Dr Oz: Is the Estrogen Patch Right For Me?
Dr Oz held up the E-Patch, or Estrogen Patch, which some women say can transform their mood and energy. Find out what a gynecologist had to say about cancer risks and recommendations.
Dr Oz: Is Estrogen Safe?
Hormone replacement therapy has been used for years to treat Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and dryness. But studies revealed that these treatments carried high risks of other complications, like Heart Disease, Stroke, and Breast Cancer.
After more years of research, new evidence finds that low doses of Estrogen can be safe and healthy after all. That is why the E-Patch is being embraced by women, who especially miss the energy they maybe used to have.
Dr Oz: What Does Estrogen Do?
What is Estrogen? Dr Oz explained that a lot of it is made in the Ovaries, but it can also come from the Adrenal Glands, as well as fat tissues. What does it do? Here is a list:
- Menstrual Cycle
- Bone Health
- Heart Health
- Skin, Hair, Nails
Dr Oz also said that Estrogen can also affect Serotonin and Endorphins in the brain, which have an impact on focus, energy, and mood.
Dr Oz: Estrogen Breast Cancer Risk
Gynecologist Dr Tara Allmen said she recommends the E-Patch to her patients. “When we don’t have Estrogen anymore, we don’t feel so very nice,” she said. “You know you’re low when you start skipping periods or stopping your periods altogether.”
Dr Allmen said you should seek out a medical profession who understands health for middle aged women, which means graduating from your OB’s office. Doctor Oz asked about concerns surrounding synthetic Estrogen risks.
She said that the simple answer is that symptomatic menopausal women need to understand that the related Breast Cancer risk is extremely low, and are far outweighed by the benefits, in her opinion.
Dr Oz: How Often To Use E-Patch
The E-Patch delivers a small amount of Estrogen through the skin to your brain, which can help with symptoms. Dr Allmen said the patch is simple and only needs to be used once or twice per week, with rapid results.
Estrogen Cream is another option, which she explained is good for dryness symptoms. Dr Allmen said she is turning 50 years old and would be a candidate for the E-Patch, due to her Menopause symptoms.
Dr Oz: Does The E-Patch Work?
Audience member Julie talked about her experience with the E-Patch over the past year. “I can be myself again,” she said in regard to her change in symptoms and energy level. Her anxiety, migraines, brain fog, insomnia, and fatigue have all been treated.
Within two weeks of starting the patch, Julie said that she began to see results, first with her Anxiety and Night Sweats.
Dr Oz checked in with two audience members to hear their thoughts. One woman said her fear of breast cancer had kept her away, but she would look into it. Audience member Sandy agreed, saying that she would love help with anxiety and hot flashes.
Would you consider trying the E-Patch? Ask your gynecologist about this or other treatment options that could work for your needs.