Why is it so important to have sex hormones?
Menstrual blood flow regulates hormone levels and is essential to the functioning of the reproductive system. The menstrual cycle is controlled by hormones. These hormones affect the size and shape of the uterus, cervix, and vagina, which is why hormonal birth control pills cause changes. The hormonal makeup of a woman's body is similar to her sex hormones. In fact, the human body produces only about 200 of the 1,700 sex hormones in her body. The remaining 400 are produced in the adrenal glands. There are about 30 of these in a healthy woman.
So far, the only approved way to produce male hormones (and female hormones) is with the use of an approved method. The FDA regulates all methods to the same standard. However, there are certain conditions that need to be met, so that the method can produce the product that is approved for use in the medical field. One such condition is the specific requirement for a specific type of hormone that does not have any known side effects. If your doctor says the hormones are safe and effective, it is very important to do a lot of research to find the best way to make your own hormones. The first hormone that I prescribed to my patients was called "Propecia".