How do you know the difference?
Usually, 3 days before a woman’s period is about to begin there is a surge of estrogen, preparing for the period to start if the egg has not been fertilized. This is the time the migraines or tension headaches begin. Then again during ovulation, around days 12 – 16 of the cycle. Increasing the dose of Natural Progesterone Cream at this time will counteract the imbalance, so using your diary and planning is vital. We recommend you talk to our advisor
Treatment for this is vital because it can be very debilitating, once you have balanced your hormones with ProgesterAll Balancing Cream, the migraine attacks will disappear. This takes time and patience, but you will eventually be free of them
Mid Cycle Hormone Imbalance
Mid-cycle there is another surge of hormones, the Progesterone hormone is the hormone that protects the fertilized egg and helps it to remain in the womb so that it develops into a baby. If she has not conceived or if a woman is hormonally unbalanced she will still release Progesterone, but she may be releasing more Estrogen, and this is where the imbalance occurs.
So Estrogen Dominance can cause infertility as well as hormonal migraines. Notably again, the migraines can last a long as 3 days, this is the time Estrogen needs to settle into place and get back to normal, but “normal” doesn’t mean you are hormonally balanced. It means dominance isn’t predominant, at that time.
Using Natural Balancing Cream ProgesterAll to avoid hormonal migraines is excellent therapy. There are no side effects and it will also control other hormones imbalance at the same time.
Our assesor will guide you through this on a monthly basis and because a holistic approach is essential and you should ideally follow the advice and recommended dosage. Keep a diary of your symptoms, and make notes on what you ate and drank, also how you feel, remember that recording it can help you to control it.
Weight Gain and Bloating
One of the common symptoms of Estrogen Dominance is weight gain, especially around the tummy and hip areas. Estrogen is usually housed in the fatty areas of the body, hips, tummy, and thighs.
Cortisol is the hormone that affects our weight gain, it continually fights with estrogen and progesterone. So what can be done about this?
The first thing to do is to examine your lifestyle and your diet plan. Always make time for yourself, you deserve it and you need it. This accounts for many health issues, anxiety, and stress. Delegate at home and at work. You may think you are super woman, but you really need to take care of yourself.
- Remain stress-free as possible, this agitates cortisol
- Chose a healthy diet, and cut down on carbohydrates after 6 pm in the evening
- Walk, swim, dance as much as you can.
- Swimming is a great form of exercise
- Steer clear of estrogen laden foods and drinks.
- Meditate, read a book, take up a new hobby
- Find new recipes and have fun in the kitchen
Migraines and Tension Headaches
A migraine is not a “headache” a migraine occurs when the blood vessels around the brain swelling in different parts of the head. A migraine is a complex infirmity and can be caused by certain foods, perfumes, bright lights, and acid in the stomach from pork meat and citrus fruits such as oranges. Lemons, however, do not come into the equation.
Estrogen Dominance is the main perpetrator of the cause of migraine in women during perimenopause and menopause. Otherwise known as “hormonal migraine” Unfortunately, if you are a migraine sufferer, or it is in your family, there is a high chance you will have hormonal migraine too.
Hot Flushes and Night Sweats
Estrogen surges at different intervals during the day, a woman will feel very uncomfortable, sometimes dizzy as her body temperature rises.
- Wear cotton clothing as much as you can, especially in summer.
- Cut down on strong alcohol, try to drink long drinks with small amounts of alcohol.
- Cut down on spicy foods. Eat lots of cool fruit, such as watermelon, melon, fruit salad, and homemade fruit and vegetable juices.
- When you wake up try warm water with lemon juice, a slice of lemon and fresh ginger, and a small slice of Dong Quai root.
The best thing to do in the height of summer is to go into the shower, take the showerhead with lukewarm, or nearly cold water and start from your feet upwards until you reach your neck, then turn the water a little cooler and repeat it a few times, leave the cool water running on the back of your neck.
Gently pat-dry yourself and get into bed, before you do, put some drops of Lavender oil on your pillow, and a dab of progesterone cream on the sole of each foot.
Once you start using ProgesterAll Balancing Cream on a daily basis these symptoms will slowly fade away. The hot flushes and night sweats will diminish after a few weeks.
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