Estrogen Deficiency – Fatigue, Brain Fog, Low Energy…

A wise woman is calm, introspective, and worldly. Who wouldn’t want to feel like they have the inner peace and knowledge to move through life confidently? If you’re suffering from estrogen deficiency, however, you are probably wondering if you will ever feel like the wise woman you’ve come to be and be able to reclaim the lively woman you once were.

Why Estrogen Rules Your World
Estrogen is one of the most essential hormones produced by the human body. Even though
both men and women produce estrogen, it is found in greater abundance in the female body. In
earlier life, it is what shaped (no pun intended) your body’s ability to develop breasts and gain a
more feminine figure. As you matured it has also controlled the growth of the endometrium
(the lining of the uterus) and has, in tandem with progesterone, regulated your menstrual cycle.
If you’ve had children, it’s also determined the breast changes that occurred during and after
your pregnancy. It is also essential for maintaining bone density. In an ideal world, it works
together with progesterone and other hormones to keep a perfect balance. Sometimes,
however, that is harder said than done.

Symptoms
Hot flashes. Women in their 30’s and 40’s are often misdiagnosed (when bloodwork and other diagnostics aren’t performed) with early menopause.
Irregular periods. It’s not uncommon for women with low estrogen to experience irregular, light, or missed periods.
Depression and mood swings. These are both common symptoms of an estrogen deficiency. Estrogen ties in with all the other hormones that work together to establish mental balance and a general sense of well-being.

Breast tenderness, much like that experienced by many women during PMS can be experienced anytime during the cycle when low estrogen levels are an issue.
Increased urinary tract infections (UTIs). Urinary tract infections can spring up more frequently due to a narrowing of the urethra that occurs in conjunction with a decreased estrogen level.
Fatigue and trouble concentrating. Even the most energetic of women can be brought down by the fatigue and trouble concentrating that an estrogen deficiency can trigger.

Alternative Treatments for Estrogen Deficiency
Estrogen deficiency treatment can be achieved through both holistic and conventional means.
Many women worry about the increased breast cancer risk so choose to avoid taking artificial
hormone replacement therapy (HRT). If you want to use this route, it’s important to seek the
help of an experienced holistic gynecologist. Holistic treatments can include the use of natural estrogen creams, dietary adjustments, a gentler exercise regimen and addressing hormonal imbalances all around. Acupuncture has also been found to be helpful.

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