Estrogen Dominance is a term that describes a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal or excessive estrogen, but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body. Even a woman with low estrogen levels can have estrogen dominance symptoms if she doesn’t have enough progesterone.

Excess estrogen causing estrogen dominance is also received transdermally from all sorts of external sources. These are called Xenoestrogens. These are fat-soluble and non-biodegradable in nature. The major sources of these Xenoestrogens are pesticides, detergents, petroleum products, plastic products, cosmetics, even spermicides used for birth control in diaphragm jellies, condoms and in vaginal gels. So think twice when you drink your hot coffee or tea in that plastic or Styrofoam cup from the convenient store on your way to work. What ever you do, DO NOT heat your food in plastic cookware. All of these contribute to the estrogen dominance and have been linked to birth defects in both humans and animals.

Estrogen Dominance and the symptoms associated with it:

  • Acceleration of the aging process
  • Allergies, including asthma, hives, rashes, sinus congestion
  • Autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosis, thyroiditis,and Sjoegren’s
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast tenderness
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Cold hands and feet as a symptom of thyroid dysfunction
  • Copper excess
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression with anxiety or agitation
  • Dry eyes
  • Early onset of menstruation
  • Endometrial (uterine) cancer
  • Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs
  • Fatigue
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Foggy thinking
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hair Loss
  • Headaches
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)
  • Infertility
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Magnesium deficiency
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Premenopausal bone loss
  • PMS
  • Sluggish metabolism
  • Thyroid dysfunction mimicking hypothyroidism
  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Water retention & bloating
  • Zinc deficiency

When Estrogen Dominance occurs within the body these are some of the results:

  • Endometriosis
  • Blood Clots
  • Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Fibroid Breasts
  • Infertility
  • Irregular Menstrual Flow
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Mood Swings
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Hair Loss
  • Depression
  • Weight Gain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Spotting
  • Breast Cancer Risk
  • Insomnia
  • Inflammation
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Fluid Retention
  • Cramping
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Thyroid Imbalances
  • Decrease in Memory
  • Low or No Sex Drive

Estrogen dominance symptoms can be greatly improved and even be reversed by balancing the excess estrogen  and reversing the estrogen dominance with natural bioidentical progesterone.

We are all–men, women and children–suffering from Estrogen Dominance, because there is so much of it in our environment. You would have to virtually live in a bubble to escape the excess estrogens we’re exposed to through pesticides, plastics, industrial waste products, car exhaust,meat, soaps and much of the carpeting, furniture and paneling that we live with indoors every day. You may have on-and-off sinus problems, headaches, dry eyes, asthma or cold hands and feet for example, and not know to attribute them to your exposure to Xenohormones. Over time the exposure will cause more chronic problems such as arthritis and premature menopause symptoms, and may be a direct or indirect cause of cancer.

Estrogen dominance is when your body is subjected to excess estrogen like compounds usually from a source outside the body.  Estrogen dominance can be reduced by supplementing with Bio-identical progesterone cream and by reducing your exposure to environmental toxins or xenohormones.

Please contact one of our pharmacists at The PharmaCompoundia for a quote on Progesterone! 972-473-6867.

Source: http://www.womenlivingnaturally.com/articlepage.php?id=72