Estrogen is a hormone secreted by the ovaries throughout a woman’s reproductive years. It plays an important role in a woman’s life from the time she enters puberty until the end of her last menstrual period. Estrogen is also found in men, and is an essential component when considering hormone balancing (HRT) for men. Estrogen is not one hormone but a group of similar hormones of varying degrees of activity; the three most dominant in adulthood being estrone, estradiol, and estriol.
With the onset of menopause, often called peri-menopause, the ovaries produce less and less estrogen. This decline in estrogen often presents itself in the form of hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, urinary tract infections, skin problems and emotional changes such as depression and irritability. Estrogen replacement therapy may help relieve these symptoms, as well as, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, colon cancer, and more.
Estrone, Estradiol, and Estriol make up the natural hormone Triestrogen. This is one form of bio-identical estrogen for hormone replacement therapy that contains 10% estrone, 10% estradiol, and 80% estriol. Under normal circumstances, hormone levels vary according to the stage of the menstrual cycle, but the amount of each hormone usually fluctuates within the proportions of the finest formulation.
Estrogen Replacement Therapy May:
- Reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms
- Prevent diseases such as Osteoporosis, cardiovascular, and colon cancer.
- Enhance sexual function
- Improve urinary function
- Improve cholesterol profile
- Enhance overall quality of life
Before beginning bio-identical estrogen replacement therapy, many factors must be taken into consideration such as past and present medical information, family history, and a proper informational discussion and exam regarding the evidence-based risks and benefits to further determine candidacy. Paul Stallone NMD uses a variety of options for patients including homeopathic remedies, isopathic drop therapy, bio-identical creams and/or pellets, sublingual therapy, and others to achieve wellness for patients that are candidates for hormones.