Estrogen deficiency: Causes and remedies
The estrogens are one of the most known hormones and play an important role in regulating the female menstrual cycle and ovulation. In addition, estrogen levels are directly linked to the libido and female sexual desire. Sufficient arguments to monitor that estrogen levels are not altered.
What are the causes that can cause a deficiency of these hormones? The truth is that there is not one cause, but many, being in the stage of menopause when the woman accused more deficiency. Let’s look more closely, what the symptoms, causes and natural remedies that we can appeal to the lack of estrogen.
The symptoms of estrogen deficiency are:
- Hot flashes and increased body temperature several times a day.
- Vaginal dryness and lack of lubrication.
- Decreased sexual desire.
- Frequent mood swings.
- Problems of insomnia.
- Thickening of the skin.
- Chest pain.
- Weight gain and body fat accumulation.
- Irregular menstrual periods or absent.
- Hair loss.
- Osteoporosis (increased symptoms during menopause and after).
- Increased cholesterol (in particular during menopause).
The main cause leading to estrogen deficiency is menopause. However, there may be other causes behind; even a poor diet or not exercise on a regular basis can unbalance the estrogen. Other possible causes include Turner syndrome, hypogonadism, irregular functioning of the adrenal gland or anorexia.
If we notice any of these symptoms it is recommended to consult your gynecologist. To increase estrogen levels we can, first of all, use natural remedies. Thus, should be review the diet and include more foods that contain phytoestrogens, natural substances that have similar effects to the female hormones. Among the foods that contain phytoestrogens are included soya beans, tofu and red clover.
Alternatively, if the gynecologist detects a significant lack of estrogen may be necessary to follow a hormone replacement therapy. To restore adequate levels of estrogen it is good to adopt the habit of doing exercise at a moderate and regular way.