How Estrogen Affects You

Yes, estrogen is one of the main female sex hormones. Yes, it balances with progesterone – the other main female sex hormone. And yes, we do have more than just the two.
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But what does it actually do for your Sexual Wellness?
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SO many things!
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Estrogen is responsible for the development and maintenance of the reproductive system plus the typical female characteristics (hint: why you develop breasts during puberty). But beyond ensuring you ovulate each month, it does so much more.
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Have too much? This can leave you with acne, bad PMS symptoms like swollen and tender breasts, weight gain, depression or anxiety, moodiness and a lost sex drive.
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Have too little? You then may be experiencing hot flashes, sleeping problems, thinning of the vaginal wall causing vaginal dryness, moodiness and a lost sex drive. (And this may sound like your typical menopause picture.)
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The takeaway: High AND low estrogen can impact your sexual desire and your mood but each in a different way.
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If you want to learn more about how estrogen could be affecting your body, make an appointment to see how we can work together to regulate your levels.

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