When I was plummeted into menopause I had no idea about the different hormones and the complexity that revolved around these hormones within my body (I knew the basics). I guess I really didn’t need to know more prior to menopause as my body just did its thing. I had planned to do some research into menopause closer to the time of menopause but I didn’t anticipate going into sudden menopause. So I had no time to prepared myself for the chaos that came upon me!!
Then when everything did go haywire with my hormones I began to read books and I found it all some what complicated!!!! The books talked about sooo many hormones and this one did this and this one does that and ahhhh. I just wanted simple plain language.
I was going to try to explain it all myself here but I found an article that has done it so well. Take a look :
The Role of Estrogen in Women
The estrogenic hormones are uniquely responsible for the growth and development of female sexual characteristics and reproduction in both humans and animals. The term “estrogen” includes a group of chemically similar hormones: estrone, estradiol (the most abundant in women of reproductive age) and estriol. Overall, estrogen is produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands and fat tissues. More specifically, the estradiol and estrone forms are produced primarily in the ovaries in premenopausal women, while estriol is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. – – – – Read more