Low estrogen is usually tied to a woman’s age. A woman’s body typically slows the producing of estrogen when the menopause years approach. When we reach our mid-forties to fifties, our body goes through changes to where natural estrogen levels decrease because the body is no longer in a stage of reproduction. It’s funny how it knows.
Anyway, while we’re in our 20’s 30’s and some times in the early forties our body is churning along with normal estrogen production. Once that body changes gears, that’s when the symptoms start.
You can have low estrogen levels and need natural estrogen replacement even if you’re young. I’m talking about teen years and early twenties. Although most times, the low estrogen at these ages is going to be related more to genetic reasons or extreme diets. For example, studies have shown that athletes in sports where diets are extreme and aggressive in fat restrictions are more prone to low estrogen levels and the effects that come with it.
So what are the symptoms that make us look for natural estrogen replacement. Here’s a list that pretty accurately covers most of what is reported sufferers experience.
- Hot flashes, night sweats
- Joint pain
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of libido
- Hair loss and thinning hair
Another danger of low estrogen levels is that estrogen is part of the process that helps bones absorb calcium. When estrogen is low, bone density can be affected, making it a much greater reason to get estrogen levels under control naturally.
Natural estrogen replacement can help a great deal with the symptoms associated with the condition. Helping a woman maintain levels of estrogen to where her emotional and physical states are sound.
Maintaining a balanced diet and staying active has shown to do great deal of benefit to a woman’s hormonal balance. This doesn’t imply you have to go join a gym and be there daily. It’s simply a matter of staying active. Walking is great low impact exercise for the body. Long walks or bicycle riding are both great options that can help, without jeopardizing joint safety and health. I for one, don’t really enjoy feeling like a hamster on a treadmill. I find a brisk walk out in the open much more enjoyable and relaxing.
Getting hormone levels as close to normal as possible naturally is possible following some key points and being well informed. A doctor would be the best source of information for each individual case. There isn’t a blanket that covers everyone. We all have different bodies, eating habits, activity levels and genetics. For that reason it’s important to get the information from a qualified MD.