What are the symptoms of low estrogen? There are many because estrogen is one of the most powerful hormones in the body. It consists of 3 types of hormones; estrione or E1, estradiole or E2 and Estriole or E3. Both men and women have estrogen.
During menopause or after a hysterectomy the ovaries stop producing estrogen and the adrenals and the liver take over. So these organs must be functioning optimally to ensure a smooth transition through menopause.
Pre-Menopause, E1 is made by the:
Once produced, the ovaries convert this to estrodiol or E2 the most abundant type of estrogen.
After menopause the ovaries no longer convert estrogen or contribute to production. Post-Menopause, the production is now up to the:
Estrogen is responsible for:
Women need high levels of estrogen and low levels of testosterone and men need high levels of testosterone and low levels of estrogen. There are over 300 tissues in the body with estrogen receptor sites and estrogen plays a role in 400 functions in the body.
When one type of estrogen become imbalanced E1, E2, or E3, a whole series of health issues can appear.
Body Functions Affected By Estrogen
Estrogen deficiency is when levels are above 225 in the U.S. above 7 in Canada
Effects of low estrogen
If you answered yes to about 90% of the above 10 symptoms you do have the symptoms of low estrogen levels.
Your hormone balancing options
Try herbal remedies first then try something else if needed.
All of the hormones in the body are designed to work together. If one is altered or deficient, it will affect the actions of all of the other hormones. We must look at everything that is going on in the body, the adrenals, how you handle stress, insulin levels, thyroid levels, the liver, diet, lifestyle, etc.
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