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Frequent Hot Flashes Worsened Endothelial Function in Younger Midlife Women

Frequent Hot Flashes Worsened Endothelial Function in Younger Midlife Women

Age significantly affected the association between hot flash status and flow-mediated dilation, particularly in younger women.

Fewer Menstrual Cycles May Lead to Increased Risk for Heart Failure

Fewer Menstrual Cycles May Lead to Increased Risk for Heart Failure

The fewer menstrual cycles women had over a lifetime placed them at greater risk for incident heart failure.

Oral HRT Increases Postmenopausal Hearing Loss Risk

Oral HRT Increases Postmenopausal Hearing Loss Risk

Research results indicate that more randomized clinical trials are needed to examine the relationship between hearing loss and oral hormone replacement therapy.

Bone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopausal Women

Bone Mineral Density Changes Related to Adrenal Incidentalomas in Menopausal Women

After 24 months, bone mineral density was statistically different from baseline.

Decline in Lung Function Linked to Menopausal Status

Decline in Lung Function Linked to Menopausal Status

Serum samples, spirometry, and questionnaire data were collected from nearly 1500 women to determine if menopausal status affected lung function.

Is Normal Basal Bone Metabolism Vitamin D-Dependent in Postmenopausal Women With T2D?

Is Normal Basal Bone Metabolism Vitamin D-Dependent in Postmenopausal Women With T2D?

Findings in postmenopausal women with T2DM; correlations prominent in those with higher 25(OH)D

Intravisceral Abdominal Fat Mass Reduction With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Intravisceral Abdominal Fat Mass Reduction With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Researchers examined body mass index differences in current, past, and never users of menopausal hormone therapy.

Decreased Mortality, CAC Scores With Hormone Replacement Therapy

Decreased Mortality, CAC Scores With Hormone Replacement Therapy

HRT in postmenopausal women was linked to lower CAC scores and a lower risk of long-term, all-cause mortality.

Postmenopausal Anxiety Linked to Severe Quality-of-Life Impairment

Postmenopausal Anxiety Linked to Severe Quality-of-Life Impairment

Severe anxiety was independently associated with poor quality of life in postmenopausal patients.

Early Menopause Tied to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Early Menopause Tied to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Data from the Nurses' Health Studies were analyzed to determine if there is a link between seropositive and seronegative rheumatoid arthritis and age of menopause onset.

Menopause Predicted by Anti-Müllerian Hormone in HIV

Menopause Predicted by Anti-Müllerian Hormone in HIV

For women with HIV, anti-Müllerian hormone is associated with age of menopause onset.

Aging vs Menopausal Status as a Predictor of Depression, Negative Mood

Aging vs Menopausal Status as a Predictor of Depression, Negative Mood

Women in the menopausal transition and early postmenopause are at higher risk for depressive symptoms and negative mood than those in late postmenopause.

Menopause Tied to Faster Decline in Lung Function

Menopause Tied to Faster Decline in Lung Function

Menopausal status is associated with accelerated lung function decline.

FDA Green-lights Intrarosa for Dsypareunia in Menopause

FDA Green-lights Intrarosa for Dsypareunia in Menopause

The FDA recently approved Intrarosa (prasterone) for moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse due to menopause.

Bone Health Improved With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Bone Health Improved With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

The use of menopausal hormone therapy was associated with improved bone mineral density and better bone microarchitecture.

Acupuncture May Decrease Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

Acupuncture May Decrease Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

Half of women treated with acupuncture report a decline in the frequency of menopausal vasomotor symptoms, according to a study published in Menopause.

Changes in Concerns About Sexual Health for Menopausal Women

Changes in Concerns About Sexual Health for Menopausal Women

Although a majority of women reported sexual satisfaction, many felt that it could improve.

Women Adapt to Changes in Sexual Function During Midlife

Women Adapt to Changes in Sexual Function During Midlife

Many women are able to adapt to the negative changes in sexual function that they experience as they age.

Menopause Transition Linked to Worsening Insomnia Symptoms

Menopause Transition Linked to Worsening Insomnia Symptoms

After 10 years follow-up, researchers found that women who experienced surgical menopause were more likely to suffer worse insomnia symptoms.

Depression Tied to Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Women

Depression Tied to Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Women

Nearly 2000 women underwent screening to determine if a link exists between depression or depressive symptoms and coronary artery disease.

Poor Sleep May Increase Odds for Atherosclerosis in Peri-, Postmenopausal Women

Poor Sleep May Increase Odds for Atherosclerosis in Peri-, Postmenopausal Women

Both peri- and postmenopausal women were assessed to find a relationship between sleep time, sleep quality, and carotid atherosclerosis.

Nighttime Hot Flashes Associated With Mild Depression

Nighttime Hot Flashes Associated With Mild Depression

During menopause, women who experience more hot flashes at night are more likely to experience worsening mood.

Heart Disease, Mortality Risk Up With Early Menopause

Heart Disease, Mortality Risk Up With Early Menopause

Women who enter menopause before age 45 had a 50% greater risk for cardiovascular disease as well as an increased risk for cardiovascular death.

Soy Isoflavone May Improve Bone Health After Menopause

Soy Isoflavone May Improve Bone Health After Menopause

For postmenopausal women, soy isoflavone supplementation is associated with improvement in bone health.

Metabolic Syndrome Severity May Change Throughout Menopausal Transition

Metabolic Syndrome Severity May Change Throughout Menopausal Transition

African-American women in particular experienced more rapid progression in metabolic syndrome severity during pre- and perimenopausal periods compared to post-menopausal period.

Woman's Reproductive Period Tied to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Woman's Reproductive Period Tied to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

The Women's Health Initiative found that women's reproductive history is associated with risk of type 2 diabetes.

New Index Predicts Women at Risk for Rapid Bone Loss During Menopausal Transition

New Index Predicts Women at Risk for Rapid Bone Loss During Menopausal Transition

An index accounting for both bone formation and resorption may help identify which women may experience faster bone loss during menopause.

Factors Related to Temporal Patterns of Vasomotor Symptoms During Menopause Identified

Factors Related to Temporal Patterns of Vasomotor Symptoms During Menopause Identified

Researchers identified 4 distinct trajectories of vasomotor symptoms predicted by reproductive hormones, race and ethnicity, BMI, and psychosocial characteristics.

Assessing the Impact of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiovascular Health

Assessing the Impact of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy on Cardiovascular Health

In light of ELITE trial results, estradiol hormone therapy may have a role in coronary heart disease treatment.

Phytoestrogen Supplementation May Reduce Menopause Symptoms

Phytoestrogen Supplementation May Reduce Menopause Symptoms

The review shows modest reductions in frequency of hot flashes and vaginal dryness, but not in night sweats.

Paroxetine Reduced Vasomotor Symptoms During, After Menopause

Paroxetine Reduced Vasomotor Symptoms During, After Menopause

Moderate-quality evidence shows a reduction in the frequency of hot flashes with paroxetine.

New Vaginal Estrogen Capsule May Relieve Symptoms of Menopausal Vulvar, Vaginal Atrophy

New Vaginal Estrogen Capsule May Relieve Symptoms of Menopausal Vulvar, Vaginal Atrophy

Investigational drug improved vaginal cells and vaginal pH at all dose levels.

Estrogen Deficiency in Women Linked to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Estrogen Deficiency in Women Linked to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Duration of estrogen deficiency in women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be more likely to have severe fibrosis.

Stroke Risk Higher in Women on Hormone Therapy With Worsening Migraines

Stroke Risk Higher in Women on Hormone Therapy With Worsening Migraines

More than 20% of women currently using hormone replacement therapy experienced an increase in migraine severity.

Pregnancy at an Advanced Age May Up Stroke Risk After Menopause

Pregnancy at an Advanced Age May Up Stroke Risk After Menopause

Postmenopausal women whose last pregnancy occurred at 40 years of age or older may have a greater risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

Sedentary Women Experienced Worse Menopause Symptoms

Sedentary Women Experienced Worse Menopause Symptoms

Sedentary lifestyles were common among middle-aged Hispanic women and were also associated with worse menopausal symptoms.

Menopause Symptom Treatment Guideline Focuses on Individualized Approach

Menopause Symptom Treatment Guideline Focuses on Individualized Approach

An individualized approach based on patient preferences is important for treatment of menopause.

Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Not Superior for Treatment of Menopausal Hot Flashes

Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Not Superior for Treatment of Menopausal Hot Flashes

Noninsertive sham acupuncture is a superior treatment option for menopausal women with hot flashes compared to Chinese medicine acupuncture.

Older Age At Menopause, Longer Reproductive Period May Decrease Risk for Depression

Older Age At Menopause, Longer Reproductive Period May Decrease Risk for Depression

Recent data suggest that older age at menopause as well as a longer reproductive period have a lower risk for depression later in life.

DHEA Suppository May Improve Vaginal Symptoms of Menopause

DHEA Suppository May Improve Vaginal Symptoms of Menopause

For postmenopausal women, suppositories containing the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may reduce vaginal dryness, discomfort, and pain during sex without raising overall estrogen levels.

Risk for Infertility, Early Menopause Up With Active Tobacco Exposure

Risk for Infertility, Early Menopause Up With Active Tobacco Exposure

Active smoking and secondhand smoke exposure increases the risk for infertility and natural menopause before age 50.

Vulvovaginal Symptoms Impact Lives of Many Postmenopausal Women

Vulvovaginal Symptoms Impact Lives of Many Postmenopausal Women

Common vulvovaginal symptoms can have emotional, lifestyle, and sexual effects in postmenopausal women.

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Linked to LDL Cholesterol in Postmenopausal Women

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Linked to LDL Cholesterol in Postmenopausal Women

Follicle-stimulating hormone may interact with its receptors and lead to elevated LDL cholesterol in postmenopausal women.

Hormone Therapy, Age at Menopause Associated With Basal Cell Carcinoma Risk

Hormone Therapy, Age at Menopause Associated With Basal Cell Carcinoma Risk

An increased risk was seen with late age at natural menopause and with any use of menopausal hormone therapy.

Intense Menopausal Symptoms Reported in Women With HIV

Intense Menopausal Symptoms Reported in Women With HIV

Symptoms during the menopausal transition appear to be worse in women with HIV.

Increased HDL Cholesterol in Menopause May Not Protect Against Heart Disease

Increased HDL Cholesterol in Menopause May Not Protect Against Heart Disease

Increased HDL cholesterol during menopausal transition linked to greater carotid intima-media thickness.

Vitamin D Improved Muscle Strength in Postmenopausal Women

Vitamin D Improved Muscle Strength in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women experienced increased muscle strength, less muscle mass loss with vitamin D supplements.

Insomnia Reduced Sexual Satisfaction, Activity in Postmenopausal Women

Insomnia Reduced Sexual Satisfaction, Activity in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with insomnia experienced less sexual satisfaction and frequency.

Hormone Therapy Earlier in Menopause May Lower Risk for Developing CHD

Hormone Therapy Earlier in Menopause May Lower Risk for Developing CHD

Initiating hormone therapy earlier in menopause may lower risk for later development of coronary heart disease.

Compounded Hormone Use Common Among Menopausal Hormone Therapy Users

Compounded Hormone Use Common Among Menopausal Hormone Therapy Users

One-third of women taking hormone therapy at menopause are using compounded hormones.

Survey: Abuse Associated with Menopause-Related Symptoms

Survey: Abuse Associated with Menopause-Related Symptoms

Women who reported recent abuse experienced more bother from menopausal symptoms.

Estrogen Treatment Method for Genitourinary Symptoms Affects Adherence

Estrogen Treatment Method for Genitourinary Symptoms Affects Adherence

Women demonstrate preference for oral estrogens for genitourinary menopausal symptoms.

Sexual QoL Higher for Post-Menopausal Women Who Use Vaginal Estrogen

Sexual QoL Higher for Post-Menopausal Women Who Use Vaginal Estrogen

Vaginal estrogen may provide numerous medical benefits without system side effects for women post menopause.

Bioidentical Hormones: Why Is There Controversy and How Do You Stay Safe?

Bioidentical Hormones: Why Is There Controversy and How Do You Stay Safe?

Women seeking relief from menopausal symptoms must be aware of the risks, benefits of different treatment options.

Menopause Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Fat

Menopause Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Fat

Peri- and postmenopausal women have a greater volume of fat around their hearts than premenopausal women.

Race Impacts Sex Differences in CHD Event Risk

Race Impacts Sex Differences in CHD Event Risk

There are larger differences in nonfatal events seen for whites vs. blacks, but risk for death not affected by race.

SSRIs May Increase Fracture Risk in Menopausal Women

SSRIs May Increase Fracture Risk in Menopausal Women

Risk remains high over several years.

Sleep Disruptions Likely in Perimenopausal Women

Sleep Disruptions Likely in Perimenopausal Women

Women in early menopause are more likely to experience sleep disruptions throughout menstrual cycle.

Yoga, Meditation May Relieve Menopause Symptoms After Breast Cancer

Yoga, Meditation May Relieve Menopause Symptoms After Breast Cancer

Randomized trial shows beneficial effect for yoga combined with meditation in breast cancer survivors.

ADHD Drug May Improve Cognition in Menopause

ADHD Drug May Improve Cognition in Menopause

Small study suggests lisdexamfetamine might help with concentration and thought organization.

Early Menopause Associated With Seropositivity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early Menopause Associated With Seropositivity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Increased odds of seropositivity in women with menopause aged younger than 45 years vs. 45 years or older.

Vitamin D, Calcium Don't Mitigate Menopause Symptoms

Vitamin D, Calcium Don't Mitigate Menopause Symptoms

Researchers found no difference between women who took supplements and those who didn't.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Hike Risk for Lower GI Bleeding

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Hike Risk for Lower GI Bleeding

No difference in incidence of upper GI bleeding in menopausal hormone therapy users vs. non-users.

After Menopause, Statins Plus Hormone Therapy May Reduce Death Risk

After Menopause, Statins Plus Hormone Therapy May Reduce Death Risk

Postmenopausal women using hormone therapy with statins may have a reduced risk for all-cause mortality.

Earlier Hot Flashes Associated With Poorer Endothelial Function

Earlier Hot Flashes Associated With Poorer Endothelial Function

Experiencing hot flashes earlier in life appears to be linked to poorer endothelial function in women.

Cardiovascular Benefit Absent With Hormone Therapy in Menopause

Cardiovascular Benefit Absent With Hormone Therapy in Menopause

Another study looking at the potential dangers of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms suggests the treatment yields no cardiovascular benefit.

More Women Using Compounded Hormones Without Knowing Risks

More Women Using Compounded Hormones Without Knowing Risks

As many as 86% of women taking hormones for menopause are using compounded, "bioidentical" hormones without understanding the risks.

For Many Women, Hot Flashes Continue 7 Years After Menopause

For Many Women, Hot Flashes Continue 7 Years After Menopause

More than half of women experience these symptoms for 7 years or more.

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Up Ovarian Cancer Risk

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Up Ovarian Cancer Risk

Even a few years of use increases cancer risk.

Noninvasive Neurotechnology Improved Menopausal Symptoms

Noninvasive Neurotechnology Improved Menopausal Symptoms

Menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and insomnia, were reduced after receiving a noninvasive neurotechnology.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Gynecologic Problems

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Gynecologic Problems

Menstrual abnormalities, endometriosis, pelvic pain, early menopause associated with the disorder.

EDC Exposure Associated With Earlier Menopause

EDC Exposure Associated With Earlier Menopause

Women with high levels of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals may experience menopause earlier than those with lower levels.

Insulin Resistance Predicts Breast Cancer Risk More Than BMI

Insulin Resistance Predicts Breast Cancer Risk More Than BMI

Study of postmenopausal women suggests hormone levels matter more than excess weight.

Hot Flashes Linked to Hip Fracture Risk in Menopausal Women

Hot Flashes Linked to Hip Fracture Risk in Menopausal Women

Women who experience vasomotor symptoms like hot flashes during menopause are at an increased risk for hip fracture than those who do not.

Statins Not Associated With Gonado-Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Statins Not Associated With Gonado-Sexual Dysfunction in Women

There appeared to be no link between statins and menstrual, menopausal disorders, infertility or ovarian/sexual dysfunction.

Reproductive Hormones Have Limited Role in Women's Sexual Function

Reproductive Hormones Have Limited Role in Women's Sexual Function

Testosterone and other reproductive hormones have little to do with sexual interest and sexual function in menopausal women.

All Vaginal Estrogens Equally Effective for Menopause Symptoms

All Vaginal Estrogens Equally Effective for Menopause Symptoms

All vaginal estrogens demonstrated similar safety and efficacy for treating genitourinary syndrome of menopause.

Estradiol Vaginal Capsule Safe, Effective for Vulvovaginal Atrophy

Estradiol Vaginal Capsule Safe, Effective for Vulvovaginal Atrophy

A solubilized estradiol gelcap was safe and well tolerated in women with vulvovaginal atrophy.

Acculturation Affects Menopause in Hispanic Women

Acculturation Affects Menopause in Hispanic Women

Hispanic women in the U.S. with a lower level of acculturation experience more severe menopausal symptoms.

Acupuncture Effective for Hot Flashes

Acupuncture Effective for Hot Flashes

Acupuncture treatment for menopausal hot flashes is effective for at least 3 months after treatment.

Information Sources Influence Herbal Supplement Consumption for Menopause

Information Sources Influence Herbal Supplement Consumption for Menopause

Menopausal women's decision to take a supplement depends on both their source of supplement information and whether or not they know the FDA does not regulate supplements.

Clinical Trial Knowledge Tied to Prescribing of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Clinical Trial Knowledge Tied to Prescribing of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Clinicians with more knowledge about clinical trials demonstrate more enthusiasm for prescribing menopausal hormone therapy.

BMI May Predict Osteoporosis in Younger Postmenopausal Women

BMI May Predict Osteoporosis in Younger Postmenopausal Women

A BMI of 28 may serve as a better predictor of osteoporosis than other screening methods in younger postmenopausal women.

Bioidentical Hormone Use High Among Women

Bioidentical Hormone Use High Among Women

The use of non-FDA-approved, bioidentical hormone therapy is increasing dramatically among menopausal women.

NAMS Launches Menopause Mobile App at Annual Conference

NAMS Launches Menopause Mobile App at Annual Conference

The North American Menopause Society has launched a free mobile app to help clinicians and patients personalize treatment decisions.

Minivelle Approved for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Prevention

Minivelle Approved for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Prevention

The FDA has approved a new indication with a new dose of Minivelle (estradiol transdermal system) for prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Higher Vitamin D Levels During Menopause May Reduce Fracture Risk

Higher Vitamin D Levels During Menopause May Reduce Fracture Risk

Women with higher vitamin D levels during midlife may have a lower risk for fractures.

ASCO: BMI, Menopause Status Linked to Breast Inflammation

ASCO: BMI, Menopause Status Linked to Breast Inflammation

BMI and postmenopausal status are independently associated with breast white adipose tissue inflammation, according to research presented at 2014 ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium.

Hot Flashes May Persist After Menopause

Hot Flashes May Persist After Menopause

After menopause, women may continue to experience hot flashes for at least 5 years.

Let's Talk About It: Menopause

Let's Talk About It: Menopause

The Menopause Map facilitates discussion between patients and providers on the "menopause journey."

Anti-Aging Clinics Appeal to Menopausal Women

Anti-Aging Clinics Appeal to Menopausal Women

Menopausal women seek treatment from anti-aging clinics because of concerns about traditional hormone therapy.

Caffeine May Increase Vasomotor Symptoms in Women

Caffeine May Increase Vasomotor Symptoms in Women

Limiting caffeine may aid with hot flashes and night sweats.

Atherosclerosis Unaffected by Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Atherosclerosis Unaffected by Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy does not affect progression of atherosclerosis.

Puberty in Girls Affected by 'Imprinted Genes'

Puberty in Girls Affected by 'Imprinted Genes'

A subset of genes related to parental inheritance may affect timing of puberty in girls.

Weight Loss Linked to Hot Flash Reduction

Weight Loss Linked to Hot Flash Reduction

A behavioral intervention was effective in helping overweight or obese menopausal women lose weight and reduce hot flashes.

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