If You Have Low Progesterone You Could Have Estrogen Dominance
- Thyroid Problems
- Bad PMS
- Headaches (especially premenstrually)
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Bloating (water retention)
- Breast Swelling and Tenderness
- Mood Swings (most often irritability and depression)
While not the only two important hormones to manage as you age, estrogen and progesterone are unique because they actually need each other to stay balanced and for you to feel good. Think about your period. PMS symptoms are caused by the imbalance of these two important hormones. As you get older that similar experience becomes more and more part of your everyday life.
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Dr. Laurie Steelsmith’s video
If you’re like most women you’ll have decreasing progesterone levels beginning in your 30s. Whether due to a stressful lifestyle or simply because you’re naturally less fertile as you move past ideal childbearing years, you tend to have deficiencies of progesterone compared to estrogen and symptoms start to show up.
Symptoms of this progesterone-estrogen imbalance, which is called estrogen dominance, include breast tenderness and swelling, exacerbated PMS, more acute menstrual cramping, heavier periods, menstrual flow with increased clotting, bloating (particularly of the abdomen), and water retention in tissues.
Watch what Cedars Sinai lecturer and board
certified Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz hears from her
patients at her practice in Los Angeles.
Estrogen dominance can even affect how your thyroid functions. But you’ll probably experience it mostly as just not feeling like yourself without being able to figure out exactly why.
Asensia® Can Help
Asensia® is formulated to help your body make more of its own progesterone and help balance the negative effects of estrogen dominance. Taking 3 small pills 3 times a day for at least 30 days can help reset these two important hormones and relive symptoms.
Additional supplements. Along with your multivitamin and Asensia, take 1,000 mg of calcium, and 50 mg of vitamin B6, each day. (Vitamin B6 can help with estrogen dominance by assisting with your liver’s breakdown of estrogen.) If your symptoms include depression, take 1,000 mg of the amino acid tyrosine each morning; this can help by supporting adrenal health and addressing cortisol deficiency.