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Womens Health (Hormone) (FSD)

  1. January 26, 2024

    Why is hormone testing important and what are the types of hormone tests available?

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  2. January 12, 2024

    Cause (and cure?) for morning sickness

    Morning sickness is all about the hormones. That part isn’t surprising, but what’s newsworthy is that USC researchers say they’ve discovered exactly which hormone it is — and (potentially) what can be done about it.

    The hormone is called GDF15, and it’s produced by the fetus; it surges in the first trimester.

    “[T]he baby growing in the womb is producing a hormone at levels the mother is not used to. The more sensitive she is to this hormone, the sicker she will become. Knowing this gives us a clue as to how we might prevent this from happening.”

    Some women are especially sensitive to GDF15 and can have morning sickness that requires hospitalization. (Looking at you, Catherine, Princess of Wales.) Other woman have a genetic blood disorder that gives them chronically high levels of GDF15 so they

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  3. December 27, 2023

    Pairing statins with hormones

    When women take hormones treatment after menopause, there’s a risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE)— dangerous blood clots that can occur with certain hormones.

    Good news: Statins, it seems, can help reduce that risk, based on data from 224,000 women crunched by University of Texas Medical Branch researchers.

    That not only means the obvious (women taking hormone therapy can reduce their risk), but that women who have avoided hormone treatment because of the clotting risk might be able to use hormones after all, as long as they also take a statin.

    Side note: These same researchers found that the risk of VTE was greater with oral estrogen than with other delivery mechanisms — good to know.

    If you’re taking hormones or thinking about it, this is a great time to talk to your compounding pharmacist. Not only are they experts

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  4. November 10, 2023

    Start hormone replacement early

    Hormone replacement therapy, often taken by women who are experiencing the downsides of post-menopausal hormone change, has another effect: It seem to protect against dementia.

    The important kicker, though, is that to get the most of that benefit it needs to be started early, according to a new study out of Weill Cornell Medicine. And by “early” they mean as soon as menopausal symptoms start, i.e., in perimenopause.

    If that happens — if she starts taking them early and keeps going for 10 or more years — “there was a 26% reduced risk of dementia.”

    Quoth the lead researcher:

    “[I]n the right woman, at the right dose, and for the right duration of time, I believe that hormone replacement therapy can be one of our most powerful tools to reduce a woman’s risk for cognitive decline.”

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