How does estrogen deficiency affect the body?

Estrogen deficiencyA lack of estrogen can affect the entire organism of a woman.

In addition to the typical menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and cycle fluctuations, the hormone drop in some women can lead to a whole series of other changes.

These possible long-term effects of estrogen deficiency include, for example:

  • Wrinkles on the skin.
  • Thinner and drier mucous membranes (this is particularly noticeable on the vagina: As the mucous membrane secretes less fluid, it can cause pain during intercourse).
  • Dry hair (some women suffer from hair loss).
  • Atrophy on the urinary and genital organs favor infections of the vagina, the vagina and the bladder, which flare up again and again in severe cases despite adequate treatment.
  • The bone density decreases.
  • The blood lipid levels sometimes rise.
  • The long years suspected higher risk of heart attack from hormone loss is now refuted. A recent study (2011) showed that the higher heart attack rate after the menopause is quite simply an aging effect and has nothing to do with estrogen depletion. Moreover, hormone replacement therapy during menopause even increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Important is the following about estrogen deficiency:

All of these complaints may or may not occur. And the drop in estrogen is something completely normal and has nothing to do with "illness" or "disorder."

Another tip

You can also counteract the typical symptoms of estrogen deficiency by ensuring that you have sufficient nutrients. Their effect is often underestimated. We recommend a special one in this contextHealth juicewhose effectiveness has been scientifically proven. One spoon per day covers all important nutrients, one bottle is sufficient for about 50 days.

 

Read also:
What are the first signs of the onset of menopause?

Author: Dr. med. Jörg Zorn

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Comments (2)
Estrogen deficiency = high cortisol levels
2 Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 16:53
Caroline Fischer
Since I took the hormone estrogen and abruptly discontinued it because of intolerance, I get a high cortisol level at the slightest stress. The high cortisol level takes the insulin level up and plagues you with cravings for sweets.
In addition, I feel strong stress against the evening in the back. It's about to run away. Does not like it anymore. Because of the heavy stress in the evening in the back I can not sleep at night. During the day I am totally tired and exhausted and only sleep. During the day I do not feel a high cortisol level, on the contrary. Probably an adrenocortical exhaustion?
Who knows advice?
Estrogen deficiency = high cortisol levels
1 Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:09
Selina Meier
I have been in postmenopause for two years. Unfortunately, under the estrogen deficiency. At stress, the cortisol level increases, and he takes the insulin level up with it. This causes food cravings for sweets. It is a real agony. Suffering very much. Besides, I hardly sleep anymore.