Dr. Shira Miller WOWs Women on HRT Alternative

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I recently presented my seminar “How to Have a Luxurious Menopause & Postmenopause” to Wonderful Online Women (WOW).  What a wonderful audience they were!  The ladies were respectful, curious, and asked great questions.  Ellen, the group’s leader and host, reviewed my talk, which is reposted below and also available on their website (click here). Another Thursday night, another wonderful Wow … Read More

The Postmenopausal Woman’s Declaration of Independence

Shira Miller, M.D.Women

When, in the course of human evolution, women live past their reproductive years and survive past menopause, it becomes necessary for them to decide whether or not to get treated for the permanent estrogen and progesterone hormone deficiencies that result in their bodies because of menopause. Menopausal and “postmenopausal women” need to make this decision because estrogen and progesterone deficiencies have … Read More

Abstract: Estradiol Improves Cognition in Postmenopausal Alzheimer Women

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

J Alzheimers Dis. 2011 Jun 21. Short-term Hormone Therapy with Transdermal Estradiol Improves Cognition for Postmenopausal Women with Alzheimer’s Disease: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Wharton W, Baker LD, Gleason CE, Dowling M, Barnet JH, Johnson S, Carlsson C, Craft S, Asthana S. Source University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, … Read More

Radio Interview: Dr. Shira Miller on Menopause and Bioidentical Hormones

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Last month, I was interviewed by Kim McMillon on the Arts in the Valley radio show at 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, California. We discussed: The difference between perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause The short and longterm side-effects of menopause Isn’t menopause natural? How are bio-identical hormones different from Premarin and Prempro? Do hormones increase the risk of breast cancer and heart … Read More

Abstract: Estrogen Better Than Drug for Urinary Leakage

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Menopause. 2011 Apr 26. Randomized trial of estradiol vaginal ring versus oral oxybutynin for the treatment of overactive bladder. Nelken RS, Ozel BZ, Leegant AR, Felix JC, Mishell DR Jr. From the Departments of 1Obstetrics and Gynecology and 2Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of the ultralow-dose estradiol … Read More

Abstract: Estrogens May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Exp Neurol. 2011 Apr;228(2):298-302. Epub 2011 Jan 31. Effects of sex hormones on Alzheimer’s disease-associated β-amyloid oligomer formation in vitro. Morinaga A, Ono K, Takasaki J, Ikeda T, Hirohata M, Yamada M. Source Department of Neurology and Neurobiology of Aging, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa 920-8640, Japan. Abstract The folding of amyloid β-protein (Aβ) into oligomeric, protofibrillar, and fibrillar assemblies is hypothesized to … Read More

Menopause: It’s Not Just a Phase

Shira Miller, M.D.Women2 Comments

Many women believe that if they just power through menopause, then everything will be okay. Contrary to popular belief, however, menopause is not a temporary phase, and “post-menopause” is a misnomer. Menopause actually lasts forever. Menopause is the time during a woman’s life when her ovaries completely run out of eggs and she effectively ceases to produce two of her most potent … Read More

Abstract: Estrogen Can Reverse Skin Aging, Improve Wound Healing

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Biogerontology. 2011 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print] The role of estrogen deficiency in skin ageing and wound healing. Emmerson E, Hardman MJ. Source: Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, A V Hill Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, UK. Abstract The links between hormonal signalling and lifespan have been well documented in a range of model organisms. For example, … Read More

Abstract: HRT is Best Treatment for Osteoporosis

Shira Miller, M.D.Abstracts, Women

Maturitas. 2010 May 21.  Effects of continuous combined hormone replacement therapy and clodronate on bone mineral density in osteoporotic postmenopausal women-A 5-year follow-up. Tuppurainen M, Härmä K, Komulainen M, Kiviniemi V, Kröger H, Honkanen R, Alhava E, Jurvelin J, Saarikoski S. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland; Bone and Cartilage Research Unit, Clinical Research Center, University … Read More

Abstract: Ten Reason to be Happy About Hormone Replacement – A Guide for Patients

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Menopause Int. 2010 Mar;16(1):44-6. Studd J. Ten reasons to be happy about hormone replacement therapy: a guide for patients. London PMS and Menopause Clinic, 46 Wimpole Street, London W1G8SD, UK. Abstract In spite of the negative press reports following the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) publication, women can be reassured that in the correct circumstances, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is … Read More