Asking the Question We Should All Be Asking – Do I Have Estrogen Dominance?

Do You Have Estrogen Dominance?

Freedom to Heal
by Margarita R. Ochoa-Maya, MD, CDE
August 25, 2102

Being a woman in the 21st century is certainly a high risk profession In the past 40 years, there has been a dramatic increase in female-related illnesses. It it not because we complain more….

It has become a problem so vast that it has never seen before in history. There are reasons for this.

Today, we see the age of puberty (menarche) is dropping precipitously. It is now ‘normal’ to start menstruating at an age as low 10 years of age. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) afflicts close to 30% of perimenopausal women. Endometriosis affects approximately 10% of all perimenopausal women. Uterine fibroids affects close to 25 % women between the ages of 35 and 50, and breast cancer is taking a toll on close to 10% of all women. This is causing great dis-ease in women.

In mainstream health, hysterectomies are a norm, misguided hormone replacement is commonplace and can cause more harm than good, and certainly the precipitous rise in breast cancer over the years is indeed ALARMING!!! Fortunately, scientific evidence is mounting that hormone disruption is the key cause of all these seemingly separate but related diseases.

It is the time to pay attention to hormone balance. I invite you to be proactive in your health and once you become informed, share this information with other women. There is a common thread in these diseases, and it is estrogen dominance. It is the relative excess of estrogen and an relative and in some cases absolute deficiency in progesterone that is at the root of the problem.

It is estimated that in the Western Hemisphere, estrogen dominance syndrome can be as common as 50%. That means that out of 10 women, 5 have this problem.

DO YOU HAVE ESTROGEN DOMINANCE?

Please answer with a number value to the question. Assign a value of 10, if you have a severe problem and assign a value of 0 if you don’t have a problem at all. At the end of the Questionnaire, add your results.

1. Do you have chronic fatigue?

2. Do you have bouts of irritability?

3. Do you have frequent mood swings?

4. Do you suffer from depression, anxiety and agitation?

5. Do you suffer from loss and foggy thinking?

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.