Seaman Matriarchy, patriarchy and the masters of the universe NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hormone replacement therapy during the early stages of menopause – typically around age 50 – doesn’t hurt or help brain function, according to a new study. Researchers found that women between the ages of 50 and 55 years old who took estrogen or estrogen with progesterone performed just as well on tests that measure memory problems as women of the same age who took a placebo. “Our findings are that we didn’t see any long term impact on cognitive function,” said Mark Espeland, the study’s lead author, from the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Previous studies had found that women 65 years old and older suffered lasting memory problems when they used hormone therapy to treat symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and trouble sleeping. Imaging tests even found that the brains of those older women assigned to hormone therapy had become smaller, compared to those who took a placebo.
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Can hormone therapy help protect the brain?
Any woman with a family history Alzheimer’s should be taking a very serious look at HRT as a preventative measure. October 25, 2012 at 14:09 | Report abuse | Reply WS Its good to see a better and more balanced study on hormone therapy. Hormone (testosterone) replacement for men doesnt seem to be questioned like it is for women. This is just indicative of the gender bias in health care. Ironically though women are more likely to need hormone replacement since 1 in 3 has a hysterectomy by age 60 and 1 in 2 by age 72, most of which are unwarranted.
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Natural Hormone Replacement Pioneer Challenges Incomplete Testosterone Studies
The benefits to the patients, both men and women, allows for healthier lives as people age and they require less drugs for disease management.” Dr. Donovitz said that he’s reaching out to The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets to urge journalists to understand the truth relative to hormone therapy. He added, “We understand and appreciate the role that The Wall Street Journal and the media community play in the area of consumer advocacy.We are supplying them with information that will deepen and complete their understanding of hormone replacement therapy.This information will give them the ability to present thorough, objective and accurate information to their readers and viewers.” Interviews Available Topping the list of Obamacare mysteries: Will young people bother to enroll? Yahoo Finance Want a high-paying job in a low- stress environment? Business Insider Having a plan despite a lack of gains in wages is the best plan for workers of all genders.
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