Nasal pathophysiology and its relationship to the female ovarian hormones

Carl M Philpott, Anne M Robinson, George E Murty

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The influence of the female ovarian hormones on nasal physiology has been the subject of ongoing research, especially over the last 20 years, yet their role remains unclear. This review looks at the evidence to date from the studies that have looked at the different physiologic and therapeutic scenarios in which the ovarian hormones are raised. It also examines the current pathophysiologic links between the hormonal surges and nasal congestion and the missing links that need to be addressed in future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-546
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008


  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro
  • Gonadal Steroid Hormones
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Humans
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Nose Diseases
  • Ovary
  • Pregnancy

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