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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Virginia

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580 Massie Road

Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

United States

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Board Member
APAOG

Board Member
National Women's Health Resource Center Inc

Fellow
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Executive Director
North American Menopause Society

Education

MD

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University of Virginia , Charlottesville

Medical Doctor degree

Medical College of Virginia

undergraduate degree

University of Virginia

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Non-FDA Approved Hormone Therapies on the Rise | Aseptic Enclosures

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Use of potentially risky, non-FDA approved hormone therapies may soon be as common as use of FDA-approved hormone therapies, according to a study by University of Virginia gynecology researcher JoAnn Pinkerton.

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Furthermore, Pinkerton told BioscienceTechnology, recent consumer and pharmacy data "suggest that there has been a sharp increase in the use of compounded menopausal hormone therapies since 2002, and that there is a lack of awareness that these compounded formulations, which require a prescription, are not approved by FDA."
Pinkerton noted that "all" the major medical societies (ACOG, the Endocrine Society, NAM, ASRM) "recommend FDA-approved well-studied therapies as first line due to published data on safety, efficacy, and presence of labels and black box warnings when appropriate. However, some providers may believe the hype and myths that compounded therapies are 'safer than approved therapies' and, 'have no risks' or 'fewer risks' despite the absence of well-controlled clinical trial efficacy and safety data."
In other words, Pinkerton said, "Providers may not be aware of unique risks associated with compounding."
Product risks
There are many dangers here, said Pinkerton. "Unsubstantiated claims lead women to think that these products have no risk, low risk or may even prevent cancer. For example, she said, a compounded form of an estrogen called estriol "has been touted to prevent breast cancer without any data to back up the claim."
The lack of a label or any warning about "risks of the hormone therapy, relative and absolute contraindications, along with a lack of understanding of unique risks associated with compounding, may lead to a false sense of safety or security," Pinkerton said.
University of Virginia gynecologist and researcher JoAnn Pinkerton, M.D. (Source: University of Virginia) University of Virginia gynecologist and researcher JoAnn Pinkerton, M.D. (Source: University of Virginia)
Furthermore, she said, potential risks of compounded hormone therapies "beyond the lack of rigorous testing, thus limiting safety and efficacy data and lack of appropriate labeling, regulation or monitoring, include possible presence of contaminants, lack of sterility, and concerns of overdosing or underdosing, which could increase health risks such as cancer."
In short, Pinkerton said, FDA-approved menopausal hormone therapies provide "tested and regulated therapy, while compounded therapies provide untested and less well regulated therapies."
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Patients can protect themselves by checking box labels, said Pinkerton.


"This is great support, and another ...

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"This is great support, and another study, showing that being sedentary is not only not good for your health, it is not good for your menopause symptoms," said Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, executive director of the North American Menopause Society and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia. Although Pinkerton was not involved in the current study, she selected it for publication in the society´s journal, Menopause, where she is an editor.

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"That´s the current theory," Pinkerton said. Although she thinks that exercise is probably having a direct effect on reducing menopause symptoms, it is hard to rule out that other differences in the lifestyle of sedentary women, such as having more children than active women, are not also making their menopause worse.
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Although exercise can be beneficial for women of all ages, if you "start when you´re in your 40s, you can avoid gaining that 12 to 15 pounds [that women often gain during the menopausal transition] and you can be in better shape and better able to handle the stresses that are thrown at you when you have hormonal changes and menopausal symptoms," Pinkerton said.
The average age that women go through menopause is 51, but before that, they go through a period called perimenopause, usually starting in their 40s. During this time, levels of estrogen fluctuate, metabolism changes and muscle can be lost, all of which can conspire to make it easy for women to gain weight and hard for them to lose weight.
Women should aim to get at least 30 minutes of exercise three days a week, Pinkerton said. That half-hour could be split up into three 10-minute sessions a day. "Instead of thinking about how I have to go to the gym for an hour, think about walking more, getting up and moving around," Pinkerton said.
It is also important to remember that exercise may not necessarily take the place of other treatments for menopausal symptoms. "Exercise may help you navigate the perimenopausal transition and may decrease the severity of hot flashes and symptoms, but if you have persistent symptoms, talk with a specialist about other options out there," Pinkerton said.
What else can help women during menopause? Hormone therapy is the gold standard for treating just about all symptoms of menopause, Pinkerton said. Women who have severe hot flashes could be candidates, but so could those with milder symptoms, such as mood changes or difficulty sleeping, and those who want to prevent bone loss.
"But not every woman wants to or can take hormone therapy," Pinkerton said. Many women and doctors are still worried, she added, about the Women´s Health Initiative study in 2002, which reported that estrogen plus progestin increased the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. However, updates to this study in the last several years suggest that hormone therapy is safe for treating women in early menopause.
Women who want to avoid hormone therapy could be candidates instead for an antidepressant, such as paroxetine, known as Paxil, Pinkerton said. They would generally take a lower dose than for treating depression, and that would be associated with fewer side effects.
The choice in treatment also depends on the types of symptoms women are having. For those who are struggling with sleep problems, a pain medication such as gabapentin, known as Neurontin, could be a good choice because one of its effects is to induce drowsiness, Pinkerton said.
For women who want to avoid medication altogether, there is some evidence that cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis therapy can be effective. A 2015 analysis suggested that cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses on helping people change their thoughts and feelings to be more positive, may help improve mild depression in menopausal women.
These therapies can reduce hot flashes in general because they help women relax, which in turn can help their brains do a better job of controlling temperature perception, Pinkerton said.


Leadership Changes at NAMS

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JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, NCMP Executive Director

NAMS Appoints New Executive Director
Pauline M. Maki, PhD, President of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), is pleased to announce that JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, NCMP, has been selected to serve as the Society's new Executive Director.
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"We are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Pinkerton's caliber as the new NAMS Executive Director," says Dr. Maki.
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A nationally and internationally recognized leader in the field of menopause and women's health, Dr. Pinkerton has been a NAMS member since 1992, serving on the Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2010. She was the Society's 2008-2009 President and is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). Dr. Pinkerton has also been a member of many of the Society's Committees, including serving as Chair of the 2008 Scientific Program Committee.
Dr. Pinkerton is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division Director of Midlife Health at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Dr. Pinkerton will maintain her position at the University of Virginia when she assumes the newly defined part-time position of NAMS Executive Director," commented Dr. Maki.
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"I am truly looking forward to working with Dr. Pinkerton as she advances the NAMS mission of promoting the health and quality of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging."
"I am honored to serve as Executive Director of NAMS. I am passionate about midlife women's health and excited to lead NAMS into the future," says Dr. Pinkerton.


"This is great support, and another ...

www.ihb.net [cached]

"This is great support, and another study, showing that being sedentary is not only not good for your health, it is not good for your menopause symptoms," said Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, executive director of the North American Menopause Society and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia. Although Pinkerton was not involved in the current study, she selected it for publication in the society´s journal, Menopause, where she is an editor.

...
"That´s the current theory," Pinkerton said. Although she thinks that exercise is probably having a direct effect on reducing menopause symptoms, it is hard to rule out that other differences in the lifestyle of sedentary women, such as having more children than active women, are not also making their menopause worse.
...
Although exercise can be beneficial for women of all ages, if you "start when you´re in your 40s, you can avoid gaining that 12 to 15 pounds [that women often gain during the menopausal transition] and you can be in better shape and better able to handle the stresses that are thrown at you when you have hormonal changes and menopausal symptoms," Pinkerton said.
The average age that women go through menopause is 51, but before that, they go through a period called perimenopause, usually starting in their 40s. During this time, levels of estrogen fluctuate, metabolism changes and muscle can be lost, all of which can conspire to make it easy for women to gain weight and hard for them to lose weight.
Women should aim to get at least 30 minutes of exercise three days a week, Pinkerton said. That half-hour could be split up into three 10-minute sessions a day. "Instead of thinking about how I have to go to the gym for an hour, think about walking more, getting up and moving around," Pinkerton said.
It is also important to remember that exercise may not necessarily take the place of other treatments for menopausal symptoms. "Exercise may help you navigate the perimenopausal transition and may decrease the severity of hot flashes and symptoms, but if you have persistent symptoms, talk with a specialist about other options out there," Pinkerton said.
What else can help women during menopause? Hormone therapy is the gold standard for treating just about all symptoms of menopause, Pinkerton said. Women who have severe hot flashes could be candidates, but so could those with milder symptoms, such as mood changes or difficulty sleeping, and those who want to prevent bone loss.
"But not every woman wants to or can take hormone therapy," Pinkerton said. Many women and doctors are still worried, she added, about the Women´s Health Initiative study in 2002, which reported that estrogen plus progestin increased the risk of heart disease and breast cancer. However, updates to this study in the last several years suggest that hormone therapy is safe for treating women in early menopause.
Women who want to avoid hormone therapy could be candidates instead for an antidepressant, such as paroxetine, known as Paxil, Pinkerton said. They would generally take a lower dose than for treating depression, and that would be associated with fewer side effects.
The choice in treatment also depends on the types of symptoms women are having. For those who are struggling with sleep problems, a pain medication such as gabapentin, known as Neurontin, could be a good choice because one of its effects is to induce drowsiness, Pinkerton said.
For women who want to avoid medication altogether, there is some evidence that cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis therapy can be effective. A 2015 analysis suggested that cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses on helping people change their thoughts and feelings to be more positive, may help improve mild depression in menopausal women.
These therapies can reduce hot flashes in general because they help women relax, which in turn can help their brains do a better job of controlling temperature perception, Pinkerton said.


"Finding the treatments that work for ...

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"Finding the treatments that work for you may involve trial and error," says JoAnn Pinkerton, MD, an ob-gyn professor and division director of the Midlife Health Center at the University of Virginia.

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"The only FDA-approved treatment for hot flashes is hormone therapy," Pinkerton says. Worried about possible health risks from HT?
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"Alcohol helps you fall asleep, but it prevents the deeper stages needed for proper rest," Pinkerton says. On the other hand, exercise and morning sun exposure can help you sleep better at night. Then try this: A woman's risk for sleep apnea rises around the time of menopause. (Snoring and daytime sleepiness are red flags.) "It's important to speak to your doctor to rule that out," Pinkerton says.
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These localized treatments help repair vaginal tissue and restore elasticity and moisture, Pinkerton says.

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