Tag: hormone therapy

Declining Estrogen Levels During Menopause And Dementia

60% of middle-aged women report difficulty concentrating and experiencing cognitive issues. While a cognitive decline is expected with age, studies indicate that a contributing factor could be menopause, which is characterized by a decline in reproductive hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen, primarily known for its function in menstruation and reproductive well-being, also serves […]

Estrogen Therapy and Heart Health

A woman’s risk of developing atherosclerosis and heart disease increases once she reaches menopause. The onset of menopause is due to the progressive decline of estrogen. Apart from serving a significant role in a woman’s reproductive health, estrogen protects bone health, keeps the lining of blood vessels strong and pliable, maintains cholesterol levels, and keeps […]

Lowest Effective Estrogen Dose for the Treatment of GSM: Imvexxy

An estimated 30 million women in the United States currently experience symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).   GSM is defined as: a syndrome of various menopausal symptoms and signs including vaginal and vulvar dryness, burning and irritation as well as lack of lubrication, discomfort or pain associated with sex, and urinary urgency or […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy May be Safer than you Thought

Starting symptomatic women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as they transitioned through menopause used to be the standard of care.  HRT helps with hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, skin changes, concentration as well as a host of other symptoms.   In 2002, results of the large, federally funded Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study were published […]

Menopause: What else can I take besides hormones?

Written by Dr. Teng   Menopause is a natural transition that occurs when a woman’s ovarian function slows down, resulting in decreased estrogen production.  As ovarian activity declines, women may experience hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness due to rapid oocyte depletion and hypoestrogenism.  This menopausal transition, also known as perimenopause, has […]