Lead researcher Dr Janet McLaren discusses the results of a new study exploring new concerns that rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease may lead to premature ovarian failure and early menopause.
Hormone fluctuations. Hot flashes and night sweats. Depression and changes in mood. Coincidental and age-related changes in health and social issues. All of these factors associated with menopause can affect a patient’s sleep quality.
Menopausal women often present with a list of complaints, questions and worries. While they seek effective treatment to alleviate their symptoms, they express their concerns regarding the potential adverse effects associated with conventional hormone treatment—namely, coronary heart disease, stroke and breast cancer. As a result, many women ask their clinicians about alternative options. They come armed with anecdotal stories, advice from friends, and information from television and internet sources.