Experimental Drug Could Help With Menopausal Symptoms

(TheConservativeTimes.org) – A new drug could potentially help to alleviate two of the worst symptoms that women deal with when going through menopause.

The drug is called Pool 7, Compound 3 (P7C3) and it could help to reduce bone loss and weight gain in premenopausal women. The drug is also being considered as therapy for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other similar neurological diseases.

The lead researcher, Melanie Coathup said “Current drugs given to prevent post-menopausal bone loss target specific cells or proteins.” She continued, “They therefore tend to cause problems after long-term use, or through secondary complications to other unrelated tissues in the body.”

Until now, there hasn’t been any drug or long-term treatment for women going through menopause or perimenopause. Women have been dealing with medical conditions and effects from menopause without any treatments until the recent surge to create a market for menopause symptom treatment came about.

“There is a significant gap in ways of medically supporting women following menopause — and P7C3 may give hope that a new alternative is on the horizon,” Cauthup said.

They first tested it in mice and noticed that the bones were stronger after using it. Coathup commented on the results, saying “The bone remained strong — it was more difficult to break with a machine — despite our models having low to no estrogen.”

Osteoporosis is an extremely common condition among elderly people with over seventy percent of people over the age of eighty having it. The drug could possibly help with this as well because it helps to inhibit bone-absorbing cells.

“Therefore, a key takeaway is that P7C3 may not only cause fewer unwanted side effects but may also improve the health of many tissues in addition to bone and fat, potentially including our muscles, memory, and cognition,” said Coathup.

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