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Individual hormones description in male and female: The three common hormones

Individual hormones

Did you know that individual hormones like estrogen for example is normally production in specific areas like in the ovaries, the follicle around the ovum? If there is any problem, you can always seek for help.

There are several individual hormones in the body performing different functions in the body. we have since understood that hormones are body’s messengers responsible for the effective coordination of all vital repair, recovery and regeneration in the body and without them we cease to live a productive life, meaning that in their absence we simply degenerate. With that knowledge we want to zero in to discussing the individual hormones and particularly the three common ones which may include: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone as follows:

Individual hormones description in male and female: Estrogen

looking at the life of our female gender, the production of estrogen normally takes place in specific areas like in the ovaries, the follicle around the ovum, the adrenal glands, and the fat cells. And even as this production place, it is important to note that as age catches with us the effectiveness of ovaries in the production of estrogen deteriorates and stop producing estrogen on a regular basis, turning the main source for the production of estrogen the adrenal glands located above the kidneys. Any unused testosterone is also transformed into needed estrogen, and even estrogen stored in fat cells is called to action as the ovarian production of estrogen diminishes. Estrogen and progesterone are designed to balance each other, to keep each other in check. Therefore and because of that it is nearly impossible to separate their actions, but for the sake of simplicity; Estrogen makes everything grow, it causes cells to proliferate while progesterone checks this growth, holding cell growth to a limit. The following are some of the positive effects of its action are that it:

  • Causes the uterus lining grow to in readiness for pregnancy.
  • Facilitate the grown of breast tissues in preparation for making milk
  • Prevents bone destruction by bone-destroying cells (osteoclasts)
  • Protects from hypertension by relaxing the lining of blood vessels
  • Stimulates the production of lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme which breaks down fat. The result is low cholesterol levels and good balance between good (HDL) cholesterol and bad (LDL) cholesterol
  • Lowers insulin levels
  • Stimulates body fat accumulation to help the fetus grow
  • Induces relaxation of blood vessels in the circulation in general and heart in particular
  • Causes the ovum to mature inside the ovary to prepare for ovulation
  • Creates the follicle where the egg matures
  • Promotes the growth of the fetus
  • Keeps the vagina, the vulva and the cervix well developed and moisturized
  • Promotes growth of underarm and pubic hair, and pigmentation of the nipples

The negative effects of the growth induced by estrogen unopposed (acting alone), without the balancing effects of progesterone are:

  • Increased risk of gallbladder disease
  • Increased incidence of blood clot formation
  • Increased accumulation of body fat, this is why livestock growers use this hormone
  • Increased water and salt retention
  • Interference with normal insulin release and blood sugar control
  • Increased risk of overgrowth of endometrium (lining of the uterus)
  • Increased risk of overgrowth of breast tissue, and could be a reason for breast cancer
  • Increased risk of depression
  • Increased risk of headaches
  • Increased risk of gallbladder disease
  • Increased incidence of blood clot formation

Individual hormones description in male and female: Progesterone

Progesterone is the parent or precursor of estrogen in the ovaries and the parent to cortisol and aldosterone in the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands manufacture progesterone from its precursor cholesterol. Progesterone is the precursor of testosterone, all androgens, and other adrenal hormones, making it extremely important for reasons far beyond its role as sex hormone, without it we could not cope with stress and our body fluid and kidney control would cease to function. Progesterone functions:

  • Protect the endometrium
  • Insure the optimal function of uterus
  • Prevent water retention
  • Help use fat for energy at the cellular level
  • Serve as a natural anti-depressant
  • Create a calming effect on the body
  • Help eliminate sleep disorders
  • Help keep insulin release in check and maintain even blood sugar levels
  • Prevent unmediated overgrowth of the endometrium/cancer
  • Prevent unmediated breast tissue overgrowth/cancer
  • Maintain sex drive
  • Maintain normal blood clotting parameters
  • Protect against fibrocystic breasts

Progesterone’s negatives are few and easily balanced by estrogen:

  • A sedating effect, if used in excess
  • Increased spotting and changes in bleeding patterns
  • Bloating if used in excess
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Acne, if used in excess
  • Hyperpigmentation of facial skin when exposed to sunlight

Testosterone

The most important role of testosterone is to provide male characteristics. Although this may appear straight forward, testosterone functions are of significance to women as well. The following are some of the areas where testosterone helps in:

  • Promoting muscle strength and exercise endurance
  • Improving libido
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Improving sense of well-being
  • Increases body hair production
  • Produce enlargement of the clitoris
  • Improve sexual desire and fantasy
  • Improve bone density

Besides the benefits, it also have some demerits or negative effects of testosterone which cones due to overproduction or intake through either testosterone supplementation in pharmaceutical formulations or unsupervised androgen consumption. The side-effects are similar to those of estrogen dominance, since testosterone transforms into estrogen when it is overabundant. The side-effects include:

  • Male pattern baldness
  • Increased facial hair
  • More aggressive behavior
  • Higher cholesterol levels
  • Too much clitoral enlargement

Finally in the past this was not regarded as anything good, nonetheless things are changing and now we are beginning to appreciate the importance of testosterone in men and women while the balance of estrogen and progesterone is highly dependent on a cycle. And as we come to the end of this discussion, we want to help you take the summery of the whole journey we took form the beginning as we started the discussion. And now if you or any of your loved one is struggling with this are you are wondering on what to do. You can therefore schedule for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for further direction.

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