Signs and Symptoms of High Estrogen Level

Check out the list of common signs and symptoms of high Estrogen levels in the body here.

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The balance of hormones is important for the overall functioning of the body. Any kind of fluctuation in the hormonal balance can lead to serious health issues. Estrogen is a hormone that is generally found in women and that's the reason it is also referred to as 'Female Hormone'. The main function of the Estrogen hormone in women is that it helps in the proper sexual development.

There are other hormones produced among women like Progesterone that are involved in the sexual activity of women. Estrogen is responsible for the regulation of the menstrual cycle as well as overall reproductive functions in females. The Estrogen hormone is also produced in males and plays a critical role in maintaining sexual function.

According to the American Cancer Society, high estrogen levels can increase the chances of endometrial cancer in women. Therefore, it should not be ignored and must be treated immediately. The current treatments available for high estrogen levels in the body are medications, dietary modifications, or surgical procedures.
According to Healthline, the signs and symptoms of high estrogen levels in males include infertility, erectile dysfunction (difficulty in an erection), and gynecomastia (larger breasts than usual).

Common Signs & Symptoms of High Estrogen Levels

Despite its important functions in the body, high estrogen levels can cause serious health issues. According to a study published in Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy in 2018, very high or low levels of the estrogen hormone can lead to many acute & chronic diseases. High estrogen levels in the body may lead to many diseases, some of them include PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), autoimmune diseases, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer.

According to Healthline, the signs and symptoms associated with high estrogen levels in women are:

  • Excessive weight gain

  • Low libido (decreased sexual urge)

  • Hot flashes

  • Bloating

  • Tenderness in the breasts

  • Headaches

  • Cold hands & feet

  • Fatigue

  • Hair loss

  • Mood changes

  • Sleeplessness or Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Breast lumps

  • Irregular menstrual cycles

  • Foggy brain

  • Increased PMS (premenstrual symptoms)

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