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Menopause and HRT: Latest Research Reveals Benefits No Matter Your Age

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Hormone Balance for a better quality of life

Menopause is a complex time of life when our bodies go through so many changes. Yes, these changes are a normal part of aging — but they can also be unbearable. HRT can make this time of life so much more livable.

Recently, articles and studies have shown the benefits of HRT for Menopause in your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond.

We want to ensure you’re fully informed about the latest research on hormone replacement and menopause. Here are a few of the most recent articles.

These articles and studies provide important information on HRT and menopause. Yet, the best way to find out if hormone replacement is right for you is to come in and see us. We want to help you live a long, vibrant, healthy, happy life!

Melissa Miskell, Ob-Gyn
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Menopause: New study lists the benefits of hormone replacement therapy

In Medical News Today

The article references a 2023 study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal endorsing HRT as a first-line treatment for menopausal women without risk factors.

It highlights the historical concerns about HRT, including increased risks of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, recent evidence suggests that HRT might reduce the risk of coronary artery disease among younger menopausal patients.


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Study provides reassurance regarding the safety of using hormone therapy after age 65 years

In News Medical

This article highlights findings from a new study that reassures the safety of using hormone therapy beyond age 65. The study was published in Menopause, the journal of The Menopause Society, in April 2024.

The research analyzed records from 10 million senior Medicare women between 2007 and 2020, exploring the effects of different estrogen and progestogen types, administration routes, and dosages. Key findings show that estrogen therapy used beyond age 65 significantly reduces the risk of mortality, various cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and dementia.

The study stresses the importance of personalized treatment plans based on hormone type, dosage, and administration route to minimize risks and maximize benefits.

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Does menopause hormone therapy improve symptoms of depression?

In Menopause Journal

This article discusses a study to evaluate the impact of hormone therapy on depressive symptoms in perimenopausal and early postmenopausal women.

The results showed a high prevalence of depressive symptoms (62%) among those seeking care at a specialized menopause clinic. The use of hormone therapy significantly improved depressive symptoms, both when used alone and with antidepressant medications.

The findings concluded that hormone therapy is beneficial in easing depressive symptoms in women experiencing menopausal transition.

Everything is set up to make it as easy as possible for you to feel better!

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Women Have Been Misled About Menopause Credit: New York Times

In the New York Times 

This article discusses how HRT is an established treatment for menopause — yet doctors don’t always offer it.

The author also talks about her own experience with menopause and how she had trouble finding a doctor who understood what she was going through. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“About 85 percent of women experience menopausal symptoms. Rebecca Thurston, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh who studies menopause, believes that, in general, menopausal women have been underserved — an oversight that she considers one of the great blind spots of medicine. ‘It suggests that we have a high cultural tolerance for women’s suffering,’ Thurston says. ‘It’s not regarded as important.’

“Even hormone therapy, the single best option that is available to women, has a history that reflects the medical culture’s challenges in keeping up with science; it also represents a lost opportunity to improve women’s lives.”

We highly recommend this fascinating read.

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We have founded our practice on affordable pricing for exceptional health care.

We have very affordable cash rates for our lab testing…you will be pleasantly surprised!  However, established patients can use insurance for their labs. We cannot verify lab benefits for patients, so we recommend that you know your lab benefits prior to your lab draw.

We are designed as a cash-based practice, but our Billing Manager can provide you with a Superbill to file your own insurance claim.  However, Medicare does not allow this.  We are unable to provide Medicare patients with a Superbill.


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