Estrogen is a hormone that is found in both men and women, although it is found in far higher amounts in women. It is the main female sex hormone and is responsible for aiding with the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system. It is also responsible for giving people feminine characteristics.
As women get older, their estrogen levels are likely to fall. This can cause various symptoms that are known collectively as the menopause. Estrogen levels can also fall for reasons other than age, such as too much exercise.
Treatments are available that can help to restore estrogen levels. This article discusses 10 symptoms of low estrogen.
Symptom #1: Hot Flashes
As warm-blooded animals, we are able to regulate our own body temperature. This enables us to feel quite comfortable in a range of temperatures as our body will react accordingly. It is a system that is controlled partly by hormones, and a hormone imbalance can cause the system to become faulty.
With insufficient estrogen, the body has difficulty regulating body temperature effectively. This can result in hot flashes for no apparent reason. It is often associated with menopause, although there are some other factors that can cause it. You should arrange to see a doctor if you are experiencing the symptom.