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14 Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance and How to Overcome Them


There is an epidemic nobody is talking about and that is estrogen dominance in women which can be quite dangerous. It is linked to several types of cancer, autoimmune diseases, weight gain, infertility and depression. After the age of 35 many women start going through some changes in their hormonal balance but nowadays even younger women suffer from excessive estrogen. The reproductive hormones in the female body are in a very fine balance and they regulate not only the monthly period but also the metabolism, the energy balance and overall health condition of the woman. The endocrine system is quite affected by the estrogen as an imbalance there can disturb the insulin levels, thyroid hormones production, weight proportions and the functioning of the major organs like the liver, pancreas, stomach, intestines and others.

What are the symptoms of estrogen dominance?

Estrogen dominance is the condition when the hormones from the group of estrogen become the prevailing ones dominating over other reproductive hormones like progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. The liver is the organ where the elimination of the excessive estrogen takes place and when its functioning is compromised, the levels of the estrogen start to increase. The symptoms of estrogen dominance may vary from mild to severe and can become worse if you experience too much stress in your life. If you are in your thirties or older, you probably already see some signs of high estrogen levels. Here is a list of some of the symptoms:

  • Irregular or heavy periods
  • Inflammation in different parts of the body
  • Water retention
  • Bloating, slow metabolism and other digestive issues
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Mood swings and irritation
  • Hair loss and saggy skin
  • Chronic fatigue
  • PMS and cramps around the time of the period
  • PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Weight gain and increased belly fat
  • Brain fog and memory loss
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Sleeping disorders

Why do you have estrogen dominance?

Nowadays, women experience estrogen dominance much more than in the past and this is linked to the pollution that is now everywhere. All the chemicals in the water, air and food affect the female body and its delicate hormonal balance. There are more factors which can have their role in the hormonal imbalance and stress is huge one too. Intense workouts, extreme diets, emotional distress, excessive body fat and ageing are also among the causes of estrogen dominance.

Additionally, a poor diet without enough protein, fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables but rich in processed foods, sweet things and alcohol on a regular basis, can make things even worse. In your middle thirties, the ovaries start producing less progesterone which is the hormone which naturally balances the increased levels of estrogen. Stress is another major factor when we speak about hormonal imbalances as the body gives priority to the cortisol production and progesterone levels drop really fast. Additionally, all the plastic that we all use in our daily life is full of xenoestrogens, they mimic the estrogen molecules and are really hard to eliminate from the body.

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Why do you need to support your liver?

Now, let us talk a bot about the liver. This organ which is trying to cleanse the body from all the toxins, waste material left from the metabolism, excessive fat and hormones, and anything else that is not supposed to stay inside. Moreover, the liver is also responsible for the elimination of the excessive estrogen. If the liver is not working properly, the estrogen stays in the body. So, if you experience estrogen dominance, it is highly recommended to change your diet in a way to support the liver by limiting sugar consumption, alcohol intake and processed foods. All these artificial ingredients and chemicals in the processed foods load the liver with additional work.

On the other hand, many women experience sugar sensitivity or early stages of insulin resistance without even knowing it. This results in increased visceral or belly fat which hardens the normal functioning of the inner organs and shows a liver malfunction. How to heal the liver without adding more chemicals in the form of pills in the bloodstream? A great way to support and heal your liver is to apply a low level laser therapy like coMra. This gentle but highly effective method will increase the energy levels in the cells supporting their healing and recovery. Several minutes per day are enough to give a little boost to your liver. While It is a major organ which detoxifies the body constantly, this cold laser will significantly improve its condition and will induce its recovery and regeneration. 

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What else can you do to decrease estrogen dominance?

First of all, you need some stress management and to see in which areas in your life you use more male qualities than female. Do you work too much, are you too active, do you train intensively, are you focused on your career or your children? In other words, you need to find your own way to relax and slow everything down a bit. Again, laser therapy like coMra can help you treat your adrenal glands and your nervous system as a way to calm yourself down and enjoy life. Instead of intensive training, choose yoga, dancing or swimming, eat lots of fresh foods with enough protein and vitamins. Additionally, work towards developing your female qualities and awakening your femininity as this is also vital when we speak about hormonal balance in women. 

Why should you choose laser therapy?

There are some benefits of the low level laser therapy like coMra – it is effective, painless and safe. You have to be very careful with any kind of hormone replacement therapy as adding synthetic hormones to the picture will definitely not cure the cause. With coMra, you can support the work of each organ and system in your body like liver, heart, thyroid, ovaries etc. If you have thyroid hypofunction, you can apply the treatment protocol for hypothyroidism found in the coMra user guide. If you experience symptoms of sugar sensitivity or insulin resistance, start the diabetes protocol and see how your condition will improve. The coMra therapy is totally safe, there are no negative side effects, it is easy to use, a pleasant painless procedure and it does not take too much time. The devices are small and portable and you can take them with you everywhere. 

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