Estrogen is a hormone that is found predominantly in women. It is responsible for giving feminine physical characteristics, such as breasts and wide hips. It is also responsible for controlling the female reproductive organs, helping to ensure that women are able to procreate.
Our hormones need to be in the right balance, though, and estrogen is no exception. It is possible for there to be too much estrogen in the body and this can cause a wide range of unwelcome symptoms.
This article looks at just a few of the symptoms that high estrogen levels can cause.
Symptom #1: Headache
Tell somebody that you have a headache and they will likely just recommend a couple of painkillers. Headaches are very common, and usually harmless, although they can be agonizing for some people. While they are not generally something to be alarmed by, they can sometimes be a sign of an underlying problem.
If you are experiencing headaches more often than usual, or they are more severe than usual, it could be a sign of high estrogen levels. While you may be reluctant to go and see a doctor just for a headache, you still should do so if you feel as though something is not right.