What Are the Average Menopausal Hormone Levels?

What Are the Average Menopausal Hormone Levels?

An average menopausal follicle stimulating hormone production level is 25.8 to 134.8 milli-international units per milliliter, states MedlinePlus. These levels occur during and after menopause and in women with certain conditions, such as Turner syndrome and tumors of the pituitary gland.

Follicle stimulating hormone is released by the pituitary gland, states MedlinePlus. Because of the increased production of FSH, women experience decreased production of estrogen and progesterone, states WebMD. This decrease of estrogen and progesterone also causes hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and itching, and a loss of sex drive. A lack of estrogen can also lead to more serious conditions such as heart disease and stroke. The average age a woman experiences menopause is 51.