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SUPER IMPORTANT! Estrogen HELPS Your Heart.

SUPER IMPORTANT! Estrogen HELPS Your Heart.

Estrogen improves the elasticity of blood vessels, just as it improves the elasticity of your skin and vaginal tissue. When your heart pumps... Your blood vessels NEED to EXPAND. They expand by the elastic tissue that is inside the blood vessels and this elasticity is maintained by Estrogen.

When the vessels can expand with each beat of the heart, your blood pressure remains low and normal. This benefit of Estrogen is why women have lower risk of heart disease than men.

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How Estrogen Decreases Plaque Buildup that causes Heart Attacks

How Estrogen Decreases Plaque Buildup that causes Heart Attacks
When your heart pumps... Your blood vessels NEED to EXPAND. They expand by the elastic tissue that is inside the blood vessels and this elasticity is maintained by Estrogen. When the vessels can expand with each beat of the heart, your blood pressure remains low and normal. This benefit of Estrogen is why women have lower risk of heart disease than men. Our Estrogen helps maintain this elasticity. Continue reading