Lotta Andréen

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UNLABELLED Certain women experience negative mood symptoms as a result of progesterone during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, progestagens in hormonal contraceptives, or the addition of progesterone or progestagens in sequential hormone therapy (HT). This phenomenon is believed to be mediated via the action of the progesterone metabolites on the(More)
Many studies have suggested a relationship between stress, sex steroids, and negative mental and mood changes in humans. The progesterone metabolite allopregnanolone is a potent endogenous ligand of the γ-amino butyric acid -A (GABA-A) receptor, and the most discussed neuroactive steroid. Variations in the levels of neuroactive steroids that influence the(More)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a menstrual cycle-linked condition with both mental and physical symptoms. Most women of fertile age experience cyclical changes but consider them normal and not requiring treatment. Up to 30% of women feel a need for treatment. The aetiology is still unclear, but sex steroids produced by the corpus luteum of the ovary are(More)
Allopregnanolone effects on mood in postmenopausal women are unclear thus far. Allopregnanolone is a neuroactive steroid with contradictory effects. Anaesthetic, sedative, and anxiolytic as well as aggressive and anxiogenic properties have been reported. The aim of this study is to compare severity of negative mood between women receiving different serum(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the pharmacokinetics of progesterone, allopregnanolone and pregnanolone after treatment with a low oral dose of progesterone. METHODS Eight postmenopausal women were given a single oral dose of 20 mg of micronised progesterone on Day 1 and 20 mg twice daily on Days 2-7. Blood samples for the analysis of progesterone,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare severity of negative mood and physical symptoms between women with different progesterone, allopregnanolone, and pregnanolone plasma concentrations during sequential Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) with vaginal progesterone suppositories. DESIGN A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study. METHOD Postmenopausal(More)
Some women have negative mood symptoms, caused by progestagens in hormonal contraceptives or sequential hormone therapy or by progesterone in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, which may be attributed to metabolites acting on the GABA-A receptor. The GABA system is the major inhibitory system in the adult CNS and most positive modulators of the GABA-A(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to investigate the effect on mood and the physical symptoms of two dosages of natural progesterone and a placebo in postmenopausal women with and without a history of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). DESIGN A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study was performed. METHOD Postmenopausal women (n=36) with climacteric(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with abnormal eating habits. We examined whether surgical treatment affected allopregnanolone levels and eating behaviour in nine women with PCOS who qualified for Rou-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Blood samples were obtained to measure sex-hormone-binding globulin, total testosterone, progesterone, and(More)
Objective: The aim was to investigate the effect on mood and the physical symptoms of two dosages of natural progesterone and a placebo in postmenopausal women with and without a history of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Design: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study was performed. Method: Postmenopausal women ðn 1⁄4 36Þ with(More)