Is Your Estrogen Window Open?

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: February 12, 2016

Contributed by Dr. Mache Seibel- Red Hot Mamas Expert   

I’m on my way to New York to talk with my publishers at Rodale about the newest book I have coming out this April – The Estrogen Window. It’s the first time a book has explained how and when to take estrogen safely so women won’t have to worry about choosing between treating their symptoms and worrying about risks and complications.

First of all, what is the estrogen window?

It’s a time in every woman’s life that she can take estrogen with the greatest amount of safety. In fact, for most women, the risks of breast cancer, heart disease and dementia will be lower if you take estrogen than if you don’t.

And that’s what all the confusion has been about. The breast cancer and heart disease and other risks that so many fear are really a matter of timing. Once the estrogen window closes, the risks of taking estrogen are greater than if you don’t take estrogen.

And here’s what’s fascinating; the estrogen window is different for each organ of your body: your heart, head, breasts, bones, etc.

Here is some really good news. The estrogen window for the vagina stays open! What does that mean? If you are struggling with vaginal dryness and painful sex and need some relief, the vaginal tissues continue to respond to estrogen even after the estrogen window has closed for other tissues and organs. And that means you can get relief from vaginal dryness or painful sex even if you’ve waited years to start vaginal estrogen. I’ll tell you more about The Estrogen Window as we get closer to the book’s release in April.

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