Estrogen 101

Over 50 years of studies demonstrate that loss of estrogen increases cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis fractures, urogenital atrophy, macular degeneration and depression.

Did You Know? Both Men And Women Produce Estrogen.

Women primarily produce estrogen from their ovaries, while men produce small amounts through their conversion of testosterone.

Women Produce 3 Main Types Of Estrogen:

  • Estrone
  • Estradiol
  • Estriol

Drops in estrogen have been linked to heart disease — the number one killer of both men and women.

As we age, our hormones naturally decrease, producing “aging-like” symptoms. With the correct hormone evaluation, a woman’s natural estrogen levels can be brought back to what they were while she was in her 20s.

Balanced Estrogen Benefits:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Vitality
  • Sex drive
  • Skin clarity
  • Immune functioning
  • Muscle tone
  • Weight loss
  • Bone strength

Meet Estrogen’s Sister, Progesterone

Progesterone is essential to your body’s estrogen consumption. The pair balance each other and work harmoniously to promote optimal health.

“How do I know if my estrogen levels are out of balance?”

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

Low Estrogen Symptoms:

  • Weight gain
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Loss of energy
  • Problems sleeping and/or staying asleep
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Degenerative diseases (heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes)
  • Loss of skin collagen
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Trouble focusing
  • Chronic malaise (not feeling well)
  • Hair loss

It’s natural for both men and women to experience these symptoms as their hormones drop with age; however, we can do something about it. Unlike synthetic hormones, bio-identical hormones will be naturally recognized by your body receptors, providing a truly optimized functioning body.

“But how does balancing estrogen levels, along with other hormones, benefit me?”

Hormones are the messengers between the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. Without proper hormone balance, your body’s temperature, reproduction, immune system and growth can be un-optimized.

Balancing your hormone levels will help to regulate your body’s overall functioning.

Contact us today to see if hormone therapy is right for you.