An estradiol test measures the amount of a hormone called estradiol in the blood. Estradiol is the most important form of estrogen found in the body. Most of it is made in and released from the ovaries, adrenal cortex, and the placenta, which forms during pregnancy to feed a developing baby.
Estradiol is responsible for the growth of the female uterus, Fallopian tubes, and vagina. It promotes breast development and the growth of the outer genitals. The hormone plays a role in the...Read more
There's some interesting new research about the possible benefits of adding estrogen to the treatment of women with schizophrenia. In a... Read more »
Yesterday, the FDA approved the first skin patch version of Exelon, a drug to treat mild or moderate dementia in patients with Alzheimer's.... Read more »
The nausea of a Migraine attack can be the enemy of the Migraineur trying to take oral medications. This is a big issue. The nausea can... Read more »
The FDA has approved EMSAM (selegiline), a transdermal patch, for the treatment of major depression. Selegeline is a MAOI originally used to treat... Read more »
You can wear a patch to quit smoking and a patch to fend of pregnancy. Pretty soon, youll be able to wear a patch to treat depression. Emsam, an... Read more »