Holy Hormones Journal: In a press release issued on July 31, 2013 Beacon Hill Medical Pharmacy d/b/a/ Rxtra Solutions (Beacon Hill) voluntarily recalled all lots of 135 of its sterile injectables and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products to the user level. According to the FDA, there is an issue of sterility assurance for the affected products. Continue Reading …
Holy Hormones Journal: Say what? The FDA has approved the first ‘non-hormonal’ SSRI? And this is posted in the Endocrinology section of MedPage Today? Oh dear I feel a hot flash coming on – and it ain’t due to menopause. So let’s paint the real picture here: L-O-B-O-T-O-M-Y – that’s right lobotomy. Women are put Continue Reading …
New research, conducted on rodents, suggests that pre-menopausal hysterectomy with ovariectomy induces changes in the hippocampus (memory center of brain) making it hypersensitive to ischemic stressors (reduced blood flow). In contrast, ischemic stressors did not cause hippocampal damage in non-ovariectomized female rats or even gonadectomized male rats.
Our purpose here first is to put women’s midlife concerns into a new and more accurate hormonal picture. Specifically, I’d like to present new information about high estrogen levels in the perimenopause. Not low, not even normal, but estrogen levels that are higher than those of the (sexiest) 20 year old female!
A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology definitely adds a point to the #TeamNatural tally with a published paper from researchers at Boston University linking hair relaxers to uterine fibroid tumors in women and early puberty in young girls.
By Judith Potts Health and lifestyle
Last updated: July 27th, 2011
The believed causes of breast cancer are myriad and well-documented – family history; age; time and type of menopause (i.e. natural or induced by surgery where ovaries are removed); whether or not the woman has had children; over-indulgence of alcohol; smoking; HRT; a compromised immune system etc. To this long list has just been added the height of the person, the age at which a woman began menstruating and – perhaps most crucially – obesity.
By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
July 19, 2011, 1:07 p.m.
An early menopause is often in store for women under age 40 who have chemotherapy for breast cancer. Women can choose to have some eggs removed in advance of the treatment in order to preserve some chance of having a baby later, but that can be a difficult and complicated process. Now, however, there may be a medication to treat these women to avoid premature menopause.