Estrogen is Not Evil: Uncovering the Truth About Hormone Therapy and Women's Wellness

Estrogen is Not Evil: Uncovering the Truth About Hormone Therapy and Women’s Wellness

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Town & Country Compounding specializes in compounding various forms of estrogen, customized for what the patient needs.

Why is estrogen important for women?

Estrogen has over 400 functions in the body which explains why things can go haywire when levels fluctuate and then finally decrease as a woman goes through menopause.

The understanding of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has evolved since the early 2000s. Recent studies and meta-analyses have provided a more nuanced perspective on HRT, suggesting that the benefits can outweigh the risks for many women, particularly when HRT is started around the time of menopause.

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now support the use of HRT for managing menopausal symptoms, particularly in younger women or those within 10 years of menopause onset. They advocate for individualized therapy plans, considering the type, dose, and duration of HRT to minimize risks.

HRT may lead to a better quality of life and long-term health outcomes for many women, especially with common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood swings.

When initiated around the time of menopause, HRT may have a protective effect on the heart, contrary to earlier fears. Recent studies suggest that the “timing hypothesis” is crucial, with early initiation being potentially beneficial for cardiovascular health.


Women’s Health and Hormone Expert, Pam Smith, MD Discussing the Importance of Estrogen in the Female Body.
“Estrogen is not Evil”
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Why estrogen is beneficial (not evil)

Estrogen, a primary female sex hormone, plays a critical role in various physiological processes and provides numerous health benefits:

Osteoporosis: bone density maintenance

Estrogen helps maintain bone density by promoting the activity of osteoblasts (cells that form new bone) and inhibiting osteoclasts (cells that break down bone). This is particularly important in preventing osteoporosis, especially in postmenopausal women who experience a drop in estrogen levels.

Cardiovascular health

Cholesterol regulation: Estrogen positively influences cholesterol levels by increasing HDL (good cholesterol) and decreasing LDL (bad cholesterol). This helps reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Vascular function: Estrogen helps maintain the flexibility and function of blood vessels, contributing to overall cardiovascular health.

Skin elasticity and thickness

Estrogen promotes collagen production, which helps maintain skin elasticity and thickness. It also improves skin hydration and healing, contributing to a youthful appearance.

Cognitive function

Estrogen has neuroprotective effects that may reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It supports cognitive function and memory by enhancing synaptic plasticity and cerebral blood flow.

Mood regulation/mental health

Estrogen plays a role in the regulation of mood and emotional well-being. It can influence the production and function of neurotransmitters like serotonin, which is associated with mood stabilization.

Metabolic health/weight management

Estrogen helps regulate body weight and fat distribution. It influences metabolic rate and insulin sensitivity, which can aid in maintaining a healthy weight. Many women experience weight gain as they go through menopause due to fluctuations or imbalances in hormones.

Hair and nails

Estrogen contributes to healthy hair and nail growth by influencing the production of keratin, a key structural protein.

Overall well-being

Adequate levels of estrogen contribute to overall well-being and quality of life, affecting multiple body systems and processes. This can involve all of the categories above.

Balancing hormones is important. Get help.

While estrogen has numerous potential benefits, it’s also important to note that an imbalance, either deficiency or excess, can lead to various health issues. Therefore, maintaining optimal estrogen levels is crucial for health and well-being.

Women’s hormone experts at Town & Country Compounding

Contact Town & Country Compounding’s hormone experts to get your life back. If you’re a practitioner, connect with our team to provide your patients with the most comprehensive experience, and high-quality compounded medications. Our Rx Order Forms and Provider Portal make it easy to prescribe compounds for your patients. We are licensed to ship prescriptions to multiple states »

Private women’s consultation

Make an appointment with our hormone expert Jari Becker, RPh.

HRT and women’s health resources

Town & Country Compounding has educational videos and other resources about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

Women’s Health Videos

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Town & Country Compounding Pharmacy is located at 535 East Crescent Ave Ramsey, NJ 07446

Town & Country Compounding provides the most advanced formulations based on the most recent research and peer-reviewed guidelines.

We work with patients and their medical providers to customize solutions that are right for their individual needs when commercially-made medications are not showing results.

Medication is not one-size-fits-all. 

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