You are buying 1 x 80g tube of OESTROGEL - a natural female estrogen hormone supplement in the form of a gel for external use
Effective relief of the following menopausal symptoms:
Moderate to severe hot flashes
Moderate to severe menopausal changes in or around the vagina
HRT for oestrogen deficiency symptoms in postmenopausal women.
Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women at high risk of fractures where other therapies are contraindicated or not tolerated.
How does Oestrogel work?
Oestrogel contains the active ingredient estradiol, which is a naturally occurring form of the main female sex hormone, oestrogen.
Women's' ovaries gradually produce less and less oestrogen in the period up to the menopause, and oestrogen blood levels decline as a result. The declining levels of oestrogen can cause distressing symptoms, such as irregular periods, hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings and vaginal dryness or itching.
Oestrogen (in this case in the form of estradiol) can be given as a supplement to replace the falling levels in the body and help reduce these distressing symptoms of the menopause. This is known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT is usually only required for short-term relief from menopausal symptoms and its use should be reviewed at least once a year with your doctor.
HRT is also sometimes used to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The declining level of oestrogen at menopause can affect the bones, causing them to become thinner and more prone to breaking. Oestrogen supplements help prevent bone loss and fractures that may occur in women in the years after menopause.
Oestrogel is an oestrogen-only form of HRT. The gel is applied to the skin and the estradiol is absorbed through the skin.