What is estradiol?

Estrogen is one of the major female hormones which include estrone, estradiol and estriol. In spite of estrogen and testosterone being present in both sexes, estrogen is considered to be the “female” hormone while testosterone as the “male” hormone.

Estrogen hormones play an essential role in the growth and development of female secondary sexual characteristics such as breasts, pubic and armpit hair, endometrium, regulation of the menstrual cycle and the reproductive system. During the menstrual cycle, estrogen acts to produce an environment suitable for fertilization, implantation, and nutrition of the early embryo.

The depletion of estrogen can affect your heart, reproductive system, bones, skin, urinary system, and nervous system.