What role does estrogen play in a woman’s well-being?

Estrogen is the primary female hormone, according to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Estrogen promotes the health of a woman’s reproductive organs, and it helps the vagina stay moist, elastic and well-supplied with blood, according to the NAMS.

Additionally, estrogen serves as a stimulant for the growth of breast tissue, causes the uterine lining to thicken during the menstrual cycle, and protects bones, according to the NAMS.

This protection of the bones is especially important for women after their bone density plateaus in their 30s, according to Premier Health Specialists’ physicians.

Estrogen helps to maintain the bones until menopause causes changes.

Talk to your physician for more information about estrogen and what it does for a woman’s body.

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