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NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause

... disabling symptoms, and that it is important that menopause not be viewed as a disease. The tendency among wom...eir healthcare providers in the U.S. to medicalize menopause concerned the panel because the tendency can lead to overuse of treatment approaches that are known ...

Diabetes a bigger heart disease risk for women than for men

... individuals' medical treatment, no information on menopause status or on whether subjects had Type 1 diabetes, due to the body's inability to produce insulin, or Type 2 diabetes, initially caused by the inability to use the insulin produced. Data from randomized trials of individuals with diabetes would clar...

Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart

...sponse here. "One of the things this means is that menopause is a good thing, a sort of revolutionary endocrinology idea," says Dr. White. "Menopause is adaptive because a woman is not supposed to have as much estrogen when she gets older because it can kill her." He holds up a graph plotting the dramatically ...

Decreased sensitivity in the brain to estrogen may help explain menopausal changes

... and night sweats experienced by some women in the menopause transition. The findings are reported in the Dec...N), a multi-site survey of women going through the menopause transition. This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health. "Throughout a woman's repro...

Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for Dec. 2004

...erts estimate that half of all women going through menopause experience sexual dysfunction, and 80 percent of those women say they would like to discuss it with their physicians, but usually don't. The October 20 meeting of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's "Red Hot Mamas TM " support group, focused on this import...

Sleep duration affects appetite-regulating hormones

... between sleep apnea and hypertension, and between menopause and sleep-disordered breathing. For their study, Mignot and colleagues measured sleep duration (habitual and immediately prior to blood sampling), BMI, and pre-breakfast blood hormone levels in 1,024 participants. Consistent with previous studies, ...

Highlights of the December Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...emenopausal Women Women who are approaching or at menopause and are at risk for obesity and heart disease can ... could be a strong incentive for women approaching menopause to become more physically active," the researchers write. Possible Dietary Causes of Central an...

Ovarian cancer rates across Europe

...mber of menstrual cycles she has had, and reaching menopause at a late age, In addition, nulliparity (never having children) or a low parity (e.g. having only borne children 1-2 times) has also been associated with increased risk of this type of cancer, while use of oral contraceptives has been associated with...

New insights into hormone therapy highlight when estrogen best aids brain

...esterone alone or in combination as a way to treat menopause symptoms ranging from hot flashes to osteoporosis....omen are at a loss, trying to ease the symptoms of menopause without incurring any additional serious health conditions such as Alzheimer's or heart disease," sa...

Gender and sex hormones affect the brain's pain response and more, according to new studies

...ancy (postpartum), and in the period leading up to menopause (perimenopause). These fluctuations, Steiner has proposed, cause disturbances along the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, a part of the neuroendocrine system that is believed to play a primary role in the body's reaction to stress. Because hormon...

Chemotherapy, but not tamoxifen, associated with stroke risk after breast cancer treatment

... more common among women who had not yet completed menopause and in those who had a history of hypertension or diabetes requiring medication. "Our study suggests that women and their clinicians considering tamoxifen use for breast cancer treatment can do so without concern for stroke," the authors write. With ...

Concerns about fertility affect treatment decisions in one-third of young breast cancer patients

...nue to have normal menstrual cycles may go through menopause earlier or may be less fertile following chemotherapy than their peers. In addition, while standard hormone-based cancer therapies do not typically cause permanent infertility, they often require years of treatment during which women are advised not...

Hormone therapy may still offer important health benefits to postmenopausal women

...arian hormones can help women stay healthier after menopause as well." Hormone therapy was once thought to help...tential benefits of estrogens and progestins after menopause that therapy with these hormones should not be disregarded based on a single study. Our goal is to f...

Research in monkeys suggests estrogen therapy may lower androgens in postmenopausal women

...might be important for women taking estrogen after menopause to also take androgen supplements which can inclu...hat androgen concentrations both before and after menopause were comparable to those found in women. They also showed that the monkeys given estrogen supplemen...

Estrogenlike drugs may eventually help postmenopausal women with weight gain

... scientists believe the weight gain that occurs at menopause may in fact be due to the reduced production of the female sex steroid estrogen that occurs at the time of menopause. Proponents of the "estrogen argument" point to data from clinical and animal experiments indicating that estrogen is an important...

ACP guidelines: Many diabetics should be taking statins

...abetes. "Women with diabetes who have not reached menopause may think their female hormones protect them from CAD," said Dr. Snow. "But statistics show that premenopausal women with type 2 diabetes and at least one other cardiovascular risk factor are as likely as men to develop CAD. So ACP says that women wi...

Low-dose transdermal estrogen viable short-term treatment for menopausal women

...uffer from the potentially devastating symptoms of menopause so much so that their quality of life deteriorates. Hormone therapy remains the most effective means to relieve vasomotor symptoms, and certain estrogen formulations and routes of administration that were not studied in WHI offer different health e...

Studies compare hysterectomy vs. other medical treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding

...t hysterectomies are elective and performed before menopause for abnormal uterine bleeding and other non-life-threatening reasons. Miriam Kuppermann, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of California, San Francisco and colleagues from the Ms Research Group, studied 63 premenopausal women, aged 30 to 50 years, w...

New eggs continue to develop in adult mice

...used to delay premature ovarian failure as well as menopause and may help women maintain their health for a longer period of time." Tilly's group began by comparing the numbers of healthy and degenerating follicles in the ovaries of a particular strain of mice from birth through young adulthood. They reasone...

Ovarian tissue storage and later transplant shows promise for women infertile from cancer therapy

...ntially help women to regain fertility after early menopause due to cancer therapy. Results of the technique on...otherapy, and radical surgery can induce premature menopause and infertility in hundreds of thousands of women of reproductive age every year. One of the ways to...

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