Menopause

How to Combat Night Sweats

By NWHN Staff | Aug 18, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Combat Night Sweats

Many women experience night sweats, even decades after first going through menopause. Thankfully, there are non-hormonal options to help manage them.

Hormone Risk Throughout the Lifespan

By NWHN Staff | May 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Hormone Risk Throughout the Lifespan

Millions of women take hormones every day, and yet many don’t fully realize the risks. People often forget that the birth control pill, revolutionary, game-changing medicine, is in fact, a drug. In its early form, “the Pill” had such high hormone levels and negative side effects that women, and the women’s health community, protested — and succeeded in making it safer.

KEEPS on Keeping On

By Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Nov 6, 2015 | Comments Off on KEEPS on Keeping On

The myth that menopausal hormone therapy prevents heart attack and dementia should have died a swift death after the definitive results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) a dozen years ago.  But the concept that hormones might prevent some disease —in some women, somewhere, sometime, somehow — just keeps rising from the grave.

Herbs and Phytoestrogens

By NWHN Staff | Aug 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Herbs and Phytoestrogens

Many women, concerned about the health risks of the synthetic hormones used in conventional hormone therapy, are looking for natural alternatives. It’s important to know that these products are not necessarily safe just because they’re natural.

Menopause and Natural Hormones

By NWHN Staff | Jul 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Menopause and Natural Hormones

As women learn about the proven health risks of conventional hormone therapy drugs, many are looking for natural alternatives, such as herbs and dietary supplements. But just because something is labeled “natural,” doesn’t mean it’s safe.

Hot Flashes

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause, and are extremely aggravating to women. While some women never have hot flashes and others have mild or infrequent hot flashes, some women experience dozens each day.

Menopause Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Menopause Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer

Since the early 2000s, the use of menopausal hormone therapy has continued to decline after the initial findings of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) showed an increased risk of breast cancer and serious cardiac events with the use of estrogen plus progestin.

Menopause Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Menopause Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease

No form of estrogen, or estrogen plus progestin, has been proven to prevent heart disease. Yet millions of women have taken these powerful drugs, encouraged by physicians who believed that hormone therapy prevented heart disease.

Menopause Hormone Therapy and Ovarian Cancer

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Menopause Hormone Therapy and Ovarian Cancer

Questions about whether hormone therapy might increase women’s cancer risk – particularly breast and ovarian cancer – have been raised for some time.

Menopause Hormone Therapy: Timing Doesn’t Matter

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Menopause Hormone Therapy: Timing Doesn’t Matter

Menopause hormone therapy works to relieve symptoms whether a woman is 41 and adjusting to the aftermath of surgical menopause, or she’s 71 and enjoying sexual activity with a new partner.