Too Much Oestrogen
The effects on a woman’s body of having high Oestrogen levels can be quite serious. A chronic condition of increased levels of oestrogen (oestrogen levels that are not balanced by sufficient levels of progesterone in the body) are the single greatest factor for an increased risk of endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus). Oestrogen is not one hormone. Oestrogen is actually three different hormones: estrone, estradiol and estriol. In addition to the oestrogen the body produces on its own, women are exposed to oestrogen-like environmental chemicals (they mimic the effects of oestrogen in our bodies) called “xenoestrogens”, and dietary oestrogen sources (oestrogen contained in food). As a result, elevated levels of oestrogen in a woman’s body may be traced to several different factors including biological, environmental or dietary/lifestyle, or may be a combination of all of these.
So why exactly does this matter? Why is having High Oestrogen Levels bad for you?
Too much oestrogen or the condition of “oestrogen dominance” can be the cause of serious health issues. Normally during a woman’s childbearing years, oestrogen and progesterone levels increase and decrease in coordination with one another throughout her monthly reproductive cycle. When these hormones are in a state of imbalance, with oestrogen occurring in higher levels, women experience problems such as headaches/migraines, clouded thinking, breast tenderness, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, food cravings, and water retention. If High Oestrogen Levels are not treated, they can lead to much more serious and problematic circumstances including infertility, heavy menstrual bleeding, infrequent menstrual cycles, fibroids, endometriosis, stroke, and cancer. Educating yourself about oestrogen, it’s role and the effects it has on your body is very important. Learning to monitor and maintain your body’s hormonal balance is of great benefit, and will promote lasting results for your overall health.
The easiest and simplest thing you can do is to balance the oestrogen with progesterone. This will bring the body back into hormonal balance and eradicate all of the symptoms that you are experiencing. Using a good quality natural progesterone cream will do this in a matter of a few months in most cases.