Many women ask themselves how does Oestrogen Dominance affect women?
We are told that we lose Oestrogen when we arrive a the menopause stage of our life, but in fact we are not taught that Progesterone drops at an even faster rate then Oestrogen.
What is the answer? Well, this depends on how you feel, do you feel unbalanced? you may not feel unbalanced but you may have other underlying symptoms that you cannot see.
· Osteoporosis · Endometriosis · Ovarian Cysts · Dry skin · Vaginal dryness · Magnesium Deficiency · Reduced Cell Oxygen
So what do you take? more Oestrogen? Well, it makes sense that if you are already feeling the most common symptoms, then you are imbalanced, but after a blood test or saliva test, you will more than likely see that the Progesterone levels have dropped much lower than the Oestrogen levels, but they have also dropped. So you are now Oestrogen Dominant.
Natural Progesterone is produced by the corpus lutetium after ovulation and balances the side effects of otherwise unopposed oestrogen. Under the influence of anovulatory cycles, menopause, stress and dietary antagonists progesterone production creases or is suppressed and the effects of Oestrogen Dominance can be observed.
Many women experience otherwise unexplained weight gain from the lack of progesterone that is required for proper thyroid function.
Do you know the difference?
It is important to distinguish natural progesterone from the drug industry counterpart – PROGESTINS. Whist progestins are referred to as Progesterone, this is a misnomer. In some ways, they mimic the effects of Progesterone in the body, however, in other ways, they gravely interfere with natural progesterone and can create hormone-related health problems.
Oestrogen Dominance is a phrase coined by Dr John Lee describing a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal or excessive Oestrogen, but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body. Even a woman with low oestrogen levels can have oestrogen dominance symptoms if she has less or no progesterone.
If you have any menopause symptoms and would like to discuss them with our assessor, please feel free to contact us. We can help you with some lifestyle tips, dietary ideas, simple gentle exercises and guidance with hormone balance with Natural Progesterone Therapy.