Certain tissues in our bodies are designed to interact with hormones. Without it, the brain simply doesn't work as it should, and when estrogen levels are low, we see the symptoms of estrogen deficiency. Could some of these symptoms be adding to your fibromyalgia syndrome?
Symptoms of Estrogen Deficiency
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- mood swings
- fibro fog
- vaginal dryness
- urinary frequency and urgency
- decreased libido
- heart palpitations
With all the hype centered on unnatural hormones and cancer, it is comforting to know there are natural hormones available. Hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are now concocted and referred to as bio-identical hormones meaning they are biochemically identical to the hormones our bodies make for us. Bio-identical hormones are generally extracted from plants which actually produce the same hormones we do. For some patients with low levels, this is a need that must be met. Tests from your physician are the only guarantee you'll be able to identify which area you are deficient in. From there your doctor can establish a protocol that is right for your body.