Estrogen and Testosterone Levels During Menopause

As women, we have a lot on our plates. Whether we’re working, have kids to take care of, or doing all the other things that need to be done throughout the day, we’re busy and responsible for a lot of things in our everyday lives. So, it can be alarming if we start to feel a little bit different, after 40.

The truth is, once women hit 40, their estrogen and testosterone levels are affected, which can cause them to feel differently than they did before. There’s no need to worry, these changes are completely normal, but they can be alarming at first. To ease anxieties about menopause, let’s discuss how your estrogen and testosterone levels change during menopause.

Estrogen Changes in Menopause

Women’s bodies are equipped with several different hormones: estrogen and testosterone are the two most common hormones. As women enter perimenopause, which is the general period during which a woman is beginning to transition into menopause, their estrogen levels are unpredictable. During perimenopause, you might find that your estrogen levels are higher than they were before perimenopause, but as you fully enter menopause, your estrogen levels are going to decrease until the hormone is no longer being produced.

Testosterone Changes in Menopause

Even though testosterone is commonly known as the ‘male’ hormone, it’s completely natural for women to produce testosterone. In terms of your testosterone levels, your body is still going to produce testosterone during menopause, but it will do so at a slower rate than it did before menopause. Even after your body ceases the production of estrogen after menopause, your body is still going to make testosterone. 

Symptoms to Expect, Because of Changes in Estrogen and Testosterone Levels

Of course, when the level of a substantial hormone begins to change, you’re going to feel symptoms as a result. In the case of changes in your estrogen levels, you should expect to feel things like hot flashes, night sweats, changes in mood, insomnia, change in sex drive, and more.

These symptoms are not life-threatening, they’re just signaling that your body is entering a new phase of life. So, when you begin to experience menopausal symptoms, you can take a deep breath, because there’s nothing wrong with your body—you’re going to be okay, even with your menopausal symptoms.  

How to Balance Your Hormones

If you’re eager to rebalance your hormones, know that it’s possible to bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to their optimal levels. You can try to implement habits like sleeping enough, avoiding bright lights at night, staying away from sugary foods, exercising regularly and taking supplements—and you can also enlist CleopatraRX to help. 

CleopatraRX Can Help During Menopause

Menopause can be an emotional experience, but CleopatraRX is here to help alleviate the stress that comes with menopause. You can still live your best, most fulfilled life, even after menopause. If you’re ready to talk to the professionals at CleopatraRX about regulating your hormones during menopause, fill out this form below:

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