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Yes, estrogen is one of the main female sex hormones. Yes, it balances with progesterone…

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.

But what does it actually do for your Sexual Wellness?

SO many things!

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.

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.

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.)

The takeaway: High AND low estrogen can impact your sexual desire and your mood but each in a different way.

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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