If you are in a long-term committed relationship, you know that anything in life that seriously affects you or your partner affects both of you. This is certainly true of any important physical ...

Facing Menopause and Learning Together

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The Advancing Health After Hysterectomy Foundation (Ahah) is a non-profit, 501c3 charitable foundation registered in the State of Connecticut. The Foundation is committed to improving health and ...

Ahah: The Advancing Health After Hysterectomy Foundation

Question: I’m 46 and about to have a hysterectomy and my ovaries removed. I’m wondering if I should take estrogen once I’ve had the surgery. Response: When your ovaries are ...

Is Estrogen Therapy Right For Me?

Some doctors reacted to news published in 2002 that made it sound as if the risks of all menopause-related hormones outweighed the benefits. In fact, the study showed that a particular hormone ...

My Doctor Doesn’t Want to Prescribe Menopause Hormones; What Should I Do?

Question: I’m 53 and had a hysterectomy two years ago due to fibroids. I recently moved so I had to go to a new OB-GYN. She wants me to consider starting hormone therapy. She said that it ...

Why Are My Family and Friends Telling Me Not to Use Hormones For Menopause?

A 2015 article in Menopause lists the five most common menopause-related symptoms: vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, disrupted sleep, and weight gain. The list goes on to include 11 more ...

Nonhormonal Management of Menopause Symptoms

Estrogen is prescribed for menopausal women for two reasons: to treat symptoms and to reduce the risk of certain diseases. Women who have had a hysterectomy can use estrogen-only therapy (ET). ...

The Role of Estrogen Therapy for Menopausal Women

Each women is different, and with that, her health is different. Each one will however experience menopause, not just the musical, but all of the hormonal changes that come with the condition. ...

Dr. Philip M. Sarrel commented on Michelle King Robson's post Menopausal Women May Experience Hot Flashes Up To 14 Years, Study Reveals

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Recently (Nov. 2014) a study called the ELITE study by Dr. Howard Hodis and his associates at USC was presented at The American Heart Association. This study helps to confirm some very good news ...

Hormone Therapy Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

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Millions of women experience disturbed sleep at the time of menopause. For most, this is a change while for others, who have had one problem or another with sleep during their lives, sleep ...

Disturbed Sleep and Menopause

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Millions of postmenopausal women around the world use hormone therapy to prevent hot flashes, restore healthy vaginal cells and sexual function and prevent osteoporosis. Hormone therapy does this ...

Do you use hormone replacement therapy? Do you hear warnings from others about how hormones could hurt you? How have you dealt with that?

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Dr. Philip Sarrel discusses new findings recently released related to post menopausal women who have gone through a hysterectomy and hormone replacement therapy use.

Exciting Findings About Estrogen Published Recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association

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Dr. Sarrel shares how the study of heart disease in women has changed over time.

Heart Disease In Women: Is This More Accepted?

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Dr. Sarrel describes a heart attack, shares the common symptoms that present in women, and recalls an example of a woman who had a heart attack.

What Is A Heart Attack?

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Dr. Sarrel describes how smoking damages a woman's heart.

How Does Smoking Hurt Your Heart?

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Dr. Sarrel explains what a woman should do if she suspects she might be having a heart attack.

Heart Attack Symptoms: What Should A Woman Do?

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Dr. Sarrel shares some reasons why more women than men may be dying from heart attacks.

Why Do More Women Die From Heart Attacks?

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Dr. Sarrel recalls the most common heart attack risk factors for women.

What Are Heart Attack Risk Factors?

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Dr. Sarrel describes the relationship between high blood pressure and a woman's risk for a myocardial infarction.

Why Is High Blood Pressure A Significant Health Problem For Aging Women?

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Dr. Sarrel describes the relationship between hormones and an increased risk for heart disease in women.

Hormones & Heart Disease: Is There A Connection?

Dr. Sarrel shares tips for women taking testosterone.

Hormone Replacement Tips From Dr. Philip M. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel discusses hormone replacement therapy's impact on a woman's heart disease risk.

Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Affect A Woman's Heart Disease Risk? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains when a doctor would recommend a woman take testosterone.

When Would A Doctor Prescribe Testosterone? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel discusses how women can learn more about the hormones in their bodies.

Where Can A Woman Find Information About The Hormones In Her Body? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel describes the best way to evaluate menopause symptoms.

What Is The Proper Evaluation For Menopause Symptoms? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains how a woman can find a qualified health care provider to treat her menopause symptoms.

Can A Woman Find A Health Care Provider To Treat Her Menopause Symptoms? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel shares if there is an FDA-approved synthetic testosterone available?

Is There An FDA-Approved Synthetic Testosterone Available? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel discusses the risks women face after surgical menopause if they do not undergo hormone replacement therapy.

What Risks Do Women Face After Surgical Menopause? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains what a woman should consider before she sees her physician for hormone replacement therapy.

What Should A Woman Know Before She Talks To Her Doctor About Hormone Replacement Therapy? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel describes male and female sex hormones.

Which Hormones Are The Male And Female Sex Hormones? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains how a woman's body produces sex hormones.

How Does A Woman's Body Produce Sex Hormones? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel describes testosterone's role in a woman's body.

What Is The Role Of Testosterone In A Woman's Body? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains how a woman's sex drive can be affected by testosterone.

How Does Testosterone Affect A Woman's Sexual Desire? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel discusses if women commonly take testosterone for sexual problems.

Do Women Commonly Take Testosterone To Treat Sexual Problems? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel shares why women benefit from talking to their doctors about sexual problems.

Why Should Women Talk To Their Doctors About Sexual Problems? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains who has problems with androgen deficiency.

Who Has Problems With Androgen Deficiency? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains what a doctor evaluates during a hormone deficiency test before administering synthetic hormones.

What Does A Doctor Look For During A Hormone Deficiency Test? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel discusses the testosterone available to women and how they can find the right product.

What Testosterone Is Available To Women? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel shares what a woman can expect when she starts taking testosterone.

What Can A Woman Expect When She Starts Taking Testosterone? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains the negative effects testosterone could have on a woman.

What Adverse Effect Might A Woman Taking Testosterone Experience? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel shares what women should know about testosterone.

What Should Women Know About Testosterone? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel discusses the most effective testosterone deficiency test.

What Is The Most Effective Testosterone Deficiency Test? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains what women can expect when starting hormone replacement therapy.

What Should Women Know About Starting Hormone Replacement Therapy? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

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I was diagnosed with endrometitis when i was 20. Had it removed from cervic but it had already spread to tube between bowel and kidney. Came off the pill 4 months ago.

Dr. Philip M. Sarrel commented on Anonymous' post I have been 8 - 10 days late for my period 3 months in a row now and i am a little concerned. Do i need to worry?

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Why do I feel nauseous after HE orgasms during intercourse?

Dr. Philip M. Sarrel commented on CCM1970's post Nausea after Orgasm

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I've been experiencing long periods for a while now. I am 51. They last about 3 weeks, taper off like a normal period and then bamm...my new period comes! My periods are like clock work, very ...

Dr. Philip M. Sarrel commented on Anonymous' post long periods? 3 weeks

Dr. Sarrel explains why women experience sleep disturbances during menopause, and shares how women can advocate for their menopausal symptoms.

Sleep Disturbances During Menopause, What Causes This? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains why only a select few are trained in menopausal healthcare.

Menopausal Healthcare, Why Are Only Few Physicians Trained? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains how a woman can find a credible menopause specialist.

Menopause Specialist, How Can Women Find One? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)

Dr. Sarrel explains why women may want to consider hormone therapy replacements.

Hormone Therapy Replacement, Why Should A Woman Consider This? - Dr. Sarrel (VIDEO)