Estrogen, Hormone Replacement Therapy And Your Health

hormone replacement therapyWhat is estrogen and how does it affect your health? If you’re interested in lowering your risk of breast cancer or if you want to understand how to prevent recurrence after treatment, it’s important to understand the role that estrogen, and other hormones play in your health. Get started by reading about estrogen.

Estrogen Definition and Functions

Estrogen Replacement Therapy or HRT: Low levels of estrogen can be caused by natural, surgical, or chemical menopause and by estrogen suppression medications. Some side effects of low estrogen may include: hot flashes, headaches, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Some women may be able to take HRT (hormone replacement therapy) to help counteract these effects.

Long-term Use of Estrogen is Safe Within Limits

Estrogen and Breast Cancer: Some kinds of breast cancer are fueled by high amounts of estrogen. That’s the reason that estrogen suppression medications are an important part of treatment that prevents recurrence. Here is an overview of the main types of breast cancer: ductal, lobular, inflammatory and Paget’s disease.

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A growing number of health care professionals recommend herbal and dietary items that are high in phyto-estrogen levels that can mitigate the effects of low estrogen and progesterone levels. Most breast enhancement pills contain the natural herbal ingredients that contain high levels of phyto-estrogens making them a good candidate for HTR replacement.

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August 4, 2011

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