Estrogen Dominance: 10 Estrogen Dominance Symptoms

Author By: Tallene Hacatoryan, MS, RD, CLT on 03 Jan, 2019

Estrogen is a something that helps promote the maintenance and development of female characteristics in the body, reproduction, and regulation of the menstrual cycle. When estrogen levels get out of balance with other hormones in the body, it will lead to a number of issues.

Estrogen dominance happens when the amount of estrogen is too much in the body. Excess estrogen is often due to malfunctioned metabolism and poor excretion of this hormone. The liver and bowel are the two pathways where estrogen is eliminated. If the liver does not function to its fullest, estrogen goes back into the blood. Having estrogen dominance, there are many moderate to severe symptoms. It has been linked to allergies, autoimmune disorders, breast cancer, ovarian cysts, and accelerates the aging process.

Estrogen Dominance Symptom #1: Increased Symptoms Of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

We have all heard about Premenstrual syndrome as early as a woman begins her menstrual cycle. The physical and emotional changes happen before a woman’s menstrual cycle. Some of the emotional and behavioral signs of PMS include depression, mood swings, and anxiety. Some physical signs include fatigue, headache, muscle pain, and acne flare-ups.

Premenstrual syndrome is often caused by estrogen dominance. Before a woman’s cycle, symptoms of a headache, mood swings, depression, fatigue, and skin issues are increased if there is estrogen dominance. Estrogen plays a key role in the effect it has on tissues and the brain, especially relating to a female menstrual cycle.

Estrogen Dominance Symptoms


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