What Are Your Hormones Telling You?
Getting to know your hormones is key to long term wellness.
With your ovaries, thyroid, adrenals and brain being catalysts for your hormones it can help to know what hormone is responsible for different symptoms.
Our ovaries make hormones right through our menstraul years to post- menopausal years.
Oestrogen- There is no one hormone called oestrogen. Oestrogen is actually the name of a class of hormones. The three major oestrogens produced by women are estriol, estradiol and estrone. Estradiol is the most potent of the three.
High estrogen is often associated with estrogen dominance and can contribute to:
Heavy Periods / Menorrhagia
Painful Periods / Dysmenorrhoea
Breast tenderness / swelling
Obesity / Weight gain or inability to lose weight especially around the middle
Breast cysts and other benign and/or malignant breast lesions
Water retention/ bloating
Premenstrual-like mood swings
Loss of sex drive
Heavy or irregular menses
Craving for sweets
Women can experience Oestrogen Dominance often when on the pill, post menopausally and post stress.
Low Oestrogen can contribute to:
Low sex drive
Poor skin tone
Mood swings / depression
Poor memory and concentration
Lack of menstruation
Remember you don’t need to be in menopause to suffer from low oestrogen. This can occur after long term stress, poor ovarian function and mineral deficiencies.
Progesterone is important for woman whom are in their menstruating years. It is an important hormone for preparing the uterus for a pregnancy each month as well as sustaining pregnancy if it occurs.
Low progesterone usually causes symptoms more leading into a period such as PMS.
Low progesterone symptoms are:
Lack of concentration
Low sex drive
Long term treatment of increasing progesterone will help decrease estrogen levels.
Progesterone deficiency is the most common hormone to be low in menstruating woman, therefore PMS is such a widespread phenomenon. On your saliva testing report we should see progesterone at least 1000.
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