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The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research has developed a number of tools and resources that healthcare workers may find helpful.

The ABCs of Osteoporosis Treatment

There are many practical ways you (with the help of your health care provider) can treat osteoporosis (fragile bone disease). The treatment is not simply a matter of taking medication. Your lifestyle has a lot to do with it. Here are some of the ways in which you can help prevent bone loss and ultimately prevent fractures (broken bones).

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Menopause

Can a Blood Test tell me Whether I am in Menopause?

There are several hormone levels that physicians may suggest ordering.

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Articles
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Perimenopause, Menopause

Ovarian Hormone Therapy for Women in the 21st Century

This article was prepared in conjunction with a conference presentation in May 2015. It outlines new information and updates to what is known about ovarian hormone therapy.

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Science based Natural Remedies for Hot Flushes and Night Sweats

Women may feel there are no effective improvements in hot flushes and night sweats except hormone therapy or perhaps a newer type of anti-depressive medication - they rightly may not want to take either of these kinds of medicines. The reality is that a lot of very sensible and generally healthy strategies have been shown to improve hot flushes.

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Articles
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Perimenopause, Menopause

The ABC’s Of Osteoporosis Prevention For Menopausal Women

Menopause means graduation! One year has passed since the last menstrual period—perimenopause is over. Because of the hormonal changes of the first few years after menopause, bone renovation is more rapid and risks for bone loss are greater. Thus we must continue habits that will keep bones healthy for the rest of our lives.

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Handout
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Menopause

Progesterone (not Estrogen) for Hot Flushes in Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women

In less than a year, two influential articles reporting on consensus recommendations for therapy of “menopause-associated” and “menopausal” symptoms concluded that estrogen (with or without progestin) is the optimal therapy.
The purposes of this article are to propose that progesterone therapy is an equally or more effective hot flush/night sweat therapy than estrogen and to show that progesterone is safer than estrogen or estrogen with progestin (a synthetic cousin of progesterone) therapy.

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Articles
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Perimenopause, Menopause

Beyond “Estrogen Deficiency”—news from Women’s Health Initiative

When the USA’s National Institutes of Health announced that the Estrogen arm of the Women’s Health Initiative was stopped early, no one could ever say again that estrogen therapy prevents heart disease. Estrogen treatment in women who had undergone hysterectomy was associated with neither benefit nor harm for heart disease and caused a 40% increase in stroke.

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Articles
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Menopause

The Death of Hormone Replacement Therapy — Why and how to use Ovarian Hormone Therapy

Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, Scientific Director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research, has never advocated the use of hormones as an ongoing "replacement" for menopause. She does not feel that menopause is a medical condition that needs to be "fixed". Rather it is a normal stage of life. She strongly advocates use of new term for the few women who do need therapy in menopause. The new term is: Ovarian Hormone Therapy.

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Articles
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Menopause

Progesterone Therapy for Menopause

The purpose of this article is to highlight the ways in which oral micronized progesterone therapy (taken by mouth as a pill) can be helpful for menopausal women with hot flushes, sleep disturbances or osteoporosis (menopause being one year after all flow has ceased).

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Articles
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Menopause

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Enrolment complete: Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

Enrolment is now complete. Thank you for your interest.
CeMCOR is now recruiting Canadian women for this CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial to test whether oral micronized progesterone is more effective than placebo as therapy for hot flushes and night sweats in perimenopausal women.

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