Estrogen is one of the most important female hormones, but for some reasons it may rise above the normal level. Estrogen is present in men and women, but it plays the main role in forming and regulating the work of the reproductive system in women, and it is secreted in the largest quantities by the ovaries, but it may also be secreted from the adrenal gland in both sexes. Estrogen levels may rise during puberty, and this hormone is what fuels changes that occur in the body of a young girl.
High levels of estrogen also appear in women who are overweight, in addition to that, estrogen levels rise during a healthy pregnancy. Causes of excess estrogen can include some serious conditions, such as tumors of the ovaries, testicles, or adrenal glands. Some medications, such as steroid medications, medications containing estrogen, and phenothiazines, can increase estrogen levels.
Signs of high estrogen in females
Estrogen affects many functions related to female fertility and sexual functions, as it helps the survival and growth of the female reproductive system and female characteristics such as breasts, and its function is not limited to that, as it also affects mood, bone strength, and heart health as well. The body shows some symptoms and signs that may differ from one female to another