Treatment for Menopausal Symptoms – Why Estrogen Is Crucial to Life & Longevity

by Laura Ramirez on August 15, 2011

Treatment for menopausal symptoms – new research shows that estrogen is vitally important to preventing cardiovascular disease. It protects women against heart disease by keeping the immune system balanced and running at optimal levels. One of the ways it protects the heart is by preventing blood cells from sticking to the inside of arterial walls with a protein called annexin-A1 that is linked to estrogen production. This prevents plaque buildup and atherosclerosis. ᅠ

When women go through menopause and have low estrogen levels, this affects their immunity which activates white blood cells. Although these cells help fight infection, they can become overactive, sticking to the walls of your arteries which leads to clogging. When sufficient levels of estrogen are present in a woman’s body, white blood cells do their job in a balanced way.

The sex hormone oestrogen could help protect women from cardiovascular disease by keeping the body’s immune system in check, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed. The study has shown that the female sex hormone works on white blood cells to stop them from sticking to the insides of blood vessels, a process which can lead to dangerous blockages.

The results could help explain why cardiovascular disease rates tend to be higher in men and why they soar in women after the menopause.ᅠ

The study is published in American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology….

treatment for menopausal symptoms

Treatment for menopausal symptoms: proper estrogen levels are vital.

Treatment for menopausal symptoms and the research surrounding it are showing us more clearly over time the importance of estrogen to a woman’s health and longevity. Not just for symptom anymore, estrogen is clearly a life extension hormone. It helps protect the heart, brain, bones, immune system as well as relieve symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and more. Since recent research indicates that long periods of estrogen deficiency can actually kill estrogen receptors in the brain or make them less sensitive to supplementation in the future, it is crucial for every woman to have her estrogen levels checked, starting in perimenopause.

Estrogen levels can be checked with a simple at home saliva test kit (that tests estradiol—the active form of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels) and treated with a good over the counter phytoestrogen cream such as Source Naturals Phyto-Estrogen Cream, 4 oz. In addition to cream, there are also pills, troches (that dissolve under the tongue, patches, gels and pellets that your doctor can implant under your skin.)

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