Hormonal Imbalances in Women
Maintaining a healthy balance in your hormone is essential for almost every one of your body’s functions. And it can have a significant influence on a person’s mood, growth and development.
That can include your eating habits, sleep, sexual desire, reproductive capabilities, and also how the body utilizes the food you’re consuming. A hormonal imbalance that many women have is a condition called Estrogen Dominance.
What is Estrogen Dominance?
This is a condition where women can have normal, low, or high estrogen levels, but not enough, or enough progesterone to balance it. That can cause negative effects in the body.
Estrogen and progesterone are two of the primary sex hormones and can have a significant and negative impact on a woman’s body when they’re not balanced.
Elevated levels of estrogen can also block your thyroid function, which leads to an even higher level of impact on your body. Estrogen dominance can be treated by balancing the excess estrogen with bioidentical progesterone.
As women age, their estrogen and progesterone levels begin to drastically decrease. Women between 35-50 years old see a 75 percent reduction of progesterone, and only about a 35 percent reduction in estrogen, which produces estrogen dominance.
What does Estrogen Dominance Cause?
Estrogen dominance causes several issues in the body, but most women will find that it can be extremely difficult, and almost impossible, to lose weight as a result of estrogen dominance.
Estrogen dominance causes fat gain, water retention, and bloating, and puts women at a higher risk for obesity.
However, once women seek treatment through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, they’ll usually find they can shed those extra pounds much more quickly.
Women will also find that their metabolism begins to pick up, their energy increases, they reduce their risk of breast cancer, and they begin to feel much better overall.
Symptoms of estrogen dominance include weight gain or difficulty losing weight, abdominal fat, irregular periods, hots flashes, mood winds, and a decreased sex drive.