Flashcards in Women's Hormones Deck (58)
What is the normal age range for a woman to go through menopause?
Cycling after the age of 55 increases a woman's risk for what?
What are the hormones that regulate growth and repair?
What are sex related symptoms of menopause?
Lack of libido
Urinary tract infections
What are the neurologic and psychiatric symptoms of menopause?
Skin crawling sensation
What are the major systemic symptoms of menopause?
Hair growth on face
Low back pain
How many functions does estrogen have in the body?
What are the neurologic functions of estrogen?
Stimulates production of choline acetyltransferase
Enhances Mg uptake and utilization
Helps maintain cognitive function
Enhances production of nerve growth factor
Aids in formation of neurotransmitters in brain like serotonin
What are the sexual symptoms of estrogen excess?
Increased risk of uterine cancer
Increased risk of breast cancer
What are the neurologic symptoms of estrogen excess?
Depression with anxiety or agitation
What are the general symptoms of estrogen excess
Weight gain (abdomen, hips and thighs)
Increased risk of autoimmune disease
What are the causes of excess estrogen in the body?
Taking to much exogenous estrogen
Impaired elimination of estrogen
Elevation of 16-OH estrone
Diet low in grains and fiber
Lack of exercise
What is E1 called?
What is E2 called?
What is E3 called?
What is the main estrogen produced in the body in the post menopausal period?
What risk is there for women with high levels of estrone?
It may increase a woman's risk for cancer
Do we replace estrone?
What does estradiol do to lipids in the body?
What hormone does estradiol increase?
What does estradiol do for the bone structure and what nutrients will it help absorb?
It helps maintain bone structure
Calcium, magnesium and zinc
How does estradiol help with cognitive function?
It helps to maintain memory
What sex hormone decreases fatigue?
What is the binding strength of estrone compared to estradiol?
It has 1/8th the binding power of estradiol
What is the binding power of estriol compared to estradiol?
It has 1/80th the binding power
When will you see the highest estriol levels?
Estriol may be protective for what disease?
Estradiol is better than estriol in what conditions?
Bone, heart and brain protection
How does estriol decrease breast cancer risk?
It blocks estrone by blocking estrogen receptor sites in the breasts