The study helps the researchers to assess drugs or nutraceuticals that may reduce the bone loss that sets in with menopause.
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Estrogen deficiency after menopause and consequent loss of bone mineral density have been shown to be associated with increased rate of tooth loss.
Even in low doses estrogen prevents bone loss at menopause in the vast majority of women.
Some women who use a combination of estrogen and progestin to control the symptoms of menopause might find symptoms return when they stop the hormones.
Short term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is appropriate for peri and postmenopausal women.
Experts recommens over the counter dietary supplements among the first lines of defense in the treatment of the symptoms of menopause.Treatment of Menopause Symptoms
Eight internationally renowned women's health experts, lead by Lila Nachtigall, MD, recommend over-the- counter dietary supplements among the first lines of defense in the treatment of the symptoms of menopause.
NCCTG Study Compares Venlafaxine and Progestational Agents in Reducing Hot Flashes: A Menopause Symptom
The trial demonstrated that a single dose of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), alleviated hot flashes (menopause symptom) more than did the daily use of the oral antidepressant venlafaxine (Effexor).
The findings should help to look for other methods that can help control the common symptoms of menopause.
The Task Force did not examine the combined estrogen and progestin for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, only for the prevention of chronic disease.
The expanding waistline and increasing cholesterol levels many women face after menopause may be a factor in the stiffening of their arteries.