Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Estrogen Dominance

The symptoms listed below, as well as many others, often arise when estrogen overstimulates both the brain and body. All of these symptoms are exacerbated by stress of all kinds. Many women in their thirties and early forties find that they experience moderate to severe symptoms of estrogen dominance as they approach perimenopause.

  • Decreased sex drive 
  • Irregular or otherwise abnormal menstrual periods 
  • Bloating (water retention) 
  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  •  Fibrocystic breasts 
  • Headaches (especially premenstrually) 
  • Mood swings (most often irritability and depression) 
  • Weight and/or fat gain (particularly around the abdomen and hips) 
  • Cold hands and feet (a symptom of thyroid dysfunction) 
  • Hair loss 
  • Thyroid dysfunction 
  • Sluggish metabolism
  •  Foggy thinking,
  •  memory loss 
  • Fatigue 
  • Trouble sleeping/insomnia 
  • PMS
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