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KEEPS Hormone Replacement Study

Three years after the Women’s Health Initiative published that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increased the incidence of certain health risks, clinical researchers at nine centers in the U.S. started the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS). This study was anticipated to be a turning point to determine the benefits of HRT on cardiovascular health. Researchers posed the question, “Does HRT…

Estrogen's Impact on Cognitive Function

Brain lapses, memory loss, blank stares, confusion. Do you feel like you are losing your mind as you get older? What you may classify as old age and impaired brain function may truly be related to a decrease in estrogen.Cognitive Decline as a Disease of AgingCognitive decline is a common concern for an aging population, in which the growing rate…

A Note from Neal

For years Part III attendees have lamented, “So is that all there is? Can’t there be more? And can it be somewhere besides SLC?” OK, fine, so here’s Part IV. And we’ll go to another city. Although there are new articles, research, updates, literature critiques, and sarcasm (of course), the majority of this course will be problem solving, case management,…

SSRI's Have Side Effects, but is Hormone Replacement the Answer?

Can hormone replacement therapy replace antidepressants? Antidepressant medication, also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), has been shown to have a number of side effects, including insomnia, nervousness, sleep problems, headaches, joint and muscle pain, stomach upset, sexual dysfunction, and bleeding problems. Even so, antidepressants are the third most widely prescribed group of medications in the United States. Many…

Cosmetic Procedures and Aging Skin

Hormone Replacement and the SkinAs women age, they start to recognize a dramatic change in their skin. This is often due to a decline of estrogen in the body, which causes the inactivity of estrogen receptors and loss of estrogen production in the skin. Dry, rough, burning, and thin skin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, can develop when…

Hypothyroid Symptoms But Normal TSH Levels?

Fatigue, weight gain, forgetfulness, mood swings…did the holidays just hit? Or are these symptoms an indication of hypothyroidism? While you might struggle with the holiday season to maintain energy and sanity, these persistent symptoms are a few of the signs related to low thyroid function, also known as hypothyroidism. What Is Hypothyroidism? More commonly found in women, approximately 5% of…

What Are Normal Testosterone Levels in Men?

What is considered the normal range for testosterone levels in men? It may seem like an easy question to answer, as traditionally serum testosterone levels are observed to be anywhere between 300 to 1,200 ng/dL. Yet, the answer to this question is not as simple as it may seem.Hypogonadism, or an androgen deficiency, affects an estimated four to five million…