PMS, Progesterone & Estrogen

Estrogen dominance refers to a time during a woman’s menstrual life when the primary influencing hormones are the estrogen hormones. This condition is caused by progesterone deficiency and is the cause of female hormone imbalance. The estrogen hormones affect every cell in a woman’s body. Depending on the degree of the progesterone deficiency, estrogen dominance may manifest itself with one, some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Premenstrual breast tenderness
  • Premenstrual mood swings, irritability, depression
  • Premenstrual fluid retention and weight gain
  • Premenstrual headaches, including migraines
  • Heavier periods often associated with clotting
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia and restless sleep
  • Bone loss, osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Adrenal gland fatigue
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Triggering of allergies associated with more frequent respiratory illnesses
  • Urinary frequency
  • Easy loss of urine when coughing, laughing or sneezing
  • Frequent headaches, including migraines, throughout the month
  • Dry eyes
  • Increase in body fat
  • Sagging skin and wrinkles
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer of the uterus
  • Hypothyroidism

Many of these symptoms and conditions commonly occur in women of all ages. However, while they may be common, they are not normal. These symptoms are an indication of declining ovarian function, which leads to an inevitable deterioration in health as women age. In order for women to obtain and maintain health and wellness as they age, it is essential that they preserve female hormonal balance as soon as the symptoms occur. Wondering if you may be suffering from estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency? Complete our confidential, online test for estrogen dominance to determine if it’s likely that this is the culprit. We encourage you to contact us for an appointment to discuss your symptoms and how to begin the road to better health.

By | 2018-05-21T13:48:51+00:00 May 8th, 2018|