Podcast Episode 145: Low Estrogen: Symptoms & Solutions

Are you experiencing symptoms of low estrogen? What causes it, and how does it affect your body? And more importantly, what can you do about it?

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Estrogen vs progesterone
  • The different roles that estrogen plays in the body
  • How low estrogen affects:
  • Weight and appetite
  • Mood
  • Bone density
  • Hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia
  • Fertility
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Why our estrogen levels drop
  • The benefits of getting the DUTCH test
  • What we can do to support our estrogen levels


Key Takeaways:

  • As we start to age, we have a lot of hormonal declines that start anywhere between the ages of 35 to 50 and our estrogen will dip. 
  • The symptoms associated with low estrogen can also be associated with so many other things. The more knowledge you have, the better you can do for your health and your hormones.
  • Progesterone doesn’t make you fat. All hormones play a role in weight gain and weight loss.
  • Estrogen is that hormone that gives you that femininity. It has over 300 different functions in the body and is the ultimate multitasker.
  • Estrogen helps to build and maintain the structure and function of the vaginal, urethral, and vulvar tissues.
  • Estradiol is the estrogen in the highest concentration during a woman’s reproductive years. 
  • From puberty until perimenopause, 80% of the estrogen in the body is estradiol, 10% is estriol (the main estrogen of pregnancy), and the other is 10% estrone (the main estrogen of menopause).
  • Low estrogen can affect so many areas that are near and dear to a woman’s heart like sleep, sex, fertility, appetite, and weight.
  • The lower your estrogen is, the hungrier you might become. 


Action Steps:

  • Get hormone testing.
  • Support your bone density by lifting weights and eating calcium-rich foods.
  • Supplement with vitamin E to reduce hot flashes.
  • Try acupuncture.
  • Consider going on a gluten-free diet.
  • Be conscious of your caffeine intake.
  • Cut back on alcohol, or eliminate it altogether.
  • Add flax seeds to your diet.
  • Have sex and orgasm more.
  • Supplement with magnesium.
  • Don’t exercise too much.
  • Take herbs such as maca, red ginseng, hops, and valerian.


Samantha said:

“Low estrogen can affect so many areas that are near and dear to a woman’s heart like sleep, sex, fertility, appetite, and weight.”

“Test so that you don’t guess, and you can really strategize what you’re going to do in terms of nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle.”


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