Concussion Can Spur Short-Term Change in Women's Periods
After a concussion, a young woman might notice that her next few menstrual periods are a bit off-schedule, a new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics finds. Dr. Megan Moreno, an adolescent medicine specialist at Seattle Children's Hospital, wrote an accompanying editorial in the same issue of the journal. "These findings suggest that brain injuries, such as a concussion, may affect the hormonal processes involving estrogen and progesterone that are important in maintaining a regular menstrual cycle and female development via puberty and bone density," Moreno wrote.
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