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New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman’s Final Menstrual Period.

A new formula to predict a woman’s final menstrual period could help menopausal women fight bone loss and reduce their heart disease risk, a new study reports. 

The formula is based on the changing levels of two hormones: estradiol, which is found in the ovaries; and follicle-stimulating hormone, which is present in the brain and gives instructions to the ovaries.

Estradiol levels fall and follicle-stimulating hormone levels rise as women go through menopause, the University of California, Los Angeles, researchers explained in a news release from the Endocrine Society.

Currently, doctors monitor women’s menstrual bleeding patterns to determine the menopause transition phase. However, this phase is an imprecise indicator of when the final menstrual period will occur, according to the authors of the study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 

“We need a better way to answer women’s questions about when to expect the final menstrual period,” lead author Dr. Gail Greendale, of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, said in the news release.

 

Source:  HealthDay News

March 26, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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