Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen works with progesterone in balance during a normal menstrual cycle. When there is too much estrogen (estrogen dominance) relative to progesterone (progesterone deficiency), health problems may occur. Contact us to speak to a pharmacist for more information on this condition (0800 HORMONE).

Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen Dominance Symptoms Include:

  • Breast tenderness with associated risk of breast cancer
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression with anxiety or agitation
  • Dry eyes
  • Early onset of menstruation
  • Fat gain especially on hips and thighs
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular menstrual bleeding
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Prolonged menstrual cycles and heavy bleeding
  • Water retention and bloating

Associated Disease Risks with Increased Estrogen Levels:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer.
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Gall bladder diseases
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Increased blood clotting
  • Uterine fibroids

Causes of Estrogen Dominance:

  • A progesterone deficiency
  • Exposure to xenoestrogens
  • Poor gut and liver health (the body cannot process and get rid of the estrogen properly)
  • Increased body fat