Archives for January 2021

Marla Ahlgrimm | Women’s Hormones And Menopause

Marla AhlgrimmWomen have three primary sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. What happens to these during menopause? And what do they do anyway? Marla Ahlgrimm answers a handful of common questions in today’s brief blog.

Q: What are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone?

Marla Ahlgrimm: These are sex hormones that determine, among many things, when a woman is ready to bear children. They are present throughout a woman’s lifetime, but undergo major changes both at puberty and at menopause. Estrogen is the hormone primarily responsible for the physical changes that signal womanhood, including the growth of breast tissue.

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