Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

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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Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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