FEATURED SEARCH TERM: “hormone therapy” adverse effects
A longitudinal look at women going through natural menopause paints a picture of their typical symptoms. This report from a study of British women, available in full text for free, identified four groups of symptoms in a profile that, the authors suggest, can help tailor advice about the likely severity and duration of symptoms during menopause.
RESULT: Health symptoms during midlife in relation to menopausal transition: British prospective cohort study
British Medical Journal | Feb 8, 2012 (FREE FULL TEXT)
Answering the question in the featured search term above, this review summarizes the known benefits and risks of menopausal hormone therapy in cardiovascular disease, cancer, and cognitive function. Hormonal therapy plays a role in the clinical management of vasomotor symptoms, particularly during the transition to menopause, the authors say, but should not be prescribed for prevention of chronic diseases.
RESULT: Update in hormone therapy use in menopause
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (PubMed) | Feb 1, 2011 (FREE FULL TEXT)