Women are familiar with the ups and downs of hormones: through puberty, pregnancy, menopause and the monthly cycle for half a lifetime.

A life with hormonal fluctuations: Shortly before menstruation, many women are thin-skinned, full of desire to ovulate, and during menopause they are plagued by sleep disorders and hot flashes. Responsible for all this: the hormones produced by the ovaries, regulated by the superior glands in the brain. In a finely orchestrated mechanism, the messenger substances control each other and many processes in the female body.

How complex the hormonal control circuits are often only becomes clear when they do not function reliably – for example, when there is no menstruation or the desire to have children is not fulfilled. Even if hormone production drops with menopause, many women feel their hormone balance very clearly.