We’ve all heard of the hormone oestrogen before but what is oestrogen?
What Is Oestrogen And Why Do We Need It?
It’s the main female hormone that is needed for menstrual cycles, but we also need it for…
- Strong healthy bones
- Maintaining our cholesterol levels
- Regulating our temperature
- It also affects key organs like the brain, the heart as well as our skin!
Too little oestrogen can result in osteoporosis and vaginal atrophy but also recent research shows that is can help with dementia too.
And of course, menopause symptoms!
Women need oestrogen throughout their whole lives.
If you are struggling with menopause, please visit your doctor to get help and support.
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Kate Beavis is Fearless at 50 – supporting women to be visible and fearless in midlife. This includes understanding your health, and well-being, building confidence, and more.