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

Estrogen

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

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.2 Both are weaker than estradiol, but all three types of estrogen play a vital role in our overall health as women.

HealthyWomen

Estrogen is probably the most widely known and discussed of all hormones. The term "estrogen" actually refers to any of a group of chemically similar hormones; estrogenic hormones are sometimes mistakenly referred to as exclusively female hormones when in fact both men and women produce them. However, the role estrogen plays in men is not entirely clear.

Hormone Health Network

The ovaries, which produce a woman’s eggs, are the main source of estrogen from your body. Your adrenal glands, located at the top of each kidney, make small amounts of this hormone, so does fat tissue. Estrogen moves through your blood and acts everywhere in your body.

Live Science

There are many times throughout a person's life when estrogen levels may change. For example, estrogen levels naturally increase during puberty and during pregnancy. Estrogen levels fall after menopause, or when a woman stops menstruating. This reduction in estrogen production can cause symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and loss of sex drive. Estrogen levels also decrease after childbirth.

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