oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - The rationale for low-dose hormone therapy for menopausal women : clinical



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - August 2006 52 CLINICAL In all women, ovarian function will decrease with age. The last menstrual period, or the 'menopause', indicates that secretion of female hormones will come to an end, as will the production of the ovum by the ovary. This normally occurs at approximately 51 years of age, but can occur any time between 46 and 54 years of age. It is anticipated, and a widely acknowledged medical fact, that a significant proportion of women will live to the age of 87 years. As a result, women will not only spend more than 30 ..


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