6 Signs Your Body Has Too Much Estrogen
Estrogen is a female sex hormone that plays an important role in women. Fluctuations in estrogen levels are normal during a woman's menstrual cycle and especially during pregnancy, but too much estrogen can cause various discomfort and can affect a woman's health. So be on the lookout for these 6 symptoms of excess estrogen.
For many women, PMS is the result of increased estrogen levels in the days leading up to their period. Symptoms can include: increased appetite, depression, and abdominal pain. Constipation, skin outbreaks, and nausea are also common.
Occasional headaches during your period are normal, but if you experience prolonged headaches, it could be a sign of excess estrogen.
3. Decreased Libido
Many women with excess estrogen notice a dip in their sex drive, but can't explain why. A low libido can also be a side effect of contraceptive pills, which contain synthetic estrogen.
4. Irregular Periods
Too much estrogen can also upset the body's balance with progesterone, the other female sex hormone. This often disrupts a woman's menstrual cycle, resulting in periods that are too long or too short, or with too little or too much blood.
Fatigue can be caused by many things, and excess estrogen is one of them. If you feel sleepy all the time, and there's no obvious reason, talk to your doctor.
6. Weight Gain
A common symptom of too much estrogen is sudden, unexplained weight gain. This is often the result of water retention, caused by increased levels of estrogen.
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? If so, talk to your doctor so you can get back to feeling like your old self. Share this article and video to raise awareness!