How do estrogen and progesterone levels in females change with age?

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Julia Schlam Edelman
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Wide fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels occur during the menstrual cycles of perimenopausal women in their late thirties, forties, and early to mid-fifties. When postmenopause is established, there is a low steady level of estradiol, converted in the body’s fatty tissue. Most women find the low steady level of estradiol easier to tolerate.

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em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis.
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