Riley Perry Lloyd, MD 4905 Old Orchard Road (At Old Orchard Mall), Suite 330,
Skokie, IL 60076

Ph: 847-763.7100
Fax: 847.763.7102

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Longevity Institute
10291 N. Meridian Street Suite 300 Indianapolis, Indiana 46290
For appointments:
317-574-1677

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estrogens

 There are the 3 bio-identical estrogens:

  1. Estrone (E-1)
  2. Estradiol (E-2)
  3. Estriol (E-3)

These three chemicals make up human estrogen.  The estrogen that has the most volume  in the body is estriol (60-80% of circulating estrogens), followed by estradiol and estrone (10-20% each). Estriol is thought to be the weakest acting hormone, but provides a natural hormonal balance in the body, whereas estradiol and estrone are thought be the stronger estrogens. The female body produces large amounts of estriol during pregnancy and has protective properties against such things as estrogen related cancers. Estradiol is the estrogen that can relieve vaso-motor symptoms the best. Estrone is the primary estrogen found in post-menopausal women. It stores it self in the body fat and has more know cancer properties.

What are the functions of estrogens?

  • Promote proliferation and growth of specific cells in the body.
  • Responsible for development of most secondary sexual characteristics of the female.
  • Responsible for normal growth and development of female sex organs.
  • Provide maintenance of anti-aging mechanisms.
  • Protect against bone loss (but does not assist in the formation of new bone), heart disease, and other aging dilemmas.

What can bio-identical estrogens be used for? 

  • Symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause.
  • Natural and surgical menopause.
  • Primary ovarian failure.
  •  Infertility
  • Osteoporosis PMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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