Hormone therapy in the 50s not linked to memory loss
All of these risks should be considered in deciding whether hormone therapy might be an option for you. Who should consider hormone therapy? Despite the health risks, systemic estrogen is still the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms. The benefits of hormone therapy may outweigh the risks if you’re healthy and: Experience moderate to severe hot flashes or other menopausal symptoms Have lost bone mass and either can’t tolerate or aren’t benefitting from other treatments Stopped having periods before age 40 (premature menopause) or lost normal function of your ovaries before age 40 (premature ovarian insufficiency) Women who experience an early menopause, particularly those who had their ovaries removed and don’t take estrogen therapy until at least age 45, have a higher risk of: Osteoporosis Anxiety or depression Sexual function concerns Early menopause typically lowers the risk of most types of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. For women who reach menopause prematurely, protective benefits of hormone therapy usually outweigh the risks. Your age, type of menopause and time since menopause play a significant role in the risks associated with hormone therapy.
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8, 2013, that people have reported losing up to 40 pounds in 40 days on this strict diet. So, what is entailed in this extreme diet? Apparently, the dieter either receives injections, drinks droplets, or uses a nasal spray with the HCG hormone , which is the hormone naturally produced by women. When a woman is pregnant, her HCG hormone gradually increases.
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HCG diet: How safe can a diet be with a 500 calorie restriction?
Preventive Services Task Force recommends that postmenopausal women avoid hormone replacement therapy due to increased risks of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer and dementia. Some research, however, has suggested there may be a “window of opportunity” when women first enter menopause that allows the safe use of hormones to possibly decrease their risk of conditions such as heart disease. What the effects would be on younger women’s brains, however, has been unclear. For the new study, Espeland and his colleagues used data on 1,326 women between the ages of 50 and 55 in the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study to see whether taking estrogen or estrogen and progesterone led to any problems or benefits in brain health.
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