The three major hormones that play a part in a women’s menstral cycle and general femine health are Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone. If any one of these hormones is out of balance, meaning you have too much or too little of them, you will likely start to feel or experience negative symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms of Low Estrogen
Signs and symptoms of low estrogen can vary from woman to woman and may depend on how low the estrogen level goes. Sleep deprivation, fatigue, inability to focus, and a general sense of “cloudiness” are some of the main symptoms that you may experience if your estrogen is low. You may also experience hot flashes and night sweats (which if you have experienced them you know they are no fun). Any combination of these symptoms can lead to or be the cause of depression as well.
To treat this, Dr. Davis can prescribe a natural estrogen for you in the form of a pill, cream, gel, or spray depending on your body’s needs. Please give us a call to discuss your needs if you are experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms of High Estrogen
While having high levels of estrogen is pretty uncommon in women, especially those over the age of 40, there are still situations in which is may occur. If you are already on hormone therapy replacement (HRT) and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have too much estrogen in your body and may need to lower your dose. Typical symptoms of high estrogen include breast tenderness, migraines, mood swings, and cramps.