In addition to the National Health Observances of Depression and Dental Hygiene, the month of October is most popularly known for its recognition of Women’s Health. Today we will begin a 3-part blog series that centers around different hormones that women produce. These hormones in particular: Estradiol, FSH and LH each function in the body throughout different organ systems, but mainly have to do with the reproductive system.
In addition, each of these hormones fluctuate in production by the developmental stage that a woman is going through in life. Because of their function, collectively these hormones can be measured and tested to determine ovulation/ menstrual cycles, growth of the uterus, breast development, gynecological cancers, fertility, response to fertility treatments, ovarian cysts, and menopause. To kick-off the series we will start by discussing Estradiol.