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The Role of Hormones

  • Estrogen effects the levels of serotonin & melotonin (neurotransmitters associated with a sense of well-being & sleep patterns)
  • Estrogen interacts with serotonin & melotonin & the levels of estrogen shift during a woman’s menstrual, perimenopausal or menopausal phases
  • Alcohol can interfere with hormone actions
  • Can alter blood sugar levels & exacerbate or cause diabetes
  • Impair reproductive functions
  • Interfere with calcium metabolism & bone structure, increasing the risk of osteoporosis
  • Can trigger relapse or exacerbate the addiction process
  • When ovarian hormones surge, there is often an increase in aggressive behaviors, depression & the recurrence of traumatic memories
  • During perimenopause & menopause mood swings, feelings of grief, insomnia, hot flashes, loss of libido, forgetfulness result from declining levels of estrogen
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