Just over 2 years ago I had a vaginal hysterectomy for a prolapsed womb, cystocele and retrocele repair. Post operative pain from the retrocele repair went on for a year due to scar tissue making sex painful and then a few months after the surgery my sex drive went completely. Despite keeping my ovaries blood tests revealed that my oestrogen and testosterone levels had completely flatlined. The hysterectomy had caused my ovaries to stop working altogether.
Dr Bram Brons looks into the different hormone replacement therapy’s (HRT) commonly prescribed to women today and explains why one size of synthetic hrt does not fit all.
Gallstones (Cholecystitis) is a disease where stones become lodged in the gallbladder ducts. This can cause infection and inflammation with a great deal of pain. Around 75-80% of gallstones are known to ‘cholesterol stones’, the majority of the remainder are bilirubin pigment stones.
It would be true to say that for every study that claims benefits for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there is another that says it isn’t beneficial. There are host of reasons why this might be the case and this is not really the place to have this debate – suffice it to say that the latest information from the 49th Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, which was presented in March this year has stated that the claims that HRT can be beneficial to the heart may have been overstated.
Until recently, studies have indicated that hormone replacement therapy was successful in protecting a woman against heart disease.