If you follow my Instagram, you may have heard me preach a few times about if you don’t listen to the whisper, you will definitely have to answer to the scream.
Our body speaks to us every single day, and it warns us about anything that is not functioning properly. For many women, that looks like Estrogen Dominance.
Estrogen Dominance is a term that describes a pattern of elevated estrogen and low progesterone symptoms. It is the second most common hormone imbalance that I see in women in my practice.
Let’s break it down together:
Before we really dive deep into things, let’s talk about estrogen and why women need it. Despite the negative connotation in Estrogen Dominance, estrogen is an incredible hormone.
Estrogen has the following functions:
In order for the balance of progesterone and estrogen to prevent Estrogen Dominance, we need to ovulate regularly. Ovulation is the key event to allow for healthy progesterone levels to be produced. If ovulation doesn’t occur, this sets us up for progesterone deficiency… and this means that estrogen becomes elevated relative to progesterone (i.e. “Estrogen Dominance”).
You may be more likely to have elevated estrogen and low progesterone if:
Let’s dig deeper: Here are some of the common signs examined in women concerned about elevated estrogen. Some of these symptoms can overlap with other hormone concerns, such as thyroid problems, so it is important to get support from a trained physician / specialist to evaluate your symptoms and rule out other concerns.
Here are 5 warning signs to look out for:
What is the root cause of your Estrogen Dominance?
When we work with women on balancing their hormones, we first need to identify their hormone levels. This can be accomplished in a detailed initial consultation, and consistent coaching combined with a hormone blood work done by your primary physician or GYN.
One of the most important steps in our consultation is digging into the WHY? Why is there a pattern of Estrogen Dominance occurring? From there we will carve out a lifestyle that supports the BALANCE you need. You can find support here around the clock.
Learn more about how to find your BALANCE HERE.
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