As you move into your 40's your levels of Oestrogen can fluctuate wildly.
Your body will experience periods of both high oestrogen and low oestrogen, as the levels gradually decline over time.
Below are a list of symptoms commonly associate with LOW oestrogen levels:
Hot flashes and night sweats - just like with high oestrogen levels, low oestrogen can also cause hot flashes, which can leave you feeling like you're standing in the middle of a desert.
Vaginal dryness and discomfort - low oestrogen levels can cause the vaginal tissues to become thinner and less elastic, leading to dryness and discomfort during sex.
Mood changes - low oestrogen can lead to irritability, depression, and anxiety, leaving you feeling like you're on an emotional rollercoaster.
Fatigue and difficulty sleeping - you may find yourself feeling more tired than usual, and may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
Changes in the menstrual cycle - periods may become lighter or less frequent, and you may experience irregular bleeding.
Bone loss - oestrogen helps to maintain bone density, so low estrogen levels can increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.
It's important to note that many of these symptoms can also be caused by other factors, so if you're experiencing any of them, it's a good idea to speak with your healthcare provider.
So, as fun as it may be, the symptoms of low oestrogen can include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, fatigue, changes in menstrual cycle, and bone loss. But with proper diagnosis and treatment, you can manage these symptoms and feel like your fabulous self once again.
Love Eir x