The Primary Female Hormone

  • Produced by the ovaries and fat cells
  • Composed of three forms : Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3).
  • Estradiol is the principal ovarian estrogen
  • Essential reproductive hormone, declining rapidly at menopause
  • Replacement relieves menopausal symptoms
  • Reduces progression of osteoporosis
  • Improves skin and muscle quality
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Increases female life expectancy

Symptoms

  • Two or more of these symptoms may indicate the need to test estrogen and progesterone levels in women

    • Hot flashes
    • Palpitations
    • Irritability
    • Incontinence
    • Night sweats
    • Bone loss
    • Anxiousness
    • Cystic ovaries
    • Vaginal dryness
    • Headaches
    • Fibrocystic breasts
    • Heavy menses
    • Foggy thinking
    • Mood swings
    • Uterine fibroids
    • Less libido
    • Memory loss
    • Water retention
    • Weight gain
    • Elevated triglycerides
    • Tearful
    • Tender breasts
    • Menstrual changes
    • Sugar cravings
  • Two or more symptoms that are persistent may indicate a need to test estrogen and progesterone levels in Men

    • Hot flashes
    • Foggy thinking
    • Fatigue
    • Irritability
    • Night sweats
    • Apathy
    • Headaches
    • Anxiousness
    • Bone loss
    • Prostate problems
    • Lack of libido
    • Urine flow problems
    • Depression
    • Sleep problems
    • Hip weight gain
    • Urinary urge increased

Questionnaires

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    Test yourself for Estrogen Deficiency (Women)

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