Do You know About Estrogen, Estrogen Dominance, Progesterone Deficiency, and Its Symptoms?
A woman’s body is a roller coaster of hormones. Once a girl reaches puberty her reproductive organs are already controlled by many hormones acting on sexual and reproductive health. Over time and in certain clinical indications, hormone imbalances occur that affect the menstrual cycle, infertility, PMS and menopause – badly. Added to that is hormonal imbalance affects not only reproductive health but mood and stress too, giving way to diabetes, hypertension, bone health issues and neural dysfunctioning etc.
Estrogen is one of the important hormones which is responsible for the regulation of the female reproductive cycle. Estrogen plays an important role when a girl touches puberty. It maintains the growth of breast, pubic and under arms hair, and menstrual cycle. Men also have the estrogen hormone in their body and it acts in some similar ways but also has different reasons for its existence.
At What Time of the Menstrual Cycle Does Estrogen Play an Important Role?
The ovaries in the female body act as the main source of this hormone whereas a small amount of estrogen is also synthesized by the adrenal glands and fat tissues. There are two phases in every woman’s menstrual cycle one is the follicular phase and the other is the luteal phase. Estrogen level varies in both phases. With some issues, the follicular phase may be longer but the luteal phase will not be more than 14 days unless pregnant. In the menses phase the level of estrogen is low while proceeding toward the follicular phase estrogen level rises and ends at the preovulatory phase. While in the luteal phase estrogen level rises with the progesterone peak and starts to decline when the premenstrual phase reaches.
Estrogen Dominance and Progesterone Deficiency
In certain gynaecological disorders or the menopausal phase, malfunctioning of follicles occur and the corpus luteum in the luteal phase that acts as a source of progesterone, starts to lose its functionality and creates a progesterone deficiency. In contrast to progesterone deficiency estrogen levels rise and so begins “estrogen dominance”. Estrogen dominance does not mean that estrogen is high. Estrogen dominance comes from the imbalance of estrogen to progesterone so that their normal proportion is out of whack.
So What About Progesterone Dominance; Is This a Thing?
Never say Progesterone Dominance or Progesterone Dominance Symptoms!
Oftentimes, people misread the symptoms as progesterone dominance. They think their body is showing symptoms because of progesterone rise or progesterone dominance and they spend time searching about symptoms of progesterone dominance. While it is a game of “estrogen dominance” at the start and finish.
Symptoms of Progesterone Dominance
Progesterone dominance is in rare cases only. Progesterone deficiency and estrogen dominance are the correct words to look at for these unwanted symptoms.
- Increased premenstrual symptoms (PMS)
- Decreased sex drive
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Growth of uterine fibroids
- Breast tenderness
- Anxiety, depression
What to Do for Estrogen Dominance and Progesterone Deficiency?
Firstly for menopausal women, it is necessary to check the hormone health so here is a ZRT saliva home hormone test kit that is a noninvasive way with the most accurate results since saliva testing is more reliable than blood. Find them in the Beyond Fertility Shop.
Secondly, cope up with estrogen dominance and progesterone dominance in two ways. Either increase progesterone levels or decrease estrogen. The simplest, effective option is to increase the progesterone level using progesterone creams, oils and suppositories. Kindly read more at how to use progesterone cream for estrogen dominance. You may buy progesterone cream from the Whole Family Products Shop.