Women Hormonal Health
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Estrogen is a product of the ovary. However, many tissues, including the adipose (fat) tissue, the breast, osteoblasts, chondrocytes of bone, and the vascular endothelium, also synthesize estrogens
Estrogen dominance can impact sugar metabolism, fat buildup, risk of thyroid dysfunction, blood clotting, breast cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and autoimmune disease.
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is believed to be related to low estrogen levels.
If you experience those symptoms:
Irregular or heavy periods
Breast swelling, tenderness, and cysts
Headaches or migraines
You have estrogen dominance
If you have:
Vaginal dryness or atrophy.
Hot flashes and night sweats.
Irregular periods or no periods (amenorrhea)
Anxiety and depression
You have low estrogen level
Estrogen mainly has been metabolized in the liver.
If the liver is not functioning correctly, too much estrogen and harmful estrogen metabolites can accumulate in the body. High-level estrogen and its metabolites correlate with breast and other hormone-dependent cancers.
Treatment of estrogen dominance involves blocking the action of estrogen mostly through aromatase inhibition.
A healthy lifestyle, exercise, and diet full of cruciferous vegetable, detoxification will help to avoid estrogen toxicity.