Estrogen is a hormone present in both men and women. Estrogen levels are more in women when compared to men. Estrogen is also called as female hormone whereas testosterone is known as the male hormone. Both these hormones are present in men and women. Testosterone levels are more in men when compared to women.
Estrogen hormone mainly helps in initiating sexual development and thus regulates the menstrual cycle in women and eventually affects your reproductive system. The estrogen levels are increased in your body either due to medication or natural hormonal imbalance in the body. Estrogen dominance is the term used for high estrogen levels in your body
Symptoms of High Estrogen or Estrogen Dominance
The hormonal imbalance is observed when the estrogen and testosterone hormones are not in sync. Too high or too low levels of hormones in the body give rise to certain visible symptoms. The most common symptoms observed when the estrogen level is high are:
- Sleeping problems
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Swelling in the breast
- Decreased sex drive
- Irregular periods
- Increased symptoms of PMS (pre menstrual syndrome)
Effects of High Estrogen or Estrogen Dominance in Men
Estrogen hormone is produced in men in lower quantity when compared to women. The common symptoms seen in men due to high estrogen levels are:
To produce a healthy sperm estrogen levels are also taken into consideration. High estrogen levels leads to less number of sperm production. Thus estrogen is responsible for producing a healthy sperm and in more quantity. High estrogen levels leads to fertility problems.
Gynecomastia is a condition where the male breast is enlarged due to hormonal changes. Estrogen stimulates breast tissue growth in men and women. When the estrogen levels are high in men it results in gynecomastia.
3. Erectile dysfunction
A hormonal balance needs to be maintained for a healthy sexual growth and development. Both testosterone and estrogen levels should be present in required quantities for proper sexual functions. When estrogen levels are high in your body, you will face difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection.
Effects of High Estrogen or Estrogen Dominance in Women
Estrogen hormone is produced in women in more quantity when compared to men. Estrogen is responsible for the proper functioning of female reproductive system. The most common symptoms observed in women for increased levels of estrogen include:
1. Weight gain
Weight gain is the common sign observed for excess levels of estrogen in the body. Excess fat gets accumulated in specific parts of your body like waist, hips and thighs. According to the recent research excess estrogen produce more fat in your body and in turn excess fat produce more estrogen. Estrogen is produced in the fat cells and it becomes a continuing cycle of excess estrogen and weight gain.
2. Menstrual problem
Due to high estrogen levels in your body you will experience irregular periods. In few cases excess bleeding or light bleeding is also observed. You will also experience an increase in pre-menstrual symptoms like severe bloating and breast tenderness.
3. Psychological changes
As the levels of estrogen hormone increases in your body, the psychological symptoms start appearing. The most common psychological changes due to excess of estrogen include – decrease interest in sex, depression, anxiety and mood swings.
Estrogen deficiency and estrogen dominance both have a direct effect on fertility. Hegde fertility center is one of the best fertility centers in Hyderabad known to provide the best treatment for fertility issues associated with estrogen.
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