What Is Estrogen?

Estrogen is an important hormone for women that plays a key role in sexual and reproductive development. Estrogen refers to the chemically similar hormones in the group of estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estrogen is often is associated with progesterone. Progesterone and estrogen counteract and balance each other out.

Imbalanced Estrogen Levels

What Causes Low Estrogen?

  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Hysterectomies
  • Radiation treatments
  • Genetic defects
  • Anorexia
  • Thyroid issues
  • Inadequate body fat
  • What Causes High Estrogen?

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High-fat diet
  • Excessive dairy consumption
  • Birth control pills
  • Ovarian tumors
  • Adrenal tumors

  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy

    Estrogen levels can be measured in various ways by examining blood, saliva, and urine. Once levels are determined, a tailored plan can be put into place to help you balance your estrogen levels and feel your best.
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