Hormone therapy may cut Alzheimer’s risk

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Healthy aging, Hormone replacement therapy, Menopause, Uncategorized, Women's health | 0 comments

Check out this new studay that was published recently linking menopause and Alzheimer’s disease. It shows almost 30% reduction in incidence of Alzheimer’s dementia in women who took hormone replacement therapy EARLY in menopause, within 5 years of onset. Hormone therapy cuts Alzheimer’s...

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Hormone Therapy

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many women experience hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other physical changes as they reach menopause and beyond. For some women, the symptoms are mild and do not require any form of treatment. For others, symptoms are severe and interfere with daily activities. Fortunately, most symptoms last only a few years, but some women continue to have symptoms for several years after menopause. Lifestyle changes and nonprescription remedies are treatment options for these symptoms, but these may or may not be effective – especially when symptoms are...

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Treating Hot Flashes

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Menopause, Uncategorized, Women's health | 0 comments

The most common menopause-related discomfort is the hot flash. Most women have them off and on for only a few years, but a small percentage of women have them for life. Good news! Hot flashes can usually be reduced or eliminated completely through one or more of the following options. Lifestyle Changes Although the following approaches are currently not well supported by research, they will do no harm, cost nothing, and may offer some women relief for mild hot flashes. Avoid any personal hot flash triggers, which may include external heat,...

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What are bio-identical hormones?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Healthy aging, Menopause, Uncategorized, Women's health | 0 comments

What are bio-identical hormones? The term “bio-identical hormones” (sometimes referred to as “natural hormones”) is used differently by different people. To scientists and healthcare providers, bio-identical hormones are those that are chemically identical to the hormones produced by women (primarily in the ovaries). A woman’s body can make various estrogens (such as 17-beta-estradiol, estrone, and estriol) as well as progesterone, testosterone, and other hormones. Thus, bio-identical hormone therapy can mean a medication that...

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The importance of calcium

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Healthy aging, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Uncategorized, Women's health | 0 comments

The body’s most abundant mineral is calcium, with about 99% contained in the skeleton. Maintaining an adequate intake of calcium helps keep bones strong and has many other health benefits as well. After menopause, more calcium is needed. Plus, if a woman is taking medication for osteoporosis, adequate calcium is essential for this therapy to work. Ideally, calcium requirements should be met by food sources, but most women aged 50 to 65 consume only 700 mg of calcium daily – much less than the recommended level of 1,200-1,500 mg. Calcium...

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