Hormonal changes: Does menopause worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?

Hormonal changes: Does menopause worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?

Hormone changes caused by menopause make rheumatoid arthritis symptoms worse in women, according to a study. After studying 8189 women with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers found that pre-menopausal women experienced a slower physical decline than those that were post-menopausal. Physical function is an important aspect of study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis as it impacts their quality of life. Women experience rheumatoid arthritis at a rate three times greater than men, and also have more severe decline and increased disability, yet the sex-based differences in the condition remain poorly understood. Previous…

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Frozen embryos more effective in women with hormonal disorder

Frozen embryos more effective in women with hormonal disorder

Frozen embryos more effective in women with hormonal disorder (Rinelle/Getty Images) Women with hormonal disorders who are implanted with frozen embryos during in vitro fertilisation can have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who receive fresh embryos, a recent study has revealed. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. The findings showed that using frozen embryos lowered the rate of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome — a medical condition affecting the ovaries of some women who take fertility medication…

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