Women are also at risk of developing different types of hormonal imbalance disorders than men because they have different endocrine organs and cycles. The two main female sex hormones are estrogen and progesterone. Although testosterone is considered a male hormone, females also produce and need a small amount of this, too.
Changes in the body's level of the hormones estrogen and progesterone can disrupt the normal pattern of the menstrual cycle. That's why young girls going through puberty and women approaching menopause commonly have irregular periods.
Progesterone and women's health.
Progesterone is one hormone released by the ovaries that helps you sleep. Low levels may make it difficult to fall and stay asleep and too much progesterone can make you more tired.
Cells lining the gastrointestinal tract have receptors for both estrogen and progesterone. Levels of these hormones change throughout the course of a woman's monthly menstrual cycle. When they do, they impact the function of the gastrointestinal system. Women often experience abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, and nausea before or during their periods.
Testosterone and women's health.
Androgens are a group of hormones that play a role in male traits and reproductive activity. Present in both males and females, Acne that does not go away may be due to excess androgens. Excess levels of these androgens make oil glands extra productive. Androgens also affect skin cells that line hair follicles. Excess oil and skin cell changes clog pores, leading to acne
Estrogen and women's health.
Drop in estrogen level makes more hunger and this leads to weight gain.
Falling estrogen levels during perimenopause and a lack of estrogen may lead to vaginal dryness. This makes the wall of the vagina thinner. It can be painful to have sex. Estrogen that is too high or too low may lead to changes in breast tissues. High estrogen may cause lumpy or dense breast tissue, even cysts. Estrogen levels that are too low may cause decreased breast tissue density.
Low estrogen level also causes: depression, trouble concentrating, an increase in urinary tract infections (UTIs) due to a thinning of the urethra and headaches.
High estrogen level causes:
- swelling and tenderness in your breasts
- fibrocystic lumps in your breasts
- decreased sex drive
- irregular menstrual periods
- increased symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- mood swings
- anxiety and panic attacks
- weight gain
- hair loss
- cold hands or feet
- trouble sleeping
- sleepiness or fatigue
- memory problems.
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