Hormones play a vital role in both male and female that leads to a healthy reproductive life. Hormones are responsible for the sexual development and health in general. Some of the important instances of hormones are puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
Here are few hormones in human female that is the mastermind behind the reproductive health.
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH): This hormone is secreted in the hypothalamus in the brain which stimulates the release of two of the most important hormones for sexual maturity – Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) : This hormone is responsible for the maturation of ovarian follicle (the egg for example). The hormone also orchestrates the menstrual cycle. The level of the hormone varies along the cycle. It is secreted by pituitary gland.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) : Also secreted pituitary gland, LH is another important hormone for the wellness of female reproductive health. It stimulates the release of the egg during ovulation and does its part in menstrual cycle as well. It also stimulates the release of progesterone which is important during pregnancy.
When these hormones fail to coordinate and cooperate there’s a sexual lack and infertility occurs. World Health Organization addresses this as Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism/WHO type 1 anovulation.
Sexual maturity will be affected
Menstrual cycle issues
Overall, Health impacts
Damage to the glands that secrete the hormones
Prolonged intake of opioid or steroid medicines
Hormone patches or pills
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Lack of sexual development
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Loss of interest in sexual intercourse