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
symptoms of menopause
Can’t sleep? It might be menopause. New research is finding that women approaching the earliest stages of menopause, also known as perimenopause, experience sleep disturbances in a certain phase of their cycle. The recent study, published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, examined the sleep patterns of perimenopausal women. Fifty-five percent of subjects experienced … Continued
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Wyeth has a big presence in hormone replacement therapy, selling drugs women use to treat the symptoms of menopause. Sales of Wyeth’s hormone replacement drugs, Premarin and Prempro, reached nearly $2 billion in 2001. The field took a big hit in 2002, when a large federal study found that women who took certain hormones had a higher risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke.