Symptoms of Estrogen Loss And What You Can Do.
Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP
What most women don’t know about Estrogen Loss:
Estrogen deprivation actually depletes the integrity of your bones. Estrogen Loss Decreases Calcium Absorption. Estrogen helps to regulate calcium levels in the body, which is important for building and maintaining bone density. Estrogen Loss means the body may not absorb calcium from the diet as efficiently, leading to lower bone density. Estrogen Loss Increases Bone Resorption. Estrogen also helps to regulate the activity of osteoclasts, the cells that break down bone tissue. When estrogen levels are low, osteoclast activity increases, leading to a loss of bone tissue. Estrogen Loss Reduces Bone Formation. Estrogen also plays a role in stimulating the activity of osteoblasts, cells that build new bone tissue.
When estrogen levels are low, the activity of osteoblasts decreases, leading to a reduction in bone formation. Estrogen Loss Causes Hormonal Arthritis. Less shock absorbency in the joints. Unequal weight distribution puts more stress on the joints. Weaker bones that are more susceptible to fractures and hairline cracks. Less cartilage to cushion the joints. Joints have to work harder to support body weight, leading to stiffness. Losing bone mass & density is the main trigger for hormonal arthritis. And it’s also what makes it potentially more serious than regular arthritis.
Bio-Identical Hormones can be great for many, but for those who cannot tolerate them or want a safer alternative, there is Homeopathic Estrogen. Homeopathic Estrogen is the safest hormone therapy you will find and is very effective.