Menopause transition: Annual changes in serum hormonal patterns over the menstrual cycle in women during a nine-year period prior to menopause.

@article{Landgren2004MenopauseTA,
  title={Menopause transition: Annual changes in serum hormonal patterns over the menstrual cycle in women during a nine-year period prior to menopause.},
  author={B M Landgren and Aila Collins and Giorgy Csemiczky and H. G. Burger and Lyrissa Baksheev and David M. Robertson},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2004},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={2763-9}
}
To examine the hormonal characteristics of menstrual cycles in healthy women approaching menopause, serum hormone profiles were investigated annually in this longitudinal study of 13 healthy women between 4 and 9 yr before menopause and the year of the menopause. Serum FSH, LH, estradiol, progesterone, total inhibin, inhibins A and B, and prolactin were determined in blood samples collected annually three times weekly for 4 wk beginning with the onset of menses. Menstrual bleeding diaries… CONTINUE READING

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