A woman’s menstrual cycle is controlled by the hormones estrogen and progesterone circulating in their bloodstream. As women enter into their 40s and 50s these levels start to decline and she begins to develop the symptoms of peri-menopause or menopause. These symptoms include hot flashes (flushing), insomnia, bone changes, a lack of a menstrual period and unwanted aging. Hormone replacement therapy, most commonly done with synthetic estrogen and progesterone, is the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms (flushing) and other symptoms of menopause. However, there are important distinctions that must be made between taking estrogen plus progestin and estrogen alone in terms of benefits and risks. Conventional wisdom prior to.
About every 34 seconds, someone in the United States suffers from a heart attack! Every year, tens of thousands of Americans survive heart attacks, and are able to enjoy a normal life. Heart disease is when plaque forms in the arteries that bring oxygen to the heart muscle. Symptoms of heart disease, which can be a warning of an impending heart attack, are when ordinary physical activity causes you to experience: Undue fatigue. Palpitations which are the sensation that your heart is skipping a beat or ‘racing’, beating too rapidly. Dyspnea which is difficult or labored breathing. Angina pain which is either classified as stable (chest pain with exertion only).