Estrogen is a sexual hormone produced in the ovaries. Its function is the development and regulation of the female reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics.
Estrogens are responsible for:
This hormone is also known to initiate activation processes of the nervous system. In this way they bring physical, psychological, and sexual vitality to women, as well as dynamism and optimism.
Progesterone is a sexual hormone produced in the ovaries, mainly by the corpus luteum. It acts mainly during the second part of the menstrual cycle, the luteal phase. If the embryo is conceived, the uterus and the breasts must be conditioned so that the implantation and development of the embryo occurs in a safe way. Some functions of the progesterone is to keep the endometrium in place, establish the placenta, stimulate the growth of maternal breast tissue, prevent lactation, and strengthen the pelvic wall muscles in preparation for labor. But, if the egg is not fertilized, the corpus luteum breaks down, and the production of progesterone decreases. Therefore the endometrium is no longer maintained by progesterone, causing itto break down, and menstrual bleeding occurs.
Progesterone in other scenarios
When progesterone levels are too low