The hormones with important function in a woman's body

Hormonal disorders are often blamed when a woman has a health disorder to a bad mood. It's not entirely wrong. Various kinds of hormones in women are maintaining general body health, as well as a key to reproductive health

Hormones are chemicals produced by the endocrine system in the body and serve to help control almost all body functions such as growth, metabolism to reproduction.

The various hormones in women include:


The hormone progesterone affects the menstrual cycle and ovulation. When the woman ovulates, the hormone progesterone will help prepare the inner lining of the uterus or endometrium to receive an egg that has been fertilized by the sperm. Although important role, but sometimes this hormone triggers discomfort. For example, two weeks before menstruation, this hormone may cause stomach feel bloating, pain in the breast and the appearance of acne and emotional changes.


The hormone estrogen is produced by the ovaries, then in less amounts are also produced by the adrenal cortex and placenta in pregnant women. This hormone works to help the development and changes in the body during puberty, including body development, ensuring the ovulation in the monthly menstrual cycle, the release of breast milk after delivery and influence in determining mood and also the aging process. Decreased estrogen production can cause various disorders, such as irregular menstruation, uncertain mood, and osteoporosis in elderly women.


Testosterone levels found in the female body are not as much in men, but still bring health benefits for women. With this hormone, your drive will remain well preserved, bones stay healthy, controlling pain, and maintain cognitive abilities. The levels of testosterone in the body of each woman are different, in the range of 15-70 ng / dL.

    Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

LH in women is in charge of helping the body regulate the menstrual cycle and ovulation. Therefore, this hormone also has a role in puberty. This hormone is produced in the pituitary gland (pituitary) in the brain. Generally, LH hormone levels in women will increase during menstruation and after menopause.

    Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Similar to LH hormone, the hormone FSH is also produced in the pituitary gland and plays an important role in the reproductive system. This hormone helps control the menstrual cycle, and egg production in the ovaries. Low levels of the FSH hormone may indicate a woman is not ovulating, the pituitary does not produce enough hormones, or it may also indicate pregnancy. In contrast, high FSH hormones may signal women entering menopause, tumors in the pituitary gland, or Turner syndrome.
Various kinds of hormones in women each have an important role to health. To maintain the balance of hormones in the body, it is advisable to eat healthy foods such as various types of vegetables, fruits, low-fat milk, and also protein. Also avoid fast foods that are low in nutrients and high in calories, as well as foods with excess sugar and fat.