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Hormones and Their Effects on the Body


Estrogen
  • PROTECTS AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS, HEART DISEASE, MEMORY LOSS, COLON CANCER, INCONTINENCE AND TOOTH LOSS
  • ENHANCES SLEEP, EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING, MENTAL ACUITY AND FOCUS, MEMORY, ATTENTION SPAN, COMMUNICATION ABILITY, VISION, HEARING, TASTE, TOUCH, SMELL, DIGESTION, LIBIDO AND SKIN TONE.
  • RELIEVES MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS AND DEPRESSION
  • INCREASES TOLERANCE TO PAIN
PROGESTERONE
  • HAS A CALMING EFFECT AND ENHANCES MOOD
  • REGULATES FLUID BALANCE
  • INCREASES BLOOD SUGAR, THYROID FUNCTION AND MINERAL BALANCE
  • RELIEVES MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS
  • DECREASES RISK OF ENDOMETRIAL CANCER AND MAY HELP PROTECT AGAINST BREAST CANCER AND FIBROCYSTIC BREAT DISEASE
  • PROTECTS AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS AND HEART DISEASE
TESTOSTERONE
  • BUILDS MUSCLE AND PROMOTES MUSCLE TONE
  • INCREASES ENERGY AND LIBIDO
  • ENHANCES SENSE OF WELL-BEING
  • HELPS STRENGTHEN BONE
DHEA
  • HELPS PROTECT AGAINST HEART DISEASE, OSTEOPOROSIS, DIABETES, CANCER, MEMORY LOSS, LUPUS, AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
  • CAN INCREASE AND ENHANCE ENERGY LEVELS, LIBIDO, MEMORY AND IMMUNITY
  • PROTECTS AGAINST THE EFFECTS OF STRESS
  • AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALING OF BURNS
  • HELPS TO PREVENT WRINKLES AND DRY EYES
CORTISOL
  • HELPS IN RESPONDING AND COPING WITH STRESS, TRAUMA, AND INFECTION
  • INCREASES ENERGY AND METABOLISM
  • HELPS REGULATE BLOOD PRESSURE
  • ENHANCES THE INTEGRITY OF BLOOD VESSELS
  • REDUCES ALLERGIC AND INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE

HRT: The Answers A Concise Guide for Solving the Hormone Replacement Therapy Puzzle, Pamela Wartian Smith M.D., MPH

 

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