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November 10, 1989
Linda Roach Monroe's excellent article, "The Little-Known Killer of Women" (Oct. 31), deals with a familiar topic that has not been dealt with properly by our medical experts. But while Monroe covered the correlation of natural menopause and heart attacks in women, nothing was discussed about hysterectomies and the onset of instant menopause for women who may be as young as 25. Considering that more than 800,000 hysterectomies are performed annually, these women are instantly candidates for a coronary event.
October 7, 1992 | SHERRY ANGEL
Although medical treatment can make "the change of life" a smoother passage, menopause should not be considered an illness, says Laguna Beach psychotherapist Anne Price. "I regard menopause as a beautiful coming into one's most ideal self (rather than) a disease," she observes. But the transition to what Price calls "more mature, ageless living" can be traumatic for those with severe symptoms resulting from loss of estrogen.
March 28, 1986 | Associated Press
A new test could help predict a woman's susceptibility to osteoporosis and determine how best to treat the bone-weakening malady that ranks third as a cause of death among women over 50, doctors say. Osteoporosis, a deterioration of bone that can lead to life-threatening pelvic fractures and spinal deformities, is most often triggered by the onset of menopause, usually between the ages of 47 and 50.
September 11, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A Dutch study of more than 2,000 women bolsters research suggesting that hormone supplements taken in menopause have cardiovascular benefits. Compared with subjects who never used estrogen and progestin, women who took the hormone supplements for at least a year had a 47% lower risk of peripheral artery disease, or hardening of the arteries in the legs.
September 11, 1994
I'm tired of reading nothing but Little-Mary-Sunshine responses to your piece "Feminists Face Off in War Over Menopause" (Aug. 9). I had chills, I had hot flashes, I was nuts and I went through the five years without taking estrogen. I have absolutely no regrets. I wasn't sick, just menopausal. So I didn't luck out and have a smooth transition. So what? I'm 68 and I don't have to deal with any of the side effects (one friend who's on estrogen and is 70 still has her periods--I don't)
May 3, 1999 | BARBARA J. CHUCK
Menopause is a stage of life for all women, with most reaching it in their 50s. In the months or years before this time when menstruation ceases, women may experience hot flashes, night sweats and trouble sleeping; mood swings and fatigue; unpredictable periods; decreased sex drive and vaginal dryness. There are, however, ways to alleviate some of these effects, including: * Understanding that you are not alone. Mood swings are common.
July 17, 1989 | From staff and wire reports
Delivering estrogen through a melt-in-your-mouth tablet reduces the hot flashes of menopause without risking liver damage from larger doses that are required for pills that are swallowed, a study at the University of Southern California reports. The tablet dissolves over three to five minutes while held in the buccal, or hollow, cavity of the cheek. This allows the estrogen to enter the bloodstream through the cheek's mucous membrane rather than through the digestive system.
July 7, 2005
Re "A Question for the Ages: To De-Bag or Not," Commentary, July 5: As I sat in the middle of the post-Fourth of July block party debris, sipping my morning coffee and musing over the previous day's family conversations, I chuckled out loud at the reflections of Dinah Lenney and her puffy eyes. Unlike her mother, I work hard at pumping up the self-esteem of my six now-adult hatchlings and their spouses, and they still think I'm wrong or unhelpful most of the time. Lenney's theory about 11-year-old girls being as fully realized as they will ever be again until after menopause is wonderful.
The new product was launched earlier this year in a fashion typical of top-notch pharmaceuticals: Fourteen years of studies, $25 million spent on research and development, 30 clinical trials ongoing worldwide and a $5-million marketing campaign featuring nationally known doctors as spokespeople. Only this is not a typical medication. Promensil, which was introduced in the United States in April, is a so-called "natural product" for the relief of menopausal symptoms.
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