• The Major Role of Estrogen in Women’s Health

    on Oct 17th, 2018

From the moment you begin puberty, and often before you even know what’s happening, your hormones take control. If you’re a woman, especially, due to your monthly cycle the ebb and flow of hormones coursing through your system can impact your life in many ways. From menstruation and pregnancy to perimenopause, menopause, and beyond, your hormones maintain much of your body’s function.

Although present in both sexes, estrogen is considered the “female hormone,” probably because women produce more of it and depend on it for reproductive function. But estrogen controls so much more than just your ability to conceive. Throughout your life, your body depends on estrogen to keep it healthy and going strong.

Women’s health is our purpose

The Association for Women’s Health Care is familiar with a woman’s need to maintain balance in life, and in her hormones. Hormones that are out of whack can wreak havoc, causing hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and similarly uncomfortable conditions. Our dedicated physicians strive to help our patients achieve balance in their health and their hormones.

The Association for Women’s Health Care, with offices in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois, is determined to make our patients’ experience a positive one. For women, your lifelong good health depends largely on your gynecological care, and our team takes that responsibility seriously.  

3 types of estrogen

Depending on your season of life, your body produces different types and amounts of estrogen in an effort to maintain balance. The types of estrogen and their primary function are:

 

 

 

How estrogen affects your whole health

Estrogen affects your overall health, throughout your life. In fact, estrogen does much more than you’ve probably even thought of. Here are the major roles estrogen plays in women’s health:

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure you’re living a balanced life

Estrogen is one powerful hormone. To keep your body and brain healthy, it’s essential that your estrogen levels are balanced. This may require hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

The doctors at The Association for Women’s Health Care can help you find out if you’re a candidate for HRT. If you suspect your estrogen may not be in balance, or if you’re experiencing symptoms of menopause and would like to get them under control, contact The Association for Women’s Health Care for an appointment.

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