Postmenopausal hormone replacement is more than just resolving hot flashes. Estrogen affects everything from your skin to your brain. This is a great article highlighting some of the important effects of estrogen. If you are postmenopausal and struggling with these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your provider to see if you are a good candidate for hormone replacement. We have Certified Menopause Providers here at Maze Women’s Health that can help to figure out the best treatment for you.
9 BENEFITS OF BIOIDENTICAL ESTROGEN
1. Menopause Symptoms
Estrogen reduces hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and vaginal thinning. Vaginal dryness and thinning can cause cause discomfort and pain, especially during sexual activity.
2. Mood Swings
Estrogen treatment of postmenopausal women has been shown to improve mood and psychological function.
After menopause, osteoporosis in women is accelerated due to lack of estrogen. Estrogen replacement helps prevent osteoporosis and restore bone strength.
Estrogen protects against heart attacks. When women have a drop in estrogen and progesterone, the inflammation in their body increases. Women with healthy estrogen levels have a decreased risk of heart disease.
Estrogen helps reduce the risk of depression and stabilize mood.
Difficulty sleeping affects many women in menopause. Having low Estrogen levels can cause sleep disturbances, mainly due to night sweats and hot flashes.
Estrogen enhances the female libido.
Estrogen enhances memory and concentration, and helps with mental and cognitive functions. While Estrogen deficiency can lead to memory loss and dementia.
Estrogen makes your skin appear younger. After menopause, women tend to have poor skin elasticity and increased wrinkling due to lower estrogen levels. Normal estrogen levels promote the look and feel of youthful, healthy skin.
You can read more about the 9 Benefits of Bioidentical Estrogen here.