Bloating? Constipation? Fibrocystic/swollen breasts? Pigmented skin? Cellulite? Irregular periods? Decreased sex drive? Headaches? Memory problems? Mood swings? Anxiety?
If you answered yes to two or more of the above symptoms you may be experiencing the signs of oestrogen dominance.
Oestrogen is often thought of as the female hormone, though in reality the hormone is identified in both males and females.
Oestrogen is essential for sexual development and in females regulates the menstrual cycle as well as the entire reproductive system. It is important for bone density, has cardioprotective effects and improves skin elasticity.
When levels of oestrogen are abnormally high relative to progesterone levels, it is termed oestrogen dominance and can produce the symptoms above mentioned.
Unchecked excessively high oestrogen may increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, increase the risk of developing clots and stroke and may induce thyroid dysfunction.
The good news is there are multiple treatments available to help control the symptoms and pathogenesis of OD. If you feel like you experience the symptoms above listed, come in today to see what we can do to help!