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Most of my patients for whom I prescribe hormone therapy know that I prefer to prescribe FDA approved transdermal estrogen via a patch, gel or cream rather than oral pills. I love it when an article comes out in a peer-reviewed journal that affirms my choice. A new “you’re right” study was published this March…

Many of my patients are premenopausal or already have become menopausal. (Well all of us are pre-something.) And during this inevitable transition, 80% of women develop vasomotor symptoms…hot flashes, night sweats as well as vaginal dryness. These can become severe in nearly half of menopausal women and can last for 7 years. And to add…

As I was glancing through the monthly Journal Menopause I came upon an interesting article that had cosmetic implications. The authors looked at the potential adverse skin effects subsequent to the removal of the ovaries during hysterectomy in premenopausal women who had surgery for benign conditions. The study included 135 premenopausal women between 40 and…

Insurance companies, medical societies, the government, scientists, researchers and, yes, patients often look at the cost of medical disorders and problems as well as that of the therapy to treat or prevent them. Does a disease or troublesome symptoms cause a decrease in life span, health span or life quality? Does it impact a person’s…

As I sipped my afternoon cup of coffee, I came across an article in the journal Menopause that examined the association between caffeine and menopausal symptoms. How relevant I thought…after all 85% of the US population consumes some form of caffeine containing beverage daily. And 80% of women going through perimenopausal and menopause have vasomotor…

Hot flashes generally begin when estrogen levels plummet in menopausal or during the premenopausal transitions.

In contrast, for every 10,000 women per year ages 70 to 79, there were 16 extra heart attacks

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