Everything Estrogen

One of the keys to women’s wellness

If you’ve read BHRT: New Year, Better You, you know about the changes our bodies go through
as we age. Starting in our mid-30s, our hormone levels decrease and can cause some of the
typical conditions associated with aging:

● Decreased energy
● Weight gain
● Chronic fatigue
● Hair loss
● Mood swings
● Lowered sex drive
● Menopause

So ladies, let’s take a deeper look at how one of the most important hormones for women’s
wellness plays a part in these conditions. Here’s everything you need to know about estrogen!

Between women’s 30s and 50s, the effects of declining hormone levels cause increasing
weight, hot flashes, inability to sleep, and mood changes. We search for options only to be told
that there are none, and eventually we accept these changes as a normal part of our aging. We
hear, “It’s natural as you get older,” or “Everything appears normal!” But a lot of us are left
asking “Then why do I still feel so bad?”

Here’s the truth: vitamins, natural supplements, or diet trends won’t give you the long-lasting
results you’ve looking for. Here’s the solution: bio-identical estrogen hormones.

Bio-identical hormones have the same structure as those manufactured in our bodies to mimic
the effect of our own hormones. Estrogen is produced primarily by the ovaries, secondarily by
adrenal gland activity, and as a by-product of visceral fat (that weight we keep around our
waist!)

Lack of estrogen results in the following:

  • Shrinking of the tissues in the urogenital area
  • Incontinence
    Sagging skin and breasts
  • Increase skin wrinkles on face
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Decreased libido and pain during sex

Estrogen is so important to all women. When you reintroduce healthy levels of estrogen into
your body with BHRT, there’s a long list of benefits, too long for this short blog, but here’s a few
of the key ones:

  • Prevents hot flashes! You know that wonderful warm whoosh that comes over you out of
    nowhere, forcing you to change your outfit multiple times a day… not!
  • Protects against osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
  • Improves vaginal health by decreasing dryness and improving blood flow.

If you’re struggling with any of the irritating complications of low estrogen levels, or want to hear
more about the benefits, let’s talk! We can schedule a complimentary consultation to talk about
what you’re experiencing and if BHRT is an option for you.

Request an appointment online or call the clinic at (780) 455-2754.

Can’t wait to chat!

Tammy O’Rourke, BS/MS, PhD, NP

Tammy O’Rourke

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