Estrogen Dominance
Tanya Harmon, PharmD & Courtney Zitterkopf, PharmD
 

Estrogen Dominance is a condition in which women can have low, normal, or high clinical levels of estrogen in the body but little progesterone… Read more

Estrogen Dominance

Tanya Harmon, PharmD & Courtney Zitterkopf, PharmD

 

Estrogen Dominance is a condition in which women can have low, normal, or high clinical levels of estrogen in the body but little progesterone to balance the estrogenic effects in the body.1

Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance:

  • Bloating
  • Irritability
  • Mood Swings
  • Depression with anxiety
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Decreased sexual interest

Ways to Decrease Estrogen Dominance:

  • Decrease exposure to environmental estrogens found in plastic, synthetic fragrances, hormone rich meats
  • Add cruciferous vegetables to diet such as broccoli and kale
  • Lose weight if needed
  • Exercise
  • Talk to your provider or pharmacist about taking the supplement DIM or Milk Thistle in order to rid the body of excess estrogen
  • Talk to your provider or pharmacist regarding progesterone therapy

Promotion of Healthy Estrogen Metabolism

If you have any questions regarding Estrogen Dominance or other hormonally related issues, please call Tanya Harmon, PharmD or Courtney Zitterkopf, PharmD at 228-365-6885.

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1 Dr. John Lee What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause

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