Bodies can be unpredictable, and we may not even realize how much imbalanced hormones can impact our health. Since estrogen especially can affect so many aspects of your wellbeing, it's important to know how to keep your estrogen balanced. Everything you do — from what you eat to what products you use — can have an impact on your hormones, so to keep your body functioning smoothly, it's important to pay attention to your everyday habits.
"Estrogen is one of the many hormones that fluctuates throughout a woman's cycle," holistic fertility specialist Dr. Aumatma Shah, tells Bustle. "Estrogen is essential for sexual and reproductive functions in the female body. Estrogen is responsible for signaling the healthy development of an egg that gets released each month to potentially fertilize. In addition, estrogen helps keep the vagina [lubricated]. Low levels of estrogen can cause painful sex, increased UTIs, mood swings, headaches and irregular/absent periods. High levels of estrogen can increase the risk of blood clots, thyroid dysfunction, and even cancer."
In order to keep your health in check, you'll want to make sure your hormones are as balanced as possible, and there are ways to do this naturally. Here are seven ways to keep your estrogen levels balanced, according to experts.