1. Estradiol implants can effectively treat menstrual migraines

    During their menstrual cycles, some women can experience frequent, chronic migraines as a result of having hormone fluctuations and imbalances, especially as they approach menopause. A recent clinical study tested the effects of estradiol implants in women who experienced chronic migraines during their menstrual cycles. Estradiol is a naturally occurring form of estrogen. For the study, 24 women w…Read More

  2. Testosterone therapy can relieve hormone deficiencies in menopausal women

    Women can sometimes experience hormone deficiencies in the months and years before and after menopause as their testosterone and estrogen levels start to fluctuate. Although estrogen is more commonly known as a woman’s most vital hormone, testosterone is also vital to a woman’s health since it plays a role in energy, sexual libido, muscle mass, and bone strength. To help relieve hormone defici…Read More

  3. Bone Loss and Bisphosphonates

    Osteoporosis, or bone loss, is often diagnosed by x-ray or bone density tests (DEXA scan). The conventional choice of treatment is the use of a class of drugs called biphosphates (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel). The bone is a living structure, and a constant break down and rebuilding of bones is necessary to maintain healthy bones. The osteoclasts, which are cells that remove the calcium o…Read More

  4. Estrogen hormone therapy does not increase breast cancer risk

    Previously, health industry experts have been led to believe that some hormone therapies for menopausal women are associated with a higher risk for breast cancer. However, a study that followed menopausal women who were treated with estradiol implants showed that this type of estrogen therapy is not linked to an increased risk for breast cancer. A total of 261 menopausal women who had had a full h…Read More

  5. Estrogen pellets effective for hormone replacement therapy

    After undergoing hysterectomy treatment, women of menstruating age can experience major hormone imbalances and related symptoms as a result of not being able to produce estrogen and testosterone. In an effort to correct hormone imbalances, scientists tested the effects of estradiol pellets on a group of women who had recently undergone hysterectomies. Estradiol is a naturally occurring form of the…Read More

  6. Estrogen implants more effective than oral estrogen at preventing osteoporosis

    After a woman experiences menopause, lack of hormone production or hormone imbalances can sometimes lead to osteoporosis (bone loss). In most cases, women can take a form of hormone replacement therapy to prevent osteoporosis and hormone imbalance. In a controlled study, scientists set out to compare the effects of estrogen implants against oral estrogen in battling osteoporosis. The study involve…Read More

  7. Hormone implants lead to increase in bone mass

    Following menopause, women are generally at higher risk for osteoporosis (bone loss) as a result of experiencing hormone imbalances that can weaken bones. In a controlled study, scientists set out to examine bone density in women who stopped taking oral estrogen hormone therapy and replaced it with estrogen and testosterone implants. The study involved 20 women who had already been taking oral est…Read More

  8. Hormone implants provide relief to postmenopausal Mexican women

    In a controlled study, scientists examined the effects of estradiol hormone implants on Mexican women who had undergone menopause and were experiencing adverse side effects as a result of hormone deficiency. The study lasted for 24 weeks and involved 15 women who had undergone menopause and had hysterectomies. Each woman involved in the study was given 25mg of estradiol through implantation. Estra…Read More

  9. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy improves mood and other menopause-related symptoms

    Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been scientifically shown to improve psychological and physical symptoms in women experiencing menopause. A recent study suggests that BHRT is safer and more effective at treating menopause than conventional means of hormone replacement therapy. An observational study involved a group of women between the ages of 18 and 89 who received BHRT betwe…Read More

  10. Breast cancer patients exhibit low testosterone levels

    In women, testosterone is produced through ovaries and adrenal glands, and is known to decrease in production as women age or experience menopause. Testosterone in women can support muscle mass, bone strength, cognitive function and also help battle diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Previously, lack of estrogen had been known to play a vital role in the development of breast cancer. Until now, scien…Read More