Stress, Menopause & Hormones
Stress can play a huge role and interfere with hormonal levels because stress can create digestion disturbances, liver irregularities as well as causing weight gain that excess fat that disturbs our oestrogen levels.
Often times in the endocrine system, it may begin with cramp that is hyper producing this hormone and then it burns itself out and no longer functions as well. So the endocrine glands damage can also interfere with its production.
As women go through their lives they approach menopause, menopause will stop the production of oestrogen and will have some hormonal imbalance.
When the oestrogen is at its peak. There is a surge in the LH and the FSH and the egg is ovulated. This means that the egg is released from the ovary. After the egg is released from the ovary the oestrogen levels drop down until at the end of the month. They get a little more surge right before menstruation.
The ovary can locate the spot that brings egg to maturity. It helps the uterus to prepare for implantation of fertilized egg and it does this by stimulating the production of the endometrium. Progesterone is produced by the ovarian follicle after ovulation.
The ovarian follicle is the spot in the ovary that helped the egg. The spot is now going to produce progesterone because it continues to support this egg as it goes through its journey, so the progesterone stimulates the production of the endometrium.
When we think about these things, these are the hormones working in the women’s body from day one of the menstrual cycle until ovulation progesterone levels are very low. Following ovulation the progesterone level starts to climb and they peak. But when it’s time for menstruation progesterone levels will drop. So progesterone levels drop roughly two weeks following ovulation and that signals the onset of menstruation.
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