High estrogen levels symptoms

Estrogen and progesterone are primary female hormones. These hormones are female sex hormones that are present in every woman. They both play an essential role in ovulation, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause and all other natural and healthy female functions. These are various phases in a woman’s life which can all be affected by the levels of progesterone and estrogen in the body. Diet and stress can also affect the levels of female hormones in the body.

When there is too much estrogen in the female body a condition known as estrogen dominance exists. Women who are 35 years or older can suffer from having high estrogen levels in the body. In fact almost half of the women over the age of 35 are estrogen dominant. Most women do not realize that their estrogen levels are too high and think that the symptoms that they endure are normal occurrences associated with their menstrual cycle or with aging.

There is a wide range of high estrogen levels and the symptoms that the estrogen dominant condition causes. Many doctors do not connect the dots in regards to these symptoms as being related to high estrogen levels in women. High estrogen levels symptoms are so common nowadays in women that it is just taken for granted that estrogen dominance is a natural female state of being. If doctors would recognize the symptoms as being high estrogen levels symptoms and abnormal, they could help alleviate the unneeded suffering that many women have to endure. Simply balancing out the levels between estrogen and progesterone could greatly relieve these symptoms. Common high estrogen levels symptoms include:

  • migraine headaches
  • uterine cramps
  • uterine fibroids
  • insomnia
  • mood swings
  • benign fibroids in the breast or lumpy breasts, tender breasts
  • memory loss
  • hot flashes
  • irregular periods
  • low sex drive
  • miscarriages
  • high blood pressure
  • facial hair
  • thinning hair
  • weight gain
  • fatigue
  • mental infusion

When there are too little of progesterone hormones in the body most of the above symptoms will be manifest in the individual. The condition should be readily recognizable. Women who are going through menopause are thought to be at an age where there estrogen levels decline. However some well-known doctors now believe that a decline in the progesterone hormone during menopause is actually what causes women to be in a state of estrogen dominance. When there is too much estrogen in a woman’s body it can cause her to be at higher risk for infertility. High estrogen levels symptoms are associated with endometriosis, amenorrhea (skipped periods), hypermenorrhea (heavy bleeding during menstruation), uterine cancer and heart disease and stroke as well as breast cancer.

Women can do a lot on their own to reduce high estrogen levels and symptoms that go along with estrogen dominance. There are certain things that you can do to restore a healthy balance between estrogen and progesterone. First of all, you should avoid eating high fat and highly processed foods. Eat more fiber and reduce alcohol consumption. Improve your diet by eating more raw fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Try to get more daily exercise. If you are experiencing high estrogen levels and symptoms that are associated with estrogen dominance or overload, you can also find all natural herbal supplements in your local health food store that can help balance out female hormones.

Regularly using all-natural substances like wild yam cream and herbs like chaste tree berry and black cohosh can help balance female hormones so that the condition of estrogen dominance is less severe and can even correct it.

If you are experiencing high estrogen levels symptoms you should go to your doctor for a blood test to check your hormone levels. Be sure to explain all the symptoms you are experiencing and ask if they could be connected to you having too high estrogen hormone levels.

Last updated on Jan 13th, 2010 and filed under Women's Health. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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