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Early Prostate Cancer: Specialty of Physician Influences Type of Therapy Received

...unction for radiation therapy; loss of libido, hot flashes and breast tenderness for hormone therapy. There are no physical side effects associated with watchful waiting....

Hot Flashes in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer Reduced by Non-hormonal Drug

... pain caused by shingles, considerably reduces hot flashes in patients undergoing anti-hormonal treatment, o...tin reduced the frequency and the intensity of hot flashes by up to 46 percent in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy. The men who received gabapentin r...

FDA Approves Divigel(R) for Treatment of Hot Flashes Linked With Menopause

...ilable for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes associated with menopause. "Divigel(R) provides a...nd a decrease in the frequency and severity of hot flashes was observed as early as two weeks with Divigel(R) in clinical trials." Guidelines from the North ...

Hot Flashes: Studies Explore the Various Possibilities Involved

... or lessening – the intensity and frequency of hot flashes in midlife women. These studies are part of a five...woman will experience more – or more intense – hot flashes than other women. Race also appears to play a role, with African American women at higher risk than ...

Men too Experience Hot Flashes Similar to Women

... conditions such as prostate cancer experience hot flashes similar to those// experienced by menopausal women...ance, doctors were able to positively identify hot flashes in males, a positive step toward providing therapy for those patients in need. “Most people are u...

Early Estrogen Therapy May Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

... life. No one should tell women to put up with hot flashes to avoid serious risk, if in reality this therapy saves lives.” The KEEPS will also examine whether the natural human estrogen, estradiol, delivered through the skin via a patch is equally effective as, and potentially safer than, oral estrogen. Re...

Physical Exercise Could Relieve Menopause Symptoms

... and around half of them saw an improvement in hot flashes and night sweat. Previous studies had said that exercise doesn't help hot flashes - an uncomfortable symptom of menopause that involves a brief feeling of intense warmth and sweating...

Hot Flashes in Women Linked to High Blood Pressure

Women who get hot flashes have higher blood pressure than those who don't, a...rd of the women we studied reported having had hot flashes within the past two weeks. Among these women, systolic blood pressure was significantly higher -- ev...

Starting Time of Hormone Therapy may Augment the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

...by the presence of vasomotor symptoms [such as hot flashes or night sweats], with higher risks in women who were 20 or more years since menopause (or aged 70 years or greater). Coronary heart disease tended to be nonsignificantly reduced by hormone therapy in younger women or women with less than 10 years si...

Hormone Drug Type Makes Survival Difference in Advanced Breast Cancer

...bitors had about the same risk of experiencing hot flashes as those receiving tamoxifen. However, they reported more nausea, vomiting and diarrhea when compared to patients receiving the progestin drug megestrol acetate and to a lesser extent, when compared with patients receiving tamoxifen. Patients taki...

Natural Remedies Ineffective to Ease Menopausal Symptoms:study

....They suffer symptoms such as night sweats, hot// flashes (sensation of heat which comes on all of a sudden)...riod. Hormone therapy offers great relief from hot flashes and night sweats but raises the risk of cardiac complaints and breast cancer. Black Cohosh, a diet...

Estrogen Study Provides New Hope For Colon Cancer Treatment

...he problems associated with menopause, such as hot flashes and bone loss, but the number has declined considerably since 2002. That year, investigators reported that, for many women, the supplements carried more health risks than benefits.The research by Chan and her colleagues drew on data from 834 postmeno...

Herbal Supplements Fail to Relieve Hot Flushes

...ver, did receive significant relief from their hot flashes and night sweats. The 12-month randomized, doubl... including herbal supplements, for controlling hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause," says NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D. "Testing the safety and e...

Black Cohosh Does Not Treat Hot Flashes

...with hormone therapy and placebo for relief of hot flashes and night sweats. Researchers assigned 351 women aged 45 to 55 to one of five groups: ? black cohosh alone ? multi-herb pill with black cohosh and nine other ingredients ? the multi-herb pill plus counseling to increase intake of dietary soy ?...

New Study Shows Efficacy of AROMASIN on Early Breast Cancer

...east cancer were mild to moderate and included hot flashes (13%), nausea (9%), fatigue (8%), increased sweating (4%) and increased appetite (3%). Source-Newswise SRM...

Eye-opener for Stroke Victims Suffering Partial Vision Loss

...s suffering partial vision loss was bombarded with flashes of light. Patients were asked to execute many tasks; Pressing certain keys when they noticed flickering, and such other tasks. This exercise continued for 90-days. After the period of exercise, the patients portrayed a stronger visual sensitivity in...

Hot Flashes Could Be Minimized By Rhubarb Extract

...rhubarb extract could minimize the severity of hot flashes in perimenopausal women.// Researchers studied 1...took the rhubarb extract pill, had less severe hot flashes than the placebo group, researchers revealed. Perimenopause is the period before menopause when irr...

HRT: Boon or Bane?

...ausal stage to cope with various problems like hot flashes etc. But there are several side effects to think about. According to recent reports, HRT is connected with a 110 % increase in breast cancer risk among smokers, a 41 % rise in stroke risk and a 22 % increase in cardiovascular problems. But some do...

Alternative Therapies May Not Ease Menopause Symptoms

...orted a 50 percent improvement in frequency of hot flashes in the placebo group. The placebo effect likely plays an important role in the expanding number of dietary supplements marketed to menopausal women." Because many women are using alternative and complementary therapies to treat their symptoms, ofte...

Gabapentin Reduced Menopausal Symptoms as Estrogen – Study Find

...ment have found that //gabapentin drug treated hot flashes as good as estrogen. Gabapentin, a seizure drug lowered hot flashes by regulating the flow of calcium in and out of the cells, which helped in lowering body temperature...

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