Estrogen in Women
Every day we hear from women who are frustrated. They’re frustrated with the inadequate treatment they’re receiving from their primary care physician or their gynecologist. Or they’re frustrated because they can’t find treatment at all. In particular women are frustrated by how difficult it is to get good information about treatment options.
Due to the abundance of misinformation available, this frustration is frequently focused on estrogen. Allow us to shed some light on this very misunderstood hormone.
A Brief History
Confusion about estrogen has abounded in recent years. And it’s no wonder. First women were told that replacing estrogen during menopause is healthy. And for decades, that’s what they did. To their collective relief, estrogen replacement reduced or eliminated unpleasant symptoms from menopause.
Then results were released from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in 2002 that cited adverse health effects from replacing estrogen. The knee-jerk response by healthcare practitioners was to take most women off of estrogen. It has been the most controversial and misunderstood hormone ever since.
Today we know that the WHI study was poorly structured, the results were not interpreted correctly, and medical professionals were grossly misinformed. Nevertheless, estrogen continues to be lost in shuffle.
Treatment for Low Estrogen
We have modern medical science to thank for the longevity we enjoy today. But without estrogen, a woman’s health and quality of life will suffer. Through our programs, we’ve helped women to optimize their estrogen levels since 2012. And we make it easy. Aging better is possible, and Affinity Whole Health is here to help.