08 Sep Fighting Estrogen Dominance
You might’ve heard of estrogen, but how much do you actually know about it? Estrogen is a term that refers to three different estrogen hormones produced by the body:
- Estrone (E1)
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estriol (E3)
Estradiol has the most impact on behavior and mood and is produced and released by the ovaries. Estrogens are synthesized in the brain by the chemical conversion of testosterone. Throughout the entire body, there are estradiol receptors – even in the bones!
Estrogen dominance is a notable rise in estrogen, typically during peri-menopause and menopause. It is sometimes seen in younger women who have not yet reached peri-menopause. High estrogen is associated with increased stress responses and mood changes, with symptoms that may include:
- hair thinning/loss
- increased PMS symptoms
- breast tenderness
- low libido
- bloating or weight gain
- poor sleep or insomnia
Because of estrogen’s large range of effects on the body, correcting hormone imbalances can help. This requires working with a health care practitioner who is familiar with neuroendocrine testing and hormone testing.
If are experiencing some of the symptoms of estrogen dominance, having your neuroendocrine system checked is a great place to start. A sex hormone analysis can provide answers.
Reach out today and let’s talk about what the next best step is for you and your health and wellness goals.
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