Unraveling the Myths of Androgens: Introduction
- Estrogens, androgens can help during menopause. Charters, Lynda // Urology Times;Apr99, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p32
Reports that various estrogen and androgen forms can treat physiologic and emotional problems brought on by menopause. Decline of hormone levels and reduced vaginal blood flow; Side effects of treatment.
- Older women may benefit from estrogen-androgen therapy. Bowen, Angela // American Family Physician;2/15/1996, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p939
Presents conference highlights on the beneficial effect of androgen-estrogen therapy on older women which were presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society. Drug dose consideration; Age specificity; Estrogen-androgen vs. estrogen-only therapy.
- Male hormones can improve sexual function during menopause. // Modern Medicine;Jan94, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p36
Reports on the effectiveness of using androgens in improving the sexual drive in periomenopausal women. Research findings from physician Ronald Young from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas; Amount of the hormone recommended for results; Importance of monitoring for side effects.
- How to Think About HT. Col, Nananda; Komaroff, Anthony L. // Newsweek;5/10/2004, Vol. 143 Issue 19, p80
Examines the risks and benefits of hormone therapy (HT) during menopause. Finding of the Women's Health Initiative that long-term risks of HT exceed the benefits; Discussion of other options, which may be less effective but carry fewer risks; Table to help gauge the risks of HT; Suggestions if...
- Raising the bar on hormones. Sandroff, Ronni // Consumer Reports on Health;Dec2002, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p2
Presents views on the public controversy surrounding the therapeutic use of hormones. Findings of a study conducted by the North American Menopause Society regarding the risks associated with hormone therapy; Consideration for the social and economic differences in women; Variations in...
- How Does All This Affect Me? // Time International (South Pacific Edition);7/22/2002, Issue 28, p50
Examines cases in which hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) is effective. Pre-menopause when women begin to experience irregular menses and hot flashes; HRT during menopause to treat hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings; Suggestion that five years after menopause, women should gradually...
- HRT use declines following publication of HERS, WHI results. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;2/28/2004, Issue 447, p9
Provides information on a study regarding the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) among postmenopausal women following the publication of the Heart and Estrogen or Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) and the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trials, as of February 2004. Rate in the...
- Fallout from JAMA's HRT study continuing to land in MDs' offices. Sibbald, Barbara // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/20/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p387
Reports on the aftermath of a study involving the use of estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Concerns of patients and physicians over the findings of the trial, conducted by the Women's Health Initiative (WHI); Idea that media coverage of the trial results alarmed many...
- Hormone Therapy's Effects on Heart May Depend on Age. // Mayo Clinic Women's Health Source;Aug2007, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p3
The article focuses on the effect of taking postmenopausal hormone therapy on a person's heart according to the hormone trials being conducted by the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). The study suggested that women who begin hormone therapy within 10 years of menopause have less risk of...