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estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others

estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others

Which drugs or supplements interact with estradiol? Estrogens can inhibit the metabolism of cyclosporine, resulting in increased cyclosporine blood levels. Such increased blood levels can result in kidney and/or liver damage. If this combination cannot be avoided, cyclosporine concentrations can be monitored, and the dose of cyclosporine can be adjusted to assure that its blood […]

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alendronate, Fosamax, Binosto

alendronate, Fosamax, Binosto

What is alendronate (Fosamax), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Alendronate is in a class of medications called bisphosphonates. The bisphosphonate class includes etidronate (Didronel), ibandronate (Boniva), pamidronate (Aredia), risedronate (Actonel), and tiludronate (Skelid). Bisphosphonates are used for treating osteoporosis (reduced density of bone that leads to fractures) and bone pain from diseases […]

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An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

Latest Menopause News FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Emotional abuse may add to the woes of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who are emotionally tormented by a spouse or partner may suffer from more night sweats, painful sex and hot flashes when their periods stop. “The data show that […]

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What can cause cramps after menopause?

What can cause cramps after menopause?

Many people experience pelvic cramps as part of their menstrual period. But cramping may still occur after menopause and can sometimes be a sign of an underlying condition, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, constipation, or ovarian or uterine cancers. In this article, we look at the possible causes of cramps after menopause, as well as […]

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Health Tip: Manage Hot Flashes

Health Tip: Manage Hot Flashes

(HealthDay News) — Hot flashes are a common symptom for menopausal women. Latest Menopause News The earlier in life hot flashes begin, the longer they may last, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. The agency suggests how to manage hot flashes: Dress in layers, which can be removed when hot flashes begin. Carry a […]

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Can menopause cause itching? Tips for relief

Can menopause cause itching? Tips for relief

Itchy skin is a common problem during menopause. People may notice itchiness on their body, face, or genitals. Hormonal changes during menopause can cause a range of skin complaints, including hot flashes, sweating, and itchiness. This is because of the vital role the hormone estrogen plays in skin health. This article explains the cause of […]

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Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes

Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report that stimulating particular brain cells triggers hot flashes in mice — a discovery they hope will lead to better therapies for women going through menopause. Humans also have these brain cells, known as Kiss1 neurons, and the new study […]

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How do birth control pills affect menopause?

How do birth control pills affect menopause?

Many people of all ages use hormonal birth control, including those who are in perimenopause, which is the time leading to menopause. People do not reach menopause itself until a year after their last menstruation. They may get the typical symptoms of menopause at this time, including hot flashes, irregular periods, and sleep problems. However, […]

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Thyroid Disease and Menopause

Thyroid Disease and Menopause

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE Medical Author: Ruchi Mathur, M.D.Medical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR A 48-year old woman came into my office a few months ago. She was complaining of fatigue and a sense of depression. In addition, she was concerned that her weight had begun to “shift” to her middle and her […]