If you happen to have a few habits that are adversely effecting your Estrogen levels it may lower to the point that you start to experience strange side effects as a result. This hormone does after all play a vital role in your overall health and can have an impact on things like your period, mood, and energy levels. Such habits may include :
- NOT EATING ENOUGH – If you are not eating enough calories throughout the day, it’s unlikely your body is getting enough energy to function efficiently, which has an impact on your hormone levels. When you aren’t getting enough calories the body will ration such energy in an effort keep vital organs alive, the reproductive system is typically the first to be shut down.
- OVER EXERCISING – While moderate exercise is good for your health, over-exercising can result in low estrogen levels and many of its associated symptoms. Women who rapidly start exercising at high intensities — for example, by training for a marathon or some other major event that requires a high level of physical exertion — can stop getting their period suddenly. Typically this is due to the way stress impacts the body. Cortisol is released in response to any real or perceived stress, which can be physical (including exercise) or emotional. Over exercising will result in an an increase in stress on the body and deplete the body of the energy needed to regulate sex hormones.
- LACK OF SLEEP – A lot goes on while you’re snoozing, in terms of hormone regulation. Sleeping seven or more hours per night will help stimulate recovery and increase levels of human growth hormone (made while you are sleeping between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.), which supports estrogen levels.