THE researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine have found a way to replace the function of a woman's ovaries can no longer produce sex hormones.
With hormone replacement therapy or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) using Bio Ovary (artificial ovary), female sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone can be produced.
"Our goal is to develop a network of cell-based or hormone therapy, which is basically made for the region contribute to the formation of ovarian sex hormones in a way that is more natural," says Prof. Emmanuel C. Opara of Regenerative Medicine.
"Bio-artificial ovary has the potential to secrete sex hormones in natural ways based on the needs of the body, rather than patients taking certain medications every day," he said further.
The loss of ovarian function may be caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatments for certain types of cancer and menopause.
The effect of the loss of hormones is vaginal dryness, infertility and increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease.
"This research project is interesting because it offers hope to replace the natural ovarian hormones in women with premature ovarian failure or for women going through menopause," said the Head of Reproductive Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Institute, Tamer Yalcinkaya as reported by The Indian Express