Vulvovaginal thinning, known as atrophic vaginitis, or more recently, genitourinary syndrome of menopause, is the thinning and drying of vulvovaginal mucosa associated with lower estrogen levels, often seen in perimenopause and menopause. Symptoms include vulvovaginal discomfort, dryness, burning, itching, and dyspareunia. Intravaginal and/or topical vulvar estrogen is the conventional treatment of choice. Sea buckthorn (Hippophae […]
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This study is the first randomized placebo-controlled trial of oral micronized progesterone (OMP) for hot flushes and night sweats, aka vasomotor symptoms (VMS). Postmenopausal women within 1 to 10 years of their last menstrual period and experiencing VMS that met the entrance required minimum for both frequency and intensity. The 133 women were randomized to […]
A new publication from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) focused on the effects of estrogen and progestin (conjugated equine estrogens 0.625 mg/day and 2.5mg/day medroxyprogesterone acetate = Prempro) on breast cancer incidence mortality after an average follow-up of 11 years, through August 2009. The new information from this now 11 year body of information translates […]
One of the more newsworthy items of late, has been the decline of breast cancer seen in 2003. The rate of breast cancer in women in the U.S. fell significantly by 6.7% in 2003, according to data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) registries. Data from 2004, showed a leveling off, with no real additional […]