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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 therapy ...
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

Women's Health Initiative Reaffirms Use of Short-Term Hormone Replacement Therapy for Younger Women
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Related MedlinePlus Page: Hormone Replacement Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?
Hormone replacement therapy isn't for everyone. Learn about the options from WebMD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT Benefits vs Cancer Risk Research
Research into women’s perception of the link between HRT benefits vs cancer risk is currently being undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University. You may be aware that taking Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms carries with it some modification to the risk of developing certain types of cancer. As part of a Masters project for a Edinburgh Napier university student, the following survey is looking to assess your views on these cancer risks and benefits. This research is looking to get a picture of the women’s views of the cancer risks and benefits now that a decade has past since the WHI and M...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 11, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Research cancer hormone replacement therapy survey Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup from Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include UTIs and cranberry juice, cognitive dysfunction after ICU stay, new diabetes drugs, and hormone replacement therapy. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 5, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Walking an hour a day may help cut breast cancer risk
Conclusion The major strengths of this study are its large size, long follow-up period and the availability of detailed information provided by the women both at the start and during follow-up. As the authors point out the assessment of recreational physical activity in this study may not reflect total physical activity in working women in manual occupations. But they also note that most women in the study were “homemakers”. The women in the study population were predominantly white, middle-aged or elderly, and well educated, so as the authors also note, the results may not be generalisable to other groups. Another ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

The last word on hormone therapy?
When Janice hit menopause, she had terrible night sweats and hot flashes, but she was scared to undergo hormone replacement therapy. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy may not help against heart disease, but can provide benefits
Estrogen/progestin combination hormone therapy raised breast cancer risk and didn't reduce heart disease; estrogen-only had fewer risks for younger women (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risks and benefits of HRT
A look at a major new study that sheds light on the use of hormone replacement therapy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term WHI Results: Mixed Results, Still ControversialLong-term WHI Results: Mixed Results, Still Controversial
Women's Health Initiative researchers extend conclusions that hormone replacement therapy should not be used for the prevention of chronic disease, but critics are unconvinced. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Synthetic vs Bio-identical HRT
Dr Bram Brons offers his take on the main differences between bio-identical and synthetic variants of HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Despite the effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms of menopause, many women are afraid of the associated risks, particularly with synthetic therapy. Consistent negative feedback, perhaps most famously brought to the public’s attention during the Women’s Health Initiative Trial, which continues to be highlighted by mainstream media, has embedded itself in the psyche of women. As a result, the emergence in popularity of bio-identical therapy practices has incre...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 27, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Dr Bram Brons Tags: Alternatives to HRT bio-identical hrt hormone replacement therapy Source Type: news

Different risks for heart attack and stroke posed by different hormone therapy formulations
Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses of Food and Drug Administration-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch. A new observational study shows bioidentical hormones in transdermal patches may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack and FDA-approved products -- not compounded hormones -- may be associated with a slightly lower risk of stroke compared to synthetic hormones in pill form... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Researcher reveals new details about the receptor mechanisms of estrogen's role in memory
The loss of estrogens at menopause increases a woman's risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, yet hormone replacement therapy can cause harmful side effects. Knowing the exact mechanism of estrogen activation in the brain could lead to new targets for drug development that would provide middle-aged women the cognitive benefits of hormone replacement therapy without increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease or breast cancer... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Hormone therapy risks may vary by weight, other factors
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For a woman contemplating taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the increase in breast cancer risk she faces may depend on her individual body type, race and ethnicity, according to new U.S. research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Different hormone therapy formulations may pose different risks for heart attack and stroke
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses of FDA-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch. A new observational study shows bioidentical hormones in transdermal patches may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack and FDA-approved products -- not compounded hormones -- may be associated with a slightly lower risk of stroke compared to synthetic hormones in pill form. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study helps deconstruct estrogen's role in memory
(University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) Deciphering the exact mechanism of estrogen activation in the brain could lead to new targets for drug development that would provide middle-aged women the cognitive benefits of hormone replacement therapy without increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease or breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Birth Control Pills, Hormone Therapy, and Lung Cancer Risk
We've known for some time that there is a link between estrogen and lung cancer. But what kind of link (or links) that estrogen containing medications such as birth control pills (oral contraceptives or OC's) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), have on lung cancer risk has been a matter of discussion and debate....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - September 7, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health for postmenopausal women with hot flashes
Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health in postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes, according to Baylor University researchers who presented their findings at the American Psychological Association's recent annual meeting. The study, which examined sexual comfort, sexual satisfaction and sexual pleasure, is a first step toward a safe and effective alternative toward hormone replacement therapy, which carries associated risks of cancer and heart disease, said Gary Elkins, Ph.D... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Adenomyosis
is a condition in which the lining of the womb/uterus (called the endometrium) is found within the muscles of the womb (called the myometrium). It can be in just one area or be found throughout the whole of the womb muscle. Although it involves the lining of the womb appearing where it shouldn’t, adenomyosis is not the same as endometriosis. Researchers have now concluded that the two conditions together are found in only 10% of cases although it has also been known to be misdiagnosed as fibroids. Photo Courtesy: Hic et nunc As with endometriosis, the tissue thickens and is shed in accordance with the woman’s ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 13, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Adenomyosis Endometriosis environmental oestrogens Fibroids Source Type: news

Injectables, HRT Products Recalled for Sterility ConcernsInjectables, HRT Products Recalled for Sterility Concerns
All lots of 135 sterile injectables and hormone replacement therapy products from Beacon Hill Medical Pharmacy, dba Rxtra Solutions, are being recalled because of concerns about sterility assurance. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

146 contemporary medical practices identified that offer no net benefits
While there is an expectation that newer medical practices improve the standard of care, the history of medicine reveals many instances in which this has not been the case. Reversal of established medical practice occurs when new studies contradict current practice. Reporters may remember hormone replacement therapy as an example of medical reversal. A new analysis published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings documents 146 contemporary medical practices that have subsequently been reversed... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

Researchers identify 146 contemporary medical practices offering no net benefits
(Elsevier Health Sciences) While there is an expectation that newer medical practices improve the standard of care, the history of medicine reveals many instances in which this has not been the case. Reversal of established medical practice occurs when new studies contradict current practice. Reporters may remember hormone replacement therapy as an example of medical reversal. A new analysis published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings documents 146 contemporary medical practices that have subsequently been reversed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Withholding estrogen therapy cost tens of thousands of lives
Nearly 50,000 women died unnecessarily over the last ten years because estrogen therapy was not given to patients aged 50 to 69 who had undergone a hysterectomy after the 2002 Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study. In 2002, doctors and patients were seriously put off using HRT (hormone replacement therapy) because two trials - HERS and WHI - suggested that one type might raise the risk of cardiovascular problems. Up to that time, HRT had been seen as the savior for women who were in medical menopause; those who had undergone hysterectomy. Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Estrogen Replacement Therapy May Save Lives After All
We’ve been too fickle about hormone replacement therapy. A new study should, finally, convince us that estrogen is good. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton Source Type: news

Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients
For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hysterectomy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone therapy in the 50s not linked to memory loss
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hormone replacement therapy during the early stages of menopause - typically around age 50 - doesn't hurt or help brain function, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy in the 50s not Linked to Memory Loss
Hormone replacement therapy during the early stages of menopause - typically around age 50 - doesn't hurt or help brain function, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women on Hormone Therapy May Benefit from Extra Calcium, Vitamin D
Study found hip fracture rate was 57 percent lower in those also taking supplements Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRT Not Linked To Cognitive Problems In Women 50 To 55
Postmenopausal women ages 50 to 55 taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) will not experience memory problems or declines in their cognitive abilities, according to new research. The study showed that postmenopausal hormone therapy with conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs) is not linked to overall sustained benefit or risk to cognitive function in women of this age group. The therapy consists of a synthetic mixture of estrogen and is used to treat the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapy not linked to memory woes in postmenopausal women
Previous research of menopausal older women linked hormone replacement therapy to dementia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study just adds to hormone replacement therapy debate
Study published in JAMA indicates no risk to cognitive functions for women 50-55, but HRT specialist says researchers didn't use "right product" for study (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs to be offered to women at high risk of breast cancer
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today released updated guidelines on the care of women who are at increased risk of breast cancer due to their family history. One of the main changes to the original guidance from 2004 is that NICE now recommends drug treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene to reduce risk of breast cancer in a specific group of women who are at high risk of breast cancer and have not had the disease. They say that these treatments could help prevent breast cancer in about 488,000 women aged 35 years and older. The updated guideline has also made changes to the recommende...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

Video: Study examines HRT impact on females' memory
A new study is adding to the debate on hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women. Dr. Sue Decotiis, a hormone replacement specialist at New York University Langone Medical Center, discusses the new information with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news