8 Major Signs That Your Body Is Producing Too Much Estrogen

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8Weight gain

In spite of not being a couch potato, gorging on food and watching TV 24/7, you still gain weight and notice your hips getting bigger. This is a clear sign of excess estrogen. Usually, during menstruation there could be signs of nominal weight gain because of hormonal changes, bloating or water retention. But if you are continuously gaining weight, then consult a doctor.

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9Irregular menstrual period or excessive bleeding

Periods that are regular and on time are good for women but if suddenly they appear irregularly such as too late or earlier than usual, then this could be a sign of hormonal imbalances such as excess estrogen. Even one hormone out of balance could play havoc with a women’s body creating irregular menstruation cycles.

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It is the hormones progesterone and estrogen that are responsible for regulation of lining buildup in the uterus. Excess of either of these can lead also to excessive bleeding.

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10Constantly feeling exhausted

Lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep usually causes exhaustion and this is a normal reason. But, when you are getting enough of sleep and still feeling fatigued and exhausted all the time without any changes in lifestyle, then it could be a warning signs of hormonal imbalances such as excess estrogen.

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11Trouble sleeping

Poor lifestyle can cause insomnia but when that is ruled out, then it could be a sign of excess estrogen. The typical signs are that you may suddenly feel very talkative and need to stay up because you just can’t sleep. Alternately, you could feel exactly the opposite and feel always sleepy. If you find a sudden change in your sleeping habits and levels of undue stress occur, then consult a doctor.

Besides these 8 main reasons, there are other signs of excess estrogen such as panic attacks, anxiety, headaches, memory problems and cold hands and feet. Pay attention to the warning signs of excess estrogen and keep them in check before they create further health issues.

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