Ovarian steroids and premenstrual symptoms: A comparison of group differences and intra-individual patterns

Martha J. Lentz, Nancy Woods, Margaret Heitkemper, Ellen Mitchell, Richard Henker, Joan L Shaver

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Abstract

To examine the relationship of gonadal hormone and symptom patterns across the menstrual cycle, women screened for 2-3 cycles completed an intensive study cycle; 26 had a low-severity symptoms (LS), 20, a premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and 26, a premenstrual magnification pattern (PMM). All completed daily symptom diaries and collected late afternoon urine samples which were assayed for pregnanediol and estradiol for that cycle. The PMS and PMM groups had significantly more positive cross-correlations of pregnanediol and symptoms than the LS group. Women in all groups had similar levels of estradiol and pregnanediol. Women with PMS and PMM patterns responded to progesterone differently than women with LS patterns: thus the former groups may not benefit from hormone therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-249
Number of pages12
JournalResearch in nursing & health
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Pregnanediol
Premenstrual Syndrome
Individuality
Steroids
Estradiol
Gonadal Hormones
Menstrual Cycle
Progesterone
Urine
Hormones
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional states/feelings
  • Estrogen
  • Fluid retention
  • Ovarian hormones
  • Physiological states
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Progesterone
  • Women's health

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  • Nursing(all)

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Ovarian steroids and premenstrual symptoms : A comparison of group differences and intra-individual patterns. / Lentz, Martha J.; Woods, Nancy; Heitkemper, Margaret; Mitchell, Ellen; Henker, Richard; Shaver, Joan L.

In: Research in nursing & health, Vol. 30, No. 3, 06.2007, p. 238-249.

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Lentz, Martha J. ; Woods, Nancy ; Heitkemper, Margaret ; Mitchell, Ellen ; Henker, Richard ; Shaver, Joan L. / Ovarian steroids and premenstrual symptoms : A comparison of group differences and intra-individual patterns. In: Research in nursing & health. 2007 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 238-249.
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