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sexual homone

Anna Kostrzak, Błażej Męczekalski
Hyperprolactinaemia is one of the most common endocrinological disorder at women at the reproductive age. Prolactin is produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary.The main role of prolactin is associated with mamotrophic action and lactogenesis. Hyperprolactinaemia causes several symptoms such as menstrual disorders, infertility, decrease of sexual function, galactorrhea in women and gynecomasty, impotence and decrease of semen quality in men. Recent studies have presented prolactin as a homone involved in many metabolic processes...
August 2015: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
C Orlandini, C Regini, F L Vellucci, F Petraglia, S Luisi
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is defined by the presence of primary or secondary amenorrhea, for at least 4 months, before the age of 40 years associated with follicle stimulating homone levels in menopausal range, exciding 40 UI/L. The diagnosis is confirmed by two blood sample at least 1 month to measure the level of FSH (over 40 UI/L) and level of estradiol (below 50 pmol/L). Ovarian follicular dysfunction and/or depletion of functional primordial follicles characterized this pathology. Abnormal bleeding patterns also include oligomenrrhea and polimenorrhea; because of these irregular menstrual cycles during adolescence, diagnosis could be difficult in young women...
October 2015: Minerva Ginecologica
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The Guidance provides information for clinicians on the steps to be taken before providing a woman with her first prescription for combined oral contraception. It updates and replaces previous Faculty Guidance. A key to the grades of recommendations, based on levels of evidence, is given at the end of this document. Details of the methods used by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) in developing this Guidance, and evidence tables summarising the research basis of the recommendations, are available on the Faculty website (www...
October 2003: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
L Dennerstein, G D Burrows, C Wood, G Hyman
This study was planned to determine the effects of estrogen and progestogen on female sexual behavior. Forty-nine women who had undergone hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy took part in a double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study. Over a 12-month period each woman received 3 months each of ethinyl estradiol, 50 microgram per day; levonorgestrel, 250 microgram per day; combination of these 2 substances (Nordiol); and a placebo. Significant differences between medications were found in sexual desire, enjoyment, and orgasmic frequency...
September 1980: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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