Hormonal Women's Health Issues

Hormonal Women's Health Issues
Hormonal Women's Health Issues

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Biologically, women are more dependent on hormones than men. Hormones are responsible for the regulation of the menstrual cycle and the state of the endocrine system, which in turn regulates the main function of the female body - reproductive. What determines hormonal disorders and early menopause, as well as "healthy aging" in the material "AN". Estrogen and progesterone are the most important hormones for the female body. If their number is normal, the body will work like a clock, but health can deteriorate significantly due to cyclical hormonal fluctuations. Therefore, it is worth paying special attention to violations of both the menstrual cycle and the endocrine system. She is responsible for the work of a huge variety of systems in our body.

“It is important to understand that a woman's menstrual cycle does not have to be 28 days,” says Elena Andreeva, director of the Institute of Reproductive Medicine, head of the Department of Endocrine Gynecology, Doctor of Medical Sciences, doctor of the highest qualification category. - The normal cycle is from 21 to 35 days, but you need to be aware that the phase after ovulation should be at least 14 days. It is this duration of the second phase of the cycle that provides the resource necessary for the full realization of the reproductive function of women. This requires a certain level of progesterone. If it is not there, then women begin to have problems with disruption of the ovaries, uterus, which leads to infertility. Gynecologists have to add drugs containing progesterone in order to balance hormones and help a woman get pregnant or eliminate cycle irregularities.” And if in the reproductive age the levels of estrogen and progesterone are a priori balanced, with age the level of the second hormone decreases.

This is where various gynecological diseases appear (ovarian cysts, growth of uterine fibroids, hyperplastic processes of the endometrium). Then the level of estrogen decreases and menopause sets in. “The average female age for entering menopause is 51 years, but everything ultimately depends on the way of life,” Elena Andreeva noted. One good stress or dramatic weight loss can cause menopause much earlier. But even this can be dealt with.

Menopausal hormone therapy makes it possible to live longer and better than those who do not use it. This method stops the development of dementia caused by hormone deficiency. The use of the so-called natural therapy - micro doses of hormones (estrogens) similar to natural ones - enables a woman to age qualitatively. "Healthy aging" is made up of mental and physical health, muscle health, sexual function and the level of sex hormones that should accompany both men and women throughout their lives."

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