Estrogen is required to prevent urogenital atrophy, urinary incontinence, sagging skin, increased fatigue, depression, mood swings, and decreased sexual drive. Estrogen treat hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and memory loss. Estrogen May prevent osteoporosis and protects against heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. At menopause, the ovary cease production of estrogen. While synthetic estrogen has been shown to be harmful to the natural body processes, alternatively native, bioidentical, estrogen has shown no risk with supplementation. Natural progesterone supplementation should be balanced for optimal protection and quality of life.
When do you need it: while stress or certain medications can cause fluctuations in estrogen production, estrogen supplementation is generally only required for women who have had a hysterectomy or who are post-menopausal.
Dosage forms: transdermal cream or gel, oral tablet and capsule, or injectable pellets.