Estrogen dominance diet

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progestrone ratio? Does anyone see anything in my labs (aside from the mildly elevated TSH) that can explain the above symptoms?
I don't know about the HCG diet, but I do know from personal experience that having high estrogen, or estrogen dominance, can create hypothyroidism symptoms. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and the meds didn't do a thing. A little later a different test showed I have estrogen dominance, and after being put on a progesterone supplement, my thyroid issues are mostly gone.
The complete thyroid tests came back low normal, but I read that estrogen dominance can throw the test. To be perfectly honest, I have no medical care and can't afford any more bloodwork, much less an endocrynologist. But after a lot of researching, I'm pretty sure I have estrogen dominance (possibly causing hypothyroidsim).
These extra fat cells are also little estrogen factories. So weight gain contributes to the estrogen dominance that causes so many symptoms during the early stages of peri menopause. Women approaching menopause (I believe in connection with thyroid problems) are particularly prone to becoming insulin resistant due to metabolic changes related to fluctuations in adrenal and thyroid secretions.
Basic guidelines for ovary and uterine health read along the lines of...avoid estrogen dominance and unopposed estrogen, fertility drugs, talcum powder in the genital area, non-organic dairy products, and non-free range meats and poultry. Added to that are guidelines advocating gentle, non-strenuous exercise and reducing stress. Other guidelines for women's health include herbal supplementation that supports liver function. The liver is vital to detoxifying the blood stream.
Expecially if you are breast feeding, you might not be ovulating, and that of course would mean you would not be getting the progesterone that you need. That would put you in Estrogen dominance. And, even though estrogen is not a bad thing, you don't want to have it unopposed. It is the balance that keeps us well. Do the research on this. It is sooo amazing. I am not a doctor, but I promise I feel better now than when I was in my 40's.
I haven't heard of a diet to help this but I do know that estrogen dominance can have a role in it. Google estrogen dominance and you will see some things you can do to help reduce that and some may be food related. Good luck with your recovery.
Estrogen dominance causes heavy bleeding. There is a herb called vitex or chasteberry can help balance out progesterone and estrogen but it takes a few months to kick in. You can usually find this herb at health food stores and pharmacies may stock this as well. You could try supplementing with a bio-identical progesterone product. Ask at your health food store or pharmacy.
I have fibroids which can be caused by estrogen dominance. I did a complete diet overhaul by eliminating meats & dairy. Soy also has estrogen so I only have it occasionally. This may not be for you but this was a life changer for me. I had heavy periods every two weeks which caused anemia.If you can't eliminate estrogenic foods try to at least cut back on them. There are lists all over the internet Web MD has been good source for me. Good Luck!!!
The only thing I know about soy is it contributes to the hormone production of estrogen. Too much estrogen, a condition called estrogen dominance, can surpress the thyroid function contributing to hypothyroid. Try cutting back on the iodine and see if you feel better. You could also try taking a multivitamin without iodine if you are getting enough in your diet.
Significant weight gain or loss Over-exercise Poor nutrition (or a diet too high in carbohydrates) Smoking Drug use Caffeine Excessive alcohol use (interfering with how the liver metabolizes estrogen and progesterone) Eating disorders Increased stress Polycystic ovarian syndrome/estrogen dominance Uterine abnormalities (fibroids/cysts/polyps/endometriosis) Hormonal imbalance related to perimenopause Medications I hope this helps and I wish you the best. Take Care!
I'm not a doctor and I have no experience with medicine, but from what I have researched online about the hormones that control your menstrual cycle, and from my experience taking birth control, you could be having symptoms of estrogen dominance as withdrawal from taking birth control. It is easy enough from the North American diet for the body to produce more estrogen than it does progesterone. Both of these hormones need to be in your body for you to get your period.
The idea is that with no ovulation there will be no cysts. Something else to look at is hormones. I've heard that estrogen dominance can be something that causes cysts. Google it and look into adjusting your diet and avoiding chemicals and preservatives and perhaps that can help to avoid any further issues. If per chance you do still get another one I would ask to have eggs harvested for future use.
Sorry, I meant "estrogen" dominance, not "estrogent". There are books out there on this, and stuff on the internet, although, I'm also convinced that reading about conditions on the internet can make you go crazy, 'cause you begin to identify with almost every disease and "chronic syndrome" out there. Caveat emptor!
I have done some reading on iodine inbalances and estrogen dominance being issues. You might want to do some googling in those areas. With the estrogen dominance they suggest you adjust your diet and habits to eliminate things that cause it (antibiotics in meat, fertilizers on vegetables, chemicals in your home, etc.). Good luck with everything.
Hello, I had similar symptoms to you years ago and with the help of a very astitute Gynecologist, it was determined that my hormones were extremely out of balance (particularly DHEA, testosterone were severely lacking) and my estrogen was spiking intermittently (estrogen dominance). I would ask, has anyone tested your hormones? As well, have they tested your hormone metabolism? Metabolic syndrome is yet another possibility. Finally perhaps even gluten intolerance.
I think stress is a factor too. You will be amazed if you research into how much estrogen we are exposed to in our diet and our environment. Good luck!
Hi Kelz72312. OK, here's a possible explanation. After the birth of your baby, your Progesterone levels dropped because of the loss of placenta, which during pregnancy, produces many times more Progesterone than what your body produces normally. Should your Progesterone levels have not increased to normal levels after childbirth-which is rather common- your Estrogen levels remaining high, result in what's known as "Estrogen Dominance".
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It can range from benign growths to hyperplasia (overgrowth of endometrial tissues due to a bit of estrogen dominance or low progesterone levels) to atrophic vaginal tissues that can cause bright red bleeding (thinning of the vaginal walls) and may require hormonal vaginal creams. Of course, when this happens, it needs to be checked out thoroughly to rule things out but, by and large, the majority are not cancerous.
This doesn't make any sense to me. Why am i having symptoms of estrogen dominance if my estrogen levels are low in the 1st half of my cycle? And why am i having symptoms of pregnancy (progesterone related??) if i'm not maintaining normla progesterone levels when I should?
Well, th elittle bit of estrogen in that pill sent me in another fit of tears and an few x-tra pimples. I stopped that immediatly. I think I have low progesterone resulting in some estrogen dominance. I have not had a doctor confirm this with me because no Doc seems to know what it is. ANWAY, I just started on Differin and Klaron along with an oral antibiotic and the pimples doubled in just 2 days. I feel lost and hopeless.
I think there are a number of things that could cause TSH, T3 and T4 to be low. Some possible causes could be; adrenal fatigue, estrogen dominance, low pituitary function. Don't take my word for it, but you might like to research these dissorders further. Hope that helps.
I read that this was due to low cortisol levels because cortisol is made from Progesterone so if your Progesterone levels are low, your cortisol levels will be low and cortisol has an anti-inflammatory affect on the body. Also Estrogen dominance promotes the release of histamine and so the symptoms of allergies. This is what I read.
which I don't believe btw ( i think it's all adrenal and estrogen dominance)... I started using Natural Bioidentical Progesteron cream. As some of you have read, I feel WAY better! However, while My PMS symptoms have diminshed, I still feel some like irritability (Af is due to arrive around the 5th) but still, i'm doing much better than normal as my PMS just started last night and usually starts 10 days BEFORE af...
There are things you can do to lower your estrogen levels (estrogen dominance is one of the causes of fibroids) in your diet, etc, to help to minimize the growth and effect of the fibroids. Before I got pregnant I was taking vitex (chasteberry) to increase progesterone and minimize estrogen -- after about 3 months my menstrual cramps, which before that were dibilitating!, disappeared. If you want to talk fibroids more feel free to send me a message.
I've not heard of any diet or vitamins that help. I have read where cysts can be due to estrogen dominance as a result of all the chemicals and hormones in our food. So eating organically might help in the future but won't help your current situation.
These are all general symptoms of estrogen dominance in the body. (Look up info under that title on your search site.) Body is poisoned with everyday things like chemicals from hairsprays, using plastics, dryer sheets, and tons of bad chemicals (you can get a list) and combined with poor diet (me) and no exercise.
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