Mom I'm scared! I think I just started my period!
No need to worry sweetie! It's just the estrogen in your body turning you into a woman. As your mom and an OB/GYN I can tell you for a fact that estrogen is a hero.
Well, if it's so great. Tell me about it.
Only having one name, Estrogen targets your reproductive organs and is used to promote the development and maintenance of primary(uterus, vagina) and secondary(pubic hair, enlarged breasts) characteristics and also regulates your menstrual cycle.
What happens if too little estrogen is produced?
If too little estrogen is produced the lining of your uterus might not thicken enough for your body to have a heavy period and causes a lack of secondary female characteristics.
What happens when too much estrogen is produced in females?
Estrogen dominance occurs causing toxic fat gain, water retention, bloating, and a hast of other health and wellness issues
What about in males?
Males start to experience sexual dysfunction, enlarged breasts, benign prostatic hyperplasia, increased abdominal fat, loss of muscle mass, emotional disturbances, and type 2 diabetes.
Wow! I never knew what really was responsible for taking girls into women! Estrogen really is a hero!
It really is! With the help of estrogen you too will be able to be a mother like me someday!