Estrogen dominance diet

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Avatar f tn progestrone ratio? Does anyone see anything in my labs (aside from the mildly elevated TSH) that can explain the above symptoms?
Avatar n tn 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.
1638247 tn?1300470650 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).
393685 tn?1425816122 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
280238 tn?1190227491 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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!!!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Vitamin D deficiency, dehydration, estrogen dominance thyroid dysfunction and other imbalances should be considered. If you have estrogen dominance you may benefit more from using a cream with bioidentical progesterone vs low dose BC, if you were taking them for endometriosis. BC could be contributing to thyroid dysfunction. What exactly is your BC med?
Avatar f tn 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!
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar f tn Obesity has a large hormonal component and is another cause of heavy bleeding. ( mainly due to occasional estrogen surges) Look into changes in your endocrine system where fat from buttocks, thighs, stomach and abdomen makes androstenedione , which converts to estrogen, leading to "estrogen dominance" (over progesterone). If this is the case there's an easy fix: Bio-identical Progesterone cream, however, details on how to use this are very important to achieve desired results.
Avatar m tn Hmm, your liver may be partly responsible for your inability to lose weight, but not likely, unless you have liver disease or any factor which affects liver function. I would say that estrogen dominance is a more suspicious and this alone would explain the tendency to gain weight (and potentially leading to other serious chronic illness). Avoiding phytoestrogenic foods, plastics, stress, estrogen- loaded contraceptives (if female-your profile states male).
Avatar f tn Breast soreness comes from an increase in the level of estrogen. Causes of estrogen dominance include birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapy, stress, poor diet, obesity, xenoestrogens (excess estrogens found in anything from pesticides to plastics). Estrogen dominance can affect conversion of T4 to T3 as well as increase thyroxine binding globulin (if there is too much thyroid binding globulin, thyroid hormone is bound and unable to get into the cells).
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Well, definitely, you have a serious hormonal dysregulation. Estrogen dominance is likely and the progesterone was prescribed to help rebalance your Estrogen/Progesterone levels. It my opinion that bio-identical progesterone cream will be superior to anything else. I don't know what type you are on now. The Estrogen dominance predisposes you to PCOS and the progesterone is necessary to keep the PCOS symptoms in check.
962776 tn?1264796489 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.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar f tn Partial splenectomy would be the preferred treatment. You may also have estrogen dominance ( causing an imbalance in the estrogen/progesterone ratio and leading to fibrocystic breasts, polycystic ovaries and more). You may need to modify your diet and avoid xeno-estrogens and boost your progesterone levels by taking bio-identical progesterone cream. *Most Hypothyroid & Hashimoto's sufferers have gluten intolerance or Celiac's and may not even know it!
4250330 tn?1388624779 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".
574948 tn?1251829367 Iodine deficiency Diet - high gluten and low selenium intake Stress overly Estrogen dominance Thyroid antibodies in Hashimoto or Graves disease.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
358971 tn?1330892575 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?
Avatar n tn 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.