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Hormonal changes in menopause: Is it all downhill from here?

The last several weeks, this blog has discussed hormones during the reproductive cycle  as well as neuro-endo connections (e.g.  serotonin, estradiol, testosterone, dopamine, progesterone, and GABA).  This week we will look at hormonal changes approaching menopause. Around age 38 the … Continue reading

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It’s 4th and long…are you confident in your endocrine system?

In the game of football, a team’s ultimate goal each drive is to score a touchdown, but to get to this point, there are many lines of communication that must occur smoothly.  The coach relays plays to his players on … Continue reading

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Sorry Dracula, but blood isn’t the only way to test hormones

Hormones are found in a variety of biological fluids including saliva, cerebral spinal fluid, blood, serum and urine.  Saliva and serum are the most popular forms for testing, although they represent different forms of hormones.  Saliva represents the free (unbound) … Continue reading

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