When Last Did Your Doctor Test Your Estrogen Levels?

By on March 20, 2019
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When last did your doctor test your estrogen levels? Estrogen levels can be lower than needed for various reasons throughout the course of your life, however, women going through and beyond menopause are almost certainly going to notice a drop in their estrogen levels.

Hypoestrogenism, or estrogen deficiency, refers to a lower than normal level of estrogen, the primary sex hormone in women. In general, lower levels of estrogen may cause differences in the breasts, genitals, and skin. Hypoestrogenism is also considered one of the major risk factors for developing uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in postmenopausal women who do not take hormone replacement therapy due to the pH change in the vagina.

Presentations of low estrogen levels include hot flashes, headaches, lowered libido, and breast atrophy. Continued low levels of estrogen impact bone density leading to osteoporosis and arthritic developments.

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The low levels of estrogen can lead to dyspareunia and limited genital arousal because of changes in the four layers of the vaginal wall. There are a number of steps you can take to fend off future bouts of vaginal dryness. And many of them are easy to implement in your regular routine:

Minimize exposure of your vaginal area to toxins:

Many soaps, perfumes, and detergents can throw off your natural pH balance, leading to problems. Take care not to overwash this delicate area. You don’t need any special soaps, douches, or detergents. Good old water or even better a clean, natural intimate wash will do!

Add probiotics and essential fats

Eat more yummy foods you’ll love, love free-range, hormone-free eggs and butter, avocados, olive oil, salmon, and oysters. Fermented foods like kimchi, kombucha, and pickled veggies can help, too.


Using a natural moisturizer,100% Natural Intimate Moisturizing Oil is a great choice to hydrate, lubricate, and calm your vulva and intimate areas. Use the moisturizer on a regular basis once or twice daily, preferably after a shower or bath, and let the vulva tissues absorb the beneficial properties of the combination of first pressed oils and essential oils. The vulva skin will get strengthened and feel more elastic over time. Note that if you plan on using condoms, oil-based lubricants don’t play well with them!

Do Kegel and yoga exercises

Kegel exercises and other pelvic floor exercises will help get the blood flowing to your vaginal region, which will help strengthen muscles, increase elasticity, and increase your intimate pleasure. Some yoga moves will do the same.

While you can’t get estrogen straight from the foods you eat, you can load up on foods packed with phytoestrogens, such as:
Flaxseeds, have some of the highest concentrations.
Sesame seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Nuts – Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Chestnuts and Pistachios

An estrogen patch is another topical way to receive a boost in estrogen.

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When Last Did Your Doctor Test Your Estrogen Levels?