Hormones play a very important role in a woman's body. It could be to control her mood or her diet, her ability to perform her daily activities or to maintain a healthy reproductive system. In a woman's reproductive years, and even after that, the hormone estrogen plays a very important role. Hormonal imbalance, especially in the levels of estrogen and progesterone is unfortunately a common and quite dangerous phenomenon. A low level of estrogen in the blood stream can lead to problems like depression, anxiety, weight gain, and other physical and psychological problems. This HerHaleness article has some inputs on how you can increase the amount of estrogen in your body.
Some of the most important changes that a woman needs to make if she wants to increase the level of estrogen in her body involve, taking a good look at the way she lives and altering it to enhance the production of estrogen in her body. A woman who smokes is more prone to a low estrogen level in her blood. This is because smoke inhibits the production of estrogen in the body, Not only this, it is also connected to the fertility of women. So, if you smoke, then your first step is to quit now! Apart from that, you also need to maintain a healthy exercise regime in order to boost the level of estrogen in your body. Yoga is one of the best options for women aspiring to increase estrogen levels.
There are a lot of herbal remedies that have proven to be very effective in raising the level of estrogen in the body. These may be in the form of the herbs themselves or in the form of herbal supplements. Studies have shown that some supplements are in the form of phytoestrogenic herbs, which instead of increasing the level of estrogen, simply replace the estrogen with substitutes. Hence, the body becomes resistant to estrogen and may sometimes even totally reject estrogen. Hence, it is always safer to use the herbs in their natural form. This will stimulate the pituitary gland to secrete more estrogen instead of replacing it. Some herbs beneficial for this purpose are:
✓Chasteberry ✓Dong Quai ✓Black Cohosh ✓Sage ✓Licorice ✓Oregano
More often than not, a woman's diet is responsible for the low level of estrogen in her body. Hence, to help her overcome this deficiency of estrogen, it becomes important for her to intake foods that will help to enhance the production of estrogen. Some of these have been mentioned below.
✓Apples ✓Cherries ✓Dates ✓Papaya ✓Plums ✓Pomegranates
✓Beans ✓Beet ✓Carrots ✓Celery ✓Eggplant ✓Lentils ✓Peas ✓Potatoes ✓Rhubarb ✓Tomatoes ✓Yams
✓Barley ✓Brown Rice ✓Oats ✓Wheat
✓Alfalfa ✓Flax ✓Pumpkin ✓Sesame ✓Sunflower
Yes, surgery too, is an option to correct a hormonal imbalance. However, it is the least recommended and the most risky option that you can go for to increase the level of estrogen in your body. Not to mention the cost of hormone replacement treatment (HRT) is insanely high and has a lot of unpleasant side effects. It is a much wiser option, hence, to stick to the various remedies given above to increase and maintain your estrogen level.
As you can see, there are a lot of options available for a woman who is determined to increase her estrogen levels without taking the help of surgery. However, before taking any kind of treatment, make sure you consult your gynecologist about its dosage and administration.