Estrogen is a powerful hormone in women that helps to regulate everything from menstruation cycles, to fertility, to mood and memory function. As women age, many experience a decrease in levels of estrogen during perimenopause and menopause. However, estrogen can fluctuate at any time and for a variety of reasons. Here are 5 common symptoms of decreasing levels of Estrogen for a woman in her 40s and what you can do about it.
Low estrogen can influence your body in a variety of ways, including:
1) Weight Gain
Estrogen and a hormone called progestin control body fat storage and production. Your body may accumulate more fat than usual when estrogen levels are low.
Tip: Exercising regularly is not just good for your physical health but also your mental health. Studies have shown that exercise can help alleviate depression symptoms as well as help boost overall moods. Most women over 40s experience weight gain during menopause and scheduling 30 mins for walks or a short workout session can help keep estrogen levels in check.
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2) Brittle Bones
Low estrogen levels are known to cause bone loss as they become less dense and more brittle. Women in their 40s are prone to higher risks of Osteoporosis, a disease resulting in a loss of bone strength, increasing the risk of fractures (broken bones). Thus it is advisable not to wait when you enter menopause but to arrange for a bone density health test and assessment earlier to mitigate the risk.
Younger women who experience irregular menses or menses that have been absent for several months could be a warning sign of later Osteoporosis. Researchers have found that premature ovary failure can directly affect the loss of bone mass and density. If you have not had your periods for more than 3 months, do have it checked at your local health clinic.
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3) Fatigue and Mood Swings
Insomnia, or trouble sleeping, can lead to fatigue and other problems during the day such as problems focusing. It can also cause crankiness and no mood levels.
Tip: When you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces more stress and cortisol hormones. Try switching off
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4) Loss of Collagen
A decrease in Estrogen can slow down the production of collagen which can lead to facial volume loss, a decrease in skin thickness, facial sagging and wrinkles. It also causes a loss in skin elasticity.
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5) Age Spots
Age spots are another major source of worry. Because estrogen protects the skin from UV rays, a lack of it results in the formation of age spots and pigmentation.
Tip: It is critical to apply sunscreen daily to protect the skin from skin cancer, discolouration, and wrinkles over time.
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A decline in estrogen levels is inevitable for every woman approaching menopause. Keeping to a regular exercise routine, using products that are suitable for ageing skin and taking supplements are natural remedies that can combat low estrogen ageing signs.