Featured Post

Wednesday Women's Health in the News: Most Frequently Asked Questions On MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Therapy

MonaLisa Touch: The Issue of Vaginal Symptoms Even with the passage of time, many women still retain their youthful energy and enthusi...

Menopause: Making Peace With Change

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Negatives of Stopping Hormone Therapy



You started hormone therapy, so what happens when you stop. A group of New York researchers out of Columbia in conjunction with scientist at Bethesda and Gynuity and Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, DE looked at weight, your cholesterol, and other chronic disease progression, such as hypertension, in women stopping hormone therapy. Hormone Therapy will protect against osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Exactly how you stop: not the actual stopping of the pills, but the lifestyle behavioral factors, will affect how your health is affected by stopping hormone therapy. If you stop your smoking, give up excessive alcohol ingestion, exercise and sleep well, among other positive behavioral
changes, you are less likely to have health problems with stopping your hormone therapy. Some effects of hormone use seem to persist even with positive changes. You have double the risk of having high blood pressure needing treatment when you go off your hormone therapy. Gouty arthritis is another condition that seems to be decreased in women on menopausal estrogen and progesterone hormone therapy according to a study from Switzerland and published in Menopause vol 22, 2015. Therefore the risk of gout could increase if you stop your menopausal hormone therapy. In short, there are effects of stopping medications, as well as effects of continuing the medications, and both still require gyno visits to be monitored. Signs and symptoms of menopause check Make Peace With Change.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your comments and questions. This blog is not intended to replace medical care, but is informational only. We hope you will become a follower or visit Womens Health Practice. We offer a variety of unique services including MonaLisa Touch, Coolsculpting, Labiaplasty, and Gynecoloigic Clinical Research Trials. For more information on menopause see http://www.amazon.com/Menopause-Make-Peace-Change

Follow on Twitter

Follow GynoGab on Twitter

Vaginal Contraceptive Ring

If you are a female between the ages of 18 and 35 you may be eligible for a contraceptive ring investigational contraceptive medication study. Qualified participants will receive study-related medical evaluations and care at no cost. If interested, please call 217-356-3736.

There was an error in this gadget

Gab ON!

Ciao, from Gyno Gab Gal! Send me questions and thoughts and let me know what is important to you! Hope to hear from you often.

Join one of our studies, become a patient at Women's Health Practice, come for an event, or visit any one of my websites our FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Health-Practice/149858581724556?ref=hl

Women's Health Practice
Hada Cosmetic Medicine

Follow Women's Health Practice and Hada Cosmetic Medicine on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hada-Cosmetic-Medicine/68631517372?fre!

Follow GynoGab on Twitter!

Adult Vaccination Recommendations