I can’t tell you how many times women ask me, “could it be my hormones?”
Lots of times they’ve been told that everything checks out fine, that it’s just normal hormonal changes, or that the only option they have is to take the birth control pill.
Those things are often only partially true or not even true at all.
Lots of times when we do more thorough testing, we discover an explanation—and sometimes it’s estrogen dominance.
I’m not saying estrogen dominance is the issue for every woman, but it is commonly overlooked and something I believe more women should be aware of.
Ever heard of it?
Estrogen dominance is a pattern in the body where estrogen levels are too high in comparison to progesterone levels. It can happen because of any of these reasons:
✅ Increased estrogen production
✅ Decreased progesterone production
✅ Slowed estrogen elimination
✅ Exposure to synthetic estrogens
Here are 10 of the most common signs of estrogen dominance:
🔹 Irregular periods
🔹 Heavy periods
🔹 Worsening PMS
🔹 Breast tenderness
🔹 Lumpy (fibrocystic) breasts
🔹 Low sex drive
🔹 Mood swings
Estrogen dominance is also associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, endometriosis, and an increased risk of breast or uterine cancer.
Please do not take this as medical advice. The only way to know your hormonal patterns is to have testing ordered by a qualified healthcare professional.
My goal here is to increase awareness of estrogen dominance—something that is often ignored and overlooked yet can dramatically impact women’s quality of life 💞
I’ll be following up with a series of posts to better explain estrogen dominance, including its causes, lifestyle tips, and supplements to consider.
👀 Stay tuned!