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Determining your estrogen levels is key to a healthy body and a healthy mind.

by | Dec 23, 2023 | Uncategorized

Estrogen is a hormone that plays a vital role in the reproductive system of women. It is responsible for the development of female secondary sexual characteristics, such as the breasts and hips, and plays a role in regulating the menstrual cycle. An imbalance of estrogen can lead to a range of symptoms, some of which may be subtle and others that may be more pronounced.

One of the most common signs of an estrogen imbalance is irregular menstrual cycles. This can manifest as periods that are either too frequent or too infrequent, or as periods that are much heavier or lighter than usual. Other menstrual-related symptoms of an estrogen imbalance may include:

* Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
* Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
* Heavy bleeding (menorrhagia)
* Irregular bleeding (metrorrhagia)
* Weight loss or gain

An estrogen imbalance can also cause changes in the appearance of the skin and hair. Women with too much estrogen may experience acne, oily skin, or an increase in facial hair growth. On the other hand, low levels of estrogen can lead to dry, sensitive skin and hair loss.
Another common symptom of an estrogen imbalance is changes in mood and cognitive function. Too much estrogen can lead to feelings of irritability, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating, while low levels of estrogen may cause feelings of depression, fatigue, and memory problems.

Physical symptoms of an estrogen imbalance may also include hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty maintaining a healthy weight, and a loss of bone density, which can increase the risk of osteoporosis.

While estrogen levels are just one cause of these symptoms, they’re an easy one to rule in or out with your provider and lab results in hand from ARCpoint. ARCpoint of Downtown Greenville can be a valuable partner to assist you in determining your hormone levels so you can work with your practitioner to get on the path to a healthier you! Contact us today to schedule your appointment for your hormone test.

It is important to note that many of these symptoms can also be caused by other factors, such as stress, diet, and medication. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and are concerned about an estrogen imbalance, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional. They can conduct a thorough evaluation and determine the cause of your symptoms.

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