The Dangers Of Oestrogen Imbalances
As women approach menopause, one of the most common issues they face is oestrogen overproduction. While oestrogen is an important component of fertility, an excess of the hormone has some unfortunate side effects. Some of the most common ones include increased risk of obesity, fluid retention, mood lability, and decreased energy levels.
Oestrogen imbalances in the female body begin long before menopause actually begins. Women in their 30s may already be experiencing the side effects of excess oestrogen as their progesterone levels decrease, developing painful uterine fibroids and breast cysts.
Some of the more serious side effects of increased oestrogen levels include both endometrial cancer and breast cancer. Oestrogen can also negatively influence thyroid hormone levels and interfere with blood clotting mechanisms, leading to an increased risk of stroke.
Many modern lifestyles increase the risk of women suffering from heightened oestrogen levels. Obesity, which is becoming a prevalent public health issue, leads to increased oestrogen production. Diets which contain excess sugar lead to chemical imbalances, which make it more difficult for natural oestrogen to break down in the body. Pesticides in food sources share a common molecular structure with oestrogen, which causes the body to produce even more oestrogen when women consume foods containing pesticides. Finally, the increased use of oestrogen supplementation during, before, and after menopause may lead to an overwhelming surplus of the hormone in women’s bodies.
By the time a woman reaches menopause naturally, hormonal and environmental sources have already bombarded her body with excess oestrogen. This makes it all the more crucial for women dealing with premenopausal, perimenopausal, and menopausal side effects to use natural remedies for their symptoms, as opposed to synthetic ones.
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