In recent years, public awareness of estrogen dominance has grown. Awareness is important because there are many negative effects associated with this imbalance. Estrogen imbalances are the result of the progesterone to estrogen ratio swaying one way or the other. In most cases, progesterone levels are too low, allowing estrogen to dominate. Environmental exposure to imitation estrogens called xenoestrogens can play a large part in this imbalance.
Contributing Factors & Health Problems
In the external environment, many farm animals are given food that contains xenoestrogens. Plastics, pesticides, car exhaust, industrial waste, and soaps can contain estrogens as well. Complete avoidance of xenoestrogens is nearly impossible. Even carpets, paneling products and furniture pieces can contain xenoestrogens.
Internally, high stress, carbohydrate loading and cortisol secretion chronically can increase fat and estrogen production. This alters menstrual cycles, testosterone production and other hormone interactions.
Individuals who are exposed to high levels of estrogen may notice initial sinus problems, asthma, cold hands or feet, headaches and dry eyes. Although these problems may not appear to be related, a prolonged estrogen imbalance can cause severe physical and mental ailments. This imbalance may also be a contributing factor or direct cause of various forms of reproductive cancers. The following issues are just a few of the many problems that estrogen dominance can cause:
· Accelerated aging process
· Decreased sex drive
· Autoimmune disorders
· Hair loss
· Memory loss
· Breast tenderness in men and women
· Excess fat around the thighs, hips and abdomen
· Cloudy thinking
· Mood swings
· Gallbladder disease
· Blood clots
Natural bioidentical hormone therapy can assist in restoring your body’s hormonal balance. It is important to avoid confusing other forms of hormone therapy with bioidentical hormone treatments. While other therapies use synthetic hormones that attempt to mimic your body’s hormones, bioidentical hormones are in fact identical to those your body creates naturally. People searching for clinics specializing in bioidentical hormones in Indianapolis will be pleased to find that Advanced Integrative Physicians offers this revolutionary new therapy. Our program goes beyond medicine to treat the mind, body and spirit. The professionals at Advanced Integrative Physicians understand that a holistic whole-body approach is the best solution to effectively treating estrogen dominance, which is why we are a leading provider of hormone therapy in the Indianapolis area.
Call our office at (317) 200-3840 today to schedule a full hormone evaluation.
Roger G. Spahr, MD