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What You Need to Know in Your 40s to Have a Healthy Menopause -- Without Hormone Replacement Therapy

BOULDER, Colo., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A woman may share genetics with her mother, but she's not necessarily destined to have the same unpleasant menopause filled with hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings. The June issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine outlines...

Early Menopause Doubles Stroke Risk

Experts suspect lowered estrogen levels might be a factor FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Experiencing early menopause significantly raises a woman's risk for stroke, new research reveals. "Women who reached menopause before age 42 had a doubling in the risk of ischemic stroke,...

Newly Published Menopause Study: 'Bioidentical' and FDA-Approved Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 Percent Safe and Effective Treatment for Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Associated With Menopause

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announced today the publication of results of a Phase III study demonstrating that Divigel(R) low-dose transdermal estradiol gel 0.1% is an effective treatment for relief of moderate to severe hot flashes associated wi...

Is rapid transition through menopause linked to earlier onset of heart disease?

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2009) - An evaluation of 203 women as part of the multifaceted Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study (LAAS) found that those who transitioned more quickly through menopause were at increased risk for a higher rate of progression of "preclinical atherosclerosis" narrowing of arte...

Reduced breast cancer risk: Physical activity after menopause pays off

Several studies had previously suggested that regular physical exercise reduces the breast cancer risk of women. However, it had been unknowned just how much exercise women should take in which period in life in order to benefit from this protective effect. Moreover, little was known about which p...

Male Menopause Treatment Provider, ReNEW MAN, Increases Online Presence

ReNEW MAN helps men ages 35 and older treat the symptoms associated with male menopause, also known as andropause, through their hormone replacement therapy program. The staff at ReNEW MAN is knowledgeable, professional and focused on providing safe, effective treatment. The company is currently ...

FDA Approves Low-dose Regimen of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream to Treat Moderate to Severe Postmenopausal Dyspareunia – Painful Sexual Intercourse : Agency Grants New Indication for Bothersome Vaginal Symptom Associated with Menopause

PREMARIN (conjugated estrogens) Vaginal Cream 0.5 g has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new indication and a new less frequent twice-weekly dosing regimen to treat moderate to severe postmenopausal dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) announced Wyeth Pharmac...

New hormone data can predict menopause within a year

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---For many women, including the growing number who choose later-in-life pregnancy, predicting their biological clock's relation to the timing of their menopause and infertility is critically important. Now, investigators from the University of Michigan have provided new inform...

Sleep problems associated with menopause vary among ethnic groups

Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep increase as women go through menopause according to research by Rush University Medical Center. Waking up earlier than planned also increases through late perimenopause but decreases when women become postmenopausal. The study is published in the July 1...

Global menopause summit concludes HRT is safe for healthy women entering menopause

Global menopause summit concludes HRT is safe for healthy women entering the menopause. HRT in the early postmenopausal period is safe, and healthy women going through the first few years of the menopause who need HRT to relieve symptoms should have no fears about its use. This is the conclusio...

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Menopause in Medical Technology

Independent Physician Surveys Show if Approved, MF101 Could Become First-Line Treatment for Menopause Symptoms

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI ) announced today results from two independent physician surveys which showed MF101 could become first-line treatment for menopausal vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes). In both qualitative and quantitative studie...

Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 Percent Offers Lowest Approved Dose of Estradiol for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Associated with Menopause

-Estrogen Continues to be Gold Standard for Management of Hot Flashes- MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical specialists from around the country will gather this week to discuss the latest research in obstetrics and gynecology, and menopause and estrogen therapy will be among the ...

New Position Statement from The North American Menopause Society Addresses Use of Local Estrogen for Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy in Postmenopausal Women

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2007 - An evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of local vaginal estrogen therapy for the treatment of vaginal atrophy, a frequent complaint of postmenopausal women, has just been released by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Entitled "The role of...

TWO NEW KLRI PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: Hormone Therapy May Reduce Atherosclerosis in Women Close to Menopause; Growth Hormone May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Improve Lipid Profile in Men

...an menopausal HT use much later than in usual clinical practice--beginning trials on women of a median age of 63, as opposed to 51 (the average age of menopause in the United States). Younger women saw benefits from menopausal HT; older women saw the opposite. KLRI research project, The Kronos Early Est...

Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin

...n normal. In order to treat the most common symptoms associated with menopause -- including hot flashes, mood swings and vaginal changes -- physicians oft... of women, another study that looked at women who began HRT at the onset of menopause -- and did not wait to start treatment like the other group -- did experien...

Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

...ower levels of estrogen, leading to osteoporosis.(17) In fact, women can lose up to 20 percent of their bone density in the five to seven years after menopause begins.(18) This decreased bone mineral density weakens the bone and puts women at higher risk for fractures or broken bones.(19) About the ...

Wyeth Reports Publication of Phase 3 Data for Bazedoxifene/Conjugated Estrogens, an Investigational Compound Being Studied for the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms

...ss while women in the placebo treatment group lost BMD. About menopause Approximately 40 million women in the United States are of menopausal ag...ience vasomotor symptoms; 9 million experience moderate to severe symptoms. menopause is different for every woman, and vasomotor symptoms can last from a few mo...

Bionovo's Estrogen Receptor Beta Selective Drugs Have Unique Gene Expression and Cell Type Specificity

... health and cancer, markets with significant unmet needs and billions in potential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have novel mechanisms of action. Based on the results of early and mid-stage clini...

When It Comes to Natural Remedies for Hormonal Balance, the Proof Is in the Clinical Research

... Femmenessence: Proven to Regulate Hormone Levels in Women SAN FRANCISCO, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Women approaching and exiting menopause are in a bind. As hormone levels fluctuate and decline, they experience a range of uncomfortable symptoms that can include hot flashes, night sweats, ...

Bionovo Announces First Quarter 2009 Highlights and Financial Results

... health and cancer, markets with significant unmet needs and billions in potential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have novel mechanisms of action. Based on the results of early and mid-stage clini...
Menopause in Medical Products

EarlyDetect® Menopause Test

Description: The EarlyDetect® Menopause Test is a one step urine test to determine if menopause has occured. This test can show a "high constant" level of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which indicates whether menopause has taken place. It is simple to use and in a few minutes, provides results that ar...
Company:Earlydetect Inc.

Menocheck™ Menopause Indicator Test

Description: The InstaCheck® Menopause Predictor Test is an in vitro diagnostic screen for the detection of FSH in urine. Changes in FSH levels in human urine are related to the symptoms associated with stages of menopause. The InstaCheck® Menopause Predictor Test is used to obtain a visual, qualitative...
Company:Synova Healthcare, Inc.

FSH Home Menopause Test Device (Urine)

Description: The FSH Menopause Predictor Test is a qualitative, one-step, midstream assay for the detection of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) in urine as a confirmation of body hormone changes related to the symptoms associated with the changes of menopause. The FHS Menopause Predictor Test is intended for...
Company:ACON Laboratories, Inc.

SureStep™ FSH Menopause Test (mid-stream)

Description: An in-vitro diagnostic screen for the detection of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) in urine. Change in FSH levels may be associated with stages in menopause. This kit provides a preliminary result for the detection/presence of FSH in urine....
Company:Wampole Laboratories

FSH Home Menopause Test Midstream (Urine)

Description: The FSH Menopause Predictor Test is a qualitative, one-step, midstream assay for the detection of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) in urine as a confirmation of body hormone changes related to the symptoms associated with the changes of menopause. The FHS Menopause Predictor Test is intended for...
Company:ACON Laboratories, Inc.
Menopause in Medical Dictionary

Menopause

Menopause is the permanent cessation of reproductive fertility some time before the end of the natural lifespan. The term was originally used to describe this reproductive change in human females, where the end of fertility was traditionally indicated by the permanent... Find in-depth me...

Vaginismus

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Vaginal itching

... you more susceptible to infections. ... Many women have occasional vaginal itching that resolves without treatment. ... Hormonal changes at menopause can cause vaginal dryness, which leads to itching . ... Vaginal itching is a tingling or uneasy irritation of the skin of the ... Stress...

Urethra

...mation about urinary incontinence from the American ... For women, thinning and drying of the skin in the vagina or urethra , especially after menopause ... The male urethra (Fig. 1142) extends from the internal urethral orifice in the ... The urethra ends at the point where the extremity of...

Treatment

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Thyroxine

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Ovarian hypofunction

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Joint pain

...int Disease ... Pain in the joint may remain fairly constant or may wax and wane for a period of ... Almost all women in perimenopause and menopause suffer from joint pain or stiffness. ... home " understand your body " symptoms " joint pain and stiffness ... RehabAuthority, the back a...

Irregular period

...gulate the menstrual cycle. ... What is an irregular period ? ... Irregular periods are a common symptom of perimenopause, the time before menopause itself. ... we see with irregular periods have subclinical hypothyroidism. ... Wondering whether it's normal to have irregular periods ? ....

Hormone replacement therapy

...reached or ... What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)? What Happens In Menopause? ... Hormone Therapy (HT), can ease the symptoms of menopause and protect ... "HT" is replacing the outdated terminology " hormone replacement therapy " or "HRT. ... Hormone replacement therapy is ...
Menopause in Biological News

Identification of genetic variants affecting age at menopause could help improve fertility treatment

Vienna, Austria: For the first time, scientists have been able to identify genetic factors that influence the age at which natural menopause occurs in women. Ms Lisette Stolk, a researcher from Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, told the annual conference of the European Society of Human ...

Study finds genetic links to age of first menstrual period and menopause

Boston, MA -- Newly identified gene variants associated with the age at which females experience their first menstrual period and the onset of menopause may help shed light on the prevention of breast and endometrial cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. In a new study, researchers ...

Quest for better treatment for effects of menopause

This release is available in Spanish . During menopause, lack of oestrogens increases the risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases. For her doctoral thesis, University of the Basque Country researcher, Ainhoa Ruiz del Agua, studied the effects of substitute treatments and the genetic fac...

Wild chimpanzees appear not to regularly experience menopause

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A pioneering study of wild chimpanzees has found that these close human relatives do not routinely experience menopause, rebutting previous studies of captive individuals which had postulated that female chimpanzees reach reproductive senescence at 35 to 40 years of age. Tog...

Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique

...iarteritis nodosa, an inflammation of medium-sized arteries, which become swollen and damaged from attack by rogue immune cells. "She suffered menopause for eight and a half years before transplantation," said Dr. Piver. "But after transplanting half of the frozen ovary, she recovered spontaneous ovula...

Targeting helpers of heat shock proteins could help treat cancer, cardiovascular disease

... is dependent on it. Steroid receptors also have a role in cardiovascular health, including the protective role estrogen seems to have in women before menopause and the fact that testosterone doesn't seem to do the same for men of any age. "So how do you get both things? Receptors of these hormones need Hsp90 ...

NAU discovery could help feed millions

...found that low, nontoxic doses of VCD in mice sped the menopausal process and rendered them infertile. She dubbed this new animal model of accelerated menopause "mouseopause." Mayer and her colleagues have developed a product called ContraPest that incorporates the chemical sterilization treatment into ba...

Study finds link between hot flashes and lower bone density in women

...dicine and health services research, are available for interviews. JOURNAL: The research appeared in the March/April 2009 issue of the journal menopause . FUNDING: The National Institute on Aging, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, the National Insti...

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan

...r of species, including humans, are able to reproduce late without medical intervention and those females live longer." Other studies found that late menopause also is associated with women having prolonged fertility and longevity. "There is a genetic component to longevity, especially for living to very ...

Hispanic women and breast cancer: An understudied group

...are significantly older at diagnosis at 53.8 years compared with 48.7 years in the United States. Reproductive data showed a similar age at menarche, menopause and first pregnancy. However, the number of live births was higher in Mexico at 3.7 vs. 3.2 in the United States. Prevalence of family history of ...
Menopause in Biological Technology

Bio-Identical Hormone Menopause Doctor Responds to Recent FDA News About Estriol

Cheryle R. Hart, M.D. Clarifies Previous Statement on 1/11/08 SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 9, 2008 the FDA raised the issue regarding the use of estriol in compounded hormone replacement therapy. While awaiting further clarification, Dr. Hart suspended prescribing es...

Bio-Identical Hormone Menopause Doctor Responds to Outrageous FDA News

FDA Warns Pharmacies Not to Compound Commonly-Prescribed Hormone Estriol, Not to Use the Term 'Bio-identical' SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- "The FDA statement regarding compounded estrogens -- which include estradiol and estriol -- progesterone, and other compounded h...

Bionovo, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results on Monday, August 10, 2009

... health and cancer, markets with significant unmet needs and billions in potential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have novel mechanisms of action. Based on the results of early and mid-stage clini...

Bionovo Appoints Dr. Klaus Kohl as Chief Technical Officer

... health and cancer, markets with significant unmet needs and billions in potential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have novel mechanisms of action. Based on the results of early and mid-stage clini...

Bionovo Announces Publication of Data on Active Compound and Mechanism of Action for Its Preclinical Cancer Treatment, BN108

... health and cancer, markets with significant unmet needs and billions in potential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have novel mechanisms of action. Based on the results of early and mid-stage clini...

Bionovo Announces 2008 Highlights and Year-End Financial Results

...ginal dryness. This data was further detailed to the North American menopause Society (NAMS), indicating that VG101 may well provide superior efficacy an...tential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have no...

Bionovo Announces Publication of Positive Phase 2 Trial Results for Menerba(TM)

... health and cancer, markets with significant unmet needs and billions in potential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have novel mechanisms of action. Based on the results of early and mid-stage clini...

New Analysis Finds Bioidentical Hormones Safer Than Standard Hormone Replacement Therapy

...monstrated that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is both more effective and has greater health benefits for women suffering with symptoms of menopause than hormone replacement therapy with synthetic hormones. Synthetic forms of hormone replacement therapy prescribe substances such as Premarin, Prov...

Bert W. O'Malley, M.D., Recipient of the 2008 National Medal for Science, Joins Bionovo's Scientific Advisory Board

... health and cancer, markets with significant unmet needs and billions in potential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have novel mechanisms of action. Based on the results of early and mid-stage clini...

AIM Pharmakon (API) Announced a New Proprietary Premium-Quality Natural Concentrated Liquid Calcium and Mineral Supplement Now Available Direct to Consumers

...oavailable calcium helps to achieve peak bone mass, strong teeth, and prevents the bone loss. AimCa++DONAN is ideal for athletes, women concerned with menopause in peri- and postmenopausal phases, baby-boomers and seniors needing extra calcium supplementation. "The role of calcium in the pathogenesis of...
Menopause in Biological Definition

Infertility

... Hypopituitarism Ovarian factors Polycystic ovary syndrome Anovulation Diminished ovarian reserve Luteal dysfunction Premature menopause Gonadal dysgenesis ( Turner syndrome ) Ovarian tumor Tubal/peritoneal factors Endometriosis Pelvic adhesions Pelvic inflammatory ...
Menopause in Biological Dictionary

Vascular system

...The formation new blood vessels, or angiogenesis, an Achilles' heel tumor growth, ... Complex Changes in the Brain's Vascular System Occur after menopause ... ...

Hormone

...ne receptors dimerized with retinoid X receptors will ... About hormones is an informational website to help women better understand hormones , menopause and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy HRT Explains the use of the hormones estrogen and progestin to treat symptoms and side effects o...

Estrogen

... From menarche to menopause the primary estrogen is 17β-estradiol. ... In males, estrogen regul...ctor if you have ... Estrogen plays a pivotal role in the early ... At menopause the ovaries stop producing estrogen . However, the other sources continue ...
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