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What All Women Need to Know About Estrogen And Progesterone

Estrogen and progesterone are the two main sex hormones produced by the ovaries in women. These hormones are crucial components of women’s health and wellness. Not only do they contribute a woman’s menstrual cycle and the ability to conceive, and maintain a pregnancy, they also impact our mood, sex drive, bone density, skin health, heart health, and immune health. In cycling women, estrogen rises in the first half of the menstrual cycle, and contributes to the thickening of the uterine wall (endometrium). Progesterone is produced upon ovulation and rises throughout the second half of the cycle; it drops towards the end of the cycle, which causes endometrial shedding/menstrual flow. Natura

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