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Hormones and Menstruation

Information about how the female hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, affect the monthly menstrual cycle and menstruation. Includes information about oral contraceptives and menstruation, as well as other medical and alternative treatments that affect the menstrual cycle.

What are Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Agonists (GnRH)?
A review of GnRH agonists that covers how this drug may help treat the symptoms of PMS and PMDD. Includes side effects and risks of GnRH agonists.

Absence of Menstruation Common Among Female High School Athletes
A look at a Harvard study which reveals possible causes for amennorhea in female high school athletes. The study covers the hormone called ghrelin and the role it plays in lack of menstruation in certain girls and women.

What is the Endocrine System?
An overview of the endocrine system. Covers the interaction between the endocrine system glands and hormones in the human body.

Low-Dose Birth Control Pills
Find out why some birth control pills are called low-dose. Learn what low-dose means to women who take low-dose oral contraceptives.

What are Progestins?
A look at what progestins are and when your doctor may prescribe them.

Perimenopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
A look at when estrogen therapy, and estrogen-progestogen therapy is recommended for the treatment of the symptoms of perimenopause. Covers specific symptoms of perimenopause that should be treated with estrogen therapy or estrogen-progestogen therapy.

The Calcium - PMDD Connection
A study found calcium-regulating hormones may trigger the biological symptoms of PMDD. Learn how calcium-regulating hormones are related to mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder and how these hormones may trigger the severe symptoms of PMDD.

Hormones of the Female Reproductive System
A biology teacher's notes on the sex hormones of the female reproductive system and the actions of each hormone. Covers estrogen, progesterone, and other sex hormones produced by females.

Hormones and Their Role
Brief information explains the roles estrogen, progesterone, FSH, and other female sex hormones play in the monthly menstrual cycle.

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