Female health issues present unique health scenarios that doctors must deal with in specific ways. The uniqueness of the female physiology (how the body works) results in women’s bodies having different responses to stress, nutrition, and diseases than those of men. Understanding these uniquenesses can help women experience complete health and wellness care and better quality of life. At BodyPro Wellness Center, we consider the biological uniqueness of the female before us to better treat and understand what might be affecting the function of her female cycle, what might be causing fibroids or cysts, hot flashes, perimenopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, estrogen changes, libido changes and more.
The Roles of Women’s Hormones in The Female Cycle
One of the most significant factors affecting women’s health is the presence of steroid hormones. Hormones help regulate many of the specific genetic factors within the female cycle. The female hormones – estrogen and progesterone – are derived from cholesterol. You might notice that the ending of the word, “cholesterol” has the suffix, “sterol”. Sterols such as cholesterol help the body make steroids like Progesterone and Estrogen. These hormones play a significant role in regulating and occurring health conditions such as PCOS and poor sexual libido. Below, we’ll be going over the two primary hormones that affect the reproductive system.
The Roles of Estrogens: Estrogen is a hormone produced by the ovaries, adrenal glands, and fat tissues. It contributes to many essential body processes, including female sexual and reproductive health, skin health, bone desnity, hair growth and focus. Estrogen is often broken into three types:
- Estradiol: Estradiol is the most common type of estrogen and is most often developed in women of childbearing age.
- Estrone: Estrone develops after menopause, mostly by way of the adrenal glands and the fat cells; and it is the only type of estrogen that develops once menopause begins.
- Estriol: Estriol develops during pregnancy and works to assist the mother during the development of the baby.
All of these types of estrogens help promote healthy sexual development and help keep women healthy. As mentioned above, estrogens are involved in many important processes in the body including bone health, and managing neurological responses in the brain, affecting mood.
The Roles of Progesterone: Alongside estrogen, progesterone also works to help regulate menstruation and support pregnancy by allowing the release of the egg within the ovary. Progesterone helps prepare the body for pregnancy by stimulating blood flow for a potential pregnancy, enhancing your thyroid hormone function, and also assists in the production of the placenta and baby throughout pregnancy. However, once menopause hits, progesterone levels lower. This can affect many things including her metabolism as it affects thyroid hormone stimulation.
These hormones affect the female cycle and are vitally important to women’s health. Any changes in these hormones can often lead to chronic health conditions that affect the female cycle.
How Bodyfit Wellness Center Can Help
At BodyPro Wellness Center, our doctors can help women of all ages cope with various health issues and restore a more ideal function. These include poor libido, menopause, fibroids, and PCOS through natural, alternative methods. Ultimately, it’s not about treating hormones, but restoring health. Lab testing is the key to understanding what may be causing your particular hormonal imperfections. After we’ve developed an understanding as to what might be causing the imperfections in your female hormone functions, we provide diet and lifestyle modifications through health coaching, nutritional supplement guidance, acupressure, and more.. We strive to give you the most resources possible for your health. Visit BodyPro Wellness Center today to receive your initial consultation for more information about how we can help you feel your best.