High levels of oestrogen are something that I see among many clients and can be a huge cause of discomfort both physically and psychologically for women.
High oestrogen levels can manifest in a variety of ways including:
High oestrogen signs
• Breast tenderness
• Breast fullness
• Heavy periods
• Irregular bleeding
• Hormonal migraines (where estrogen takes drop before period)
• Water retention
• Mood swings
• Weight gain (especially if levels of E1 are high as this is stored in our fat cells)
• Cervical dysplasia
We have oestrogen receptors located all over the body which is why it can have such a big impact.
High oestrogen levels are linked to:
• Decreased thyroid function – high estrogen increases thyroid binding globulin which decreases free T3 (our more active thyroid hormone that does a lot of the work)
• Worsened endometriosis
• Endometrial hyperplasia - overgrowth of uterine lining and bleeding irregularly
Check out my next post for more on causes of oestrogen dominance and what we can do about it.