Menopause

Menopause Transition Often Prompts Changes in Migraine Pattern, Characteristics

Menopause Transition Often Prompts Changes in Migraine Pattern, Characteristics

This retrospective study sought to assess migraine patterns in 69 menopausal women between ages 40 and 60 who were treated at Partners Healthcare Hospitals for concurrent migraine headache.

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women with mild cognitive impairment was examined.

No Additional Benefits With Vaginal Estradiol Tablets, Moisturizers for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

No Additional Benefits With Vaginal Estradiol Tablets, Moisturizers for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

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Prescribed vaginal estradiol tablets and over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers may not be more effective than placebos for postmenopausal vulvovaginal symptoms.

Nutraceuticals Containing Equol May Be Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms

Nutraceuticals Containing Equol May Be Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms

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Equol-containing nutraceuticals may be beneficial for postmenopausal women with vaginal symptoms.

Imvexxy Approved for Moderate to Severe Dyspareunia Due to Menopause

Imvexxy Approved for Moderate to Severe Dyspareunia Due to Menopause

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The FDA approval was supported by findings from a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that evaluated Imvexxy (4mcg and 10mcg) vs placebo from baseline to week 12.

Fatigue, muscle aches more common in women with HIV than men

Fatigue, muscle aches more common in women with HIV than men

The two most prevalent HIV symptoms, fatigue and muscle aches, are more common in women than men and can worsen with menopause.

Managing acute UTIs in postmenopausal women

Managing acute UTIs in postmenopausal women

UTIs present clinically as dysuria, with symptoms of frequent and urgent urination secondary to irritation of the urethral and bladder mucosa.

BMI may not indicate obesity in postmenopausal women

BMI may not indicate obesity in postmenopausal women

Body mass index BMI at a cut-point of 30 kg/m2 may not be an appropriate indicator of obesity in postmenopausal women.

Menopausal hormone therapy for chronic conditions: USPSTF's final recommendation

Menopausal hormone therapy for chronic conditions: USPSTF's final recommendation

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The USPSTF has updated its recommendations on the use of menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions.

Underweight women have high risk of early menopause

Underweight women have high risk of early menopause

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Early menopause risk is highest in weight-cycling and severely underweight women.

Hormone replacement therapy for menopause not associated with increased mortality risk

Hormone replacement therapy for menopause not associated with increased mortality risk

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The researchers found no long-term increase in either all-cause or cause-specific mortality among women who received hormone therapy for up to 5.6 years or 7.2 years, depending on the type of therapy.

Earlier menopause may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Earlier menopause may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Women who experienced early menopause were 2.4 times more likely to develop diabetes.

FDA approves new drug for postmenopausal pain during sex

FDA approves new drug for postmenopausal pain during sex

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Intrarosa provides an additional treatment option for women with dyspareunia caused by vulvar and vaginal atrophy.

Sex hormone-binding globulin and estradiol associated with type 2 diabetes in women

Sex hormone-binding globulin and estradiol associated with type 2 diabetes in women

Women may have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes with low levels of sex hormone-binding globulin and high levels of total estradiol.

Nighttime hot flashes may be linked to mild depression

Nighttime hot flashes may be linked to mild depression

Women who experience more nighttime hot flashes are more likely to experience worsening mood during menopause.

Menopausal transition linked to rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity

Menopausal transition linked to rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity

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The American Heart Association found that during menopausal transition, women have a rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity.

Vitamin D supplementation does not improve functional outcomes in postmenopausal women

Vitamin D supplementation does not improve functional outcomes in postmenopausal women

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Vitamin D deficiency is especially prevalent in postmenopausal women, and recommendations from current guidelines are inconsistent regarding vitamin D use.

Smoking linked to infertility, early menopause

Smoking linked to infertility, early menopause

Researchers confirmed increased risks for infertility and natural menopause before age 50 in women who are either active smokers or regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.

New treatment guidelines for menopause emphasize individualized care

New treatment guidelines for menopause emphasize individualized care

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New guidelines issued by the Endocrine Society and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggest that clinicians should provide patients with individualized menopause treatments.

Vitamin D in postmenopausal women

Vitamin D in postmenopausal women

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Vitamin D did not improve bone and muscle outcomes in postmenopausal women.

In menopausal women, SSRIs increase fracture risk

In menopausal women, SSRIs increase fracture risk

Women prescribed SSRIs for menopausal symptoms had a sustained increased risk for fracture.

Is estrogen plus progesterone necessary for vaginal atrophy?

Is estrogen plus progesterone necessary for vaginal atrophy?

Should oral progesterone be prescribed in combination with vaginal estrogen?

No relief with vitamin D for joint symptoms post menopause

No relief with vitamin D for joint symptoms post menopause

Daily calcium and vitamin D supplements did not relieve the frequency or severity of joint symptoms in postmenopausal women.

FDA approves antidepressant for hot flashes

FDA approves antidepressant for hot flashes

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The FDA has approved paroxetine, a selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor, to treat moderate to severe hot flashes in women with menopause.

Ease constipation caused by calcium supplements

Ease constipation caused by calcium supplements

Omega-3 supplements can help constipation in postmenopausal women taking calcium and vitamin D supplements.

Dietary soy, fiber does not prevent menopause symptoms

Dietary soy, fiber does not prevent menopause symptoms

Consuming soy products and fiber did not prevent the onset of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause.

Thyroid hormone and bone density

Thyroid hormone and bone density

Can thyroid hormone replacement therapy affect bone density?

Causes of thinning hair in a postmenopausal woman

Causes of thinning hair in a postmenopausal woman

Could a vegetarian diet be contributing to an older woman's alopecia?

Hormone therapy undergoes 10-year review

Hormone therapy undergoes 10-year review

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force performed a review of nine clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of menopausal hormone therapy in preventing chronic conditions.

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