Senile ovaries? There must be a better explanation…

Remember, radiation may not be the best choice to treat menopause!

Remember, radiation may not be the best choice to treat menopause!

Did you know in menopause the ovaries become senile?  According to this 1950s women’s health tutorial, posted on Huffington Post, they do.  Back then, they also recommended using radiation to treat “the menopause”.  Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then and realized that interactions between the endocrine and nervous systems can contribute to and exacerbate menopausal symptoms.

For more information on the role neurotransmitters can play in hot flashes, please view the webinar “The Science of Being Hot: Clinical Neuroendocrinology for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats” on the NeuroScience YouTube channel and previous posts: Temperature fluctuations: due to weather seasons or seasons of change within you and Thought you knew everything about estrogen? What about its effects on the nervous system?

 

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