Few have heard of it but many suffer from it - Estrogen Dominance
women we see in their 40s and beyond (if can also occur in you 20s and 30s) are estrogen dominate. I'll let you in on
a secret - most men in their 40s and beyond also are estrogen dominate.
What is Estrogen Dominance?
Estrogen dominance is a state where the level of estrogen outweighs the level of progesterone in the body. This is said
to be caused by a decrease in progesterone without a equal decrease in estrogen.
medicine women who suffer from hormonal imbalance are given estrogen or an estrogen / progesterone combination. It's
just not that simple.
A lot of symptoms of hormonal imbalance are associated with high normal
to high estrogen levels. This is a common condition for many women in the first stage of perimenopause.
In many cases low estrogen is not the problem but rather low progesterone in ratio to the estrogen.
So Estrogen dominance is more than "too much" estrogen but occurs when
estrogen levels are high compared to levels of progesterone.