10 Signs That Your Body Has An Estrogen Imbalance

We should all try to look after ourselves a bit better than we currently do.

Going to the gym a bit more, and cutting down on the fast food and surgery treats are all great ways of getting healthier.

After all, how are we suppose to fight off death and live a long and happy life if we can barely manage a flight of stairs without getting out of breath!

Mature woman sitting in countryside

Ok, I’m not suggesting that you become a fitness fanatic, so stop panicking. But what I am saying is, when you reach a certain age, healthy living becomes more and more important.

Trust me, it’s something you won’t regret in the long run!

When it comes to our health, we can sometimes experience certain symptoms and think nothing of it.

These symptoms can come in many shapes and sizes, and sometimes these symptoms blend in with things we wouldn’t think twice about.

Weight loss or weight gain is one of these symptoms that can be easily ignored because it can be easily explained.

But when your suffering from a number of ‘normal things’, like weight gain, lack of sleep, and an increased urge to pee, then it could be a sign that something’s wrong with you.

These easily ignored symptoms can often be ignored or misdiagnosed as something less sinister and not harmful at all.

Thankfully, despite some of the diseases and illnesses these symptoms could be indicating, are harmless.

You could just be suffering from an estrogen imbalance.

Estrogen is an important part of our reproductive hormone. It keeps our menstrual cycle and our ability to get pregnant under control.

Estrogen is produced by the ovaries and it takes a major part in the maturation and release of eggs. Not only that but this hormone maintains a normal structure of the female reproductive organs like the uterus, fallopian tubes, and vagina.

It’s not just a fancy word!

But what a lot of people don’t know is that estrogen plays an important role in bone building, mental functioning, the health of the heart. 

It also keeps your skin elastic and wrinkle-free. But when your estrogen levels are down, you may experience bone fragility, irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, or even a low sex drive.

If its levels are up, on the other hand, it can still have negative effects on your body, like weight gain, and sore breasts. 

Here are ten of the most common signs that your body has too much estrogen in its system, and how you can deal with it. 

The estrogen content in the body is naturally increased during puberty and pregnancy. But you can also become easily overload with the hormone when taking certain drugs such as steroids, phenothiazines or even when you’re undergoing hormone replacement therapy.

You may be suffering from a dramatic boost in estrogen levels for a number of reasons, which include obesity, ovaries or adrenal glands tumors and diabetes.

Here are some common signs that your body is overloaded with estrogen.

1. Weight gain

Too much estrogen can lead to fluid retention. 

This is probably why you’re seeing a higher number on the scales without making any changes in diet or exercise routine.

2. Bloating

If you experience feelings of fullness or swelling, then you might have excessive estrogen in your body.

3. Irregular menstrual cycle

Having a lack or a surplus of this sex hormone can make a woman suffer from irregular periods.

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