The female ovary is the primary location for estrogen manufacturing and production. However, it is produced elsewhere as evidenced by estrogen roaming around in a man’s body too.
Causes for high estrogen hormone levels:
Causes for low estrogen hormone levels:
- post menopause
- anorexia nervosa
- Turner syndrome
- failing pregnancy
- polycystic ovary syndrome
- extreme endurance training
Falling, or fallen, estrogen levels can cause:
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- memory issues
- vaginal dryness
- atrophic vaginitis
- skin thinning, elasticity loss
- permanent secondary amenorrhea
The transition period into menopause and menopause itself are the most common causes for estrogen levels to plummet.
Estrogen hormone replacement is used by some to treat the consequences of estrogen hormone’s diminution.
Estrogen hormone levels can be affected by:
Although most estrogen hormone level discussions predominantly center around women’s health, men’s health is affected by estrogen highs and lows as well.