The human body is made up of so many different muscles, tendons, chemicals, tissues and hormones—each with their own unique purpose and design. However, in the female body, one of the most prominent components in their system is a hormone known as estrogen. It is responsible for so many things throughout the entire system. However, as women age, especially after their reproductive years, they often struggle to maintain the right estrogen balance.
Today, women are living longer than ever, often almost 40 years past their reproductive years. Yet, living longer has put women at risk for illnesses such as heart disease and osteoporosis. Half of American women are at risk of a fracture from osteoporosis, and one in three develop heart disease—the most common cause of death in women across the globe. Unfortunately, a decline in estrogen levels are risk factors for both conditions.