Tuesday 12 March 2013

Estrogen dominance

#Estrogen Dominance – (not just a female problem)

-Acceleration of the aging process  -Allergies -Breast tenderness  Decreased sex drive
-Depression  -Fatigue  -Fibrocystic breast  -Groggy thinking  -Headaches  -Hypoglycemia
-Infertility  -Irritability  -Memory loss  -Miscarriage  -Osteoporosis  -PMS 
-Thyroid dysfunction (often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as hypothyroidism)
-Uterine fibroids  - Bloating  -Sinus problems -(middle)weight gain  -Migraines
-Insulin resistance - Can also be a problem pre-menopausal or menopausal

Concept: Estrogen  and progesterone work with each other either as opposites or as complementing hormones. These two have essential roles to play not just for our reproductive system but also weight gain and weight loss and (more specifically progesterone) for mood, brain function. An imbalance where often the high estrogen causes progesterone to be overshadowed or low progesterone which leave estrogen unopposed.

Definition: Estrogen dominance is a condition in which a woman can have deficient, normal, or excessive levels of estrogen, but to little progesterone to balance the estrogen levels. It means a predominance of estrogenic effects as opposed to progesterone effects. It is the balance of these that matters.

Common causes:
·         Stress (excessive stress hormones upset the balance)
·         Xeno-hormonse exposure (exno-hormones are non-human, synthetic/non-biological compounds that act in the body like they are hormones) pesticides, receipts, plastics, cosmetics.... These are extremely common in our environment
·         Use of contraceptives
·         HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
·         Adrenal fatigue
·         Poor diet
·         Consumption of bad fats  e.g. trans-fats and fried fats
·         Nutritional deficiencies
·         Menstrual issues
·         Obesity (some fat cells can make estrogen)
·         Digestive issues

Some of the point above are also relevant for men. Resistant weight, low libido, man boobs, depression and most of the symptoms above.

The good news is that there are solution.
If the picture of symptoms fit you, get in contact with the therapy room we have some really good therapist who can help you.

The Therapy room team,

(Author: Robert Tempelaar)

No comments:

Post a Comment