You may have heard the word estrogen at least a thousand times growing up, whether that was in health class or you heard it through your mother. However, not everyone understands exactly what estrogen is, only that it dwells inside your body.
Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone, responsible for the development of female-sex characteristics and the regulation of the female reproductive system. This hormone is important; however during menopause, levels can fluctuate leading to physical symptoms like feminine dryness and emotional issues, such as depression and anxiety.
Here are some of the ways fluctuating estrogen levels can affect the body and what to expect during menopause.