A sudden, temporary sensation of heat predominantly experienced by some women during MENOPAUSE. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The last menstrual period. Permanent cessation of menses (MENSTRUATION) is usually defined after 6 to 12 months of AMENORRHEA in a woman over 45 years of age. In the United States, menopause generally occurs in women between 48 and 55 years of age.
A change in electrical resistance of the skin, occurring in emotion and in certain other conditions.
A state of increased receptivity to suggestion and direction, initially induced by the influence of another person.
Physiologic period, characterized by endocrine, somatic, and psychic changes with the termination of ovarian function in the female. It may also accompany the normal diminution of sexual activity in the male.
A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE that contains triterpenoid saponins. Remifemin from C. racemosa is used to suppress LUTEINIZING HORMONE. It is reclassified by some to ACTAEA. The common name of black snakeroot is also used with ASARUM and SANICULA.
Compounds that specifically inhibit the reuptake of serotonin in the brain.
The process of exocrine secretion of the SWEAT GLANDS, including the aqueous sweat from the ECCRINE GLANDS and the complex viscous fluids of the APOCRINE GLANDS.
Monohydroxy derivatives of cyclohexanes that contain the general formula R-C6H11O. They have a camphorlike odor and are used in making soaps, insecticides, germicides, dry cleaning, and plasticizers.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
The physiological period following the MENOPAUSE, the permanent cessation of the menstrual life.
Chemical bond cleavage reactions resulting from absorption of radiant energy.
A furancarbonitrile that is one of the SEROTONIN UPTAKE INHIBITORS used as an antidepressant. The drug is also effective in reducing ethanol uptake in alcoholics and is used in depressed patients who also suffer from tardive dyskinesia in preference to tricyclic antidepressants, which aggravate this condition.
Any dummy medication or treatment. Although placebos originally were medicinal preparations having no specific pharmacological activity against a targeted condition, the concept has been extended to include treatments or procedures, especially those administered to control groups in clinical trials in order to provide baseline measurements for the experimental protocol.
A group of compounds derived from ammonia by substituting organic radicals for the hydrogens. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Material prepared from plants.
Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.
A structurally and mechanistically diverse group of drugs that are not tricyclics or monoamine oxidase inhibitors. The most clinically important appear to act selectively on serotonergic systems, especially by inhibiting serotonin reuptake.
PLANT EXTRACTS and compounds, primarily ISOFLAVONES, that mimic or modulate endogenous estrogens, usually by binding to ESTROGEN RECEPTORS.
Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.
A plant genus of the family FABACEAE.
A paravertebral sympathetic ganglion formed by the fusion of the inferior cervical and first thoracic ganglia.
A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.
3-Phenylchromones. Isomeric form of FLAVONOIDS in which the benzene group is attached to the 3 position of the benzopyran ring instead of the 2 position.
Antineoplastic agents that are used to treat hormone-sensitive tumors. Hormone-sensitive tumors may be hormone-dependent, hormone-responsive, or both. A hormone-dependent tumor regresses on removal of the hormonal stimulus, by surgery or pharmacological block. Hormone-responsive tumors may regress when pharmacologic amounts of hormones are administered regardless of whether previous signs of hormone sensitivity were observed. The major hormone-responsive cancers include carcinomas of the breast, prostate, and endometrium; lymphomas; and certain leukemias. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual 1994, p2079)
Materials or substances used in the composition of traditional medical remedies. The use of this term in MeSH was formerly restricted to historical articles or those concerned with traditional medicine, but it can also refer to homeopathic remedies. Nosodes are specific types of homeopathic remedies prepared from causal agents or disease products.
One of the SELECTIVE ESTROGEN RECEPTOR MODULATORS with tissue-specific activities. Tamoxifen acts as an anti-estrogen (inhibiting agent) in the mammary tissue, but as an estrogen (stimulating agent) in cholesterol metabolism, bone density, and cell proliferation in the ENDOMETRIUM.
Recording of electric potentials in the retina after stimulation by light.
Magnesium oxide (MgO). An inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral periclase. In aqueous media combines quickly with water to form magnesium hydroxide. It is used as an antacid and mild laxative and has many nonmedicinal uses.
Megestrol acetate is a progestogen with actions and uses similar to those of the progestogens in general. It also has anti-androgenic properties. It is given by mouth in the palliative treatment or as an adjunct to other therapy in endometrial carcinoma and in breast cancer. Megestrol acetate has been approved to treat anorexia and cachexia. (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1995)
Specialized cells that detect and transduce light. They are classified into two types based on their light reception structure, the ciliary photoreceptors and the rhabdomeric photoreceptors with MICROVILLI. Ciliary photoreceptor cells use OPSINS that activate a PHOSPHODIESTERASE phosphodiesterase cascade. Rhabdomeric photoreceptor cells use opsins that activate a PHOSPHOLIPASE C cascade.
The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.
Use of plants or herbs to treat diseases or to alleviate pain.
Investigative technique commonly used during ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY in which a series of bright light flashes or visual patterns are used to elicit brain activity.
Devices that help people with impaired sensory responses.
Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.
A cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the hydroxylation of many drugs and environmental chemicals, such as DEBRISOQUINE; ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS; and TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS. This enzyme is deficient in up to 10 percent of the Caucasian population.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared range.
The adjustment of the eye to variations in the intensity of light. Light adaptation is the adjustment of the eye when the light threshold is increased; DARK ADAPTATION when the light is greatly reduced. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
The immediate precursor in the biosynthesis of SEROTONIN from tryptophan. It is used as an antiepileptic and antidepressant.
The use of hormonal agents with estrogen-like activity in postmenopausal or other estrogen-deficient women to alleviate effects of hormone deficiency, such as vasomotor symptoms, DYSPAREUNIA, and progressive development of OSTEOPOROSIS. This may also include the use of progestational agents in combination therapy.
Production or presence of gas in the gastrointestinal tract which may be expelled through the anus.
The neural systems which act on VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE to control blood vessel diameter. The major neural control is through the sympathetic nervous system.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Research carried out by nurses concerning techniques and methods to implement projects and to document information, including methods of interviewing patients, collecting data, and forming inferences. The concept includes exploration of methodological issues such as human subjectivity and human experience.
A structurally diverse group of compounds distinguished from ESTROGENS by their ability to bind and activate ESTROGEN RECEPTORS but act as either an agonist or antagonist depending on the tissue type and hormonal milieu. They are classified as either first generation because they demonstrate estrogen agonist properties in the ENDOMETRIUM or second generation based on their patterns of tissue specificity. (Horm Res 1997;48:155-63)
Compounds which inhibit or antagonize the biosynthesis or actions of androgens.
Compounds that inhibit AROMATASE in order to reduce production of estrogenic steroid hormones.
17-Hydroxy-6-methylpregna-3,6-diene-3,20-dione. A progestational hormone used most commonly as the acetate ester. As the acetate, it is more potent than progesterone both as a progestagen and as an ovulation inhibitor. It has also been used in the palliative treatment of breast cancer.
Excessive sweating. In the localized type, the most frequent sites are the palms, soles, axillae, inguinal folds, and the perineal area. Its chief cause is thought to be emotional. Generalized hyperhidrosis may be induced by a hot, humid environment, by fever, or by vigorous exercise.
A plant genus of the family LINACEAE that is cultivated for its fiber (manufactured into linen cloth). It contains a trypsin inhibitor and the seed is the source of LINSEED OIL.
Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)
A synthetic progestin that is derived from 17-hydroxyprogesterone. It is a long-acting contraceptive that is effective both orally or by intramuscular injection and has also been used to treat breast and endometrial neoplasms.
Women who are engaged in gainful activities usually outside the home.
Non-steroidal compounds with estrogenic activity.
A serotonin uptake inhibitor that is effective in the treatment of depression.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Organic compounds containing the -CN radical. The concept is distinguished from CYANIDES, which denotes inorganic salts of HYDROGEN CYANIDE.
The feeling-tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation. It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves.
A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.
The most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
An imidazoline sympatholytic agent that stimulates ALPHA-2 ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS and central IMIDAZOLINE RECEPTORS. It is commonly used in the management of HYPERTENSION.
The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.
The surgical removal of one or both testicles.
A selective aromatase inhibitor effective in the treatment of estrogen-dependent disease including breast cancer.
Studies comparing two or more treatments or interventions in which the subjects or patients, upon completion of the course of one treatment, are switched to another. In the case of two treatments, A and B, half the subjects are randomly allocated to receive these in the order A, B and half to receive them in the order B, A. A criticism of this design is that effects of the first treatment may carry over into the period when the second is given. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Compounds which inhibit or antagonize the action or biosynthesis of estrogenic compounds.
Photosensitive afferent neurons located primarily within the FOVEA CENTRALIS of the MACULA LUTEA. There are three major types of cone cells (red, blue, and green) whose photopigments have different spectral sensitivity curves. Retinal cone cells operate in daylight vision (at photopic intensities) providing color recognition and central visual acuity.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.
Photosensitive protein complexes of varied light absorption properties which are expressed in the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are OPSINS conjugated with VITAMIN A-based chromophores. Chromophores capture photons of light, leading to the activation of opsins and a biochemical cascade that ultimately excites the photoreceptor cells.
The blood pressure in the ARTERIES. It is commonly measured with a SPHYGMOMANOMETER on the upper arm which represents the arterial pressure in the BRACHIAL ARTERY.
An annual legume. The SEEDS of this plant are edible and used to produce a variety of SOY FOODS.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
Substances that possess antiestrogenic actions but can also produce estrogenic effects as well. They act as complete or partial agonist or as antagonist. They can be either steroidal or nonsteroidal in structure.
The processes of heating and cooling that an organism uses to control its temperature.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330)
The 17-beta-isomer of estradiol, an aromatized C18 steroid with hydroxyl group at 3-beta- and 17-beta-position. Estradiol-17-beta is the most potent form of mammalian estrogenic steroids.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
The use of electronic equipment to observe or record physiologic processes while the patient undergoes normal daily activities.
The process in which light signals are transformed by the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS into electrical signals which can then be transmitted to the brain.
Steroid hormones produced by the GONADS. They stimulate reproductive organs, germ cell maturation, and the secondary sex characteristics in the males and the females. The major sex steroid hormones include ESTRADIOL; PROGESTERONE; and TESTOSTERONE.
The fluid excreted by the SWEAT GLANDS. It consists of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products.
A class of dibenzylbutane derivatives which occurs in higher plants and in fluids (bile, serum, urine, etc.) in man and other animals. These compounds, which have a potential anti-cancer role, can be synthesized in vitro by human fecal flora. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Mood-stimulating drugs used primarily in the treatment of affective disorders and related conditions. Several MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS are useful as antidepressants apparently as a long-term consequence of their modulation of catecholamine levels. The tricyclic compounds useful as antidepressive agents (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, TRICYCLIC) also appear to act through brain catecholamine systems. A third group (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, SECOND-GENERATION) is a diverse group of drugs including some that act specifically on serotonergic systems.
Disorders characterized by impairment of the ability to initiate or maintain sleep. This may occur as a primary disorder or in association with another medical or psychiatric condition.
Treatment to improve one's health condition by using techniques that can reduce PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS; PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS; or both.
A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Follicle-stimulating hormone stimulates GAMETOGENESIS and the supporting cells such as the ovarian GRANULOSA CELLS, the testicular SERTOLI CELLS, and LEYDIG CELLS. FSH consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH, and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
Learning to respond verbally to a verbal stimulus cue.
Individual components of atoms, usually subatomic; subnuclear particles are usually detected only when the atomic nucleus decays and then only transiently, as most of them are unstable, often yielding pure energy without substance, i.e., radiation.
An illusion of vision usually affecting spatial relations.
The TEMPERATURE at the outer surface of the body.
An order of the Amphibia class which includes salamanders and newts. They are characterized by usually having slim bodies and tails, four limbs of about equal size (except in Sirenidae), and a reduction in skull bones.
The absence of light.
Concentrated pharmaceutical preparations of plants obtained by removing active constituents with a suitable solvent, which is evaporated away, and adjusting the residue to a prescribed standard.
The electric response evoked in the cerebral cortex by visual stimulation or stimulation of the visual pathways.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience.
The 10th cranial nerve. The vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).
A glycoprotein migrating as a beta-globulin. Its molecular weight, 52,000 or 95,000-115,000, indicates that it exists as a dimer. The protein binds testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and estradiol in the plasma. Sex hormone-binding protein has the same amino acid sequence as ANDROGEN-BINDING PROTEIN. They differ by their sites of synthesis and post-translational oligosaccharide modifications.
Compounds that interact with ESTROGEN RECEPTORS in target tissues to bring about the effects similar to those of ESTRADIOL. Estrogens stimulate the female reproductive organs, and the development of secondary female SEX CHARACTERISTICS. Estrogenic chemicals include natural, synthetic, steroidal, or non-steroidal compounds.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Proteins which are present in or isolated from SOYBEANS.
Tumors or cancer of the PROSTATE.
A state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences. It includes meditation therapy. (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)
Conceptual functions or thinking in all its forms.
An aromatized C18 steroid with a 3-hydroxyl group and a 17-ketone, a major mammalian estrogen. It is converted from ANDROSTENEDIONE directly, or from TESTOSTERONE via ESTRADIOL. In humans, it is produced primarily by the cyclic ovaries, PLACENTA, and the ADIPOSE TISSUE of men and postmenopausal women.
Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.
Drugs used to prevent SEIZURES or reduce their severity.
A value equal to the total volume flow divided by the cross-sectional area of the vascular bed.
Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.
The amount of fat or lipid deposit at a site or an organ in the body, an indicator of body fat status.
The period before MENOPAUSE. In premenopausal women, the climacteric transition from full sexual maturity to cessation of ovarian cycle takes place between the age of late thirty and early fifty.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.
The forcing into the skin of liquid medication, nutrient, or other fluid through a hollow needle, piercing the top skin layer.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Drugs that block the transport of adrenergic transmitters into axon terminals or into storage vesicles within terminals. The tricyclic antidepressants (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, TRICYCLIC) and amphetamines are among the therapeutically important drugs that may act via inhibition of adrenergic transport. Many of these drugs also block transport of serotonin.
An arthropod subclass (Xiphosura) comprising the North American (Limulus) and Asiatic (Tachypleus) genera of horseshoe crabs.
A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
The application of suitable drug dosage forms to the skin for either local or systemic effects.
Method for obtaining information through verbal responses, written or oral, from subjects.
A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
Carbon monoxide (CO). A poisonous colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It combines with hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin, which has no oxygen carrying capacity. The resultant oxygen deprivation causes headache, dizziness, decreased pulse and respiratory rates, unconsciousness, and death. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Enzyme that catalyzes the movement of a methyl group from S-adenosylmethionone to a catechol or a catecholamine.
The portion of a retinal rod cell situated between the ROD INNER SEGMENT and the RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM. It contains a stack of photosensitive disk membranes laden with RHODOPSIN.
An unpleasant sensation in the stomach usually accompanied by the urge to vomit. Common causes are early pregnancy, sea and motion sickness, emotional stress, intense pain, food poisoning, and various enteroviruses.
The regular recurrence, in cycles of about 24 hours, of biological processes or activities, such as sensitivity to drugs and stimuli, hormone secretion, sleeping, and feeding.
A large group of cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) monooxygenases that complex with NAD(P)H-FLAVIN OXIDOREDUCTASE in numerous mixed-function oxidations of aromatic compounds. They catalyze hydroxylation of a broad spectrum of substrates and are important in the metabolism of steroids, drugs, and toxins such as PHENOBARBITAL, carcinogens, and insecticides.
A species of the true toads, Bufonidae, becoming fairly common in the southern United States and almost pantropical. The secretions from the skin glands of this species are very toxic to animals.
Sudden onset water phenomena with different speed of occurrence. These include flash floods, seasonal river floods, and coastal floods, associated with CYCLONIC STORMS; TIDALWAVES; and storm surges.
The selecting and organizing of visual stimuli based on the individual's past experience.
The art or process of comparing photometrically the relative intensities of the light in different parts of the spectrum.
The total amount of work to be performed by an individual, a department, or other group of workers in a period of time.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Derivatives of the steroid androstane having two double bonds at any site in any of the rings.
Chemical substances having a specific regulatory effect on the activity of a certain organ or organs. The term was originally applied to substances secreted by various ENDOCRINE GLANDS and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs. It is sometimes extended to include those substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but that have similar effects.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
Personality construct referring to an individual's perception of the locus of events as determined internally by his or her own behavior versus fate, luck, or external forces. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1996).
An optical source that emits photons in a coherent beam. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is brought about using devices that transform light of varying frequencies into a single intense, nearly nondivergent beam of monochromatic radiation. Lasers operate in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet, or X-ray regions of the spectrum.
The HEART and the BLOOD VESSELS by which BLOOD is pumped and circulated through the body.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The real or apparent movement of objects through the visual field.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.
Persons who receive ambulatory care at an outpatient department or clinic without room and board being provided.
A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
The remnants of plant cell walls that are resistant to digestion by the alimentary enzymes of man. It comprises various polysaccharides and lignins.
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
Pathologic deposition of calcium salts in tissues.
The point or frequency at which all flicker of an intermittent light stimulus disappears.
Time schedule for administration of a drug in order to achieve optimum effectiveness and convenience.
The capital is Seoul. The country, established September 9, 1948, is located on the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Its northern border is shared with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The measure of the level of heat of a human or animal.
Disturbances in registering an impression, in the retention of an acquired impression, or in the recall of an impression. Memory impairments are associated with DEMENTIA; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ENCEPHALITIS; ALCOHOLISM (see also ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER); SCHIZOPHRENIA; and other conditions.
A potent androgenic steroid and major product secreted by the LEYDIG CELLS of the TESTIS. Its production is stimulated by LUTEINIZING HORMONE from the PITUITARY GLAND. In turn, testosterone exerts feedback control of the pituitary LH and FSH secretion. Depending on the tissues, testosterone can be further converted to DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE or ESTRADIOL.
Protein complexes that take part in the process of PHOTOSYNTHESIS. They are located within the THYLAKOID MEMBRANES of plant CHLOROPLASTS and a variety of structures in more primitive organisms. There are two major complexes involved in the photosynthetic process called PHOTOSYSTEM I and PHOTOSYSTEM II.
The main glucocorticoid secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.
The science dealing with the correlation of the physical characteristics of a stimulus, e.g., frequency or intensity, with the response to the stimulus, in order to assess the psychologic factors involved in the relationship.
The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.
The minimum amount of stimulus energy necessary to elicit a sensory response.
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
The visually perceived property of objects created by absorption or reflection of specific wavelengths of light.
The branch of biology dealing with the effect of light on organisms.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-TRYPTOPHAN. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (RECEPTORS, SEROTONIN) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
Calcitonin gene-related peptide. A 37-amino acid peptide derived from the calcitonin gene. It occurs as a result of alternative processing of mRNA from the calcitonin gene. The neuropeptide is widely distributed in neural tissue of the brain, gut, perivascular nerves, and other tissue. The peptide produces multiple biological effects and has both circulatory and neurotransmitter modes of action. In particular, it is a potent endogenous vasodilator.
Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
The voltage differences across a membrane. For cellular membranes they are computed by subtracting the voltage measured outside the membrane from the voltage measured inside the membrane. They result from differences of inside versus outside concentration of potassium, sodium, chloride, and other ions across cells' or ORGANELLES membranes. For excitable cells, the resting membrane potentials range between -30 and -100 millivolts. Physical, chemical, or electrical stimuli can make a membrane potential more negative (hyperpolarization), or less negative (depolarization).
Failure or imperfection of vision at night or in dim light, with good vision only on bright days. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A benzothaizole which is oxidized by LUCIFERASES, FIREFLY to cause emission of light (LUMINESCENCE).
Proteins to which calcium ions are bound. They can act as transport proteins, regulator proteins, or activator proteins. They typically contain EF HAND MOTIFS.
The illumination of an environment and the arrangement of lights to achieve an effect or optimal visibility. Its application is in domestic or in public settings and in medical and non-medical environments.
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
The middle layer of blood vessel walls, composed principally of thin, cylindrical, smooth muscle cells and elastic tissue. It accounts for the bulk of the wall of most arteries. The smooth muscle cells are arranged in circular layers around the vessel, and the thickness of the coat varies with the size of the vessel.
Processes and properties of the EYE as a whole or of any of its parts.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
Chemicals that bind to and remove ions from solutions. Many chelating agents function through the formation of COORDINATION COMPLEXES with METALS.
Rhodopsins found in the PURPLE MEMBRANE of halophilic archaea such as HALOBACTERIUM HALOBIUM. Bacteriorhodopsins function as an energy transducers, converting light energy into electrochemical energy via PROTON PUMPS.
Increase in BODY WEIGHT over existing weight.
Cytoplasmic proteins that bind estrogens and migrate to the nucleus where they regulate DNA transcription. Evaluation of the state of estrogen receptors in breast cancer patients has become clinically important.
The process by which ELECTRONS are transported from a reduced substrate to molecular OXYGEN. (From Bennington, Saunders Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984, p270)

Local tolerance, pharmacokinetics, and dynamics of ganirelix (Orgalutran) administration by Medi-Jector compared to conventional needle injections. (1/324)

The feasibility of administering a relatively high dose of the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist ganirelix by means of a needle-free injection device, which could be useful in the long-term treatment of sex-steroid-dependent disorders, was evaluated in a randomized, crossover study in 16 healthy females. Local tolerance and pharmacokinetics of ganirelix administered by MediJector versus conventional needle injections were compared. Additionally, the pharmacodynamic effect was evaluated. Two milligrams of ganirelix was administered s.c. once daily for 7 days by Medi-Jector or conventional needle in a randomized sequence, without a washout period. No apparent differences in local tolerance were observed. Most injections (87.5%) gave either no or only a mild reaction. Of the moderate reactions, swelling and redness were reported most frequently (overall 4.9 and 8.5% per injection, respectively). Administration by Medi-Jector was bioequivalent to conventional needle injection with respect to the peak concentration and area under the curve. A profound suppression of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone was observed. Serum oestradiol and progesterone concentrations were relatively low prior to treatment and remained low during the entire study period. In conclusion, administration of a relatively high dose of ganirelix by Medi-Jector might be useful for long-term treatment of sex-steroid dependent disorders.  (+info)

A pilot trial assessing the efficacy of paroxetine hydrochloride (Paxil) in controlling hot flashes in breast cancer survivors. (2/324)

BACKGROUND: Many breast cancer survivors suffer debilitating hot flashes. Estrogen, the drug of choice in perimenopausal women, is generally not recommenced to breast cancer survivors. Nonhormonal treatments are mostly disappointing. Anecdotal reports in our institution suggested that the selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor, paroxetine hydrochloride, might be efficacious in alleviating hot flashes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty women with prior breast cancer who were suffering at least two hot flashes a day entered a single institution pilot trial to evaluate paroxetine's efficacy in reducing the frequency and severity of hot flashes. After completing daily diaries for one week on no therapy, the women received open-label paroxetine, 10 mg daily for one week, followed by four weeks of paroxetine, 20 mg daily. The women completed hot-flash daily diaries throughout the study period, and a health-related symptom-assessment questionnaire and a quality-of-life rating scale in the first and sixth week of the study. RESULTS: Twenty-seven women completed the six-week study period. The mean reduction of hot flash frequency was 67% (95% confidence interval (95% CI): 56%-79%). The mean reduction in hot flash severity score was 75% (95% CI: 66%-85%). There was a statistically significant improvement in depression, sleep, anxiety, and quality of life scores. Furthermore, 25 (83%) of the study participants chose to continue paroxetine therapy at the end of study. The most common adverse effect was somnolence, resulting in drug discontinuation in two women, and dose reduction in two women. One woman discontinued drug due to anxiety. CONCLUSIONS: Paroxetine hydrochloride is a promising new treatment for hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, and warrants further evaluation in a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial.  (+info)

Evaluation of soy phytoestrogens for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer survivors: A North Central Cancer Treatment Group Trial. (3/324)

PURPOSE: Hot flashes represent a significant clinical problem for some breast cancer survivors. Safe, effective treatment is needed for this prominent clinical problem. Although it has been shown that estrogen or progesterone replacement therapy can alleviate this problem, there are continued safety concerns regarding the use of hormonal therapies in these women. Based on anecdotal information, we hypothesized that soy-derived phytoestrogens, weak estrogen-like substances in the soybean that demonstrate estrogen agonist and/or antagonist effects when they bind to estrogen receptors, could alleviate hot flashes. This current trial was designed to investigate this hypothesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This double-blind clinical trial involved breast cancer survivors with substantial hot flashes. After randomization, patients underwent a 1-week baseline period with no therapy. This was followed by 4 weeks of either soy tablets or placebo. The patients then crossed over to the opposite arm in a double-blind manner for the last 4 weeks. Patients completed a daily questionnaire documenting hot flash frequency, intensity, and perceived side effects. RESULTS: Of the 177 women who were randomized and started the study substance, 155 (88%) provided useable data over the first 5 weeks; 149 provided usable data over the entire 9 weeks. There was no suggestion that the soy product was more effective in reducing hot flashes than the placebo. At study completion, patients preferred the soy product 33% of the time, the placebo 37% of the time, and neither substance 31% of the time. No toxicity was observed. CONCLUSION: The soy product did not alleviate hot flashes in breast cancer survivors.  (+info)

Relation of demographic and lifestyle factors to symptoms in a multi-racial/ethnic population of women 40-55 years of age. (4/324)

A community-based survey was conducted during 1995-1997 of factors related to menopausal and other symptoms in a multi-racial/ethnic sample of 16,065 women aged 40-55 years. Each of seven sites comprising the Study of Women's Health across the Nation (SWAN) surveyed one of four minority populations and a Caucasian population. The largest adjusted prevalence odds ratios for all symptoms, particularly hot flashes or night sweats (odds ratios = 2.06-4.32), were for women who were peri- or postmenopausal. Most symptoms were reported least frequently by Japanese and Chinese (odds ratios = 0.47-0.67 compared with Caucasian) women. African-American women reported vasomotor symptoms and vaginal dryness more (odds ratios = 1.17-1.63) but urine leakage and difficulty sleeping less (odds ratios = 0.64-0.72) than Caucasians. Hispanic women reported urine leakage, vaginal dryness, heart pounding, and forgetfulness more (odds ratios = 1.22-1.85). Hot flashes or night sweats, urine leakage, and stiffness or soreness were associated with a high body mass index (odds ratios = 1.15-2.18 for women with a body mass index > or =27 vs. 19-26.9 kg/m2). Most symptoms were reported most frequently among women who had difficulty paying for basics (odds ratios = 1.15-2.05), who smoked (odds ratios = 1.21-1.78), and who rated themselves less physically active than other women their age (odds ratios = 1.24-2.33). These results suggest that lifestyle, menstrual status, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status affect symptoms in this age group.  (+info)

Soy product intake and hot flashes in Japanese women: results from a community-based prospective study. (5/324)

The association between soy product intake and the occurrence of hot flashes was examined in a cohort of 1,106 female residents of Takayama, Gifu, JAPAN: The women were aged 35-54 years and premenopausal at their entry into the study in 1992. Diet, including intake of soy products and isoflavones, was assessed by means of a validated semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire at study entry. A follow-up mail questionnaire asking about experiences of hot flashes was sent in 1998. During the 6 years of the study period, 101 women had new moderate or severe hot flashes according to the Kupperman test of menopausal distress. After data were controlled for age, total energy intake, and menopausal status, hot flashes were significantly inversely associated with consumption of soy products in terms of both total amount (highest tertile of soy product intake (g/day) vs. lowest: hazard ratio = 0.47; 95% confidence interval: 0.28, 0.79; p for trend = 0.005) and isoflavone intake (highest tertile of isoflavone intake (mg/day) vs. lowest: hazard ratio = 0.42; 95% confidence interval: 0.25, 0.72; p for trend = 0.002). These data suggest that consumption of soy products has a protective effect against hot flashes.  (+info)

Cognitive function in postmenopausal women treated with raloxifene. (6/324)

BACKGROUND: In postmenopausal women, estrogen may have a beneficial effect on cognition or reduce the risk of decline in cognitive function. Whether raloxifene, a selective estrogen-receptor modulator, might have similar actions is not known. METHODS: As part of the Multiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Evaluation trial, we studied 7478 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis (mean age, 66 years), who were enrolled at 178 sites in 25 countries. The women were randomly assigned to receive raloxifene (60 mg or 120 mg) or placebo daily for three years. We compared the mean scores of the groups on six tests of cognitive function, which were administered at base line and at six months and one, two, and three years. Women were classified as having a decline in cognitive function if the change in their scores at three years was in the worst 10 percent. RESULTS: The mean cognitive scores in the three groups of women were similar at base line. The scores improved slightly in all three groups during the three-year study period, with no significant differences among the groups. The risk of decline in the cognitive function, as measured by four of the six tests, did not differ significantly between the two raloxifene groups combined and the placebo group, but there was a trend toward less decline in the combined raloxifene group on the two tests of verbal memory (relative risk, 0.77) and attention, (relative risk, 0.87). Newly reported or worsening hot flashes did not negatively influence test scores or the effect of treatment on test performance. CONCLUSIONS: Raloxifene treatment for three years does not affect overall cognitive scores in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.  (+info)

Randomized trial of black cohosh for the treatment of hot flashes among women with a history of breast cancer. (7/324)

PURPOSE: Most breast cancer survivors experience hot flashes; many use complementary or alternative remedies for these symptoms. We undertook a randomized clinical trial of black cohosh, a widely used herbal remedy for menopausal symptoms, among breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with breast cancer who had completed their primary treatment were randomly assigned to black cohosh or placebo, stratified on tamoxifen use. At enrollment, patients completed a questionnaire about demographic factors and menopausal symptoms. Before starting to take the pills and at 30 and 60 days, they completed a 4-day hot flash diary. At the final visit, they completed another menopausal symptom questionnaire. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels were measured in a subset of patients at the first and final visits. RESULTS: Of 85 patients (59 on tamoxifen, 26 not on tamoxifen) enrolled in the study, 42 were assigned to treatment and 43 were assigned to placebo; 69 completed all three hot flash diaries. Both treatment and placebo groups reported declines in number and intensity of hot flashes; the differences between the groups were not statistically significant. Both groups also reported improvements in menopausal symptoms that were, for the most part, not significantly different. Changes in blood levels of FSH and LH also did not differ in the two groups. CONCLUSION: Black cohosh was not significantly more efficacious than placebo against most menopausal symptoms, including number and intensity of hot flashes. Our study illustrates the feasibility and value of standard clinical trial methodology in assessing the efficacy and safety of herbal agents.  (+info)

Selective estrogen receptor modulation and reduction in risk of breast cancer, osteoporosis, and coronary heart disease. (8/324)

The recognition of selective estrogen receptor modulation in the laboratory has resulted in the development of two selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), tamoxifen and raloxifene, for clinical application in healthy women. SERMs are antiestrogenic in the breast but estrogen-like in the bones and reduce circulating cholesterol levels. SERMs also have different degrees of estrogenicity in the uterus. Tamoxifen is used specifically to reduce the incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal and postmenopausal women at risk for the disease. In contrast, raloxifene is used specifically to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk for osteoporosis. The study of tamoxifen and raloxifene (STAR) trial is currently comparing the ability of these SERMs to reduce breast cancer incidence in high-risk postmenopausal women. There is intense interest in understanding the molecular mechanism(s) of action of SERMs at target sites in a woman's body. An understanding of the targeted actions of this novel drug group will potentially result in the introduction of new multifunctional medicines with applications as preventive agents or treatments of breast cancer and endometrial cancer, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis.  (+info)

Menopausal hot flashes are episodes of flushing, increased heart rate, skin blood flow and skin temperature, and a sensation of heat. The thermoregulatory and cardiovascular concomitants of hot flashes are associated with peaks in the levels of vario
The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland CA was one of four centers to participate in the eight-week randomized, double-blind trial that enrolled 205 women between July 2009 and June 2010. Hormonal agents have been the predominant therapy for menopausal hot flashes, but their use decreased substantially following the shifts in risk-benefit ratios that were identified in the Womens Health Initiative Estrogen plus Progestin randomized controlled trial. However, no other treatments have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for menopausal hot flashes, and the efficacy of alternative pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic agents is inconclusive, according to the study authors. Selective serotonin and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs and SNRIs) have been investigated previously for hot flash treatment with mixed results. In two pilot investigations, the SSRI escitalopram reduced hot flashes with minimal toxicities but conclusions were limited by the small samples ...
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, two often-prescribed treatments recommended in clinical guidelines for the management of hot flashes were found to be effective in managing hot flashes in patients with breast cancer. Patient-reported hot flash scores showed that venlafaxine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, induced a more immediate reduction of hot flashes, compared to clonidine, a centrally acting alpha-adrenergic agonist. At the end of the 12-week study, however, hot flash scores were lower in the women taking clonidine. The results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.. A total of 102 women were enrolled from three hospitals in the Netherlands and randomly assigned to daily venlafaxine, clonidine, or placebo. Patients were instructed to keep a diary, recording the frequency and severity of hot flashes every day for the 2 weeks before administration of the study medications and the 12 weeks of the study treatment period. Patients were also asked to record ...
Hot flash scores were lower in the clonidine group than the placebo group at week 12 ( p = .03), and lower in the venlaxafine group than placebo, though not statistically significant ( p = .07). Over the 12-week period, reduction in the venlaxafine group was 41% ( P,.001), 26% in the clonidine group ( p=.045), and 29% in the placebo group (p,.001). Those on venlaxafine tended to have some loss of appetite ( p = .003) as well as symptoms of nausea. Sleep and sexual function were not different between the two treatment groups. At week 12, anxiety and depression scores were higher in the venlafaxine than the clonidine group. (p = .03). Significantly lower hot flash scores began in the venlafaxine group compared to placebo in weeks 1-4 (p =.01), and in the clonidine group, lower scores began compared to placebo in weeks 5-8 ( p = .04). ...
Forty patients completed all treatments, 12 patients only one treatment, 8 patients neither. Dropout rates during venlafaxine were 15 out of 59, versus clonidine, 5 out of 53. Withdrawal rateswere not affected by sequence of treatment. Efficacy: After eight weeks, no difference was seen between the two drugs in reduction of hot flash scores: median 49% for venlafaxine and 55% for clonidine. The drug that the patient received first caused the greatest reduction in hot flash score. ...
Certain types of cancer treatments can cause hot flashes and night sweats. Hot flashes are when your body suddenly feels hot. In some cases, hot flashes can make you sweat. Night sweats are hot flashes with sweating at night. Hot flashes and night sweats are more common in women, but they can also occur in men. Some people continue to have these side effects after cancer treatment.. Hot flashes and night sweats can be unpleasant, but there are treatments that can help.. People who are treated for breast cancer or prostate cancer are likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during or after treatment ...
About 33 percent of the women reported having hot flashes, including 12.5 percent of the premenopausal women, 79 percent of perimenopausal women and 39.3 percent of postmenopausal women. Of those who had hot flashes, about half reported that they were typically mild, while about one-third had moderate and about 15 percent had severe hot flashes. More than 81 percent of women with regular severe hot flashes had symptoms of chronic insomnia. These women reported difficulty falling asleep, non-restful sleep and overall dissatisfaction with their sleep patterns on a regular basis (at least three nights a week for at least the past six months). Women with mild hot flashes did not report these problems any more frequently than did women with no hot flashes. Women were also more likely to have problems staying asleep as their hot flashes became more severe ...
A new study of menopausal women shows that hot flashes arent all bad. We found that women who experienced symptoms when they began menopause had fewer cardiovascular events than those who experienced hot flashes late in menopause or not at all, says endocrinologist Emily Szmuilowicz, lead author of a study that will be published in the June issue of Menopause magazine. (For some reason, unlike AARP, Menopause magazine doesnt automatically find you when youre at that age.) You can read an abstract of the paper, titled Vasomotor symptoms and cardiovascular events in postmenopausal women here. Or the Northwestern Memorial Hospital press release, which is easier to absorb, here ...
There is no mistaking the signs of a hot flash. Starting with your ears and neck, a hot, intense flush breaks out over your face and upper body. You may feel nauseated along with the hot flash and may also experience feelings of anxiety, dizziness, and weakness. You are left soaked with sweat and weakened.. Hot flashes are a sign of perimenopause and menopause. Over 90 percent of women suffer and have trouble controlling them. Typically, they last from two to four minutes and occur every three to five hours. Hot flashes are one of the first menopausal symptoms to appear and one of the last to leave.. ...
Menopause: A Natural Progression. Menopause is part of the natural progression of a womans life. But for up to 8 out of 10 women, this time of transition-which can last anywhere from 2 to 10 years-can be fraught with an array of climacteric symptoms that can negatively affect their quality of life. Most bothersome of these complaints are hot flashes and night sweats, two vasomotor symptoms that can occur any time of the day. These symptoms can leave a woman feeling uncomfortable and embarrassed and cause her to awaken frequently at night, leading to exhaustion, mental fatigue, and depression. During the early stages of menopause, called perimenopause, these symptoms can be especially frequent and intense; some perimenopausal women experience 10 or more moderate to severe hot flashes in a single day.. Order Estrovera @ www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com. More ...
Published: May 26, 2010. In recent years, many women have chosen to avoid prescription medications all together to treat their hot flashes. In general, they work for many women but none work for all. Among the most commonly used and most studied OTC treatments for hot flashes is soy.. Soy is not only an excellent food high in protein, and rich in calcium and many important vitamins, but supplements of a major ingredient in soy, called isoflavones, have been well studied for reducing hot flashes. Usually dosages of 50 mg/day can be helpful. Women who take soy can expect a reduction in hot flash frequency and intensity of between 35 to 50% over a two to four week period. It may not be perfect, but can be enough to allow you to sleep the night. Not every study shows a strong benefit and If you have just come off estrogen, soy or no other supplement is going to be as effective.. While soy is not a replacement for prescription medication, fourteen clinical trials have shown that soy can help you ...
A new Mayo Clinic study, published online today by the journal Menopause, found an association between caffeine intake and more bothersome hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women.
to the editor: In the article Diagnosing Night Sweats,1 the authors overlooked the most prevalent and easy-to-diagnose type of night sweats: those occurring in women during perimenopause. Persons most likely to ask their family physician about night sweats are women in their late 30s to early 60s who are in the menopausal transition or the early years of menopause. This group of women is not even mentioned in the abstract of the article.1 When menopausal women are mentioned on the third page of the article,1 the description is inappropriately brief and somewhat inaccurate. Table 1 of the article1 should be revised to list perimenopausal women instead of ovarian failure. It also should include the selective estrogen receptor modulator drugs, such as tamoxifen and raloxifene.. Although hot flushes and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms) often are considered to be typical of menopause, there are good epidemiologic studies showing that many women experience them before they cease menstruation ...
OUTLINE: Patients wear an ambulatory sternal skin conductance hot flash device continuously for 5 weeks.. Patients complete hot flash diaries once daily for 5 weeks. Patients also complete the Comfort, Bother, and Weight Questionnaire at the end of week 5.. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 25 patients will be accrued for this study. ...
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A team of investigators led by UC Davis found that eating soy products such as soy milk and tofu did not prevent the onset of hot flashes and night sweats as women entered menopause. [en español]
Hot flashes: As many as 85% of women experience hot flashes during menopause. Hot flashes are vasomotor symptoms that cause a warm or hot flushed sensation that usually begins in the head and face and then radiates down the neck to other parts of the body. There may be red blotches on the skin. Each hot flash averages 2.7 minutes and is characterized by a sudden increase in heart rate, an increase in peripheral blood flow, which leads to a rise in skin temperature, and a sudden onset of sweating, particularly on the upper body. Hot flashes can occur before, during, or after menopause. Hot flashes can begin when a womans cycles are still regular or, more commonly, as menopause approaches and her cycles become irregular. They usually last for less than a year following the last menstrual period, although some women continue to experience hot flashes five to ten years after menopause. Hot flashes can occur once a month, once a week, or several times an hour. They can happen any time of day or ...
Hot flashes: As many as 85% of women experience hot flashes during menopause. Hot flashes are vasomotor symptoms that cause a warm or hot flushed sensation that usually begins in the head and face and then radiates down the neck to other parts of the body. There may be red blotches on the skin. Each hot flash averages 2.7 minutes and is characterized by a sudden increase in heart rate, an increase in peripheral blood flow, which leads to a rise in skin temperature, and a sudden onset of sweating, particularly on the upper body. Hot flashes can occur before, during, or after menopause. Hot flashes can begin when a womans cycles are still regular or, more commonly, as menopause approaches and her cycles become irregular. They usually last for less than a year following the last menstrual period, although some women continue to experience hot flashes five to ten years after menopause. Hot flashes can occur once a month, once a week, or several times an hour. They can happen any time of day or ...
Hot flashes: As many as 85% of women experience hot flashes during menopause. Hot flashes are vasomotor symptoms that cause a warm or hot flushed sensation that usually begins in the head and face and then radiates down the neck to other parts of the body. There may be red blotches on the skin. Each hot flash averages 2.7 minutes and is characterized by a sudden increase in heart rate, an increase in peripheral blood flow, which leads to a rise in skin temperature, and a sudden onset of sweating, particularly on the upper body. Hot flashes can occur before, during, or after menopause. Hot flashes can begin when a womans cycles are still regular or, more commonly, as menopause approaches and her cycles become irregular. They usually last for less than a year following the last menstrual period, although some women continue to experience hot flashes five to ten years after menopause. Hot flashes can occur once a month, once a week, or several times an hour. They can happen any time of day or ...
Hot flashes: As many as 85% of women experience hot flashes during menopause. Hot flashes are vasomotor symptoms that cause a warm or hot flushed sensation that usually begins in the head and face and then radiates down the neck to other parts of the body. There may be red blotches on the skin. Each hot flash averages 2.7 minutes and is characterized by a sudden increase in heart rate, an increase in peripheral blood flow, which leads to a rise in skin temperature, and a sudden onset of sweating, particularly on the upper body. Hot flashes can occur before, during, or after menopause. Hot flashes can begin when a womans cycles are still regular or, more commonly, as menopause approaches and her cycles become irregular. They usually last for less than a year following the last menstrual period, although some women continue to experience hot flashes five to ten years after menopause. Hot flashes can occur once a month, once a week, or several times an hour. They can happen any time of day or ...
Hot flashes: As many as 85% of women experience hot flashes during menopause. Hot flashes are vasomotor symptoms that cause a warm or hot flushed sensation that usually begins in the head and face and then radiates down the neck to other parts of the body. There may be red blotches on the skin. Each hot flash averages 2.7 minutes and is characterized by a sudden increase in heart rate, an increase in peripheral blood flow, which leads to a rise in skin temperature, and a sudden onset of sweating, particularly on the upper body. Hot flashes can occur before, during, or after menopause. Hot flashes can begin when a womans cycles are still regular or, more commonly, as menopause approaches and her cycles become irregular. They usually last for less than a year following the last menstrual period, although some women continue to experience hot flashes five to ten years after menopause. Hot flashes can occur once a month, once a week, or several times an hour. They can happen any time of day or ...
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FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hot flashes may signal increased risk of vascular dysfunction that can lead to cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online April 12 in Menopause.. Researchers tracked the health of 272 nonsmoking women, aged 40 to 60. Among women between 40 and 53 years of age, frequent hot flashes were associated with poorer endothelial cell function.. The investigators found the association to be independent of other cardiovascular disease risk factors. The link appeared to be restricted to the younger women in the study -- there was no such relationship seen among women aged 54 to 60.. Hot flashes are not just a nuisance. They have been linked to cardiovascular, bone, and brain health, JoAnn Pinkerton, M.D., executive director of The North American Menopause Society, said in a society news release. In this study, physiologically measured hot flashes appear linked to cardiovascular changes occurring early during the menopause transition.. Press ...
A natural, or bioidentical, combined estradiol-progesterone capsule (TX-001HR) significantly decreases the frequency and severity of moderate to severe hot flashes in postmenopausal women, the Replenish study finds. Results of this phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial will be presented Monday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Societys 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Menopause is the term that represents the end of menstruation. When a woman has had 12 consecutive months with no menstrual period, and no other biological or physiological cause has been identified, she is officially in menopause.. The timing of natural menopause is variable; it can occur as early as in a womans 30s (premature menopause) and as late as in her 60s. In the western world, the average age is now 51.. Most women approaching menopause will have hot flashes, a sudden feeling of warmth that spreads over the upper body, often with blushing and some sweating. The severity of hot flashes varies from mild in some women to severe in others. Some women only have occasional hot flashes, which dont really bother them at all, while others report 20 or more hot flashes a day, which are uncomfortable, disruptive and embarrassing.. Although hot flashes are a common bothersome symptom for which women are looking for some kind of relief, it is crucial to understand that menopause encompasses much ...
Purpose Hot flashes are a common symptom and an important cause of decreased quality of life in women with breast cancer. Hot flashes involve vasodilatation and flushing, however, their complex etiolo
Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the
Hormone therapy or antidepressants are options if hot flashes are getting in the way of your sleep, your sexual health or your quality of life.
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Every woman alive goes through the transition to menopause. It can take years. Hot flashes are just one of the many unpleasant symptoms.
On average, menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats plague women for seven or more years, taking a toll on a womans health and well-being.
Since the 60s, smoking women has continued to grow: the proportion of smokers rose from 10 to 22% in 40 years on the 15 million smokers in USA. The women smoke more and more and earlier. The first cigarette is usually taken between 14 and 16 years. Cigarette smoke passes from the lungs to the brain within 10 seconds, carrying so much faster than would intravenous injection of illicit drugs. Smoking cigarettes send some 4,000 chemicals to the body.. Tobacco and gynecological disorders. Smoking decreases the secretion of estrogen. It may therefore be responsible for menstrual disorders with irregularities and pain. There is also often a change of tone of voice, which becomes hoarse, and an increase of hairs. Menopause occurs 1 to 2 years earlier than average among smokers. Hot flashes are more intense and the risk of osteoporosis is increased. Tobacco also promotes the development of precancerous lesions of the cervix.. Tobacco and skin. Due to a lack of oxygenation of the skin, smokers are more ...
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While about 80% of peri- and postmenopausal women have vasomotor symptoms (VMS), such as night sweats and hot flashes, it has been observed that higher body mass index (BMI) and body fat are associated with an increased risk of vasomotor symptoms. Thus, it is reasonable to speculate that weight loss may prevent VMS.. In a recent study, researchers analyzed data from 1,546 participants in the Study of Womens Health Across the Nation (SWAN). In this population, they found that women in early menopause who have a higher BMI and waist circumference were more likely to report VMS and to have more frequent VMS. In contrast, for women in late menopause, higher BMI and waist circumference were associated with fewer VMS. Furthermore, they observed that weight loss did not result in a reduction in VMS.. These findings differ from those reported from the dietary intervention trial of the Womens Health Initiative (WHI), where it was observed that in postmenopausal women, VMS were reduced or eliminated ...
THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors have more frequent and severe menopausal hot flashes than other women, a new study reveals.. But the researchers also found that cancer survivors coped better with menopausal symptoms and reported a better quality of life than other women, and had similar levels of sexual activity and function.. The study included 934 female cancer survivors (about 90 percent survived breast cancer) and 155 cancer-free women in Australia who were assessed for hot flashes and other menopause-related symptoms and sexual function.. Seventy-six percent of the cancer survivors reported having hot flashes in the past 24 hours, compared with 54 percent of the cancer-free women. Sixty percent of the cancer survivors said their hot flashes were severe or very severe, compared with 40 percent of the cancer-free women.. Menopausal symptoms also seemed to persist longer in the cancer survivors, according to the study published online July 17 in the journal ...
A small study found that 12 weeks of acupuncture provided the same relief from hot flashes related to breast cancer treatment as Effexor (chemical name: venlafaxine), an antidepressant medicine.. Hormonal therapy often is used after surgery and other treatments to lower the risk of hormone-receptor-positive, early-stage breast cancer coming back (recurring) in post-menopausal women. Hormonal therapy works by lowering the amount of estrogen in the body or by blocking estrogens effect on cancer cells. Reducing the amount of estrogen or blocking its effects can cause hot flashes during treatment. Besides hot flashes, hormonal therapy also may cause sleeping problems, moodiness, and an overall lower quality of life. Doctors sometimes call hot flashes and related side effects vasomotor symptoms. Naturally-occurring menopause often is accompanied by these same troubling vasomotor symptoms.. Antidepressants such as Effexor are used sometimes to ease severe hot flashes.. In this study, 47 women ...
BACKGROUND: To assess the prevalence of menopausal symptoms among women prescribed hormone therapy (HT) using electronic medical record data from a regional healthcare organization. METHODS: Retrospective data from the Reliant Medical Group from 1/1/2006-12/31/2011 were assessed for 102 randomly-selected patients. Study eligibility criteria included: females aged 45 to 65; prescribed oral or transdermal HT; no history of breast cancer, venous thromboembolism, stroke, gynecological cancer, or hysterectomy; continuously enrolled in the health plan for 1 year before and after the first observed HT prescription. Prevalence of menopause-related symptoms was analyzed descriptively at both the patient and visit levels. RESULTS: Mean age of patients was 54 years. The most common menopausal symptoms were: hot flushes (40%), night sweats (17%), insomnia (16%), vaginal dryness (13%), mood disorders (12%), and weight gain (12%). Among the 102 patients, 163 individual visits listing menopausal symptoms were
Washington D.C. [USA], April 20 : Menopausal or pre- menopausal women, aged 40-65, who experience hot flashes or excessive sweating during sleep, are at increased risk of moderate and severe depression.. The results demonstrate that among a group of women ages 40-65, those with moderate-severe hot flashes were significantly more likely to have moderate-severe depression than women with no or mild vasomotor symptoms.. Roisin Worsley, Robin Bell, Pragya Gartoulla, Penelope Robinson and Susan Davis, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia examined hot flashes, depressive symptoms and use of antidepressant medication to be common in the age range of women. The findings, published in journal of Womens Health, indicated that more than 2,000 pre-menopausal and menopausal women showed moderate-severe vasomotor symptoms - hot flashes or night sweats -an independent and significant risk factor for moderate and severe depression.. The researchers explored the controversial link between hot flashes and ...
There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids in our diets: One type is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is found in some vegetable oils, such as soybean, rapeseed (canola), and flaxseed, and in walnuts.
Menopause is a phase of life characterized by several physiological and psychological changes that have a major impact on a womans life. These changes are mainly a result of a dip in the levels of the hormones produced by the ovaries. The most common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, headaches, vaginal dryness, depression, irritability, insomnia and mood swings. This can be a very trying period in a womans life and the use of some herbal remedies can help provide some relief from these symptoms.. Flaxseed. Linseed or flaxseed is a vital source of lignins - compounds that play a major role in the modulation of the female hormone levels. Besides, flaxseeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids that are required for the effective functioning of the reproductive system in women. No wonder then that several studies have found flaxseed beneficial against menopausal symptoms. (Read: Suffering from menopausal hot flashes? Eat flaxseeds). Soy-rich foods. Isoflavones are compounds made up of ...
The beginning stages of menopause often are accompanied by rapid bone loss, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and sleep disturbances among other symptoms. Estrogen therapy with or without progesterone prevents most of these changes. However, as a result of the Womens Health Initiative findings suggesting that the overall risks outweigh the benefits, most menopausal women now decline estrogen therapy, increasingly seeking other alternatives, noted lead researcher Silvina Levis. Soy-derived products have been proposed to provide comparable benefits to estrogen but without the risks.. Levis, who is associated with the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, conducted a randomized controlled trial from July 2004 to March 2009 to determine the effectiveness of soy isoflavone tablets in preventing bone loss and other menopausal symptoms. Study participants received a soy isoflavone dose equivalent to approximately two times the highest intake ...
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Systemic hormone therapy. Systemic estrogen - which comes in pill, skin patch, gel, cream or spray form - remains the most effective treatment for relief of troublesome menopausal hot flashes and night sweats. Estrogen can also ease vaginal symptoms of menopause, such as dryness, itching, burning and discomfort with intercourse. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still approves estrogen for the prevention of the bone-thinning disease called osteoporosis, doctors usually recommend medications called bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis ...
Seventy-five percent of the women in the United States experience hot flashes of some kind as they approach menopause and for the first year or two after their periods stop. Between 20-50% of women continue to have them for many more years. Most women have mild to moderate hot flashes, but about 10-15% of women experience such severe hot flashes that they seek medical attention. As time goes on, the intensity usually decreases. Whether youve had breast cancer or not, there is considerable variation in time of onset, duration, frequency, and the nature of hot flashes, An episode can last a few seconds or a few minutes, occasionally even an hour, but it can take another half hour for you to feel like yourself again. The most common time of onset is between six and eight in the morning, and between six to ten at night. When hot flashes hit in the middle of the night, theyre called night sweats. Your body temperature tends to go down a bit as you sleep. With a lower estrogen level in the body, ...
Read on here for some remedies for hot flashes and night sweats. There is also a video clip about some remedies for hot flashes and night sweats.
Menopause is a critical stage of womens life associated with various complaints and distresses. Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), such as hot flushes, night sweats, s...
Incorporating the following dietary practices and vitamin rich foods into your diet daily, may assist in reducing severity of hot flushes and night sweats, a common symptom of menopause. If menopause symptoms are not an issue for you, including the below foods will nonetheless promote overall good health and be a delicious addition to your day. And Remember, health does truly begin at the end of your fork, so dig in! ...
embed not working for you? video here). These kinds of symptoms are said to increase in frequency in early menopause. Several studies have shown a negative association between hot flashes and estradiol concentrations, meaning that as estradiol goes down hot flashes go up (Deecher and Dorries 2007; Miller and Duckles 2008). Estradiol naturally declines as a woman gets older, until she reaches menopause when it remains quite low for the rest of her life, and comes from places other than the ovaries. Similar relationships have been found between progesterone and vasomotor symptoms among menopausal women (Hitchcock and Prior 2012; Spark and Willis 2012). Vasomotor symptoms are also associated with depression, panic attacks, and sleep disturbances (Mold et al. 2002). This is likely because vasomotor symptoms can signal some sort of dysregulation in the autonomic nervous system, which is the part of your nervous system that regulates visceral functions like heart rate and, you guessed it, ...
The multiperson workflow may start in Flash Catalyst with a wireframe or high fidelity prototype. It may also start in Flash Builder as a developer-driven Flash Catalyst compatible Flex project. For example, in a developer-driven workflow, the developer would create a Flash Catalyst compatible Flex application in Flash Builder 4.5 with several supporting Library Projects. One of these Library Projects would contain custom components to be skinned in Flash Catalyst. This Library Project can be exported as an FXPL file and edited in Flash Catalyst. (Flash Catalyst cannot open a FXPL file directly; instead a new blank Flash Catalyst project must be created and then the FXPL can be imported). Any ActionScript-based components that extend SkinnableComponent will appear in the Skinnable Component list in Flash Catalyst. In this workflow, you can assign art to custom defined SkinParts. Once skinning is complete, the designer exports the library from Flash Catalyst and it is merged back into the Library ...
A new medication, called Brisdelle (paroxetine), has been approved by the FDA as the first non-hormonal treatment for moderate to severe hot flushes (vasomotor symptoms). This is a common problem in perimenopausal and menopausal women.. …..Brisdelle contains the same ingredient as Paxil, but at a much lower dosage. At this dosage, this medication is not indicated to treat any psychiatric condition but solely is for the hot flushes.. …..Many perimenopausal women suffer from severe hot flushes daily. Brisdelle has been proven to decrease these attacks significantly. It is reported to be a safe, non-hormonal option, and one capsule at bedtime is the advised treatment.. …..Pregnancy and some medications may prevent you from trying this medication. As always, before starting a new medication, review your current medications with your medical provider. So speak to your health care professional about the various treatments for menopausal symptoms and perhaps this new medication may be right for ...
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Hormonal treatment may be associated with hot flashes and impotence. About one percent of breast cancer develops in males. It ...
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... and other SSRIs can be used to treat hot flashes. A 2009 multisite randomized controlled study found no benefit and ...
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Gonadotropin deficiency will often cause amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, hot flashes, or decreased libido. Growth hormone ...
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... hot flashes, sexual dysfunction (including loss of libido and erectile dysfunction), depression, fatigue, anemia, and decreased ... hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, infertility, and osteoporosis. In women, antiandrogens are much better tolerated, and ... antiandrogens that suppress androgen production can cause low estrogen levels and associated symptoms like hot flashes, ...
News came in early September 2004 that Cinerama would be rebranded as The Wedding Present. The line-up was to be the same as the last line-up of Cinerama, which included Simon Cleave. The first new single, "Interstate 5", was issued on 15 November 2004, to lead off the new album, Take Fountain, which was released on 14 February 2005. A second single, "I'm From Further North Than You", was released on 11 April 2005. Third and final single "Ringway to SeaTac" was released on 24 October 2005.. All singles, their B-sides and acoustic versions from this period were compiled on the 2006 compilation Search for Paradise: Singles 2004-5. The release came with a bonus DVD compiling the videos for "Don't Touch That Dial" (a Cinerama single re-recorded for Take Fountain), "Interstate 5", "I'm From Further North Than You", "Ringway to SeaTac" and others.. The Wedding Present toured Europe and North America in the Spring of 2005 (with John Maiden on drums) and again in Europe towards the end of 2005 (this ...
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... hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the ... Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, ... for women with moderate to severe hot flashes.. Brisdelle is the first nonhormonal treatment for the hot flashes of menopause ... Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed?. For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which ...
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  • Doctors sometimes call hot flashes and related side effects "vasomotor symptoms. (breastcancer.org)
  • Data from a three-month substudy of 726 study participants with problematic postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes (also called hot flushes) are being presented at the meeting. (endocrine.org)
  • Hot flashes, also known as vasomotor symptoms, are often described as a sudden sensation of heat in the chest, face, and head followed by flushing, perspiration, and sometimes chills. (harvard.edu)
  • Most bothersome of these complaints are hot flashes and "night" sweats, two vasomotor symptoms that can occur any time of the day. (drjeffreytucker.com)
  • The vast majority of the literature on night sweats is related to the general study of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause - that is, hot flashes as well as night sweats. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Only 2 weeks after they stopped taking Effexor, those women reported an increase in the number and severity of hot flashes. (breastcancer.org)
  • Women who got acupuncture didn't report an increase in the number and severity of hot flashes until 3 to 4 months after the acupuncture treatments were done. (breastcancer.org)
  • Ellen W. Freeman, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and colleagues at four other centers across the nation - including the Kaiser Permanente Division of Resaerch in Oakland, CA - evaluated the effectivness of escitalopram vs. placebo to reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes in healthy women. (healthcanal.com)
  • The primary outcomes included frequency and severity of hot flashes assessed by prospective daily diaries at weeks 4 and 8. (healthcanal.com)
  • Also, use of escitalopram significantly reduced hot flash severity compared with placebo, adjusted for race, site, and baseline severity.Race did not significantly modify the treatment effect. (healthcanal.com)
  • The researchers note that although the decreases in hot flash frequency and severity appear modest, the study participants perceived these improvements as meaningful, as indicated by their reported satisfaction with treatment and desire to continue the treatment. (healthcanal.com)
  • A natural, or bioidentical, combined estradiol-progesterone capsule (TX-001HR) significantly decreases the frequency and severity of moderate to severe hot flashes in postmenopausal women, the Replenish study finds. (endocrine.org)
  • The researchers reported that two doses of TX-001HR significantly improved both the frequency and severity of moderate to severe hot flashes by four weeks, and this benefit continued through 12 weeks compared with placebo. (endocrine.org)
  • Hot Flash formula includes non-GMO^ soy isoflavones, which clinical research has shown may reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes. (nutritionexpress.com)
  • It reduces hot flashes by 69 percent and severity by 41 percent. (newrinkles.com)
  • If approved, TX-001HR would be the first available combined natural estradiol-progesterone hormone therapy," said principal investigator Rogerio Lobo, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University in New York, N.Y. "It may provide an alternative for treating hot flushes in postmenopausal women with an intact uterus, including an alternative for the estimated millions of women currently using unregulated, unapproved compounded hormonal preparations. (endocrine.org)
  • In the substudy, 726 women who reported experiencing seven or more hot flashes per day due to menopause or at least 50 hot flashes a week were evaluated to assess the effect of TX-001HR specifically on treating hot flushes. (endocrine.org)
  • Replenish Trial: 17β-Estradiol and Progesterone Combined in a Single Capsule (TX-001HR) Significantly Improved Moderate-to-Severe Hot Flushes in Postmenopausal Women. (endocrine.org)
  • Reducing the amount of estrogen or blocking its effects can cause hot flashes during treatment. (breastcancer.org)
  • The number one reason most women start systemic estrogen is to treat hot flashes once they realize that yoga, carrying a portable fan, and dressing in layers are not real solutions. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Estrogen therapy will eliminate or dramatically reduce flashes, but many women choose not to take estrogen, or have been advised by their doctors to steer clear. (everydayhealth.com)
  • In fact only 7 percent of women with hot flashes ultimately accept a prescription for estrogen . (everydayhealth.com)
  • As an estrogen alternative, menopause experts, including myself, often prescribe one of the antidepressants which years ago were serendipitiously found to reduce hot flashes in menopausal women. (everydayhealth.com)
  • While numerous scientific studies have shown that many antidepressants are effective at reducing hot flashes, no studies have compared antidepressants, estrogen and placebo in the same study. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Women that took the venlafaxine had a reduction in hot flashes that was essentially as good as women that took low dose estrogen. (everydayhealth.com)
  • But, be that as it may, this is still important information and confirms that venlafaxine, like other SSRI's and SNRI's, at least in the short term, not only reduces hot flashes, but does it almost as well as estrogen. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Hormonal agents have been the predominant therapy for menopausal hot flashes, but their use decreased substantially following the shifts in risk-benefit ratios that were identified in the Women's Health Initiative Estrogen plus Progestin randomized controlled trial. (healthcanal.com)
  • Source Naturals Hot Flash® formula may help minimize the body's often dramatic response to declining levels of estrogen. (nutritionexpress.com)
  • Hot flashes are caused by lowered estrogen levels, and estrogen has a direct effect on the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that controls circadian cycles, body temperature, and other functions. (newrinkles.com)
  • If you're having moderate to severe hot flashes, Evamist-a new FDA approved hormone therapy estrogen skin spray-has just been released. (newrinkles.com)
  • As estrogen levels decrease, you might experience symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence and irritability. (healthpartners.com)
  • So whether you chose to take hormone therapy or an alternative, if your flashes are getting in the way of your sleep, your sexual health or your quality of life, know that you have options. (everydayhealth.com)
  • While hormone therapy is very effective at relieving hot flashes, longer-term treatment carries an increased risk for breast cancer, and women at older ages have higher risks of stroke, blood clots, and other health problems. (harvard.edu)
  • A small study found that 12 weeks of acupuncture provided the same relief from hot flashes related to breast cancer treatment as Effexor (chemical name: venlafaxine), an antidepressant medicine. (breastcancer.org)
  • In addition to flash frequency, this study also looked at "treatment satisfaction" and interference of symptoms with daily life and found that treatment satisfaction was highest for estradiol, intermediate for venlafaxine, and lowest for placebo. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Carpenter JS, Storniolo AM, Johns S et al (2007) Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trials of venlafaxine for hot flashes after breast cancer. (springer.com)
  • Loibl S, Schwedler K, von Minckwitz G, Strohmeier R, Mehta KM, Kaufmann M (2007) Venlafaxine is superior to clonidine as treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients-a double-blind, randomized study. (springer.com)
  • Venlafaxine versus clonidine for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients: A double-blind, randomized cross-over study. (ons.org)
  • Comparison of venlafaxine versus clonidine for the treatment of hot flashes with regard to side effects, efficacy, QOL, and sexual functioning in patients with breast cancer. (ons.org)
  • Efficacy: After eight weeks, no difference was seen between the two drugs in reduction of hot flash scores: median 49% for venlafaxine and 55% for clonidine. (ons.org)
  • While acupuncture appears to ease hot flashes, it's not clear how the treatment works. (breastcancer.org)
  • You can read more about treatments to help ease hot flashes on the Breastcancer.org All About Hot Flashes page and you can learn more about acupuncture in the Complementary and Holistic Medicine section. (breastcancer.org)
  • Hot flashes and night sweats last, on average, for about seven years and may go on for 11 years or more. (harvard.edu)
  • But even on the short end of the spectrum, that's a long time to deal with hot flashes and night sweats. (harvard.edu)
  • If hot flashes and night sweats are really bothering you, don't put up with them. (harvard.edu)
  • Several non-hormonal medications can also provide relief from hot flashes and night sweats. (harvard.edu)
  • Suppresses the heat of hot flashes and night sweats on contact. (softsurroundings.com)
  • If you are looking for some quick relief remedies for hot flashes and night sweats , read on here to find out more. (lovewithsex.me)
  • There is also a video clip about some remedies for hot flashes and night sweats. (lovewithsex.me)
  • Hot flashes and night sweats are some of the frustrating things to get relief from, since your body basically decided your fate when it mistakenly told your brain you were overheating (a very simplified way of putting it. (lovewithsex.me)
  • While identifying the cause is important to ultimately remedying your hot flashes and/or night sweats , these quick relief recipes will help cool you down right away. (lovewithsex.me)
  • During menopause, women may experience many symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, emotional changes and a decreased libido. (healthpartners.com)
  • If you're having hot flashes because of breast cancer treatment and are considering medical treatment or have taken an antidepressant that didn't help or caused side effects, you might want to talk to your doctor about this study. (breastcancer.org)
  • Purpose Hot flashes are a common symptom and an important cause of decreased quality of life in women with breast cancer. (springer.com)
  • Pandya KJ, Raubertas RF, Flynn PJ et al (2000) Oral clonidine in postmenopausal patients with breast cancer experiencing tamoxifen-induced hot flashes: a university of Rochester cancer center community clinical oncology program study. (springer.com)
  • The study included 934 female cancer survivors (about 90 percent survived breast cancer) and 155 cancer-free women in Australia who were assessed for hot flashes and other menopause-related symptoms and sexual function. (wkhs.com)
  • Among women between 40 and 53 years of age, frequent hot flashes were associated with poorer endothelial cell function. (doctorslounge.com)
  • THURSDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors have more frequent and severe menopausal hot flashes than other women, a new study reveals. (wkhs.com)
  • Women who had their first hot flashes before their menstrual periods ended had hot flashes for an average of nine to 10 years. (harvard.edu)
  • When hot flashes didn't start until after the last menstrual period, the average duration was only about three and a half years. (harvard.edu)
  • Escitalopram was associated with a significant reduction in the frequency of hot flashes relative to placebo, adjusted for race, site, and baseline hot flash frequency. (healthcanal.com)
  • In the placebo group, hot flash frequency decreased to 6.43 hot flashes per day (33 percent decrease or an average of 3.2 fewer hot flashes per day). (healthcanal.com)
  • Clinical improvement at week 8 (decrease of 50 percent or more from baseline in hot flash frequency) was significantly greater in the escitalopram group than in the placebo group (55 percent vs. 36 percent). (healthcanal.com)
  • The 3-week post-intervention follow-up demonstrated that hot flashes increased after cessation of escitalopram but not after cessation of placebo, providing further evidence of escitalopram's effects," the authors write. (healthcanal.com)
  • A severe flash can be pretty intense (I call it the furnace inside you) lasting between two and four minutes with profuse sweating, followed by chills and shivering. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Nelson HD, Vesco KK, Haney E et al (2006) Nonhormonal therapies for menopausal hot flashes: systematic review and meta-analysis. (springer.com)
  • FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hot flashes may signal increased risk of vascular dysfunction that can lead to cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online April 12 in Menopause . (doctorslounge.com)
  • The drug that the patient received first caused the greatest reduction in hot flash score. (ons.org)
  • According to conventional medical wisdom, menopause-related hot flashes fade away after six to 24 months. (harvard.edu)
  • During menopause, women stop getting their periods and often experience other symptoms including hot flashes, mood changes and insomnia. (healthpartners.com)
  • During this stage, you'll still experience some symptoms of menopause like hot flashes and mood swings. (healthpartners.com)
  • Selective serotonin and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs and SNRIs) have been investigated previously for hot flash treatment with mixed results. (healthcanal.com)
  • Six questionnaires were used to compare the drugs' effects on adverse events, efficacy, QOL, and sexual functioning: daily diary on hot flashes, hot flash-related daily interface questionnaire, Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36), sexual activity questionnaire, and Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. (ons.org)
  • Hot flashes occur in 75 percent of menopausal women and typically begin as a sudden sensation of heat on the face and upper chest that becomes generalized. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Acupuncture is one of several complementary and holistic medicine techniques that have been shown to help women deal with menopausal or treatment-related hot flashes. (breastcancer.org)
  • some perimenopausal women experience 10 or more moderate to severe hot flashes in a single day. (drjeffreytucker.com)
  • In the escitalopram group, average hot flash frequency at week 8 decreased to 5.26 hot flashes per day (47 percent decrease or an average of 4.6 fewer hot flashes per day than at the beginning of the study). (healthcanal.com)
  • All the women kept a hot flash and quality of life diary during the 12 weeks of treatment. (breastcancer.org)
  • In two pilot investigations, the SSRI escitalopram reduced hot flashes with minimal toxicities but conclusions were limited by the small samples and un-blinded treatment. (healthcanal.com)
  • So it's important that women explore a full range of treatment options - especially women likely to have persistent hot flashes," advises Dr. Manson. (harvard.edu)
  • Both expected and surprising, these results highlight that all menopausal women, including cancer survivors, need effective treatment options for their hot flashes and sexual symptoms," Dr. Margery Gass, executive director of the North American Menopause Society, said in a society news release. (wkhs.com)
  • While hormones contribute greatly to hot flashes-hence why they are so common during menopause-other things can cause them as well. (lovewithsex.me)
  • The average frequency of hot flashes at the beginning of the study was 9.8 per day. (healthcanal.com)