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HOLLAND, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life. We expect to go through it sooner or later. Preferably later. But for roughly 25 percent of women, menopause arrives early, and with it comes hormonal shifts that can affect sexual drive and functioning.
More than half a million women in the United States undergo a hysterectomy each year and approximately half of those surgeries include removal of the ovaries.
LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a synthetic menopause treatment method available to women suffering from symptoms of menopause. While this treatment is effective, it has been linked to serious diseases such as breast cancer.
Most women scheduled for gynecologic surgery to address noncancerous symptoms said in a recently published survey that they were not worried about the effects of the procedure on their sex lives.
Removal of the ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy) while performing a hysterectomy is common practice to prevent the subsequent development of ovarian cancer.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The onset of menopause signals the natural end of a woman's reproductive life. One of the first signs of menopause is a disruption in the menstrual cycle. Women may begin to notice that their menstrual cycle is unusually irregular.
Women who have recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or who are at a high risk for developing the disease may benefit from having their ovaries removed, said a gynecologic oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine.
Estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of developing asthma after the menopause, suggests a large scale study published ahead of print in the journal Thorax.
A menopause-cardiology consensus statement has called for direct action to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in menopausal women.
For estrogen replacement to provide stroke protection, it likely must be given soon after levels drop because of menopause or surgical removal of the ovaries, scientists report in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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