The mood of a woman is an unpredictable series of changes in states and desires. Either she is ready to embrace the whole world, or she is indifferent even to her own loved ones. Today, her eyes are burning, her blood is boiling, her feelings are seething after watching a new melodrama, and tomorrow she will “do not care” about all the love stories in the world. And sometimes he doesn’t understand at all what he wants - either music and flowers, or to kill someone ...
What makes the fair sex experience incomprehensible emotions and perform amazing, irrational acts? The reason for this is a hormonal cocktail that controls the work of the entire female body, controls her well-being, mood and even appearance. Let's take a closer look at the 10 hormones that govern the main areas of a woman's life.
The so-called master female hormone is actually a subclass of three types of female sex hormones:
- Estriol. During pregnancy, it is he who affects the placenta and the formation of the fetus.
- Estrone. Responsible for the development of the uterus and the growth of the endometrium in it.
- Estradiol. From puberty to the onset of menopause, it affects almost all biological functions of the female body - from regulating the menstrual cycle and ensuring metabolic processes to maintaining healthy skin and mucous membranes.
It is from estrogen that the femininity of the fairer sex depends. It also determines the features of the female figure - how magnificent her chest and thin waist will be. In addition, this hormone is responsible for skin elasticity, hair density and strength, balance of fat metabolism and rapid regeneration of epithelial cells.
This main male hormone is also synthesized in the body of women, but in much more modest quantities. He is responsible for ensuring the good physical shape of a woman - muscle tone, an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in fat reserves. Thanks to him, our skin remains smooth and elastic, and bones are strong. True, an excess of testosterone can make a woman hot-tempered and aggressive.
A hormone that affects all metabolic processes in the body. It is to him that a woman should be grateful for her slender figure, smooth skin and graceful movements. If a woman's body synthesizes a sufficient amount of thyroxine, she has a good memory, steady attention and an excellent ability to concentrate.
Melatonin, or "sleep hormone", is produced exclusively at night. It contributes to the normalization of blood pressure, blood sugar levels, provides a woman with a good sleep, plays an important role in the regulation of immune system processes. Melatonin is the precursor to the happy hormone serotonin. When one hormone is lacking in the body, a woman lacks another, and therefore, she feels unhappy, more prone to stress and depression.
Oxytocin, or the “confidence hormone,” is the foundation of strong, long-term relationships. This hormone is responsible for the tenderness, caring, affection and devotion of a woman. Produced in large quantities after childbirth, it is oxytocin that awakens the maternal instinct in a woman, the need to take care of the baby, protect and protect it.
It is this hormone that is responsible for the formation of protective reactions to external threats and stressful situations. Thanks to him, a woman's body is able to mobilize all internal resources to save lives in an emergency situation and withstand stress factors for a long time.
Norepinephrine is often called the "hormone of courage and rage", it gives a woman a sense of self-confidence and readiness for decisive action. He is responsible for stress resistance and quick reactions in extreme situations. Norepinephrine enhances the instinct of self-preservation, and also helps to cope with excessive anxiety and fear. In addition, under the action of this hormone, the blood supply to tissues is activated, which allows a woman to look beautiful.
The following three types of hormones are considered the main "hormones of joy" or "hormones of happiness" that have a direct impact on a woman's mood.
These hormones are responsible for ensuring that a woman feels life is cheerful and joyful, and her mood is upbeat. Endorphins help to get rid of anxiety, cope with stress and depression, dull pain, regulate blood pressure. They stimulate mental functions, help get rid of chronic fatigue.
Responsible not just for good, but for a consistently good mood, prevents its jumps, takes care of the emotional stability of a woman. Serotonin stimulates cognitive abilities and memory, increases resistance to stress and performance. The production of the hormone directly depends on the seasonal duration of daylight hours.
Dopamine is also called the "hormone of motivation", as it is produced as if in reward for the work done. Causes a feeling of a surge of strength, vivacity and the ability to "move mountains", as well as pleasure from the action performed. It is this hormone that motivates us to take on new challenges and accomplish new things.