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Hormone replacement therapy increases ovarian cancer risk
A meta-analysis of 52 separate studies has concluded that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer. For every 1,000 women taking HRT drugs for five years from the age of 50, one extra woman will develop ovarian cancer. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT treatment raises risk of ovarian cancer, says study
Women who undergo hormone replacement therapy have ‘significantly increased’ risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to major research Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Cancer Science UK news Source Type: news

Short-term use of hormone replacement therapy associated with increased ovarian cancer risk
Taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause, even for just a few years, is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing the two most common types of ovarian cancer, according to a detailed re-analysis of all the available evidence. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

HRT increases ovarian cancer risk, says study
Benefits of hormone replacement therapy outweigh risks, says Irish Medicines Board (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alert as hormone replacement therapy ‘doubles risk’ of ovarian cancer
HORMONE replacement therapy is almost doubling the risk of a million middle-aged British women developing ovarian cancer, a study warns. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing vitamin D levels to help prevent osteoporosis
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. One of the risk factors contributing to an increased likelihood of developing osteoporosis is a lack of vitamin D. As we all know we get most of it from being exposed to sunlight for a small portion of every day; however here in the UK that’s difficult during the winter months in particular as the light often isn’t strong enough and the cold reduces our willingness to expose our bare skin. However, there are some alterna...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 11, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Alternative Health osteoporosis recipes vitamin d Source Type: news

The Natural Secrets For Hormone Replacement, From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)
If you're just starting menopause and don't want to resort to hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Christiane Northrup says there are a few things you can incorporate into your diet to help with your symptoms. Eat foods that are high in omega three fats and magnesium, as well as iodine, which balances estrogen. Dr. Northrup personally uses an herb called pueraria mirifica. "It's a miracle herb from Thailand that's been used for almost 700 years," Dr. Northrup explains. "Look for the kind that contains puresterol, which means it has been extracted correctly." This supplement has also been shown to have a great effect on bones, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A great laparoscopic hysterectomy experience – Jo’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi there, I had a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (fallopian tubes, cervix and womb) 2 and a 1/2 weeks ago, mid January 2015, I can honestly say I not only do I feel great, I’m about 85% back to normal, and have no real discomfort or pain. Best thing I have ever done. I am 46 and not on the slim side and work full time in a very full on job, I am not a sport billy, liking good food and wine too much! As soon as I got back to t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories laparascopic hysterectomy Source Type: news

Da Vinci hysterectomy for fibroids – TJ’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 heavy periods for the last 6 years. The last two years the bleeding became heavier and the pain far worse. I went to my GP again 2 years ago after losing so much blood in all one go with huge clots. An ultrasound scan revealed a large fibroid 8 x 5 cm. My GP at that time ordered a CA125 test which was 63. The gynaecologist recommended in 3 mins that I required a total hysterectomy with removal of the right ovary. Due to a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories da vinci hysterectomy fibroids Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Association Newsletter – January 2015
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. It’s been a few months since the last newsletter went out, in fact it was in September, and a lot has happened since then. Not only have we have Christmas, but we announced the winners of Hysteria 2014; more about that later though. First of all, I’d like to welcome all our brand new readers. I hope you’ll find the information we have on the hysterectomy association website interesting and helpful. Secondly, we...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 30, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Newsletters international hysterectomy awareness month Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis – Why a hug might be the last thing you need
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, and another prime example of an invisible illness. Physically, an MS patient may look well for most of the time, and might be able to go about normal daily activities like work and family life. However, what’s happening below the surface tells a very different story. The immune system attacks the myelin sheathing which protects the body’s nervous system, leaving the nerve exposed. To ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 27, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health Conditions covance invisible illness multiple sclerosis Source Type: news

Recent Hysterectomy – Jane’s story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Hi Ladies, I joined the site back in November but this is my first time posting. I’m 39 and a single Mum to my 5 year old son. I have suffered with Endometriosis since my mid-twenties and subsequently had 3 operations to remove the growth, after which I felt much improved until it returned and I began the same repeat of surgery! After the birth of my son in 2009 everything seemed fine until the end of 2012 when the niggling lower ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 26, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis endometriosis laparascopically assisted hysterectomy Source Type: news

A really positive experience – Kathy’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 63 years old and had been putting up with a cystocele for the past 5 years following a rectocele repair (when the surgeon had told me the cystocele was not bad enough to repair at the time). Finally it got the better of me and I went for a consultation only to be told that my uterus had prolapsed as well. On 4th December I had a hysterectomy and cystocele repair. I had prepared well for it having bought Linda’s 101 handy ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 1, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cystocele rectocele Source Type: news

ShapeMed acquired by Life Time Fitness
Atlanta-based wellness and non-surgical aesthetics clinic ShapeMed has been acquired by Life Time — The Healthy Way of Life Company. ShapeMed, to be rebranded as ShapeMed by Life Time, will provide services such as skincare, laser and injectables and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Minneapolis-based Life Time (NYSE: LTM) operates 113 centers in the United States and Atlanta, with six total locations in the metro area. "[Life Time's] primary focus is a gym, but they have evolved into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 30, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

This is how it began – Dawn’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. It stated back in 2006. I had sterilisation reversal, I got pregnant but then miscarried after 6 weeks. My whole life collapsed, I felt a failure, felt what had I done wrong to deserve this, but then had to think mother nature had blessed me with 5 healthy children, but unfortunately wasn’t to the man of my dreams. I then carried on bleeding and in pain, had a few ops in the year, but then had to opt for full abdo hysterectomy. My...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 29, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories abdominal hysterectomy heavy bleeding Source Type: news

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. Here’s to a very merry Christmas and peaceful and healthy New Year for all our lovely ladies. xx The post Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas written by Linda Parkinson-Hardman appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. (Source: The Hysterectomy Association)
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 24, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Christmas Source Type: news

A positive decision – Suzie’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. From around the middle of 2013 I found that my periods were becoming slightly erratic after years of them being regular. By Christmas last year I also noticed a mass or bump in my abdomen which got more prominent during the first part of 2014. By Easter time I decided to go to the doctor. Why leave it so late before investigating? I didn’t actually feel unwell and am very bad at going to the doctor so hung on until my husband ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 22, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids Source Type: news

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 oven, t...
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 we...
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 is a depression...
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 fibroi...
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 century....
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 mistakenly th...
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 the res...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Obesity Source Type: news