Although estrogen is known as the female hormone, and testosterone as the male hormone, both hormones are found in both sexes – and excess in estrogen in either sex can be problematic. That’s why our expert team at Dedicated to Health Medical Group focuses on keeping your body in as perfect a hormonal balance as possible. Our team, Stephanie King, DC, RN, Lisa Ma, MD, and Kirstiema Cowan, DNP, works together holistically to diagnose and provide therapy to patients. We use not only bioidentical hormone therapy, but detoxification, dietary changes, vitamin and mineral supplements, and herbal and homeopathic remedies as treatments for estrogen excess. Our goal is to rebalance your body through the most natural methods in order to make you feel younger, more attractive, and more energetic.
Symptoms of Estrogen Excess in Women
The symptoms associated with excessive estrogen are almost identical to the symptoms women experience when they are premenstrual. These include:
- Water retention and bloating
- Breast swelling and tenderness
- Craving sweets
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Low Thyroid Symptoms
An estrogen excess can also result in an abnormally heavy menstrual flow.
Because of the delicate balance between hormones of various types, a rise in one can result in a decrease in the other. For this reason, low thyroid symptoms may accompany the other discomforts of an overly high level of estrogen. The symptoms of hypothyroidism may include:
- Abnormal sensitivity to cold
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Changes in the menstrual cycle
- Dry hair and hair loss
- Dry skin
- Slow heart rate
- Swelling of the thyroid gland (goiter)
- Unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight
At Dedicated to Health Medical Group we give our full and undivided attention to each and every individual who comes to us seeking help and health. We share our own personal experiences and are compassionate in our care because we have personal experience with the symptoms we treat. By performing a comprehensive evaluation of each patient’s symptoms and checking appropriate blood levels, administering saliva testing and other evaluations as needed, we are able to make suitable recommendations. Our plan to treat estrogen excess is always tailored to be most effective for your individual case.
If you feel that you are suffering an excess of estrogen, give us a call or book an appointment for your FREE consultation.