Partially Suppressing Hormone Estradiol Could Be Way to Treat Endometriosis, Study Reports
Partially suppressing levels of the female sex hormone estradiol could be a new way of managing endometriosis, according to a study.
And a new class of therapy could make partial suppression possible without triggering harmful side effects, researchers said.
The study, “Partial suppression of estradiol: a new strategy in endometriosis management?,” was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.
Ovulation, menstruation and female hormones known as estrogens are all involved in the development of endometriosis, a condition in which tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside it.
This suggests that hormone therapies that suppress ovulation and menstruation, and reduce estradiol to levels similar to what is seen after menopause, could be a way to treat endometriosis. Estradiol is the primary female sex hormone.
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