Estrogen Dominance and Weight Gain
What does estrogen have to do with weight gain? In the presence of too much estrogen, in men and in women, weight may be very difficult and sometimes near impossible to get rid of!
Estrogen dominance is on the rise! And it's not just for your grandma, either! Because of our lifestyles, our food supply and our environment, estrogen dominance is showing up in thirty-year-olds and even teens!
Strictly speaking, it's possible that we - men, women and children - are all suffering a little from estrogen dominance, because there is so much of it in our environment. You would have to virtually live in a bubble to escape the excess estrogens we're exposed to through pesticides, plastics, industrial waste products, car exhaust, meat, soaps and much of the carpeting, furniture and paneling that we live with indoors every day. Over time, the exposure will cause chronic problems, and may be a direct or indirect cause of cancer.
Here are some of the symptoms of estrogen dominance:
Acceleration of the aging process
Allergy symptoms, including asthma, hives, rashes, sinus congestion
Autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematisos and thyroiditis, and possibly Sjogren's Disease
Cervical Dysplasia (a pre-cancerous condition)
Cold hands and feet as a symptom of thyroid dysfunction
Decreased sex drive
Depression with anxiety or agitation
Early onset of menstruation
Endometrial (uterine) cancer
FAT GAIN, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE ABDOMEN, HIPS AND THIGHS
Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)
Irregular menstrual periods
Premenopausal bone loss
Prostate cancer (yes, men can have estrogen dominance, too!)
Thyroid dysfunction mimicking hypothyroidism
WATER RETENTION, BLOATING
What is the answer to estrogen dominance? Natural, bioidentical progesterone replacement to balance the hormones.