When I first began digging into the root of my health issues I learned that many of my symptoms were caused by an estrogen overload in my body, which is also known as Estrogen Dominance. This is a disorder characterized by normal, deficient or excessive estrogen with little to no progesterone to balance its effects in the body, so therefore estrogen is dominant. How did this happen to me? Well, women of all ages suffer from estrogen dominance because we are constantly exposed to plastics, pesticides, car exhaust, soaps, carpeting, furniture and the foods we eat; all of which lead to estrogen dominance.
A common solution to treat this occurrence is to prescribe progesterone, but these are simply just chemical drugs also known as ‘progestin’ and are actually chemically different from the progesterone our bodies make naturally. In fact, prescription progesterone is not produced anywhere in nature- only in pharmaceutical labs. Gross! Please, please don’t put that into your body. I never, ever did and I never will. These inhibit normal progesterone production and compete for progesterone receptors, which blocks our own natural progesterone from doing the job it needs to do.
Instead, I used a natural progesterone cream to balance the estrogen overload in my body. Many of my clients have also tried this method and have experienced an amazing recovery: their menses return, fibroids shrink and ovarian cysts disappear along with all of their other symptoms associated with estrogen dominance.
It is important to be able to identify the symptoms linked to estrogen dominance since women of all ages can develop this disorder. Signs include: PMS, breast tenderness, decreased sex drive, fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, uterine fibroids, insomnia, infertility, irritability, depression, memory loss, foggy thinking, thyroid dysfunction, fat gain, mood swings, water retention, hypoglycemia, ovarian cysts, irregular periods, hair loss, magnesium deficiency, osteoporosis and much more. My main symptoms were loss of menses, breast tenderness, weight gain and thyroid dysfunction.
If you suspect that you are suffering from a hormonal imbalance, I suggest finding an Integrative M.D. who can help run functional medicine tests and help regulate your system naturally.
I am not a doctor; my protocol was handled by functional medicine doctors. This information is not intended to cure or diagnose anyone. This is simply the protocol that I followed for my Estrogen Dominance. Please consult your medical doctor for treatment. It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes.