Estrogen

Estrogen refers to a group of similar hormones produced in the body. The main three are estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estradiol is produced mainly by the ovaries and, of the three; it is most stimulating to the breast tissue. Estrone is most prevalent after menopause, and is produced by conversion of adrenal DHEA in fat cells. It is also formed from the conversion from estradiol. Estriol is produced in large quantities in pregnancy and is also the main circulating estrogen in young women according to research by Dr. Jonathan Wright. Estriol is made from estrone and estradiol and is less stimulating. Estrogens are helpful in relieving hot flashes as well as helping the urinary tract, breasts, skin, blood vessels, and keeping the uterus toned and flexible. Estrogens may slow the development of osteoporosis by slowing down the rate of bone loss. Replacement with natural estrogen protects against heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis in women. Estrogen prevents symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, temperature disregulation, mood swings, urogenital atrophy, decreased libido and depression. Estrogen lowers LDL cholesterol and raises HDL (the good cholesterol).
  • Estrogen refers to a group of similar hormones produced in the body.
  • The main three are estrone, estradiol, and estriol.
  • Estradiol is produced mainly by the ovaries and, of the three; it is most stimulating to the breast tissue.
  • Estrone is most prevalent after menopause, and is produced by conversion of adrenal DHEA in fat cells. It is also formed from the conversion from estradiol.
  • Estriol is produced in large quantities in pregnancy and is also the main circulating estrogen in young women according to research by Dr. Jonathan Wright.
  • Estriol is made from estrone and estradiol and is less stimulating.
  • Estrogens are helpful in relieving hot flashes as well as helping the urinary tract, breasts, skin, blood vessels, and keeping the uterus toned and flexible.
  • Estrogens may slow the development of osteoporosis by slowing down the rate of bone loss.
  • Replacement with natural estrogen protects against heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis in women.
  • Estrogen prevents symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, temperature disregulation, mood swings, urogenital atrophy, decreased libido and depression.
  • Estrogen lowers LDL cholesterol and raises HDL (the good cholesterol).