Due to the importance of this particular hormone group in both the menstrual and estrous reproductive cycle, this hormone group is called Estrogen. It is primarily found in females, and is categorized as a steroid hormone. It is produced mainly in the ovaries, but also produced by fat cells and the adrenal gland.
Estrogen plays a major role in female development in puberty (development of breasts, pubic and armpit hair), regulating menstrual cycles and lactation after childbirth. Estrogen also assists in bone formation, blood clotting, and vaginal lubrication. It affects mucous membranes, pelvic muscles, skin, hair and the brain (controlling moods).
Reduced estrogen levels are generally found in menopausal women, women with diseases affecting the ovaries, and women who are anorexic or exercise to extreme levels (due to very low body fat).
If the level of estrogen in the body drops, it is easy to notice. Some of the symptoms are hot flashes in the face, chest and neck, severe migraines, irregular menstrual cycles, breast tenderness,mood swings and loss of sex drive. When symptoms are severe consulting with a doctor may be required.
Certain clinics and doctors can provide ideal therapies that help treat menstrual symptoms including the ones mentioned above and symptomatic vaginal atrophy where the low estrogen level causes a women’s vagina to narrow and become dry.
Metro MediSpa is an ideal one stop destination for women dealing with such symptoms and are searching for treatments. Hormone screening can help pinpoint the problem and then follow-up with the correct treatment.