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Estradiol

Pathways:
Estrone --> Estradiol
Testosterone -->Estradiol

Common Names: Estradiol; Estradiol-17ß; Oestradiol; Oestradiol-17ß; beta-estradiol;
dihydrofolliculin; dihydroxyestrin; 1,3,5(10)-estratriene-3,17b-diol; 3,17- dihydroxy-delta(1,3,5-10)-
estratriene; 3,17- epidihydroxyestratriene; Estradiol-17beta; 17beta-estradiol; Estra-1,3,5(10)-triene-3,17beta-diol

Chemical Name: Estra-1,3,5(10)-triene-3,17ß-diol

Molecular Formula: C18H24O2

Molecular Weight: 272.3864


About Estradiol
Estradiol is the most active form of estrogen in the human body. As well as the being one of the most important "female hormones" which is responsible for a normal monthly cycle, estradiol is known to support normal function in quite a number of important physiological processes including bone mineral density & osteoporosis prevention's well as proper heart and blood vessel health & arteriosclerosis prevention. Mood, sex drive, thyroid function, skin elasticity (which decreases without estradiol and causes thin skin and wrinkles), and fertility are also effected by estradiol. Peri- and post-menopausal women may monitor the decreasing
levels of this hormone that occur with aging. Cycling women experiencing PMS symptoms that may be due to a hormonal imbalance may also monitor estradiol. In men estradiol does not play as important a role as it does in women, though men also have a small amount of estradiol normally in their bodies. The amount of testosterone that men have usually does not allow estradiol to have
any significant physiological effects on the body. If the amount of estradiol compared to testosterone increases, then men can notice certain symptoms such as weight gain especially in the midsection, development of enlarged breasts (gynecomastia), decreased sex drive, and many of the signs of low testosterone. Certain medications and drugs, chronic alcoholism and other chronic health conditions can result in increased estradiol levels in men. For this reason we have added estradiol assessment into our Male Hormone Test.
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Actions of Estradiol
Production of Estradiol