As a lifetime learner, I have always kept reading several books weekly. I do some research about women’s health, and find that women need to care about hormones more than we are aware of no matter what age we are in. We need to learn the knowledge of “conducting our hormone symphony.”
Your emotional state also plays a role in the hormone symphony. For example, if you’re experiencing chronic stress, your adrenal glands are pumping out cortisol. If you’re using more cortisol than normal, your body will have to compensate by producing more progesterone from which to make the cortisols. Cortisol also stimulates the production of cholesterol, the building block of all the steroid hormones. Cortisol competes with progesterone in the bone, and yet they give opposite messages. Progesterone tells bone cells to build, which cortisol tells the bone cells to stop building. Both chronic stress and the cortisol drugs taken in excess can contribute to osteoporosis. Chronic stress that creates a chronic demand for cortisol will eventually lead to adrenal exhaustion and symptoms similar to chronic fatigue.
(p.25 What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about: Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life from Thirty to Fifty)
For men, if you care about the health of your wife, mom, and sisters, you need to take a look, too.
Remember, a happy wife (mom) is the key to happy marriage!
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