All-Natural Menopause Hormone Balance for Woman
Estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and DHEA are a few of the primary female hormones.
Estrogen is not a single one hormone but rather a group of similar hormones of varying degrees of activity, secreted by the ovaries during a woman's reproductive years.
Estrogen plays the primary role in ovulation and so, plays an important role in a woman's life from the time she begins puberty until the final menstrual period.
Not only does estrogen have beneficial effects on cholesterol, lipid levels, contributes to protein production, bone strength and mental well-being.
Estrogen also supports and maintains the secondary female sex characteristics such as the distribution of fat in the breasts, hips and buttocks and influences voice pitch and the distribution of body hair.
The second major sex hormone in women is progesterone and is the other primary hormone produced by the ovaries each month during the second half of the cycle.
Progesterone is responsible for prepping and maintaining the uterus lining so it grows a thick layer of tissue in preparation for the fertilized egg. Progesterone is necessary for the survival of the ovum and then the resulting embryo, until the placenta takes over this task.
Many women suffer from stiffness and joint pain when they stop their menopause hormone therapy. There are studies that show that a woman that stops taking menopause hormone therapy is going to have more problems than before she started taking the treatments. This information could significantly change the attitude that many women have about menopause hormone therapy.
Progesterone also works on the breasts to prime the mammary glands for milk secretion. After menopause, progesterone stimulates osteoblasts to help build bone and increase bone density.
It is the natural decline in progesterone each month that triggers the menstrual cycle. Progesterone and estrogen are closely interrelated and their actions in the body are in a delicate balance.
These two hormones are so balanced that a deficit of progesterone in the system can result in facial and body acne break outs and in severe cases, scarring.
Progesterone dominance or the over abundance of progesterone in the body can elevate the risk of urinary tract infections or a feeling that one has a urinary infection.
Other progesterone dominance symptoms include drowsiness, depression, and unwanted weight gain. The type of weight gain associated with progesterone dominance is difficult to control until the hormone imbalance is first corrected.
Testosterone is a hormone produced by both women and men and is not just a male sex hormone. In women testosterone is produced in the ovaries, adrenals and to a lesser extent, the skin, brain and liver.
Testosterone behaves differently in the body systems of men and women, but it plays a very important role in the overall health and well being of both sexes. In men testosterone builds muscle, enhances sex drive, elevates the mood, prevents osteoporosis and increases energy. In women testosterone enhances the sex drive, helps relieve menopausal symptoms, restores energy, strengthens bone, elevates the mood and increases the sensitivity to sexual pleasure in the nipples and genitals.
Testosterone production naturally declines as a woman ages. However, too low testosterone levels in women can contribute to depression and osteoporosis.
Excessive testosterone can also cause problems. As women approach menopause and ovarian function slows, women can often show symptoms of becoming androgen dominant. Symptoms of androgen dominance in women include male pattern baldness and facial hair growth.
DHEA, (dehydroepiandosterone) a hormone produced by your adrenal glands, works to balance many of the effects of cortisol on the body and help to cope with stress. In research studies, DHEA has been shown to improve memory function, boost energy levels, and reduce fat production. Most importantly, DHEA appears to protect the immune system from some of the cell damage caused by aging and disease. With a decline in DHEA, comes an increase of susceptibility to diseases, which correlates with the acceleration of ageing.
When a woman's hormones are in sync, she will feel incredible. In addition to increased enery and vitality, she is far less likely to experience negative hormonal symptoms throughout her fertile years, right through perimenopause, to menopause.
However, when women stop taking their treatments after getting started on a menopause hormone therapy program, that can play havoc on them both physically and mentally. All of those symptoms can be heightened when a woman stops taking menopause hormone therapy. Women that may have had mild problems before menopause hormone therapy may find that their menopause problems become much more severe once they stop.
Unfortunately all it takes is one alteration to this perfectly balanced cycle for hormone havoc to occur.
When hormones are out of balance, symptoms such as accelerated aging, irritability, mood swings, anger or emotional outbursts, depression, breast tenderness, food cravings and binges, puffiness, bloating, foggy thinking, memory dysfunction, unwanted rapid weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia, as well as changes in sex drive can occur.
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