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: Oh, dear. Scientists have found a link between post-menopausal hormone treatment therapy and meningioma. HRT can escalate the risk of getting a brain tumor by 30 percent. Not only that women on hormone replacement therapy for more than 10 years had a 70% chance of developing brain tumors. Synthetic hormones are steriods Continue Reading …
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) revealed today in The Journal of Women’s Health, the results of their expert, international roundtable on Menopausal Hormone Therapy (HT), illuminating the controversies and misrepresentations that have impeded women’s abilities to make choices about their own healthcare.
October 9, 2012 (Orlando, Florida) — Postmenopausal women have higher rates of vaginal atrophy in the United States than in other countries, in large part because they refuse to consider remedies such as local estrogen therapy, according to a survey presented here at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 23rd Annual Meeting.
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.
Volume 378, Issue 9787, Page 200, 16 July 2011
On June 21, two US organisations, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and the Society for Women’s Health Research, released 2011 10QReport: Advancing Women’s Heart Health Through Improved Research, Diagnosis and Treatment. The report emphasises the burden of cardiovascular disease in women and the disappointing lack of research into this predicament.
Lipids, Menopause, and Early Atherosclerosis in Study of Women’s Health across the Nation Heart Women
Posted: 04/22/2011; Menopause. 2010;18(4):376-384. © 2010 The North American Menopause Society
Objective: The risk of cardiovascular disease increases after menopause. Recent evidence suggests that it is possible for high-density lipoprotein (HDL) to become proatherogenic or dysfunctional in certain situations. Our objective was to evaluate whether the relationship of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) to subclinical cardiovascular disease differed across the menopausal transition, which would provide insight for this increased risk.
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM
Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, women’s health specialist, founder of PAC Herbs, Chinese herbal medicine in PACkets.
June 28, 2011
“I didn’t sign up for this, I just want to feel normal again,” said Judy, my patient who aptly describes what the 21st century Western woman going through menopause feels. If you want to know how to turn down your body’s internal “thermostat” you are in the right place. Alternative medicine, including food therapy, is a viable option for managing menopause symptoms.
Sharpen your understanding of hormonal balancing and estrogen level management.
By Debra Muth, ND, RN, WHNP, BAAHP
May 13, 2011
The transition to menopause can be a time of reflection and inspiration. Although transitions of any kind can be inherently difficult, many women experience a newfound sense of freedom and personal growth during menopause. As one author put it: “Menopause is a time of great change — it is the adolescence of older age but better than the adolescence of youth because menopausal women have confidence and experience.”