Fwd: If you don’t “use it,” you’re more likely to “lose it”

> Begin forwarded message: > > From: Sarah Korbel <skorbel@bigpond.com> > Subject: If you don’t “use it,” you’re more likely to “lose it” > Date: 25 November 2019 at 7:17:31 pm AEDT > > If you don’t “use it,” you’re more likely to “lose it”. Yes, you’re reading that correctly, and we ARE talking about
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Sexual health in women over 40 – overlooked, under diagnosed and untreated?

THE JADE ROOM – starting the conversation Every woman experiences her midlife years differently. The changes that occur during this period, including changes in sexual well-being, are typically caused by a mix of both menopause and aging, as well as by typical midlife stresses and demands. Women in their midlife are often overlooked, under diagnosed
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Fwd: GSM – What is it and do I have it?

> > Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is the new term for vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). Oestrogen deficiency symptoms in the genitourinary tract are bothersome in more than 50% of women, having an adverse impact on quality of life, social activity and sexual relationships. GSM is a chronic and progressive syndrome that is underdiagnosed and undertreated.
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Breast cancer risk from using HRT is ‘twice what was thought’

Study prompts medicines regulator to advise all women using HRT to remain vigilant The study shows one in 50 women taking the most common HRT for five years will get breast cancer. Photograph: Phanie/Alamy The risk of breast cancer from using hormone replacement therapy is double what was previously thought, according to a major piece
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New Study Looks at Effectiveness of Estrogen vs. Laser Therapy

As women age, their estrogen levels decrease. Later in life, many will suffer from uncomfortable vaginal symptoms such as dryness, atrophy, burning, and irritation; sexual issues like lack of lubrication, discomfort or pain during sexual intimacy; and urinary symptoms like urgency, dysuria, and recurrent urinary tract infections. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is due to estrogen deficiency in the bladder and in vaginal
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Clinical trial comparing vaginal laser therapy to vaginal estrogen therapy

Menopause. 2019 Sep 30. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001416. A randomized clinical trial comparing vaginal laser therapy to vaginal estrogen therapy in women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause: The VeLVET Trial. Paraiso MFR1, Ferrando CA1, Sokol ER2, Rardin CR3, Matthews CA4, Karram MM5, Iglesia CB6. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study
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The science behind the MonaLisa Touch

The science behind the MonaLisa Touch   Originating in Italy, the MonaLisa Touch has been used in Australia since 2013. It has gained popularity due to its effectiveness in treating vaginal atrophy (the thinning of the vaginal walls) and urinary symptoms. Vaginal atrophy can cause symptoms of vaginal dryness, itchiness, painful sex, stress incontinence, reoccurring urinary
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The common causes of painful sex

The common causes of painful sex   It is not unusual for women to experience pain during sex at some point in their lives. This pain can be caused by a variety of factors including menopause, hormonal imbalance, insufficient foreplay and several other underlying medical conditions. Here at The Jade Room, we believe it is
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How The Jade Room is changing lives

How The Jade Room is changing lives   “We are an all-female team and I think that really makes a difference,” explains registered nurse Sarah Korbel. Sarah, together with Dr Sally Lyttleton, founded The Jade Room in 2017 to help women take control of their health through the use of fractional laser therapy. A big
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Sarah’s Story

Sarah, 44  had vaginal lasering after having her ovaries removed and suffering early menopause and vaginal atrophy.   About 15 years ago, my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Concerned it could be a genetic predisposition, we decided to be tested for the BRCA gene. Mum and my sister were positive. I was negative. I
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