Articles — Women's Health

How Estrogen Affects Women’s Emotions

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How Estrogen Affects Women’s Emotions

Estrogen is a hormone that is vital for a woman’s sexual and reproductive development. This hormone is also found in men, albeit in small amounts. It has a range of functions in a woman’s menstrual cycle and in controlling the growth of the uterine lining during the first part of the cycle. Estrogen also affects processes of both the brain and body. A series of complex mechanisms is directly influenced by the presence and lack of this hormone. Neurotransmitters in the hippocampus, prefrontal lobes, and amygdala are affected by estrogen. These three areas in the brain are highly related to...

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Can Hormones Be Responsible For People Falling In Love?

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Can Hormones Be Responsible For People Falling In Love?

Love is a many-splendored thing, indeed. It is often the subject of art, literature and music but no matter how complex and unearthly the magical feeling of falling in love seems, science can perfectly explain the butterflies in your stomach and why people feel they are destined for each other. It can even partly explain why you got left behind or why someone cheated. But they say it is abstract so let us try to translate and compare it into its closest quantifiable elements such as attraction, desire, and commitment. Our hormones have been associated with behavior, depression, stress, anxiety,...

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Ways to Cope with Morning Sickness

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Ways to Cope with Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is a pregnancy discomfort that affects more than half of all pregnant women. The severity of morning sickness varies from one person to another. Medical researchers haven’t quite reached a specific conclusion to the cause of morning sickness. However, the most popular theory is that it is the body’s reaction to the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a pregnancy hormone that is produced at higher levels during pregnant women’s first trimester. Although for some women symptoms persist throughout their pregnancy. Most pregnant women do realize that although it commonly occurs in the morning, it can happen at any time of...

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