Causes of Low Estrogen
There are a number of reasons that estrogen levels can fall. Here are just a few of the causes indicated by medical experts:
Hypogonadism: This is the failure of the ovaries to produce sufficient secretions of estrogen and other hormones.
Miscarriage: Sometimes a miscarriage can upset the estrogen levels in your body, particularly the variation of the hormone called estriol.
Menopause: Studies show that the period of menopause can have a depleting effect on the levels of estradiol, one variety of estrogen, in your body.
Anorexia: This and other eating disorders cause major stress on the body and can upset your chemical balance.
Extreme exercise: We all know that moderate to rigorous exercise is a good thing for your mental and physical health. But it is possible to over-do it. Women with extremely low body fat don’t produce sufficient amounts of estrogen and other sex hormones.
Childbirth and breastfeeding: It’s proven that women tend to experience low levels of estrogen and a lower sex drive in the period immediately after they give birth and throughout the breastfeeding of the newborn.
Medication: The side effects of certain medications can deplete estrogen levels and have adverse effects on the sex drive.