Estrogen and How Your Body Changes Because of it

Estrogen is one of the main female sex hormones produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands and in the fat cells. Estrogen levels fluctuate during each menstrual cycle, but the overall lack or excess can lead to unpleasant consequences.

High estrogen is a normal parameter during adolescence and pregnancy. Levels that are too high can cause anxiety, weight gain and are even associated with some ovarian growths.

Low estrogen is a normal characteristic of perimenopause and menopause. It manifests itself as absence of menstruation, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and reduced libido. The negative effect can be reversed through nutritional supplementation and hormone replacement therapy prescribed by your doctor.