hormone replacement therapy Source Type: news

Hormone Treatment Restores Bone Density for Young Women with Menopause-Like Condition (Primary Ovarian Insufficiency)
Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Ovarian Disorders, Premature Ovarian Failure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quitting Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause
WebMD looks at when, why, and how to quit hormone replacement therapy for menopause. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early menopause linked to mental decline
Conclusion This study found a link between premature menopause and memory problems. Strengths of the study include the large number of participants and the fact they were followed prospectively, which reduces the chance of bias. However, as it was a cohort study, it cannot prove that the memory problems were caused by their premature menopause. The researchers analysed the results, taking multiple factors into consideration. Patient recall, the age of menopause and the type and duration of taking any hormonal therapy may also have been inaccurate. A further limiting factor in this study is that it commenced when women were...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Lifestyle/exercise Cancer Source Type: news

Major Women's Health Study Paid Big Dividends
Scientists say HRT research has returned $140 for every $1 spent on the $260 million trial Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Clinical Trials, Hormone Replacement Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For the first time, proof of what hormone replacement therapy does to genes involved in breast cancer
Researchers have measured activity of genes associated with breast cancer in women before and while, they took different types of HRT. They found that an HRT used in the WHI trial had a greater activating effect on these genes than a "natural" formulation applied via an estrogen gel applied to the skin in combination with oral progesterone. This shows that varying the HRT and the way it is taken can have very significant effects on the genes associated with breast cancer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Preliminary clinical trial shows great promise for new multiple sclerosis treatment
​ A study conducted by Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl, a UCLA neurologist, shows that combining estriol, a female hormone, with Copaxone, a medication currently used to treat multiple sclerosis, reduced the relapse rate of MS by nearly 50 percent with only one year of treatment.   Voskuhl presented the results of the preliminary Phase II clinical trial today at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Philadelphia.   The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involved 158 women with relapsing-remitting MS. At 16 sites across the U.S., one group of women was treated with Copaxone, a commonly pr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 30, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

HRT Treatments / Diet Doc Hormone Therapy & Weight Loss Plans...
Diet Doc now offers hormone replacement therapy, utilizing bio-identical hormones to relieve symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Test kits are sent directly to the patient’s home, and results are...(PRWeb April 19, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/hormone-replacement/hormonal-imbalance/prweb11777897.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Hormone-Glaucoma ConnectionThe Hormone-Glaucoma Connection
The relationship between postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy and the development of primary open-angle glaucoma is explored in this retrospective analysis. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 4, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

What's the Latest on Hormone Replacement for Prevention?What's the Latest on Hormone Replacement for Prevention?
Does hormone replacement therapy have any role in chronic disease prevention? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - April 3, 2014 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Clinical Trials and Hysterectomy
Over the last few months we’ve been sharing blog posts about how important clinical trials are to the future of medicine. This month I’d like to share how such research impacts directly on women undergoing hysterectomy and related treatments for gynaecological conditions they often present with. When the Hysterectomy Association first began life in the mid 1990’s, the standard hysterectomy performed was a ‘total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oophorectomy’. What this means is that everything was removed; the womb, the fallopian tubes, the cervix and the ovaries. At the time almost every ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 24, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News clinical trials covance hysterectomy Source Type: news

HRT Problems – Lisa’s Story
Hi, My name is Lisa and in July last year I had to have a full hysterectomy via keyhole surgery at 43 years old due to heavy painful periods. I had the option to keep my ovaries but after careful consideration I decided to also have them removed. I chose this route because a) if I had problems in the future with my ovaries I didn’t want to end up having further surgery and b) my theory was as I already had 3 children and at my age planned no more I thought I didn’t need them? With HRT available I guessed life would carry on as normal afterwards? The op itself went really well and I was amazed that after the ini...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 14, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories hormone replacement therapy Source Type: news

HRT soon after menopause may cut dementia risk
The risk of dementia in women may be reduced if they are given hormone replacement therapy (HRT) soon after the menopause. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - March 13, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy linked to potential reduction in risk of developing dementia
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) given soon after menopause could help reduce the risk of developing dementia or mild cognitive impairment. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - March 12, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

The scientific study has become a flawed manual for living
We're told women with partners may be less likely to die of heart disease, but how are we supposed to act on such findings?The Million Women Study is in the business of finding out unknown unknowns. Today, for example, we learn from it that women with partners are less likely to die of heart disease, even though they are just as likely to get it in the first place. The Oxford-based researchers have an astonishing database, the records of 1.3m middle aged women recruited in the late 1990s, originally in order to study hormone replacement therapy. But – and why not – nowadays the epidemiologists appear to come up...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Anne Perkins Tags: Comment theguardian.com Health Society Women Cancer Life and style Science Comment is free Source Type: news

Moderate Exercise Cuts Women's Stroke Risk, Helps Offset Increase Risk from Hormone Therapy
Source: American Heart Association Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Website Brings Awareness to Hormone Replacement Therapy
Elite Health Center’s newly designed website strives to bring awareness to those ready to redefine their aging process.(PRWeb February 07, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11563481.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 8, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk
Effect seen for women on estrogen-only treatment in study, but experts say more research is needed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Glaucoma, Hormone Replacement Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does HRT Boost Pancreatitis Risk? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hormone replacement therapy may have a connection to pancreatitis, according to epidemiological data from Karolinska Institute researchers. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 28, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HRT therapy may increase risk of acute pancreatitis (EurekAlert, 27 January 2014)
A study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has investigated whether there is an association between women undergoing hormone replacement therapy and the risk of developing acute pancreatitis. Full article (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 28, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT May Protect New Joints (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Women who had total knee or hip replacements were significantly less likely to have implant failure if they began taking hormone replacement therapy after the procedure, a large observational study found. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 23, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Aging Population Spurs Growth in the Hormone Replacement Therapy...
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) markets. Global market for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is projected to exceed US$3.3 billion by...(PRWeb January 23, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/hormone_replacement_drugs/HRT_therapy/prweb11515222.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Premenstrual Syndrome
Whilst it is extremely rare for a woman to have a hysterectomy due to Premenstrual Syndrome alone, it can be a contributing factor in overall gynaecological health. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (also known as Premenstrual Tension or PMT) is the name given to the physical, psychological and behavioural symptoms that can occur in the two weeks before a woman’s monthly period. It is estimated that almost all women of child-bearing age have some premenstrual symptoms, although it is usually at its worst between the late 20′s and early 40′s. About one woman in every 20 with PMS gets symptoms which are severe en...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 10, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions PMDD pms Source Type: news

Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
Evidence grows that antidepressants can help, new guidelines say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antidepressants, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controlling the Menopause at Christmas
Controlling the menopause at Christmas is something that all women of a certain age may need to consider. Diet can play a large part in how menopausal women cope with the changes the body goes through during this time. Good nutrition can help reduce certain health conditions that may develop as a result of the menopause, such as osteoporosis and heart disease. With the festive season upon us once again, implementing these dietary changes may seem unrealistic. The good news is that with careful planning and monitoring, it is still possible to enjoy many foods during the Christmas period to enjoy a healthier and happier meno...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 19, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: menopause Christmas menopause supplements menopause symptoms Source Type: news

sCD163 and sex steroids
Soluble CD163 (sCD163) is linked to low-grade inflammation states, including diabetes, obesity, liver disease, and atherosclerosis, all of which are prevalent in Turner Syndrome (TS) and Klinefelter Syndrome (KS). Thomsen and colleagues assessed the levels and regulation of sCD163 with regard to treatment with sex hormone therapy in males with KS and females with TS. They found that males with KS had higher levels of sCD163 compared with controls and the levels correlated to plasma testosterone. Treatment with testosterone did not significantly lower sCD163. Females with TS not receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) h...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone-replacement therapy may prevent age-related declines in cognitive functioning
Age-related cognitive decline and changes in the nervous system are closely linked, but up until recently, they were thought to result from the loss of neurons in areas such as the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain important in working memory. A series of papers have shown that the "loss of neurons" concept is simply not true. Now, Mount Sinai scientists have begun to look elsewhere, focusing instead on synaptic health in the prefrontal cortex. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Synthetic HRT – One size does not fit all
Dr Bram Brons looks into the different hormone replacement therapy’s (HRT) commonly prescribed to women today and explains why one size of synthetic hrt does not fit all. Starting the menopause can bring a number of challenges. The first of these is deciding whether to begin hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to replace the hormones no longer produced because of the menopause. Although there have been some reported risks with HRT, there have also been notable benefits. Some women are not affected by symptoms of menopause and as such decide against HRT. Other women, due to their medical history, are unable to take ther...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 28, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: HRT News hormone replacement therapy Source Type: news

Estrogen Won't Make Women Sharper After Menopause, Study Finds
Researchers see no brain benefits even in early postmenopause Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Memory, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women prescribed combination HRT should use caution when taking apigenin supplement, MU study finds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) In 2011, studies conducted by University of Missouri researchers found that a natural compound called apigenin, which is found in celery, parsley, and apples, could reduce the incidence of tumor growth in women receiving hormone replacement therapy. Now, based on subsequent studies conducted by MU researchers, they are recommending that women not ingest pure apigenin as a supplement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Effect of Taking Long Term Medication
I have been contacted by four students from the Medway school of Pharmacy who are looking for participants in a research study into the effect of taking long term medication. The most likely candidates for such a study with the Hysterectomy Association would be women taking HRT. However you may be taking something for other conditions you live with as well. I’ve added the message they sent through below and you can find the link at the end of the post. We are four students studying to become pharmacist and we are undertaking a project in our final year. The study is aimed at finding out how people who have to take me...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 18, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Research hormone replacement therapy Source Type: news

Testosterone after hysterectomy – Maree’s Story
I had an hysterectomy when I was 42 years old. Ovaries were left in. At 68 years of age I had to have them removed. At 72 years of age having not had any HRT for 10 years I suddenly starting getting the most dreadful hot flushes and palpitations. I asked my Doctor to test my hormone levels. Result extremely low. Discussed hormone replacement including testosterone with the Doctor because I was keen to go the bio-identical route. Difficult at first due to Doctor not keen to give prescriptions for Compounding Pharmacy HRT. End result my Doctor agreed and so I was able to go the bio-identical route (no progesterone if you hav...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 15, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories hormone replacement therapy testosterone Source Type: news

No hot flashes? Then don't count on hormones to improve quality of life (EurekAlert, 13 November 2013)
A study from Finland published in Menopause examines efficacy of menopausal hormone replacement therapy in relation to specific symptoms among 150 women. Full article (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 13, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause and Weight Gain
Many women approaching the menopause will experience a number of symptoms, including vaginal dryness, hot flushes and a lack of sex drive. However another symptom that may arise as a result of the menopause is weight gain. Most commonly occurring around the hips and abdomen, this menopausal symptom for the majority of women is considered to be the least desirable. Photo: Nikodem Nijaki: Wikipedia Although the exact factors that contribute to weight gain are not entirely understood, it is known that a decline in oestrogen levels, a loss of muscle tissue and lifestyle factors are part of the cause. Though it can be argued t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 7, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: menopause hormone replacement therapy oestrogen weight gain Source Type: news

Bioidenticals no safer than other hormone replacement therapy
Bioidentical hormones made from plants are molecularly similar to a patient's own hormones, but are often sold as compounds not regulated by FDA (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast CancerHormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer
Hormone replacement therapy may have a stronger impact on cancer risk for certain races. Find out more. Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news