Takahisa Ushiroyama

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The majority of women of reproductive age experience a regular recurrence of various symptoms in the premenstrual phase. The etiopathogenesis of premenstrual symptomatology, however, remains inconclusive. The present study was proposed to evaluate whether the activity of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which largely contributes to the relative stability(More)
BACKGROUND Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) encompasses a wide variety of cyclic and recurrent physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms occurring during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and abating shortly following the beginning of menses. Although PMS is widely recognized, its etiopathogenesis is not yet understood. The present study(More)
BACKGROUND A majority of women from all cultures and socioeconomic levels experience diverse psychosomatic and behavioral symptoms premenstrually, a phenomenon commonly termed premenstrual syndrome, although symptoms and discomfort levels vary from woman to woman. The underlying pathological mechanisms of premenstrual syndrome remain unknown; however,(More)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is now called "Kampo Medicine" in Japan. What is really needed for the treatment of human sickness and what is really wanted by sick people is medical care tailored to the particular patient, which respects the individual characteristics and personality of the patient. In Kampo medicine, therapeutic policy is determined on(More)
BACKGROUND Decreased insulin secretion has a great impact on the incidence of type 2 diabetes in Japanese subjects. It is not clear whether β-cell function is related to muscle mass in subjects without diabetes. We investigated the relationship between β-cell function and skeletal muscle mass in Japanese subjects without diabetes. METHODS The study(More)
A serious problem currently plaguing the medical field is the widening gap between academic medicine, which studies the features and causes of illness, and the medical care that patients desire. An example of this gap can be observed in the practice of psychotherapy, which is effective only for certain patients. Kampo medicine that combines the advantages(More)
The ciliary beat frequency (CBF) of guinea-pig fimbria during the ovarian cycle was measured by video microscopy using a high-speed camera (500 Hz). In the follicular phase, with increasing concentrations of beta-oestradiol ([betaE(2)]) and a low concentration of progesterone ([PRG]), CBF increased from 13.5 to 16 Hz. In the ovulatory phase, with further(More)
To investigate neuroendocrine interventions for climacteric symptoms in peri- and post-menopausal periods, the association between endocrine status and symptoms was examined in 519 peri- and post-menopausal women with climacteric symptoms. Furthermore, we evaluated the nature of putative disturbances in pulsatile gonadotropin (FSH and LH) secretion in 14(More)
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