Is there a list somewhere of everything you can be doing for prevention.. like eating, hormones, etc.
That's basically WHY we created this site to try to hammer out some prevention strategies. It seems like all advice is equivocal. For every study that says something helps; another says it won't.
"Post-menopausal ApoE4 women just dropped off. They simply died and were no longer a part of the group"
CRAP .. I am 48 and post-meno 4/4 .. how long do I have to live!!
Yeah- cheery, right? Read the Framingham Study, as E4 women get older...there's simply less of them.
btw.. can someone explain what happens w/ post-meno 4/4 brain without hormone replacement (if needed) .. I just can't read all this stuff. Sorry.
There's some evidence that estrogen helps regulate glucose transport to the brain...a process that's already impaired, in a dose dependent fashion- with each E4. There's also evidence that post-menopausal E4 carriers demonstrate elevated LDL and Apo B levels.
What should I be taking? What kind of estrogen? I never wanted to do HRT because of risks.
Maybe print a few of the studies and share them with an informed gyn and see what s/he recommends. Many of us use bio-identical patches. Keep in mind, every piece of advice has pros and cons. I you aren't experiencing horrible hot flashes or other menopausal symptoms...you might be OK. (Monitor LDL/Apo B levels to be sure.) Keep in mind our very own Starfish (4/4, 76 y/o) experienced menopause at 43, never took hormones, and is doing great.
(((Schnooks))), I moved shortly after learning my status. I KNOW how overwhelming this can be. Trust that you will sort things out and find a regimen that works for you.