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Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen dominance and estrogen imbalance

Not having adequate progesterone levels to balance the level of estrogen is known as estrogen dominance. Typically women in the peri-menopause or menopause phase of life will experience this to a greater degree as progesterone naturally decreases.

Estrogen imbalance happens when estrogen is dominant.  Do not misunderstand. This does not mean that you have an excess of estrogen (though it can be that you do as well) but it means that estrogen is higher than normal proportions to other hormones.  Generally speaking progesterone is usually out of balance with estrogen; but testosterone can be as well.

At around the time of pre or peri-menopause, women begin to experience the effects of estrogen imbalance due to diminishing levels of estrogens in the bloodstream.  Part of this is due to the fact that declining fertility also means a decline in estrogen, which came from maturing follicles in the early part of the menstrual cycle.

When progesterone drops to a lower than normal level your body will experience the symptoms of Estrogen Dominance. These symptoms can be uncomfortable and interfere with your quality of life. You do not have to put up with that.  Among other strategies, using a natural progesterone cream increases levels of progesterone in your system and thus keeps estrogen to manageable levels. Thus your hormones seek balance.

High levels of estrogen are not what is meant by Estrogen Dominance.  Estrogen which is unopposed by progesterone manifest the symptoms of estrogen imbalance. It is because of the lowered / unopposed progesterone levels that many benefit from using a natural progesterone cream.  Cold-pressed Cycle Balance Cream or Cycle Balance Cream PLUS (formulated with hormone balancing herbs) are two such creams.

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