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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820790/associations-of-immigration-transition-to-cardiovascular-symptoms-experienced-in-menopausal-transition
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Eun-Ok Im, Young Ko, Eunice Chee, Wonshik Chee
The purpose of this study was to explore the associations of immigration transition to cardiovascular symptoms among 4 major racial/ethnic groups of 1054 midlife women in the United States. This was a secondary analysis of the data from 2 large national survey studies. The instruments included questions on background characteristics and immigration transition and the Cardiovascular Symptom Index for Midlife Women. The data were analyzed using inferential statistics including hierarchical multiple regressions...
October 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818705/hormone-replacement-therapy-after-risk-reducing-salpingo-oophorectomy-minimises-endocrine-and-sexual-problems-a-prospective-study
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Ravi F M Vermeulen, Marc van Beurden, Jacobien M Kieffer, Eveline M A Bleiker, Heiddis B Valdimarsdottir, Leon F A G Massuger, Marian J E Mourits, Katja N Gaarenstroom, Eleonora B L van Dorst, Hans W H M van der Putten, Neil K Aaronson
BACKGROUND: There has been some doubts raised in earlier studies about the efficacy of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in reducing endocrine and sexual problems in women who have undergone a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO). METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, we recruited 178 premenopausal women with a high risk for ovarian cancer. Fifty-seven women opted for RRSO and 121 for gynaecological screening (GS). Women completed questionnaires before surgery (T1) and 3 (T2) and 9 (T3) months post surgery, or at equivalent time points for the GS-group...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817315/experience-of-menopause-in-women-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-pilot-study
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E Kaley Donaldson, V Huang, S Ross, B C Sydora
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are debilitating chronic intestinal diseases requiring extensive medical intervention. Little is known how IBD symptoms and treatments affect menopause experience and quality of life. The study's goal was to investigate the relationship between IBD and menopause. METHOD: Women with IBD, between the ages of 30 and 65 years, were recruited from an outpatient IBD clinic. They completed surveys on obstetric, medical, and IBD history and clinical disease activity...
August 17, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814228/the-effects-and-action-mechanisms-of-phytoestrogens-on-vasomotor-symptoms-during-menopausal-transition-thermoregulatory-mechanism
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Haryati Ahmad Hairi, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Nurul Izzah Ibrahim, Jamia Azdina Jamal, Norazlina Mohamed, Isa Naina Mohamed
Phytoestrogens has recently been claimed to positively influence menopausal discomforts, including hot flashes. However, little is known about the influence of phytoestrogens on core body temperature during estrogen fluctuation at menopause. With many published findings that phytoestrogens could relieve menopausal complaints, the present review was aimed at assessing the effects of phytoestrogens on thermoregulatory mechanism during menopausal transition. Thephytoestrogens of interest in relation to human health include isoflavones, lignans, coumestans and stilbenes, which are widely distributed within nature...
August 16, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812892/designer-extracts-as-tools-to-balance-estrogenic-and-chemopreventive-activities-of-botanicals-for-women-s-health
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Birgit M Dietz, Shao-Nong Chen, René F Ramos Alvarenga, Huali Dong, Dejan Nikolić, Martin Biendl, Richard B van Breemen, Judy L Bolton, Guido F Pauli
Botanical dietary supplements contain multiple bioactive compounds that target numerous biological pathways. The lack of uniform standardization requirements is one reason that inconsistent clinical effects are reported frequently. The multifaceted biological interactions of active principles can be disentangled by a coupled pharmacological/phytochemical approach using specialized ("knock-out") extracts. This is demonstrated for hops, a botanical for menopausal symptom management. Employing targeted, adsorbent-free countercurrent separation, Humulus lupulus extracts were designed for pre- and postmenopausal women by containing various amounts of the phytoestrogen 8-prenylnaringenin (8-PN) and the chemopreventive constituent xanthohumol (XH)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811221/is-the-hype-around-the-reproductive-health-claims-of-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp-justified
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REVIEW
Shruti Beharry, Michael Heinrich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Maca - Lepidium meyenii Walp has been cultivated and used by Andean people for over 1,300 to 2000 years in Peru as food and medicine. Starting in the late 1990's it has developed into an important herbal medicine in China and is now cultivated there widely, too. AIM OF STUDY: This study aims to provide an insight into the emergence of maca on the global market as an alternative remedy to treat reproductive health related problems in both men and women and to critically assess these health claims...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806907/effect-of-acupuncture-and-its-influence-on-cerebral-activity-in-perimenopausal-insomniacs-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiao Wu, Wei Zhang, Yuanyuan Qin, Xuguang Liu, Zhengyan Wang
BACKGROUND: Perimenopausal insomnia is one of the core symptoms of the menopausal transition. Acupuncture is considered to exert a positive effect on restoring the normal sleep-wake cycle. However, there is little intuitive evidence besides evaluation using clinical effectiveness scales. We therefore designed this study, aiming to use more intuitive and reliable detection techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging before and after applying acupuncture to provide neuroimaging evidence, as well as to verify the effectiveness with other curative effect indicators...
August 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805533/women-veterans-and-menopause-knowledge-and-preferences
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Noella A Dietz, Tatiana Mijares-Cantrell, Daisy Acevedo, Debra Annane, Remberto Rodriguez, Panagiota Caralis, Silvina Levis
BACKGROUND: The increasing number and older age of women Veterans receiving care at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) requires healthcare providers to adjust to their changing patient population. We explored women Veterans' self-reported knowledge of menopause, current/preferred sources of menopausal health information, and perceptions/barriers regarding treatment of menopausal symptoms. METHODS: Three focus groups were conducted at two South Florida VHA facilities in 2014, which included 30 women Veterans (aged 45-60 years) who visited VHA primary care clinics at least once in the past year...
August 14, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803147/ovarian-hormones-sleep-and-cognition-across-the-adult-female-lifespan-an-integrated-perspective
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REVIEW
Nicole J Gervais, Jessica A Mong, Agnès Lacreuse
Loss of ovarian function in women is associated with sleep disturbances and cognitive decline, which suggest a key role for estrogens and/or progestins in modulating these symptoms. The effects of ovarian hormones on sleep and cognitive processes have been studied in separate research fields that seldom intersect. However, sleep has a considerable impact on cognitive function. Given the tight connections between sleep and cognition, ovarian hormones may influence selective aspects of cognition indirectly, via the modulation of sleep...
August 9, 2017: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802473/integrative-women-s-health
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REVIEW
Delia Chiaramonte, Melinda Ring, Amy B Locke
This article addresses the common women's health concerns of menopause-related symptoms, premenstrual syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain. Each can be effectively addressed with an integrative approach that incorporates interventions such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, mind-body approaches, acupuncture, and lifestyle modification.
September 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799149/brazilian-women-s-health-after-65-years-of-age
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Angela Maggio da Fonseca, Vicente Renato Bagnoli, Josefina Odete Polak Massabki, Wilson Maça Yuki Arie, Raymundo Soares Azevedo, José Maria Soares, Edmund C Baracat
Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the health aspects of Brazilian women older than 65 years of age. Design This was a retrospective study that included 1,001 Brazilian women cared for in the gynecological geriatric outpatient office of our institution. We report a cross-sectional analysis of female adults aged over 65 years, including data on demographics, clinical symptoms such as vasomotor symptoms, associated morbidities, physical examination and sexual intercourse. We used the chi-squared test to assess the data...
August 10, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797374/hormone-replacement-the-fountain-of-youth
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REVIEW
Bradley R Williams, Janet Soojeung Cho
Natural aging brings reduced production of growth and sex hormones, beginning in middle age, with noticeable physiologic changes by the sixth or seventh decade of life: reduced muscle mass, energy, and exercise capacity and alterations in sexual function. Hormones and hormone precursors have been investigated to delay changes in body composition, strength, and physical and cognitive function. Menopausal hormone therapy is effective for vasomotor and genitourinary symptoms. Testosterone is effective in men with hypogonadism and declines in physiologic function...
September 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796389/menopause-and-illness-course-in-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Tania Perich, Jane Ussher, Tanya Meade
OBJECTIVES: Menopause may be a time of increased mood symptoms for some women. This systematic review aimed to examine the severity of symptoms and prevalence of mood changes in women with bipolar disorder during peri-menopause and post-menopause. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. The two primary outcomes assessed were relapse rates and symptom severity during menopause...
August 10, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790785/a-randomized-control-trial-to-assess-efficacy-of-mifepristone-in-medical-management-of-uterine-fibroid
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D Arora, Jaya Chawla, S P S Kochar, J C Sharma
BACKGROUND: Fibroids are the most common benign tumours of uterus. Heavy menstrual bleeding is the commonest concern for which medical attention is sought. Hysterectomies for leiomyoma constitute a third of all hysterectomies. Thus, healthcare cost to society due to uterine leiomyomas is of considerable importance. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted at tertiary care hospital of armed forces. 120 women in pre-menopausal age group with complaints of menorrhagia, Pictorial Bleeding Assessment Chart (PBAC) scoring ≥100 and at least one fibroid ≥2...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780881/-phytoestrogens-in-the-treatment-of-menopause
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Júlia Remport, Anna Blázovics
In previous centuries many women did not even live until their menopause years due to poor economic conditions, deficiencies of medicine, epidemics and wars. Nowadays in the developed countries, people live until they are 75-80 years old, and with the expansion of average age, the number of people affected by menopause and the years spent in that state increase. Nowadays women spend one third of their lives in the menopausal stage. The only effective way to treat unpleasant symptoms for centuries was with the use of herbs, and the knowledge about them spread through oral tradition...
August 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770400/microablative-fractional-co2-laser-for-the-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-power-of-30-or-40%C3%A2-w
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Eleni Pitsouni, Themos Grigoriadis, Matthew Falagas, Angeliki Tsiveleka, Stefano Salvatore, Stavros Athanasiou
This retrospective case-control study aimed to compare 30 versus 40 W power of CO2 laser for the therapy of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). Postmenopausal women with severe intensity of dyspareunia and dryness were eligible to be included in this study. Primary outcomes were dyspareunia and dryness. Secondary outcomes were itching/burning, dysuria, frequency and urgency, Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), vaginal maturation value (VMV), and Vaginal Health Index Score (VHIS). One laser therapy was applied every month for 3 months...
August 2, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766479/an-hplc-method-for-the-determination-of-isoflavones-and-the-evaluation-of-their-antioxidant-capacity-in-both-homogeneous-and-microheterogeneous-systems
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Guillermo Montero, Germán Günther, Karina Valdés, Francisco Arriagada, Javier Morales
In this work, we developed an HPLC method to simultaneously quantify and hence evaluate the stability, distribution, and antioxidant capacity of six isoflavones: genistein, genistin, daidzein, daidzin, glycitin, and biochanin A. Isoflavones have been described as having an important estrogenic activity to treat menopausal symptoms and can reduce postmenopausal bone loss and also participate in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. These beneficial properties are believed derived from their capacity to act as free-radical scavengers...
August 2, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763397/application-of-the-21-item-vulvovaginal-symptoms-questionnaire-in-postmenopausal-spanish-women
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Ana M Fernández-Alonso, Javier Alcaide-Torres, Isabel M Fernández-Alonso, Peter Chedraui, Faustino R Pérez-López
OBJECTIVE: To assess vulvovaginal symptoms and urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women. Secondarily to evaluate factors related to the severity of vulvovaginal symptoms and the internal consistency of the used tools. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the Spanish language version of the 21-item Vulvovaginal Symptoms Questionnaire (VSQ) and the 3-item International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire (ICIQ-SF) were applied to 122 postmenopausal Spanish women aged 45 to 75 years...
July 31, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763395/the-time-has-come-for-a-safe-effective-way-to-relieve-menopausal-symptoms
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Quentin R Regestein
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July 31, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762873/management-of-hot-flushes-in-uk-breast-cancer-patients-clinician-and-patient-perspectives
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Deborah Fenlon, Adrienne Morgan, Priya Khambaita, Pankaj Mistry, Janet Dunn, Mei-Lin Ah-See, Emma Pennery, Myra S Hunter
INTRODUCTION: Menopausal problems are among the most prevalent and distressing problems following breast cancer treatment, with 70% women experiencing hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS). A working party was set up to support the development of new research into the management of these problems. METHODS: We conducted surveys to explore the need as perceived by women with breast cancer and establish current UK management practices. A patient survey was conducted through a charity, Breast Cancer Care, and a health professional survey via the UK Breast Intergroup...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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