Last month I wrote about the two types of estrogen metabolism
that can either protect or negatively effect breast health. This
month I want to write about estrogen dominance. As a woman
ages and her ovulations become more erratic and eventually
non-existent, her progesterone levels decrease until her
hormones are out of balance in favor of estrogen. This is
called estrogen dominance.
Some symptoms of estrogen
dominance include acne, moodiness prior to menses, worsening
PMS including bloating, irritability, depression, sugar cravings,
and/or a heavy menstrual flow with possible increased
menstrual pain. Often uterine polyps and fibroids also show up
with increased frequency in women with this condition, and it
may also increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
Fortunately this condition can be easily remedied by
utilizing a naturopathic medical approach to balancing your
hormones. The first thing is to balance the diet and detoxify in
a way so that a woman is producing more of the beneficial
estrogens. Secondly one needs to correct an estrogen
dominant situation by balancing the hormones naturally.
Licensable naturopathic physicians are the only medical
professionals trained to do this without using synthetic
Please feel free to call me for more information
on this very treatable syndrome at (303)443-2206.