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Natural depletion of hormones occurs at age 30 when testosterone starts to decline. Progesterone soon follows at age 40 and finally estrogen dips in the late ’40s.

The rate of change causes symptom such as

  • Hot flushes
  • Depression mood disturbances
  • Insomnia
  • Cold intolerance, cold feet and hands
  • Weight gain due to the elevation of cortisol and insulin resistance
  • Headaches
  • Decreased libido with vaginal dryness
  • Fatigue often associated with a fall in cortisol

COMMON MYTH

ALL ESTROGENS CAUSE CANCER, HENCE I WILL NOT TAKE HORMONE REPLACEMENT

Estrogen has more than 400 crucial functions in your body hence you need estrogen for optimal health.

The amount of estrogen you have is an important factor to reduced undesirable side effects. IMPORTANT TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN SYNTHETIC ESTROGEN AND NATURAL ESTROGEN

Synethetic estrogen is the reason why most women are afraid of taking hormone replacement therapy. It does not have the same chemical structure of estrogen produced by the body. Synthetic estrogen takes longer to be eliminated from the body. Oral estrogens may cause the many systemic side effects ie increase blood pressure and increase triglycerides increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, increase estrone metabolites causing breast cancer. Increases weight gain.

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