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.
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.
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.
Many women and healthcare professionals continue to be concerned about the association of HRT use and breast cancer.
Our sister charity, the British Menopause Society, has recently posted news on the findings of several studies relating to HRT.
A clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of the menopause is in final preparation
For some women depression in their 40s can be hormonal as Ursula Hirschkorn - writing in The Telegraph, 30 June 2015 - found out, and since being treated with tailored Hormone Replacement Therapy her quality of life has vastly improved.