Estrogen dominance is a condition in which the body has an excessive amount of estrogen relative to other hormones. Estrogen dominance can lead to a number of problems, including heart disease, weight gain, and cancer. In many cases, estrogen dominance is caused by a combination of environmental and lifestyle factors.
If you're concerned that you may have estrogen dominance, it's important to get checked out by a healthcare professional. You can also try some of the following tips to help reduce your risk:
• Exercise regularly: A regular regimen of aerobic activity can help to reduce the amount of estrogen in your body.
• Avoid environmental toxins: Some pollutants can interfere with the body's production of estrogen, specifically phthalates, found in plastic water bottles and other plastic items.
• Eat a balanced, organic diet: Include plenty of organic fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and grass-fed meats. Limit or avoid products containing wheat, gluten, dairy and sugar as these are all inflammatory, and dairy can contribute to estrogen dominance.
• Reduce your intake of processed foods: These products often contain unhealthy additives and preservatives
Some of the most common symptoms of estrogen dominance include: abnormal menstruation (heavy/painful periods), PMS, headaches, decreased sex drive, bloating, mood swings, fatigue, anxiety & depression, breast tenderness, endometriosis, fibroids, and hormonal weight gain.
If you're experiencing any of the signs and symptoms associated with estrogen dominance, it's important to see a healthcare professional.
Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about estrogen dominance. We'll be able to help you understand what's going on in your body, and what you can do about it.