Serotonin and Blood Vessel Behaviour

Just saw this…. made interesting reading in view of my previous posts on the topic regarding serotonin merely being the mediator of blood vessel dilation etc…

“Until now, doctors have worked on the assumption that the brain is responsible for hot flushes.

However, Prof Lumsden’s new findings suggest abnormalities in the blood vessels themselves may also contribute to the overactive response seen in many menopausal women.

What’s fascinating is that it appears to be the blood vessels themselves rather than what goes on in the brain that actually causes hot flushes.’


~ by funnyinthehead on December 29, 2011.

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