The authors examined males and females aged 40-65 with menopausal disorders. Lowintensive infrared laser therapy produced a response both in males and females in menopause as evidenced by normalization of FSH, LH levels and elevation of sex steroid hormones.
Radioimmunoassay was employed to determine basal levels of LH, FSH, prolactin, total testosterone and 17 beta-estradiol in plasma from 52 pre- or postmenopausal women with prosopalgia consequent to cervical osteochondrosis. The measurements were made before and after laser treatment. Different from the control, basal levels of the hormones and the trends in their changes due to laser therapy depended on the patients' age and the disease stage.