Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone. But, aside from the reproductive system, estrogen impacts several systems throughout your body. As a result, low estrogen can significantly affect your overall health and quality of life.
Identifying the signs of low estrogen levels is the first step toward getting the care that you need. Six of the most common indicators of low estrogen levels include:
Estrogen impacts the brain’s management of serotonin and norepinephrine. Serotonin is often called a “feel good” brain chemical, while norepinephrine is linked to energy and mental sharpness. When estrogen levels are low, the resulting changes in these brain chemicals can cause moodiness and irritability.
Estrogen helps keep the vaginal tissues lubricated and elastic. So, low estrogen levels often cause vaginal dryness and, as a result, pain during intercourse.
Low estrogen levels diminish the body’s natural oil production. This can lead to dry, itchy skin that doesn’t effectively retain moisture.
Estrogen helps regulate the brain. So, when estrogen levels are low, the brain shifts into a lower gear. As a result, many women experience poor focus and concentration (often referred to as “brain fog”).
Low estrogen levels may alter the tissue in your breasts. This can lead to pain and tenderness. Many women experience this symptom soon before starting a menstrual cycle.
Hot flashes are one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. This symptom occurs as a result of low estrogen levels, which make the hypothalamus hypersensitive to minor temperature shifts.
At Mind Body Spirit Care, we help women overcome uncomfortable symptoms of low estrogen with bioidentical hormone therapy. This treatment helps balance out your hormones to improve your vitality and overall quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!