Estrogen

My patients have a love-hate relationship with estrogen. Some vilify it, and some (normally post-menopausal women) revere it. Yet like any hormone, estrogen isn’t good or bad; it all comes down to balance - Jolene Brighten ND

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8 Facts About Estrogen That'll Change The Way You View The Change

You don’t have to be a woman to know that estrogen plays a seriously powerful role in a woman’s life...

1. ESTROGEN LEVELS AFFECT THE ENTIRE BODY

There are three types of estrogen, and each type has receptors throughout key tissues and organs in the body. When most people use the term “estrogen,” they’re usually referring to estradiol (E2), the strongest type of this hormone. It’s produced primarily by the ovaries, but also in small amounts of other tissues and organs.

The other two types of estrogen are estriol (E1), mostly produced by the placenta during pregnancy, and estrone (E3) which is produced in the ovaries, body fat (adipose tissue), and adrenal glands. Both…

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