1 Weight gain
Sounds unpleasant, isn’t it? Women in menopause are more likely to accumulate fat on the waist, while those with an excess of estrogen usually store it around their hips.
2 New lumps in the breast
We have good news for you: most of the breast lumps are noncancerous. Too much of estrogen often leads to fibrocystic changes in the breasts.
3 Irregular menses
Hormonal imbalance is the most common reason for prolonged or absent periods, heavy or scanty menstrual bleeding.
Many of us are familiar with premenstrual headaches, related to fluctuations of the hormones. Elevated levels of estrogen can make your headaches more severe and increase their frequency.
5 Tenderness of the breasts
Have you noticed that your breasts become swollen and sensitive several days before periods? It’s about to increase in estrogen, which occurs at this period. If having constantly-high levels of this hormone, breast tenderness may last for a long time.
6 Blood clots
The close link was found between excess of estrogen and increased blood clotting (the main culprit of thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombosis).
Having abnormally high estrogen levels may contribute to mood swings, nervousness, and depression.
8 Abdominal bloating
Uncomfortable swelling, tightness of the belly, burping, and belching may be caused by the development of estrogen dominance.
9 Low libido
The surplus of estrogen, as well as its deficiency, may be a culprit of your vaginal dryness and reduced sex drive.
10 Changes in PMS symptoms
You may feel that your premenstrual symptoms become worse. Be aware that it may be a sign of excessive estrogen production.
Have you recognized any of these symptoms in yourself? Now you may be interested, what to do with this problem.
First of all, ask your doctor to correct dosage of your regular estrogen-contained medications.
Try to maintain a healthy weight, as adipose (fatty) tissue is able to produce a certain amount of estrogen.
And don’t forget to keep under the control your blood pressure to decrease risks of numerous harmful consequences, including excessive estrogen synthesis.