New Study Finds Early Hormone Therapy for Menopause May Prevent Heart Disease in Women

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by BodyLogicMD It’s been more than a decade since the highly controversial outcomes of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) were released. Since that time, patients, researchers, and physicians have debated the safety and efficacy of hormone therapy, with many coming to the conclusion that the WHI study was poorly designed. The average age of participants … Continued

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Who Can You Trust to Help You Manage Menopause?

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Estimates show that by the year 2020, 50 million women will be over the age of 51, the average age when menopause begins. Women experiencing menopause may endure a number of symptoms—for as long as 14 years—that can seriously affect quality of life and even productivity at home or on the job, such as hot … Continued

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Severe Menopausal Symptoms Among Risks of Sitting Too Much

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  by BodyLogicMD  Sitting is an inevitable part of modern life—between the car, the office, bars and restaurants, and the couch, the time most people spend sitting adds up to thousands of hours per person per year. Sitting may seem like a relatively harmless activity, but as more and more jobs are parking people in … Continued

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Early Estrogen Replacement Achieves Glowing Skin in Women

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By Jen Landa, M.D. The hot new news from the summer meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology is that estrogen has an anti-aging function for your face.  New data from the KEEPS trial shows that estrogen supplementation can increase type 3 collagen by 50% within a few years of menopause.  I have been watching the … Continued

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Brain Boosters for Postmenopausal Women

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Menopause is often met with fears of hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain, but what many women may not realize is that brain function may also be impaired. The primary hormones that influence menopausal changes, estrogen and progesterone, also play a critical role in cognitive function.  Researchers have come to understand that plummeting levels … Continued

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Did cavewomen go through menopause?

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Today, women accept menopause as a natural part of life. However, in the times of early civilization, women didn’t go through menopause because they didn’t live long enough to experience it. While women today can live well into their 90’s, the average lifespan in the Neolithic era was less than 40. As our species evolved … Continued

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The Angelina Effect: Oophorectomies, Menopause & BHRT

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Menopause is a taboo subject in Hollywood. But now that actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful women, has undergone a preventive oophorectomy at age 39, the media has taken notice. Jolie made this decision due to genetic testing that revealed a 50 percent chance of … Continued

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Antidepressant Gets FDA Approval for Hot Flashes

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The FDA recently approved Brisdelle, the first non-hormonal medication for hot flashes associated with menopause. This may be exciting news for women wishing to avoid hormonal options for their hot flashes. But, before you take on a new medication, consider the side effects and other options (including bio-identical hormone replacement) to see if Brisdelle is … Continued

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New Menopause Drug Comes with Side Effects

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The FDA has approved a new drug to treat hot flashes in menopausal women called Brisdelle. It is a form of Paxil, an antidepressant. Antidepressants are not a new treatment for menopausal symptoms.  Medications such as Effexor, Paxil, and Prozac can decrease hot flashes and night sweats. They are not as effective as hormone therapy … Continued

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DHEA in Females

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A new study in Climacteric, the Journal of the International Menopause Society has found evidence that the hormone DHEA can help with menopausal symptoms and female sexual function. The study found both HRT (estradiol and a synthetic progesterone) and DHEA to be effective at improving symptoms. For those of us who recommend DHEA regularly this … Continued

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