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Menopause and midlife
North American Menopause Society 2008 conference sessions:
The Brain and Cognition
Victor W. Henderson, MD, MS
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD
Pauline M. Maki, PhD
Anxiety, Depression and Mood in Menopausal Women
90 minutes video
Bernard L. Harlow, PhD
Anita L.H. Clayton, MD
Susan G. Kornstein, MD
http://www.proxy-host.com/NAMS/presentation_4.html (http://www NULL.proxy-host NULL.com/NAMS/presentation_4 NULL.html)
Women, Hormones, & the Heart
Howard N. Hodis, MD
Nieca Goldberg, MD
http://www.proxy-host.com/NAMS/presentation_5.html (http://www NULL.proxy-host NULL.com/NAMS/presentation_5 NULL.html)
Progestogens: The Misunderstood Component of Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Supported by: Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rogerio A. Lobo, MD
David F. Archer, MD
Osteoporosis: Current Issues & Controversies
E. Michael Lewiecki, MD, FACP, FACE
Michael R. McClung, MD
http://www.proxy-host.com/NAMS/presentation_8.html (http://www NULL.proxy-host NULL.com/NAMS/presentation_8 NULL.html)
JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH
Margery L.S. Gass, MD
Bruce Patsner, MD, JD
http://www.proxy-host.com/NAMS/presentation_10.html (http://www NULL.proxy-host NULL.com/NAMS/presentation_4 NULL.html)
Fitness For Life: The New Science of Integrative Fitness
Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP
http://www.proxy-host.com/NAMS/presentation_3.html (http://www NULL.proxy-host NULL.com/NAMS/presentation_3 NULL.html)
NAMS online library
The Menopause Guidebook
Overview of menopause- definition, body changes,
hormone replacement therapy,
heart issues, osteoporosis
Early Menopause Guidebook
Comprehensive information about premature
menopause through surgical or natural means.
Downloadable pdf or read online
FLASHES - the monthly newsletter of NAMS
Archives of the past year's issues online
OB-GYN medical updates
Hormone changes during menopause impact on sleep
Source: Sleep 2008; Advance online publication
Studying whether changes in hormone levels during menopause transition can affect sleep.
MedWire News: Levels of sex-steroid hormones relate to sleep quantity and quality during the menopause transition, research suggests.
US researchers compared subjective sleep symptoms, sleep diaries, wrist actigraphy, and in-home polysomnography studies with hormone changes in 365 middle-aged women.
Rapid follicle stimulating hormone changes were significantly associated with higher delta sleep percent and longer total sleep time, but also more dissatisfaction in self-reported sleep quality. Baseline estradiol levels were modestly and negatively associated with sleep quality.
Women in the lowest quartile of total testosterone levels at baseline had more wake time after sleep onset than those in the highest quartile.
A lower ratio of estradiol to testosterone, which the researchers say reflects increasing androgenic environment with the menopause transition, was associated with less wake time after sleep onset.
“Our results suggest the value of having measures of the rapidity of the menopause transition in addition to objective measures of sleep in women who report sleep dissatisfaction,” conclude Mary Fran Sowers (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and co-workers.
“Clinicians whose patients include women with rapid transitions may want to consider interventions (therapeutic and/or lifestyle) that address menopausal symptomatology, if any, rather than being limited to interventions that target only sleep characteristics.”
Posted: 13 October 2008
Depression and sexual activity linked in menopause
http://www.ORGYN.com/en/news/2008/Week_51/Day_1/Depression_and_sexua.asp (http://www NULL.ORGYN NULL.com/en/news/2008/Week_51/Day_1/Depression_and_sexua NULL.asp)
Dec 16, 2008