Tag Archives: HRT

Estrogen is best remedy for hot flashes

USA Today reports that “when … things don’t work, and when women are miserable (not everyone is), most doctors will offer a prescription” and “the first choice – except for women with a history of breast cancer or other health … Continue reading

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Short-term HRT may be safe for menopause symptoms

HealthDay reported, “Treatment with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if tailored to an individual woman’s needs, appears to be safe during menopause, according to a report released at the World Congress on Menopause.”

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Does postmenopausal estrogen plus progestin therapy increase breast cancer risk?

It’s not rare for my female patients who are in menopause to ask whether postmenopausal estrogen plus progestin therapy increases breast cancer risk. We used to think that women could take estrogen plus progestin (Prempro, etc) for 5 years without increasing … Continue reading

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Hormone therapy helpful for younger women?

Hormone therapy (formerly called HRT or hormone replacement therapy) may pose little risk to younger women, and could even help some aspects of their health – but any benefit appears to disappear as women age, according to a new study. … Continue reading

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Hormone therapy after menopause may worsen breast cancer

The CBS Evening News recently reported, “For women going through menopause, the decision about whether to take hormone replacement therapy has been controversial and confusing.” In 2009, “40 million prescriptions for hormones were filled here in the US, but there’s … Continue reading

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Sexual satisfaction is a complex process that vexes many women and their doctors

Continuing our Valentine’s Day theme of sexual satisfaction in marriage, I thought you might find this article from the Washington Post of interest. It’s penned by Daphne Miller, a family physician, who is the author of “The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest … Continue reading

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Natural Medications (Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements) for Menopausal Symptoms

This is a handout I produced for the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly that was held in San Diego, CA, September 19 and 20, 2008. My desire in making this information freely available is to help women … Continue reading

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Midlife Hormone Therapy Lowers Risk of Late-Life Dementia

MedPage is reporting a study showing that hormone therapy in midlife has been associated with reduced women’s risk of developing dementia in old age. Compared with controls and after adjusting for other risk factors, women who only used hormone replacement … Continue reading

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New Guidelines on Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy

MedScape is reporting that the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has updated its guidelines on postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) and issued a position statement published in the July/August issue of Menopause. Recent data suggest that the benefit-risk ratio for HT … Continue reading

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Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 3, 2008

Here are my comments on some of today’s health headlines: FDA Approves Spray-On Estrogen to Treat Menopause The FDA has approved a form of spray-on estrogen called Evamist, which contains estrodial in ethanol. Evamist is sprayed on the inside of … Continue reading

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