Postmenopausal hormone therapy may help prevent dementia

The University of Eastern Finland has found an association between postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy and a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is one of the most prevalent forms of dementia, especially among women, so these findings indicate that the female sex hormones—estrogen and progesterone—may be useful in preventing its onset and preserving cognitive ability here to read more

Uterine fibroids risk in women influenced by elevated testosterone, estrogen levels

Uterine fibroids risk in women is influenced by elevated testosterone and estrogen levels. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow on the uterus. The findings were published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. By the age of 50, three out of four women will develop uterine fibroids. African Americans and overweight here to read more

Migraines with aura linked to higher risk of stroke

Migraine sufferers who experience auras and female migraine sufferers taking estrogen are at a greater risk for stroke. The results of the study found that migraine sufferers with auras are at a 2.4 times greater risk for stroke from a blood clot, compared to migraine sufferers without auras. Furthermore, migraine women sufferers who take estrogen here to read more

Estrogen hormone fluctuation during menopause increases sensitivity to stress, depression

Estrogen hormone fluctuation during menopause increases sensitivity to stress and depression. Estrogen is typically a female hormone – it is also found in small amounts in males – that is produced by the ovaries, the adrenal cortex and the fetoplacental unit. Estrogen’s main roles are development and growth in female secondary sexual characteristics, such as here to read more

Multiple sclerosis patients receive help with safe form of estrogen

Relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients taking a safe form of estrogen – estriol – along with conventional medications avoided relapse according to a recent UCLA clinical trial. Researchers made observations at the bedside, tested them in labs and brought back the findings to the patients. During the second half of pregnancy, RRMS patients have reduced here to read more

Changing estrogen in approaching menopause increases stress and depression sensitivity

During the transition into menopause, researchers have found that changes in estrogen contribute to women experiencing higher sensitivity to stress and depression. This can contribute to negative feelings during this period. A form of estrogen, known as estradiol, commonly fluctuates during menopause, which can lead to an increased sensitivity to stress and depression. It is here to read more

Awkward Menopause Questions Answered

Menopause can be a scary and confusing time with all of the changes that happen to your body because of fluctuation hormones.  While you may be embarrassed to talk to your health care professional about awkward questions that you many have about your body during menopause, it is essential that you talk about your questions here to read more