Many women experience disturbed sleep as a menopausal symptom, which can have a significant effect on mood and energy levels and cause distress, and lead to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
The effect on breast cancer risk for women who carry the BRCA gene and the use of HRT after removal of ovaries for risk-reducing surgery.
The risk of Coronary Heart Disease has been shown to be increased in women who became menopausal under the age of 45.
Scientists have discovered 14 gene variants linked to hot flushes, giving hope that it will lead to treatments other than hormone replacement therapy.
World Menopause Day is a worldwide awareness call for women who face health issues when approaching, during and beyond the menopause. This year's focus in on reducing cardiac risk and preventing heart disease.
>Women suffering from a loss of sexual desire should be offered testosterone on the NHS, a doctor has suggested.
British Menopause Society/ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists response to Breast Cancer Now Generations Study on HRT use and breast cancer risk
The British Menopause Society and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists issue a response to the findings that the effect of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies.
Breast Cancer Now study finds the effect of combined HRT on breast cancer risk is likely to have been underestimated
The effect of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies, according to a new prospective study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
A recently published study has demonstrated an association between sedentary lifestyle, severe menopausal symptoms and obesity.
The role of HRT in improving cognitive abilities such as verbal memory continues to be debated, with lack of clarity around the role of menopausal estrogen lack, and hence the role of hormone replacement, along with the role of simply ageing.