Sex Steroid Hormones and Their Effects in the Body

The following is a brief outline of the functions that different hormones provide in the body. As you can see they all work with similar interactions and can result in similar symptoms if out of balance.

Hormones and their Effects

> Progesterone


> Thyroid

> Testosterone

> Oestrogen


  • Has a calming effect
  • Regulates fluid balance
  • Reduction in mood disorders such as anxiety and depression
  • Relieves Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Increases energy and libido
  • Balances blood sugar, thyroid function and mineral balance
  • Necessary for fertility and maintaining pregnancy
  • Relieves menopausal symptoms
  • Reduction in hair loss
  • Helps to overcome many of the PMS symptoms
  • Decreases risk of Endometrial Cancer and may help protect against Breast Cancer, Fibrocystic breast, and Osteoporosis
  • Is effective in treating cyclical migraines
  • Necessary to maintain a pregnancy

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  • Is touted as the hormone of youth peaks at approx 25 years and declines at 3 to 5% per annum
  • Precursor to Testosterone so can enhance libido, muscle strength - helps the body repair itself and maintain tissues
  • Decreases allergic reactions
  • Can increase and enhance energy levels and well-being
  • Reduces the risk of age related diseases e.g. heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's, Lupus, chronic fatigue and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • May increase life expectancy
  • Decreases Cholesterol/Triglycerides and formation of fatty deposits
  • Prevents blood clots
  • Reduces aches and pains of Fibromyalgia, SLE( Lupus) and inflammatory conditions
  • Useful in cases of Adrenal and Chronic Fatigue syndrome (supports your immune system)
  • Protects against the effects of stress
  • May increase bone density
  • Aids weight loss and healing of burns
  • Relieves dry skin and dry eyes
  • Improves memory and mental acuity
  • Help you to deal with stress
  • Improves libido
  • Boosts immune function
  • Deeper better quality sleep

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  • Regulates metabolism
  • Maintains and helps regulate weight
  • Help temperature regulation
  • Maintains energy
  • Contributes to general well being (mood)\
  • Assists deeper, better quality sleep
  • Needed for mental clarity and memory
  • Helps reduce anxiety
  • Vital for energy and for enjoying life to the fullest
  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Helps normalize bowel function
  • Lowers heart rate
  • Increases immunity
  • Improves quality of skin and hair
  • Assists in muscle building

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  • Helps maintain a powerful immune system
  • Involved in the making of protein in muscle formation
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves mood and reduces depression
  • Increases energy and physical strength
  • Restores libido and the ability to orgasm
  • Aids in mental concentration and conigition/protects against Alzheimers
  • Helps control blood sugars
  • Helps regulate cholesterol
  • Helps strengthen bone
  • Helps restore vaginal tissue plumpness
  • Reduces the risk of age related diseases e.g. Heart Disease, (artherosclerosis - hardening of the arteries) Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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Protects against Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Alzheimer's, Colon Cancer, Incontinence, and tooth loss and decay.
  • Protects against Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Alzheimer's, Colon Cancer, Incontinence, and tooth loss and decay
  • Increases the level of serotonin and endorphins, as well as other neurotransmitters thereby reducing Depression
  • Enhances sleep, emotional well-being, mental acuity and focus, memory, attention span, communication ability, sensory function (vision, hearing taste, touch and smell), digestion, libido and skin tone
  • Relieves menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flushes, vaginal dryness and atrophy
  • Improves sex drive and ability to orgasm
  • Reduces aches and pains and the symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • May improve cholesterol levels
  • Reduces loss of bone density
  • Increases tolerance to pain
  • Necessary for fertility

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Ref: Ahlgrimm Maria and Kells John M - The HRT Solution
Cabot Sandra Dr: Hormone Replacement the Real truth
Smith. Pamela Dr Demystifying weight loss