Testosterone Cream and Menopause

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New Study Tests Testosterone Cream For Menopause

A new study has looked into the effectiveness of a testosterone cream approved for use in Western Australia on women experiencing menopause. Published in Menopause, journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), the research investigated whether prescribed dosages of the cream could bring testosterone levels in the blood back to normal levels.

Brain Protein May Explain Depression In Pre-Menopausal Women

“This is the first time that a biological change in the brain has been identified in perimenopause which is also associated with clinical depression,” says Senior Scientist Dr. Jeffrey Meyer of CAMH’s Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute. Specifically, Dr. Meyer’s research team found elevated levels of the chemical monoamine oxidase-A (MAO-A) among women aged 41-51.

Mammography Has Led To Fewer Late-Stage Breast Cancers 

Over the past 30 years since mammography was introduced, late-stage breast cancer incidence has decreased by 37 percent, a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds. 

9 Factors Affecting Your Metabolism 

Unfortunately, although we have lots of information about nutrition, American people just keep getting fatter. Perhaps we need to learn more about our metabolism.

Obesity Gene Linked To Hormonal Changes That Favor Energy Surplus

A new study from Uppsala University using data from 985 elderly participants (50% females) with an average age of 70 years demonstrates that elderly humans carrying a common variant of the fat mass and obesity gene FTO also have a shifted endocrine balance. “The present findings suggest that this FTO variant may facilitate weight gain in humans by shifting the endocrine balance from the satiety hormone leptin toward the hunger promoting hormone ghrelin”, says Christian Benedict.

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.

  • Tweeted and G+ this good info.

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Thanks, Carol!

  • So much good information! When I went for my annual exam last month, a woman said she was there for her testosterone shot and that her husband reminds her when it’s time to make an appointment because he can tell she’s due!

    • Ellen Dolgen

      I bet he can , Lois! Women need to check their testosterone levels. I have just finished writing a blog on this which will post a bit later this summer. I interviewed a top Gyn who specializes in sexual health for women. Stay tuned!

  • Oh my Ellen…so, when we see elevated monoamine oxidase-A (MAO-A) levels it could be the sign of perimenopause of a serial killer??? YIKES. Love the great info as always!

  • Ellen Dolgen

    So happy you find the info helpful, Ruth.

  • Maria J.

    First off: love the blog Ellen! I feel like I’m doing the internet equivalent of “long-time listener, first-time caller.” 🙂

    Has anyone here dealt with the pellet version of testosterone? Not the shot, like the ones where they shoot the thing under your skin and leave it there. Here is a blog I found about it if you don’t know what I’m talking about:


    I just want to know what I’m getting in to before I try it…

    • Ellen Dolgen

      Maria, many women do love the pellet. I am not that familiar with it….but for me…I would rather be using bioidentical HRT than can easily be adjusted as time goes on. Once the pellet is in….it is not that easy to remove. I hear that with the pellet you get a huge burst of hormones…which then tapers off – rather than a steady dose. If you do end up doing it…please come back and let us know what you think! Good Luck!