How to Raise Estrogen Levels: A Quick Guide to Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Let’s talk about how to raise estrogen levels — or more accurately, how to raise estrogen levels in women who have low estrogen.
Estrogen is known as “the female hormone” for a reason. Though estrogen is found in the male body, it’s found in miniscule amounts compared to yours. Your estrogen is naturally dominant in your body (over your testosterone), and the opposite is true of men.
While women can indeed suffer from low testosterone (or even high testosterone), low estrogen has traditionally been the focus of research for women’s hormonal health (although this has changed quite a bit in the last few decades).
The reason for this is simple — most, if not all, women experience a well-defined phenomenon known as menopause at some point in their life.
Menopause Generally Results in a Sharp Reduction in Naturally Produced Estrogen
This is why we shy away from guides that discuss how to raise estrogen levels naturally — natural methods simply aren’t going to bring back your normal levels of production.
One of the main symptoms of menopause is a drop in estrogen production, which is centered in your ovaries. If you experience perimenopause (a sort of build up to menopause over a few years), your estrogen levels may begin dropping gradually before you hit menopause.
Either way, your main source of estrogen production (your ovaries) stops producing as much estrogen as it once did. This can have a profound effect on your well being.
Though menopause generally begins when you are in your late 40s or early 50s, it can happen much earlier in life.
The symptoms, like mood swings, sweating at night, vaginal dryness, or menstruation issues, are often quite similar to other hormone issues (like low testosterone).
Unfortunately, menopause, which is the cessation of your period, is basically unavoidable. As a woman, you are born with a set number of eggs — your body won’t produce more.
When those eggs run out, your body begins menopause (though it can also be induced by various types of trauma, surgery, or even medications). As part of the menopause process, your ovaries drastically reduce their estrogen production (if they don’t eliminate it outright).
This Is Why Guides on “How to Raise Estrogen Levels Naturally” Aren’t Very Helpful—Because Your Body’s Natural Production of Estrogen Just Isn’t Coming Back
Now, the drop in estrogen production due to menopause doesn’t mean you’re definitely going to experience symptoms, or that your estrogen levels are going to dive below normal. You may even stay within a normal range.
However, it is quite common for estrogen levels to fall below normal and cause symptoms, symptoms that don’t go away after menopause ends.
If this is the case, you have some options.
How to Raise Estrogen Levels — Your Options
Although there are a variety of options for raising your estrogen levels and getting you back to feeling normal, at TCT, we focus on estrogen replacement therapy using a topical medication — a gel or cream.
The reason is simple — we’ve found it to be both safe and effective.
A simple topical medication applied to the skin, usually daily, is often enough to get levels back to normal.
For the same reasons of safety and efficacy, we only use bioidentical hormones for estrogen replacement therapy.
How to Raise Estrogen Levels — Learn More
Estrogen replacement therapy should not begin until you’ve been thoroughly evaluated by a medical professional.
Because the symptoms of menopause and low estrogen often overlap with other, more serious illnesses, it’s critical that you speak with a professional and get your hormone levels tested before moving forward.
Click the button below to learn more about estrogen replacement therapy and our process.