Risks of Not Having Enough Estrogen
Women are denied estrogen because of an increased risk of breast cancer. Yet, they’re not informed there are more risks from NOT taking estrogen! Heart disease and strokes kill more women each year (400,000) than the next sixteen causes of death including diabetes, all forms of cancer, aids and accidents!
Estrogen decreases Alzheimer’s and dementia by 50% and osteoporosis by 40%. I wrote my book, “Outliving Your Ovaries: An Endocrinologist Reviews the Risks and Rewards of Treating Menopause with Hormone Replacement Therapy,” to give women a guidebook for evaluating and selecting the safest forms of estrogen. Estrogen has over 400 actions on tissues throughout the body and when it’s deficient, adverse consequences occur. While hot flashes can be bothersome, the most serious problems occur when vital tissues literally start falling apart!