What is the difference between estrogen and estradiol?

Estrogen is a broader term used to describe the group of hormones that includes estradiol, estriol, and estrone. Estradiol is a specific type of estrogen hormone that is often referred to as the most potent form of estrogen. Estrogen hormones play an important role in reproductive health, as well as other bodily functions like metabolism, regulating temperature, stabilizing mood, and maintaining bone density and cardiovascular health.

During the stages of menopause, your estrogen levels decline. Though this decline is completely natural, it creates hormonal fluctuations that can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. Increasing Estradiol can help balance these fluctuations and alleviate menopause symptoms associated with a lack of estrogen. 

Learn more about what happens to your hormones during menopause