Estrogen is a vital hormone that your body makes. Although it doesn’t exist in very big amounts, it still has a huge role to play in specific bodily functions such as sexual development and insulin regulation.
While both men and women produce estrogen, females have significantly higher levels than males do. Women need estrogen for the growth of their uterine lining during menstruation and pregnancy along with the maintenance of vaginal blood flow and lubrication.
Your estrogen levels can drop for multiple reasons throughout different life stages. If you think you’re suffering from an estrogen deficiency, you may be struggling with many unpleasant symptoms from menstrual irregularities to a low sex drive.
An estrogen deficiency can really affect your quality of life. Because of this, our team at Atlas Health Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, wants to give you some telltale signs (maybe some you weren’t even aware of!) that you have low estrogen levels.
It can be difficult to diagnose low estrogen levels since an estrogen deficiency can masquerade as many other health issues. However, these are some common symptoms of low estrogen that we think are worth noting:
You can have low estrogen levels for many different reasons.
Menopause is a huge trigger for the decline of estrogen in your body. In addition, any condition that affects your ovaries is also going to affect the production of estrogen. Some of these health issues include polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), thyroid disorder, or having a low-functioning pituitary gland.
Having low estrogen levels can have a huge negative impact on your quality of life. So, at Atlas Health Institute, we offer hormone replacement therapy to help you feel like yourself again. We test your hormone levels to see where your estrogen production is at, and we make a treatment plan from there.
Our team specifically offers bioidentical hormones, and we give you these in whatever unique levels your body needs. These hormones are in the form of pellets that are inserted directly under your skin. Within 7-10 days, the hormones are released into your bloodstream and you should see instant symptom relief.
In addition to hormone replacement therapy, you can also relieve some of your symptoms through lifestyle changes. Maintaining a healthy weight with a nutritious diet and regular exercise won’t necessarily raise your estrogen levels, but they can have a great influence on your health overall and give you boosts in your mood and energy.
To be diagnosed and treated for an estrogen deficiency, contact our team to set up an appointment. You can do this by giving us a call at 702-778-5900 or by using our online booking tool today.