Delay in Diagnosis of Menopause-like Condition in Young Women Linked to Low Bone Density – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Estrogen is the hormone produced in the ovaries; and it helps bones absorb calcium. Dr. Lawrence Nelson at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says that the menstrual cycle is linked to the function of the ovary and when women and teens are having regular menstrual cycles, itís a sign that their ovary is making the hormones they need.
Dr. Nelson: This is something positive about the menstrual cycle.
Narrator: Dr. Nelson adds that a recent study has found that a delay in diagnosing a menopause-like condition in women and young girls is linked to low bone density. For information on the study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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