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2012-07-10 15:35:35

The Menopause Map, an online tool, helps women navigate treatment options The Endocrine Society commissioned Lake Research Partners to conduct a national survey of 424 internal medicine, family practice and OB/GYN physicians about their attitudes and experiences related to treating menopausal symptoms. According to the survey, physicians say the primary barrier to women receiving hormone therapy is patients' fears about the risks and their unwillingness to discuss the option. This new...

2012-06-25 21:00:21

The hot flashes and night sweats that most women experience early in menopause are not linked to increased levels of cardiovascular disease risk markers unless the symptoms persist or start many years after menopause begins. These new study results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "Our study provides reassurance that the common experience of menopausal symptoms in early menopause is not associated with increases in blood pressure or...

2012-06-13 13:11:11

Could increase risk of cardiovascular disease Estrogen-deficient, postmenopausal women who have had their uterus removed appear to have stiffer arteries compared to similar women who have not had a hysterectomy, according to new research from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The finding may help explain the greater risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, reported in previous research. "The message here is that having a hysterectomy may lead...

Older Women Advised Not To Take Hormone Therapy
2012-05-31 04:25:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Letter grades can be seen in schools, restaurants, and, now, even medical treatments. The U.S. Preventive Task Force recently gave hormone replacement therapy a grade D recommendation. The panel released a recommendation that women who are healthy and past menopause should not use hormone replacement therapy to decrease chances of dementia, bone fractures, and heart disease. According to CBS News, hormone replacement therapy is usually given to women who...

Menopause Map Helps Women Navigate Treatment
2012-05-01 08:17:21

Nationwide poll found 7 out of 10 women suffering from menopausal symptoms are not treated Women going through menopause now have a first-of-its-kind interactive guide to help them better understand their menu of treatment options, including whether hormone therapy may be right for them. The Endocrine Society and its Hormone Health Network today released the "Menopause Map," an online tool to help women and their doctors discuss which hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options would be...

2012-04-25 09:49:13

Women who go through the menopause early are nearly twice as likely to suffer from osteoporosis in later life, suggests new research published today (25 April) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The Swedish study looked at the long-term effects of early menopause on mortality, risk of fragility fracture and osteoporosis. In 1977, 390 white north European women aged 48 were recruited in the Malmo Perimenopausal Study, an observational study where women were...

2012-01-24 06:30:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in women, and is the leading cause of death in women under 50 in the United States. While the survival rate for younger women with cancer has improved over the last two decades, treatment, despite its effectiveness, can seriously affect quality of life and other health outcomes. A research by the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California in Los Angeles did a review of studies that focused...

2011-12-08 23:43:35

Women who underwent surgery to remove their ovaries before the age of 45 years were more likely to have arthritis and low bone mineral density compared with women with intact ovaries, researchers found. Anne Marie McCarthy, Sc.M., a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, presented the results at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. "Our study suggests that some women with oophorectomy, particularly...

Women Who Smoke May Experience Earlier Menopause
2011-10-17 07:35:11

Experts warn that women who smoke can go through menopause about a year earlier than those who don´t, and also note that an earlier menopause may influence the risk of bone and heart disease. The warnings are based on a study of about 6,000 women from the United States, Poland, Turkey and Iran that was carried out by the University of Hong Kong and published in the journal Menopause. The study researchers found that smoking women reach menopause between the ages of 43 and 50, compared...


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