Estrogen: Why is it Important?
Struggling with a Hormone Imbalance? Learn the Critical Role Estrogen Plays in a Woman’s Body
How to tell if you are experiencing low estrogen and rebalance hormones. If you can’t figure out why you’re rarely in the “mood,” or why you can’t seem to lose those extra pounds in your midsection despite swearing off even the thought of a simple carb, you’re not alone. These are just a few signs you might suffer from low estrogen, one of the most common hormone imbalances affecting women today.
But if you don’t understand the critical role estrogen plays in the brain and body, you may wonder what the big deal is and why rebalancing your hormones is important. In this article, we will explain what estrogen is, how to tell if you suffer from low estrogen, and how you can find relief from those pesky hot flashes and unpredictable mood swings. Let’s break it down.
What is Estrogen?
Estrogen is a hormone that builds and maintains the female reproductive system. It also contributes to cognitive health, bone density, cardiovascular health, and other important biological processes. While estrogen levels fluctuate throughout a woman’s life, in a perfect world, estrogen works synergistically with progesterone, a hormone that acts as a natural antidepressant, to keep your lady bits functioning optimally. In short, estrogen plays a pivotal role in a woman’s body especially.
What Are the Signs of Low Estrogen?
Statistics show that 80 percent of women will experience a hormone imbalance. While estrogen dominance is one of the most common imbalances women face today, low estrogen is another common culprit of many hormone issues as well. In any case, when estrogen falls out of harmony with the other reproductive hormones, it can really send you into a spiral (no, it’s not you—it’s your hormones).
Symptoms of low estrogen include:
- Dry skin
- Breast tenderness
- Fatigue/sleep issues
- Mood swings and irritability
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful sex
- Feelings of depression and hopelessness
- Hot flashes/night sweats
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Recurring urinary tract infections (UTI)
Rebalancing Your Hormones Naturally
A diet high in protein and packed with nutrient-dense whole foods along with other healthy lifestyle choices are effective ways to rebalance your hormones. But if you’ve tried everything and can’t seem to find relief, you may want to consider hormone optimization therapy. Because when it comes to getting older, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Let’s talk hormones and why they matter. Hormones are chemical messengers that affect everything from your mental, to physical, to emotional health. They also play a critical role in controlling your appetite, sleepiness, and mood.
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