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What symptoms can a drop in estrogen at menopause cause?

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The drop of estrogen levels at menopause can cause symptoms that include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness or itching
  • Loss of libido or sex drive

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: ''Women’s Health: Female Hormones.''

MedicineNet.com: ''Estrogen levels in blood predict breast cancer’s return.''

Goldberg, N, MD. Ballantine Books, 2000. Women Are Not Small Men,

Bruce, D, PhD, and Thatcher, S, MD, PhD. Ballantine Books, 2003. Making a Baby,

Lab Tests Online: ''Estrogen.''

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: ''Women’s Health: Female Hormones.''

MedicineNet.com: ''Estrogen levels in blood predict breast cancer’s return.''

Goldberg, N, MD. Ballantine Books, 2000. Women Are Not Small Men,

Bruce, D, PhD, and Thatcher, S, MD, PhD. Ballantine Books, 2003. Making a Baby,

Lab Tests Online: ''Estrogen.''

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

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