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Why do estrogen levels fall after menopause Mcq? 

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Symptoms of the menopause can be interpreted as resulting primarily from the profound fall in estradiol, occurring over a 3- to 4-year period around final menses, a fall that presumably contributes importantly to the beginning, in the late perimenopause, of loss of bone mineral density.

Its decrease after menopause can be prevented and/or restored by estrogen treatment.

We suggest that these paradoxical findings may be secondary to a prolonged estrogen deficiency state in women with a long duration of menopause.

There is strong evidence that estrogen therapy may partly prevent this menopause-related change in body composition and the associated metabolic sequelae.

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Changes in the symptoms of menopause consequential to estrogen therapy reflect the effect of this therapy on these tissues.