Common Types of Hormones
Estrogen is a group of related hormones each with a unique profile of activity. The three principal estrogens in humans are estriol (E3), estradiol (E2), and estrone (E1 ). They are often prescribed in combination to re-establish a normal physiologic balance. Since bioidentical hormones are identical to those that the body produces for itself, we feel it makes more sense to use these types rather than hormones from horses, or synthetic versions which are not identical in chemical structure to what your body produces. Therefore improving your total health and wellbeing as opposed to having a longer list of side effects then benefits.
Estriol (E3), Estradiol (E2), and Estrone (E1) and are most commonly prescribed as a single estrogen, Biest or Triest to re-establish normal levels in physiologic levels.
Estrone (E1 ), estradiol (E2) and estriol (E3). Of these three, estradiol is the most potent.
Estrogens play an important function in protecting bones, sustaining a healthy cardiovascular system, regulating reproductive systems, and preserving brain function.
Symptoms & conditions commonly associated with excess estrogen f estrogen dominance) include:
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Abnormal Menstrual Cycle
Estrogens have been shown to be clinically effective in:
- Relieving menopausal symptoms, including vaginal thinning and dryness
- Increasing HDL "good" cholesterol and decrease LDL "bad" cholesterol
- Decreasing blood pressure and reduce plaque formation on