Estrogen is one of two vitally important hormones in women (the other being progesterone). It turns out that this hormone is not only responsible for a normal functioning of a woman’s body, but also for proper mental functioning.
WHAT IS ESTROGEN?
Estrogen is the primary hormone that helps a girl develop into an adult woman. This time period is known as puberty. After this period of a woman’s life, estrogen helps to regulate cholesterol levels, regulate mood, and protect bone health among other things.
This hormone is produced in the ovaries, which are the main source of estrogen in a woman’s body. The adrenal glands, located near the top of the kidney, also produce estrogen but in significantly lesser amounts. Estrogen moves through the body via the circulation of blood, and is an acting agent in many areas of the body.
The female body produces three different types of estrogen hormone: (1) estradiol – the predominant type during childbearing years, (2) estriol – produced during different phases of pregnancy, and (3) estrone – the lone type of estrogen produced after menopause, or when menstrual cycles stop.
The timing of estrogen production is relative to a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle. Estrogen levels peak during the mid-cycle phase, which produces ovulation. Following the ovulation phase, estrogen levels decline sharply. Throughout the rest of the month, estrogen levels gradually increase and then decrease. #novuscenter #antiaging #estrogen
HERE ARE 6 SIGNS YOU HAVE LOW ESTROGEN LEVELS:
– Hot flashes and/or night sweats
– Mood swings
– Dry skin
– Trouble sleeping
– Infrequent or erratic menstrual cycles
– Decreased sexual desire
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