The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 163
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 163

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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When considering menopause and the consequences of its associated estrogen loss, consider the entire body of evidence. Brain: In the past 10 years, research has explored questions surrounding the consequences of menopause and cognitive functioning, memory, and Alzheimer's disease. Eyes: Ongoing research continues to investigate cataracts in postmenopausal women, as well as age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the aging population. Teeth: Research continues to explore the association between tooth loss and menopause. Uncomfortable symptoms: For over 50 years, it's been known that estrogen loss associated with menopause causes the hot flashes and night sweats that often influence mood and sleep. Heart: Since the 1950s, large-scale clinical trials have researched cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women, looking at cholesterol, heart attacks, and death. Bone: Decades of research have proven that estrogen loss decreases bone mineral density and increases the risk of fractures from osteoporosis. Sexuality: Half a century of study has confirmed that estrogen loss causes vaginal thinning and dryness and increases the frequency of vaginal infections, which can be uncomfortable and interfere with intimacy. Colon: Ongoing research continues to explore the risk of colon cancer among women after menopause. Today, we know more than ever about the consequences of estrogen loss during and after menopause, and the effect it has on your entire body. So-called "selective" or "designer" estrogens may not impact a number of health Issues associated with menopause. Talk to your doctor, because problems resulting from estrogen loss aren't always selective. WYETH AYERST This message is sponsored by the Wyeth-Ayerst Women's Hearth Research Institute, devoted exclusively to the discovery and development of medicines that help women live healthier lives. e 1998. Wyrth-AyeH Ubcxaton 46960-00 Printed i U SA January 1998

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