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10 Signs You May Have Estrogen Dominance

Do you think you may have estrogen dominance (high estrogen levels)? Estrogen, a sex hormone, is essential for many roles in the human body. Fertility, proper immune function, maintaining healthy bones and cardiovascular health, and regulating blood sugar all depend on estrogen.

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Too much estrogen, however, can cause many unwanted symptoms, diseases, and other health conditions.  For example, high estrogen levels have been linked to the development breast cancer (1).
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When it comes to estrogen, you want just the right amount. Holistic gynecology in Atlanta can help get you there. Estrogen dominance is a term that we use when we believe you have too much estrogen compared to your other hormones.

Estrogen Dominance: Common Signs and Symptoms

Living with Estrogen Dominance

There are many factors to consider when treating estrogen dominance. If you suffer with any of the above symptoms, you may want to consider working with a provider of holistic gynecology in Atlanta.  The following are ways that you can start to address possible root causes for estrogen dominance:

  1. Eliminate Regularly
    If you are not having regular bowel movements, your body is unable to eliminate excess estrogen.  Not having enough digestive enzymes and/or having low stomach acid (anyone on acid blockers) are some potential causes for re-circulation of estrogen. Low magnesium levels, dehydration, low fiber intake, as well as dysbiosis (an imbalance of bacteria in the gut),can also contribute to poor elimination and estrogen dominance.
  1. Reduce Toxin Exposure
    This includes food sources, toxins in personal hygiene products, cleaning products and even your drinking water. These toxins are potential endocrine disruptors and will affect your hormone balance. The herbicide glyphosate is prevalent in our food/water. By eating organic foods and using a water filter you can reduce your overall toxin load and improve estrogen metabolism.
  1. Reduce Stress
    The hormone pregnenolone can get converted into progesterone and cortisol. When there is an increased need to produce cortisol (one of the body’s stress hormones), the overall availability to make progesterone decreases. The end result is low progesterone levels and estrogen dominance. Therefore, make sure that you include a variety of stress reducingactivities such as deep breathing exercises, heart-centered meditation, yoga, prayer, journaling, being in nature and connecting to others in meaningful ways. Mental health can be disrupted by estrogen dominance.
  1. Improve Body Composition
    Increased adipose tissue or fat increases the amount of aromatase, which converts androgen hormones into more estrogen. By losing fat and increasing muscle you can reduce estrogen and decrease hormone imbalances. Weight loss can attribute to improved hormonal balance.

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To evaluate if your symptoms could be due to estrogen dominance, meet with any of our providers of holistic gynecology in Atlanta at CentreSpringMD.  We can perform a variety of tests to evaluate any hormonal imbalances and create a treatment plan that is individualized just for you!  If needed, we can discuss hormone therapy.

What will you find as a patient at our office?

  • Longer appointments with your provider
  • Advanced technology and integrative lab testing
  • Conventional and holistic treatment options
  • Personalized treatment plans and therapy
  • Direct access to your provider
  • A complete menu of traditional and holistic health and spa services

With a unique diagnostic process now offered through our Virtual Visits, we guide you to your best self by connecting the dots of your health and history to shape unique support because no two people are the same. We lead you in the implementation and monitor the results to optimize the plan according to your body’s needs.

As you can see, at CentreSpringMD, we are committed to a new model of functional medicine with true patient centered, collaborative care – a safe place for you to refresh, relax, and rejuvenate. So, give us a call at (404) 814-9808 or visit our Virtual Visits page to set up your appointment and get back on the right track towards hormonal balance.

Resources:

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4505810/

2. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/gynecomastia


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