Female Hormones

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Keeping a good balance of female hormones during menopause years can be tricky. Mastering a few basic concepts though, can make the whole process a lot more understandable and easier to wait out too. Simply put, once the ovaries stop producing eggs, production of female hormones also falls into decline. Just how much of a decline there is depends on a lot of factors such as basic health, quality of diet, exercise and choice of supplements.

This change of life process is the main cause of the many distressing symptoms experienced by the majority of menopausal women. The situation is not without hope however. There is a lot that can be done to either supplement the missing female hormones, or stimulate the body into producing them once more. Fortunately, there are some great natural HRT products available that can do just this.

The Main Female Hormones

Estrogen and progesterone are the main female hormones. For good sexual health however, women need a small amount of testosterone too, to balance it all out. If there is sufficient progesterone in the system, the testosterone will be available too. This is because progesterone has the unique ability to synthesize other hormones in the body. Even estrogen can be made from progesterone.

This is precisely why some natural practitioners are now agreeing that instead of estrogen, progesterone is in fact the most important female hormone. Progesterone is available from several different plants in nature, most notably the wild yam plant. Wild yam is the most common source of bioidentical progesterone and is a constituent of all good natural HRT products.

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