The Angelina Effect: Oophorectomies, Menopause & BHRT

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

Women who have undergone hysterectomy may benefit from BHRT

The best time to start taking an estrogen regimen is within the first 3 years of menopause. This gives better bone and cardiac protection because it is taken for a longer period of time. It is best to start immediately rather than waiting for a problem to develop.

Medical Monday: Hysterectomy – Surgical Menopause

“I had a total hysterectomy about 2 years ago. If all my female parts are gone, why am I still dealing with all the mood swings and depression? I thought that removing everything would effectively remove the root of the problem so I didn’t have to deal with all this? I’m finding that my symptoms are getting worse, not better. Please help.”