Estrogen is a pro-growth hormone secreted by the ovaries during the female menstrual cycle. As women reach menopause, estrogen levels decline significantly causing mood swings, low libido, hot flashes, depression, and vaginal dryness. Restoring estrogen levels can alleviate menopausal symptoms and protect women from cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and cognitive deterioration. Furthermore, estrogen balances cholesterol levels by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and raising HDL (good) cholesterol.
- Alleviate menopausal symptoms
- Balance mood
- Protect cardiovascular health
- Improve muscle tone and skin quality
- Prevent osteoporosis risks
To review some of the many studies showing the benefits of estrogen replacement, please see the Hormone Studies for estrogen.
To better understand some of the controversies around hormone replacement therapy, please see the Hormone FAQs page.