Holy Hormones Journal: Good news for women who experience memory loss during menopause. According to Nichole Fisher – this is a temporary phase and our bodies rebound post-menopause – if we take care of our health. A correlation was also made between moods and memory. Perhaps, women are willing to forget some of the memories Continue Reading …
University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Natural Estrogen May Improve Cognition for Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Madison, Wisconsin – Post-menopausal women who had mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and who wore a skin patch with natural estrogen for three months did better on cognitive tests than women who did not wear Continue Reading …
By Rosanna Greenstreet
Last updated at 9:27 PM on 9th April 2011
Whoopi Goldberg, 55, actress, divorced with one child
It really is a shock when it hits. There’s no countdown: it’s just ‘boom’. All those years bitching about my period, and when it stopped I was stunned to realise how much my womanhood was tied into it. You just think, ‘I’m hot, I’m sweating, I don’t like it!’ Nothing is good.
Progesterone is a hormone made naturally by the body that plays a role in the menstrual cycle and helps maintain a pregnancy. If you have low progesterone levels, your doctor may recommend medication to help raise the amount of progesterone in your body. Though synthetic progesterone may be given, there are some natural ways to help increase progesterone. Before using supplements for this purpose, consult with your health care provider or gynecologist to see if these are safe and appropriate in your situation.
Virginia Hopkins Health Watch
HORMONES and RESEARCH: Progesterone and the Brain
Now even brain scientists agree that hormone imbalances are all in your head!
Comments: Progesterone is the new darling of those who study brain chemistry. Research is coming out almost weekly showing how important progesterone is to brain function.
Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11:00 [IST]
London, Jan 8 (ANI): A new study has said that strenuous exercise in women can cause damage to their cognitive skills later in life.
Too much exercise raises the levels of oestrogen in a woman’s body and lead to irregular menstruation cycles, reports New Scientist.
With the increasing data available on the health hazards of HRT, particularly long-term, many more women are considering coming off it but can be unsure of what is involved.
Dr Tony Coope
January 6, 2011 | 1 comment
Since the Women’s Health Initiative study ending in 2002, there has been an increasing number of studies confirming that bio-identical hormones are safer than, and superior to, their synthetic counterparts. I have found that women respond better to them, with far fewer side effects. Many women have no difficulty in deciding against synthetic hormones, either because of their experience of the contraceptive pill, or because of side effects (very common in women with a degree of ‘estrogen dominance’). Others have had no such problems, but are uneasy about the accumulating evidence.
I went cold turkey after recent warnings about cancer. Now my doctor thinks I’m crazy — and sometimes I do, too
By Beth Aviv
November 30, 2010
Meryl and I meet in the hall beside the garbage cans. Our faces are red and glistening. It’s not because the refuse from our kitchens is heavy. It’s not because we walked up the nine flights to our apartments rather than taking the elevator. It’s because we both stopped — cold turkey, as they say — taking our hormone replacement therapy after reading an article in the New York Times. The article warned that HRT, which helps regulate and ease the erratic symptoms of menopause by supplying our bodies with an extra dose of estrogen and progesterone, may not only cause cancer, but may cause a more deadly form of cancer.