Does Synthetic Estrogen Affect Your Blood Pressure? Find Out.

For decades, women (and trans women) have been using synthetic estrogen to keep their hormone levels in check.

Recent studies have given us more information on the combo and how it can affect our health, and here’s everything you need to know.

Roughly four percent of women in the United States use estrogen daily, and I’m one of them.

You’re Not Alone.

I've used it since my hysterectomy 15 years ago. My gynecologist and I agreed that, due to my early menopause, it was essential for me to live my best life.

Estrogen therapy is a popular form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In a nutshell, it supplements hormones that are lost during menopause.

How Does Estrogen Therapy Help with Menopause?

– Heart disease – Osteoporosis – Mood changes – Dementia – Stroke

In addition to alleviating common menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, it has been proven to help with additional aging concerns:

– Heart disease – Stroke – Blood clots – Breast cancer

On the other side of the estrogen coin, there are a few common risks associated with HRT, particularly when combined with progestin:

The use of oral estrogen was associated with a 14% higher risk of having high blood pressure.

Synthetic Estrogen and High Blood Pressure

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