Are you putting on weight, or get breasts? There are many signs of imbalance of estrogen and the dominant hormone in order to check the list to see what else it could affect you.
women need hormonal balance of puberty to menopause and ideally post your levels of estrogen and progesterone must work together. Unfortunately, today many women suffer from excess estrogen that is not progesterone balance they need throughout their lives.
what I hear from many women who have had a hysterectomy and were told that the only hormone that must be replaced is estrogen, but bioidentical doctors know that – apart from the health risks of estrogen unopposed – if not too low or insufficient progesterone then there is no protection from estrogen dominance – the results of which are linked to heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. That’s why women find themselves now that hormone replacement therapy is removed after the maximum recommended 5-6 years.
While estrogen and gradual decline progesterone with age, a drastic change in the rate of decline during the years of perimenopause and menopause and for women who have had a hysterectomy, even if the ovaries have stopped.
Between 35 and 50 years of age there is a 75% reduction in the production of progesterone but our estrogen levels during the same period decreased only about 35%. Menopause, the total amount of progesterone produced in the body is extremely low, but estrogen is still present in approximately half of its level prior to menopause. If you add in the external forms of estrogen as hormone replacement therapy, then there is enough progesterone to counteract the effects of the amount of estrogen in the body. This results in estrogen dominance.
What are the signs of estrogen dominance?
is useful to read the following list was originally compiled by the late Dr. John Lee, US, pioneered the use of bioidentical hormone cream, and check in against their own symptoms:
* autoimmune disorders such as lupus
* breast tenderness
* decreased sexual desire
* fibrocystic breasts
* foggy thinking
* increased blood clotting
* memory loss
* thyroid problems
* uterine cancer
* uterine fibroids
* increased water retention / weight
What can you do?
Hormones respond to many factors influence their health and in ways that can not be anticipated. The symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats, for example, can affect sleep and lack of sleep is a known risk factor for weight gain and a host of diseases. Also, do not underestimate the effects of stress, anxiety and fatigue in your hormones because they can worsen the symptoms of menopause.
estrogen dominance is simply helped to ensure that it has sufficient levels of progesterone to balance excess estrogen. It is commonly thought that if you have low estrogen levels you can not dominant estrogen, but this is simply not the case if progesterone levels are even lower. You can set your hormone levels by the two saliva tests – more accurate than blood tests – or just observing the symptoms that you have. More symptoms are more likely then to be estrogen dominant.
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