Dr. Nieca Goldberg:
How does the natural estrogen protect the heart of a woman 40 years or younger and what are the benefits of natural estrogen as opposed to, let’s say other replacements?
Well, first of all, let’s separate it into your own natural asteroids, estrogen that’s in your body and most of us associate estrogen and the other female hormone progesterone really with reproduction, heavy women, changes in the cycle, monthly cycle of estrogen and progesterone are responsible for menstrual periods and estrogen and progesterone levels that increase during pregnancy are there to help maintain the pregnancy.
As women approach the perimenopausal years their estrogen levels drop. This is a natural process.