Here are the major factors causing estrogen dominance in women and what to do about it.
Middle-aged spread, also commonly known as the hormonal spread, is a sad fact of life for anyone over the age of 40. It is the time when your hormones seem to gang up on you, and everything you eat lands up on your belly or your thighs. No matter how hard you try, nothing moves the extra layers of flab.
Estrogen is an important group of hormones responsible for the development of sexual characteristics and reproduction in women. Consisting of estradiol, estriol, and estrone (three hormones chemically similar to each other), estrogen is produced and released by the adrenal glands, fat tissues, and ovaries. Estrone and estradiol are produced mostly in the ovaries of women experiencing premenopause while estriol is produced and released by the placenta in pregnant women.
Produced by the brain, the thyroid gland, adrenals and reproductive organs, hormones are the “chemical messengers” of the body, regulating human growth, age-related developmental characteristics, metabolism, mental health and emotional responses.
Hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone also play vital roles in facilitating cell-to-organ messaging, stabilizing sleep patterns, managing stress and supporting immune system functioning.
Due to illness, disease, menopause or “andropause”, hormone production may decrease significantly enough to cause physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms that severely interfere with your health and quality of life.