What is a natural oestrogen replacement?

Health and Wellbeing
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Menopause can be mastered
Jody Allen

Low oestrogen levels can have a significant impact on a woman's health and well-being.

Oestrogen is a hormone that plays a crucial role in regulating the menstrual cycle, maintaining bone density, and supporting the health of the reproductive system. When oestrogen levels drop, women may experience a range of symptoms, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and sleep disturbances.

If left untreated, low oestrogen levels can lead to more serious health problems. One of the most significant risks associated with low oestrogen is osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become weak and brittle, increasing the risk of fractures. Estrogen helps to maintain bone density, so when levels are low, bones can become more fragile and prone to breaking. Low estrogen levels can also increase the risk of heart disease. Estrogen helps to keep blood vessels flexible and healthy, and it also helps to regulate cholesterol levels.

When estrogen levels drop, women may be more likely to develop high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other risk factors for heart disease.

In addition to these health risks, low oestrogen levels can also have a negative impact on a woman's quality of life.

Women may experience a decreased sex drive, vaginal dryness, and discomfort during intercourse. They may also experience mood swings, irritability, and depression. Fortunately, there are treatments available for low oestrogen levels.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a common treatment option that involves taking oestrogen in the form of pills, patches, or creams. HRT can help to alleviate symptoms and reduce the risk of health problems associated with low oestrogen levels. If you are experiencing symptoms of low oestrogen, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider. They can help to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and recommend appropriate treatment options.

With the right treatment, you can manage your symptoms and protect your long-term health.

Foods that Naturally Increase Estrogen Levels

Getting your nutritional needs from food is always better than taking medication or supplements. But with our busy lives, this isn't always practical or possible. Dietary estrogen is known as 'Phytoestrogens'. These phytoestrogens contain plant based compounds that function similarly to estrogen in the body. There are many different foods that naturally contain estrogen, they include:

  • Flax Seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Edamame
  • Dried Fruits
  • Garlic
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Peaches
  • Berries
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh

More Reading: Menopause: Medical Treatment Options Available in Australia

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