When it comes to oestrogen, it’s all about the balance.  Oestrogen balances out with progesterone but during certain times, such as during perimenopause, progesterone drops quicker than oestrogen and so we can have a situation of oestrogen dominance (high/ unopposed oestrogen). 

Once we go through menopause we see levels of both hormones drop. Some women’s body’s cope fine with this natural transition, while others need support. 

I always think it’s best to tackle the root cause was to why your body is not coping and then once this is supported, add HRT if needed. This can then be the icing on the cake. The pièce de résistance! 

Here are 5 reasons why oestrogen is so important:

1. Reproductive health: Oestrogen is essential for the female reproductive system. It helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, promote the growth and development of the uterus and ovaries, and prepare the body for pregnancy. It also plays a role in the development of secondary sexual characteristics such as breast development and the growth of pubic hair.

2. Bone health: Oestrogen is important for maintaining strong bones. It helps to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. Oestrogen works by inhibiting the activity of cells that break down bone tissue, while also promoting the activity of cells that build new bone tissue.

3. Cardiovascular health: Oestrogen has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. It helps to reduce the risk of heart disease by improving cholesterol levels, reducing inflammation, and promoting healthy blood vessel function. Oestrogen also helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels.

4. Brain health: Oestrogen plays a role in cognitive function and mood regulation. It helps to improve memory and concentration, and it also has an antidepressant effect. Oestrogen levels decline during menopause, which can contribute to symptoms such as mood swings and cognitive decline.

5. Skin health: Oestrogen helps to maintain healthy skin by promoting collagen production, which keeps the skin firm and elastic. It also helps to regulate oil production, which can help to prevent acne and other skin problems.

In conclusion, oestrogen is a vital hormone that plays many important roles in the human body. It is essential for reproductive health, bone health, cardiovascular health, brain health, and skin health. Maintaining healthy oestrogen levels is crucial for overall health and wellbeing.

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