Estrogen Dominance Symptoms
Estrogen dominance symptoms are wide and varied since estrogen side effects work on the entire body. Estrogen dominance refers to the syndrome where there is too much estrogen in the body, relative to progesterone or testosterone, but mainly progesterone.
Estrogen dominance symptoms include PMS symptoms such as headaches, irritability, breast tenderness, bloating, menstrual cramps, high blood pressure, water retention, fibroids, blood clots, stroke, endometriosis, increased fat deposition, breast tumor formation, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and many more. Estrogen side effects include cancer growth, especially ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer as well as low thyroid function.
Estrogen hormones bind to the Thyroid hormone receptor sites on the cells, blocking T3 thyroid hormone from being able to gain entry into the cells, causing a functional hypothyroidism which will slow down the metabolism, lower body temperature, and and can cause growth and developmental retardation in growing children.
Estrogen side effects also include anxiety, insomnia and depression due to its ability to block the formation of GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) in the brain. GABA is the most powerful calming and tranquilizing neurotransmitter that the brain produces and if its levels are too low in proportion to Glutamic acid, can result in seizures and epilepsy.
Since the 1940's pharmaceutical companies have been manufacturing synthetic estrogen compounds and selling them to women as a form of birth control or also in HRT (hormone replacement therapy). These compounds of Estradiol and Estrone forms of estrogen have been excreted into the environment through our plumbing system as these synthetic compounds do not breakdown.
Along with the gross prolific use of birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy for the past 70 years, other synthetic compounds such as pesticides, perfumes, plastic bottles, PCB's, detergents, paints, nail polish, and all derivatives of plastic manufacturing and petrochemical refineries give off estrogen-mimicking compounds into the environment which are called "Xeno-estrogens". Industrial farming practices which feed our livestock pesticide laden grain along with estrogen-like growth hormone injections is directly putting these "Xeno-estrogens" into our food supply and going directly into our bodies each time we eat.
These Xeno-estrogens are found in the water, the soil, its in the food we eat, the water we drink and even many household products give off these estrogen mimicking compounds and is partly the reason why Cancer has become so widespread among modern societies.
Our entire planet is being polluted with known carcinogens and it has been for the past 70 years. Birds are hatching prematurely because the egg shells are too thin and brittle, due to an Estrogen dominance. Male alligators in Florida now are exhibiting testosterone levels so low that they are sexually impotent.
In order to reduce the amount of exogenous "Xeno-estrogen" exposure, it is best to eat all organic meat and produce, avoid the use of plastic water bottles, use only "No-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, stains and varnishes which you can find at eco-friendly home improvement stores. Use a reverse-osmosis water filter for drinking water and avoid using perfumes and makeup which contain petroleum products. Use only all natural shampoo, conditioner, and facial cleansers such as "Aubrey Organics" and "Weleda" personal care products, available at most health food stores.
Estrogen is secreted by the ovaries in order to cause a variety of growth processes to occur. Estrogen is responsible for the development of secondary female sex characteristics such as the widening of the hips and the development of the breasts. Estrogen is also responsible for helping with the growth and development of the follicle in the ovary as well as thickening the endometrial lining of the uterus so that an egg, once fertilized by a sperm, can implant into the wall of the uterus and grow a placenta. Estrogen levels then continue to rise during pregnancy along with rising levels of progesterone to help the fetus to grow and to increase the vascular system of arteries and veins to and from the fetus. If there is too much estrogen to progesterone, this can cause a miscarriage.
In the same way that Estrogen is able to increase the blood flow and development of new arteries to the growing fetus, Excess estrogen can also help aid the growth and development of cancer cells and tumors, helping them to grow larger and larger, such as fibroid tumors.
Estrogen causes the receptors for Aldosterone in the Kidneys to become overstimulated. This will increase the physiological processes associated with Aldosterone function, such as increased water retention, increased Sodium retention, and increased Copper retention, along with excess elimination of Magnesium, Zinc, and Potassium through the urine.
This increase of Water retention can raise blood pressure, cause swelling and edema, increase cyst formation such as fibrocystic breast disease or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Excess water retention can effect the fluid levels in the inner ear and can cause Meniere's syndrome with symptoms such as vertigo, dizzinus, ringing in the ears, and nausea.