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Did you know that Your weight is directly linked to your hormones? Yes ladies, it’s true! Hormonal imbalance can be a result of various factors such as puberty, pregnancy, or certain medications, which can trigger a range of changes in a woman’s body. It could sometimes cause weight gain, and at other times, weight loss. The reason behind these fluctuations is — tada, estrogen!
This hormone is responsible for female physical features as well as reproduction. That’s why any change in estrogen levels causes a change in weight, and other related problems.
In males, estrogen is important for sexual functioning. But in females, estrogen plays a critical role in the menstrual cycle and reproductive system. And guess what? High levels of estrogen can impact your overall health, including weight and sexual development, and function.
According to Dr Astha Dayal, consultant gynecologist and obstetrics at Meddo, “Estrogen is the female hormone produced by the ovaries. It promotes the storage of fat during reproductive age, and an optimal amount of estrogen helps in healthy functioning of reproductive organs. A low or high level of estrogen can cause weight gain.”
Also, overproduction of estrogen by the ovaries or eating estrogen-rich foods can cause high estrogen levels. The high levels of estrogen in the body stresses the cells that produce insulin. This makes your body insulin-resistant and leads to high glucose levels, which in turn, causes weight gain.
Well ladies, estrogen imbalance can lead to major problems. That’s why it is important to identify the problem immediately.
It’s simple! You have to be a little vigilant about the signs and symptoms that indicate your estrogen levels are out of balance.
So ladies, follow these tips and manage your weight!