Women and Hormones

Hormones are chemicals that are produced in different parts of your body that allow your cells to interact with each other. The hormones interact with each other in a system called the endocrine system.

There are many hormones produced by the endocrine system and these include:

  • Sex steroid hormones (commonly known as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone)
  • Thyroid hormones are involved in many metabolic processes in your body. An underactive thyroid is often seen with increasing age. This may be associated with a lowered metabolic rate and may give rise to problems such as weight gain, depression, constipation, dry skin and hair and affect cholesterol levels
  • Adrenal hormones help us to deal with stress. A chronically stressful lifestyle may result in adrenal gland fatigue and may present with tiredness, mood swings and weight gain. It may also be associated with problems such as chronic sinusitis, eczema and irritable bowel syndrome

Growth hormone is necessary for youth maintenance. It helps to maintain good skin, hair, lean muscle mass and bone mass. Loss of growth hormone levels with age may give rise to tiredness, memory loss, reduced sexual function and weight gain.  Benefits of Growth Hormone Replacement in patients who are growth hormone deficient include:

  • Increase lean muscle mass
  • Lower body fat
  • Improvements in Exercise Performance
  • Improvements in Bone Mineral Density
  • Reducing risk of heart failure
  • Increased Psychological Well-Being
  • Reduction of risk of Alzheimer’s disease

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