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How Estrogen Improves Health During Menopause

How Estrogen Improves Health During Menopause

Estrogen is a crucial group of hormones, consisting of estradiol, estrone, and estriol. This hormone is produced and released into the body by the fat tissues, adrenal glands, and ovaries. When released, estrogen circulates through the bloodstream and binds to specific cellular receptors, having a significant impact on the health of a woman’s heart, brain, breasts, uterus, liver, and other soft tissues.

Ways That Estrogen Influences Overall Health

Decreases Bad Cholesterol

  • Based on clinical research, estrogen has been proven to increase good or HDL cholesterol and help reduce bad or LDL cholesterol. Estrogen can also help improve blood flow and lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels. This hormone also eliminates free radicals in the body that are known to deteriorate soft tissues, organs, and arteries.

Promotes a Healthy Urinary Tract

  • During menopause, as estrogen levels decrease, this causes a thinning in the lining of the urethra, causing many women to suffer from recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs). Traditionally, antibiotics are prescribed to cure UTIs, but overusing antibiotics can cause UTIs to develop a resistance to the antibiotics and may also lead to side effects such as skin rash, gastrointestinal issues, and vaginal discharge or itching.

Improves Skin Health

  • During menopause, your estrogen levels decrease, which reduces your skin’s ability to retain moisture. This results in itchy dry skin, wrinkles, and sagging. Bruises may also appear darker and larger than usual as your skin becomes thinner because estrogen helps the skin heal, so with less estrogen in the body, your bruises can take longer to fade and heal.

Provides Relief from Symptoms of Menopause

  • With the lower estrogen levels and hormone fluctuations that are common in perimenopause and menopause, women experience a variety of unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms. These symptoms include insomnia, weight gain, mood swings, anxiety, hot flashes, and headaches. Lower estrogen levels cause women to suffer from medical issues that affect their cardiovascular, endocrine, and nervous systems.

How Bio-identical Hormone Therapy Replacement Helps to Maintain Your Health

  • Bio-identical hormones are structurally identical to the hormones that are produced by your body so they can effectively restore the natural balance in your body and help you age in a healthier manner. This type of hormone is derived from soy and primarily yams to generate an identical organic structure and function to your hormones.
  • Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy helps to alleviate the common symptoms of menopause, including:
    • Incontinence
    • Migraines
    • Excessive perspiration, night sweats, and hot flashes
    • Panic attacks, anxiety, mood swings
    • UTIs
    • Issues with focus and concentration
    • Fatigue
    • Joint and muscle pain/aches

If you are looking for a natural and effective way to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, improve your health, and fight the effects of aging, then consider bio-identical hormone therapy. Contact Midwest Hormones Centers today to learn more about our treatments. Take our Online Hormone Assessment today to see if you can benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is right for you!