Kerr: Focus on quality of life in menopause treatment - July 22, 2008
Hot weather is not kind to menopausal women. In this country alone, women spend
millions of dollars on supplements and herbs with questionable benefits or
safety profiles. I know one woman who swears that riding her motorcycle is the
best remedy she has found for hot flashes. And 50 percent of women will feel
better for two or three months just on placebos.
Male Menopause: more fact than myth ?June 2008
Men cringe at
the thought and many scoff at the idea that men go through a form of
menopause. Yet more and more research is pointing to the fact men
may indeed go through a "change of life".
hormonal changes appear to have just as much of a health impact on
men as they do in women. So why does the concept of andropause (the
"male menopause") still appear to be taboo?
Replacement Therapy Safety Revisited - May 20, 2008
A prestigious group of world-renowned experts on menopause
have joined forces for a re-evaluation of the controversial use of
hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) for healthy women experiencing distressing
symptoms of menopause. Once hailed as a desirable antidote to some of the
most common symptoms of menopause, HRT fell out of grace in 2002 after research
pointed to an increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer in women
receiving the therapy.
Menopause isn't something that only
women experience -
May 13, 2007
usually think about middle-aged moms dealing with menopause. But it affects men
as well as women.
Hormone therapy still
- May 26, 2007
Hormone therapy should still be
offered and can benefit younger women going through menopause; members of the
International Menopause Society conclude in updated treatment recommendations.