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Estrogel | What Is It?
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What is EstroGel? Does it help with menopause symptoms?
EstroGel® is a transdermal estrogen therapy which can be applied directly to the skin to alleviate menopause symptoms
. The gel contains low dose estradiol derived from plant sources, making it a bio-identical hormone
EstroGel is used once a day to relieve menopause symptoms such as hot flashes
and vaginal dryness
. It comes in a pump that dispenses the correct dose for easy measuring. The gel is applied to the arm and dries quickly, leaving no residue or odor.
As a transdermal estrogen therapy, the hormone is absorbed through the skin where it is absorbed through the skin so it can spread systemically through your bloodstream. Because the hormone does not need to pass through your digestive track and be processed by your liver, you are able to use a much lower dose.
Because it is applied topically, you’ll need to take some precautions as there can be some concerns
. It needs to be applied to clean, dry skin. If you plan to go swimming or sit in the hot tub, you’ll need to have as much time as possible between applying the gel and getting into the water. You’ll also need to be sure the area has completely dried before allowing it to come in contact with clothing, people, or pets. If you do not wash your hands carefully after applying, you could spread some of the residual hormone to others.
If you are coping with menopause symptoms and are looking for a discreet, easy to use estrogen therapy option, ask your doctor if EstroGel is right for you.
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.
01-15-2016 - 01:05 PM
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