In “What Does Progesterone Do?, part1“, I discussed how progesterone works in concert with estrogen to orchestrate the monthly changes associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle and how progesterone balances the effects of estrogen to maintain a woman’s sexual health. However, progesterone does not only influence sexual organs and tissues. It has important functions in … Continued
In part 1 of “When Estrogen Dominates”, I described the syndrome of Estrogen Dominance. I would now like to discuss what can be done about it. How one treats estrogen dominance depends upon the cause. Also, estrogen dominance can occur because of abnormally high estrogen levels or with normal estrogen levels that are not being … Continued
Hormones work to together in harmony to help regulate how our bodies function. In women, this is most evident with progesterone and estrogen. These two hormones work in tandem to orchestrate a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle to prepare her body for pregnancy. Balance between these two hormones is vital for numerous other functions. I often … Continued
A lot of female patients in their 30’s and 40’s come into my office complaining of not feeling as well as they used to. They are moody, irritable, not sleeping and tired all the time. They have lost their zing in the bedroom and are tired of other doctors telling them that nothing is wrong … Continued
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You may be suffering from a hormone imbalance. You have some classic symptoms that may be related to estrogen dominance or an imbalance of adrenal hormones. The best way to find out is to find a qualified doctor to do an evaluation of your hormone levels with blood and saliva testing. With proper hormone balance you may be able to get off the medications which you are uncomfortable taking.
Estrogen dominance is a common hormonal imbalance in women from the ages of 30 to 50. It results in either too much estrogen or progesterone, effectively throwing the natural balance out of whack. A combination of bioidentical hormone therapy alogn with a lifestyle plan that includes fintness and nutrition along with avoidance of certain external influencers can help reduce the suffering you may be experiencing.
I know that there is a middle ground in the bioidentical hormone debate. Suzanne Somers is on one side of the debate. I would welcome another show with Dr. Streicher, Dr. Northrup and a few doctors who use the lower dose regimens and combinations of pharmaceutical and compounded prescriptions. Many of the physicians trained by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and the Institute of Functional Medicine practice in a more conservative manner than what was described on Oprah’s shows. Overall, I love the conversation and the fact that there are so many points of view. It gives everyone a chance to ask questions and learn more for themselves.