This section of Living With Menopause will include descriptions and links to what I think are relevant and useful menopause and women's health related articles, news stories, medical updates etc. Please use the contact form to send me similar items that you think would be useful to other readers and I will add them here after review.
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EurekaAlert.com has an article about research that was published in the July 20, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
The articles starts out with... Contrary to popular belief, taking estrogen after menopause may not affect the memory and thinking abilities of healthy women no matter when the treatment is started. The recent study is among the first large, long-term clinical trial to examine the cognitive effects of estradiol, a type of estrogen, on women both close to and long after menopause.
You can read the full article here
The UK version of HuffPost Women has an article written by Tamsin Sargeant titled Unbecoming a Woman - What No-One Tells You About Early Menopause.
The article begins with... I have an irritable bladder. I leave my house, get to the corner of my road and suddenly I need the loo. It’s irritating and a consequence of my early menopause. That’s why I was in the waiting room in the Gynaecology Department having walked past and carefully avoided meeting the eyes - and stomachs - of women in various stages of pregnancy waiting for their antenatal scans. Read the full article here
Modern Salon has an article written by Rosanne Ullman titled Take the Mystery Out of Menopause. Rosanne begins with... All women face the day when they will stop menstruating. Knowledge is power! You can’t predict exactly how you’ll feel, but you can understand the range of experiences you may have.
The full article can be found here
NewScientist.com has an article titled Menopause reversal restores periods and produces fertile eggs. The article by Jessica Hamzelou reviews claims that a way has been found to rejuvenate post-menopausal ovaries, enabling them to release fertile eggs.
Read the rest of this interesting article here
Medical research.com has an interview with Rebecca Thurston, Ph.D.
The focus of the interview is study results about Menopausal Hot Flashes Starting Younger and Last For Years.
The full interview can be found here
The results of a study led by a scientist at the Stanford University School of Medicine shows that hormone therapy has a negligible effect on verbal memory and other mental skills regardless of how soon after menopause a woman begins therapy.
The study is the first large, long-term clinical trial to compare the effects of estradiol, a type of estrogen, on the mental capabilities of women who commence treatment soon after menopause versus those who begin after a long delay.
You can read the full study results here
The Journal Times has a post titled Early postmenopause women benefit from hormone therapy.
Dr. Anthony Komaroff who is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School answers this question... I’m in my third year of menopause, and my doctor won’t prescribe hormone therapy. He says it increases the risk of heart disease. I think I recall that you told another reader that this is not true. Is my doctor right, or are you?
You can read his full answer here
News.medical.net has an article titled Postmenopausal estrogen supplement may not affect memory of healthy women.
The article begins with the following... Contrary to popular belief, taking estrogen after menopause may not affect the memory and thinking abilities of healthy women no matter when the treatment is started. The research is published in the July 20, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The recent study is among the first large, long-term clinical trial to examine the cognitive effects of estradiol, a type of estrogen, on women both close to and long after menopause.
The full article can be found here
Merinews.com has an article titled Postmenopausal women should get their insulin levels checked
The article states that a report published in the International Journal of Cancer from Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City claims there is a strong association between elevated insulin levels in the blood and increased risk of breast cancer.
The full article can be read here
The Indian Express has the results of a new study shows that metabolic syndrome can play a part in the decline of sexual desire and function in postmenopausal women.
Full results can be found here
Medpage Today has a report titled Hot Flashes: Marker of Poor Health in Menopausal Women?
The premise is that Menopausal women with persistently severe hot flashes starting prior to the onset of menopause were more likely to be linked to overall worse health patterns.
You can read the full report and study results here
Beliefnet has an article by Annie Lizstan titled 7 Healthy Nutrients for Menopausal Women.
The article lists the nutrients that are recommended by doctors all over the world, as well as, the products you need to avoid during menopause.
You can read the full list here
EurekAlert posted details of a Mayo Clinic study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease about newly postmenopausal women who received estrogen via a skin patch had reduced beta-amyloid deposits, the sticky plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
Full details of the study can be found here
The Queens Tribune published an article by Joanne Barry Colon titled How To Manage Menopause Naturally.
She atates that as a reiki master and nutrition coach, she advises her clients to eat leafy greens and other vegetables, fruits, lean protein and whole grains and limit or avoid sugar, white flour and dairy, exercise daily, drink 8 or more glasses of water a day to minimize or decrease their menopause symptoms.
You can find the full article here
The Daily Mail has an article about the 4 different types of hot flashes women get during menopause.
For the study, published in Menopause, the team followed 1,455 women enrolled in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) who were yet to start menopause.
None of them were on HRT and none of them had had a hysterectomy.
Each year, the women described the vasomotor symptoms they had experienced. They also had annual clinical exams and blood tests.
You can read more details about the study here
News Medical reviews a study that identifies specific characteristics that predispose women to different hot flashes, night sweat patterns.
The epidemiological investigation followed hundreds of women for an average of 15 years and identified characteristics that predisposed them to certain trajectories for getting hot flashes and night sweats--collectively known as "vasomotor symptoms."
Full review of the study can be found here
The Nation has an article written by Dr Joel Akande that looks at the cause of menopause in women and the feelings that it generates as well as its impact on the family.