Tag Archives: Menopausal

Breast cancer: Menopausal hormone therapy risks ‘bigger than thought’

The increased risk of breast cancer from menopausal hormone therapy lasts more than a decade after treatment stops, a major report suggests. The researchers at the University of Oxford say the results mean the risk of breast cancer is double what women are currently being told. They estimate a million cases of breast cancer may… Read More »

Improving Sleep May Relieve Depressive Symptoms in Menopausal Women

Peri- and post-menopausal women frequently complain of insomnia or poor sleep quality. Sleep disturbance is often attributed to nocturnal hot flashes; however, a study from researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine suggests that a sizeable proportion of menopausal women may have a primary sleep disorder.  Clinically we see that sleep disruption, especially when… Read More »

Menopausal Symptoms More Common in Women with History of Intimate Partner Violence

While we have identified various sociodemographic variables as factors which modulate vulnerability to menopausal symptoms, no studies (to my knowledge) have looked at how a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or other traumatic exposures may affect susceptibility to menopausal symptoms.   A recent study looked at menopausal symptoms in 2,016 women (40 to 80… Read More »