Influences of female reproductive hormones on sympathetic control of the circulation in humans

@article{Charkoudian2001InfluencesOF,
  title={Influences of female reproductive hormones on sympathetic control of the circulation in humans},
  author={Nisha Charkoudian},
  journal={Clinical Autonomic Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={295-301}
}
The significant increase in cardiovascular disease risk with the loss of estrogen and progesterone at menopause has lead to increasing interest in the cardiovascular influences of female reproductive hormones. In addition to direct influences of estrogen to promote endothelium-dependent vasodilation, recent evidence demonstrates important influences of both estrogen and progesterone on the neural control of the peripheral circulation. These influences have been studied in two general contexts… CONTINUE READING

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