Training For Two: Exercise and Raging Hormones

Female Hormone Balance: Exercise And Raging Hormones

The Female Body Has A High Estrogen Level.

In general, women have higher levels of estrogens than men. Estradiol is a type of female hormone that affects many aspects of the body including bone density, mood, sexual function and other physiological functions such as menstrual cycle.

Estrogen is one of the most common and well known female hormones. It plays a role in all aspects of reproduction. In fact, it’s only natural that women are supposed to bear children! However, if you’re not careful, your body may begin to produce too much estrogen which can cause symptoms like hot flashes or irregular periods.

How Much Estrogen Do I Have?

You probably already know that you have a certain amount of estrogen in your system. You might even be able to tell by looking at yourself. If you’ve ever noticed that when you’re around other women, they tend to look more feminine than when you’re around guys, then chances are there’s some estrogen floating around in your blood stream. Estrogen is produced naturally during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but it also occurs naturally throughout life after puberty (or just before). During puberty, your body begins to release the hormones that will later lead to the development of sexual features such as wider hips, larger chest, and overall body shape.

These are the brunt of estrogen’s effects. You’re also probably aware that high levels of estrogen can cause some serious problems like infertility, but this isn’t always a given. Keep in mind that there are different types of estrogens out there including Estradiol, Estrone and Estriol. Each of these can lead to different effects; that’s why it’s so important to find out what kind of estrogen you have!

Why Does My Doctor Want To Know?

The reason why your doctor is asking about your hormones is because she wants to know what kind of symptoms you are experiencing. If you’re having irregular periods, hot flashes or a sudden change in moods, then they’ll do a blood test to see exactly how much estrogen you have floating around in your body. In some cases, doctors might also order a pelvic ultrasound. This is a low-risk procedure that can help you and your doctor determine whether or not you have any type of ovarian cysts or if you have endometriosis.

Ovarian Cysts

If you’re experiencing symptoms like irregular periods, abdominal pain and bloating then it’s entirely possible that you have developed an ovarian cyst. These types of cysts are usually noncancerous (benign) and don’t need to be removed unless they’re causing pain or other symptoms. In fact, about half of all women have them at some point during their lives.

Endometriosis

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On the other hand, you might have endometriosis, a condition where your uterine lining grows in areas outside of your uterus. Endometriosis can lead to severe abdominal pain, irregular bleeding and even infertility. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, then your doctor might order a pelvic ultrasound to check for this condition. Sometimes endometriosis is hard to detect during an ultrasound, so your doctor might recommend a laparoscopy.

How Can I Lower My Estrogen Level?

There are several ways to lower your estrogen levels. The first is to have your doctor prescribe you a birth control pill. These types of pills are specifically designed to stop ovulation and thicken the mucus around your cervix, making it harder for sperms to enter. If you don’t want to take the pill, then there are also other ways to lower your estrogen levels including getting a hysterectomy, taking tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors.

Is It Safe To Lower My Estrogen With Medicines?

Most of the time, yes. As long as you follow your doctor’s instructions, then it should be safe and very effective. However, there are some side effects that you should look out for including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, abdominal pain and blurred vision. If you experience any of these symptoms you should contact your doctor immediately.

How Long Will It Take For My Estrogen Levels To Come Down?

This usually takes a few weeks. Your doctor might initially ask you to take a simple urine or blood test to determine how much estrogen you have in your body. After getting the results, it should only take about a week before your doctor can get you a prescription.

However, if you have any unusual symptoms like abdominal pain or bloating, then your doctor might suggest doing an ultrasound or even a biopsy of your uterus. It’s important to get these tests done as soon as possible because the longer the problem goes untreated, the higher the chances of developing cancer.

What Are The Long-Term Effects Of Treating This Condition?

Usually, there aren’t really any long-term effects of lowering estrogen levels if the problem was caused by another underlying health condition. However, it’s important to address these underlying conditions as soon as possible to avoid future complications.

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