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Estrogen’s Storm Season

This fiction book begins as eight frustrated midlife women—from all walks of life—meet Dr. Kailey Madrona, a woman specialist. All are in perimenopause, the long and chaotic transition to menopause. They are as different as women can be—yet they share the mysterious experiences of perimenopause, night sweats, flooding periods or mood swings. We follow these women as they consult Dr. Madrona, learn the surprising hormonal changes explaining their symptoms, get better or worse, and try or refuse therapies. As each woman lives through her particular challenge, we begin to see how we, too, can survive perimenopause!

Type: 
Book
Life Phase: 
Perimenopause

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).

Type: 
Handout
Life Phase: 
Menopause

The ABCs of Osteoporosis Prevention for Men with prostate cancer on Testosterone-Lowering Treatment

The development of prostate cancer is sufficiently frightening without also worrying about a broken bone. Those men whose prostate tumours grow in response to male

Type: 
Handout

Ovulatory Disturbances: They Do Matter

For the woman who isn't trying to get pregnant, does it matter if an ovulatory pattern is normal? Recent studies indicate that it does. One study showed that women with only one nonovulatory cycle a year lost an average of 4% of their spinal bone. Strong evidence suggests that lack of cyclic normal progesterone is detrimental to good health.

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Articles

Depo Provera Use and Bone Health

New science decreases concerns even about use in teenagers

by Drs. Azita Goshtasebi & Jerilynn C. Prior

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Articles

Stopping Depo-Provera

Many women experience difficulty when they stop taking Depo-Provera contraception - everything from heavy flow to amenorrhea, sore breasts, mood swings and weight gain.

The ABCs of Osteoporosis Prevention for Teenage Women

The teen years are a time of major change occurring before and after the first menstrual period. During these years bone not only increases in size (with growth) but also becomes stronger to reach peak bone mass. This is the best time in your life to build strong bones and begin lifelong healthy bone habits.

Type: 
Handout
Life Phase: 
Adolescence

The ABCs of Osteoporosis Prevention for Premenopausal Women

Bones are complex and important parts of us—carrying us around and protecting our vital organs as well providing a store of calcium. The premenopausal years are a time of gain to peak bone in the spine and to preserve maximum bone through until normal bone loss begins in perimenopause and menopause. Building and maintaining our bones is not just about getting enough calcium—it is a "whole meal deal." Following these ABC's will help you prevent later fractures and osteoporosis.

Type: 
Handout
Life Phase: 
Premenopause

The ABCs of Osteoporosis Prevention for Women in Midlife

Perimenopause, the time of change before, and a year after the final menstrual period, is also a time of increased risk for falling, bone loss and occasionally, for fractures. Bone loss is more rapid from the start of irregular flow until a year after the final period compared to the first years of menopause.

Below are the many practical things you can do (with the help of your health care provider) to prevent or treat osteoporosis, the problem of weak or fragile bones. Bone health is influenced by how we live our lives

Type: 
Handout

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.

Type: 
Handout
Life Phase: 
Menopause

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Enrolment complete: Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

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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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