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Estrogen dominance

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  • Posted By: erin23
  • February 4, 2007
  • 00:48 AM

Im 23 years old and make double the amount of estrogen as normal and have a borderline low thyroid and adrenal problems. I get constant fluid retention in my face and puffiness, vertigo, mood swings , chronic back to back yeast infections which im on medication for daily and still get them even treating the candida, Its hard to draw the line between whats causing what, i recently started treating my thyroid but symptoms have come back. I swell up when i take progesterone of any kind and get hives. Any advice?:confused:

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  • Have you cut out sugar and refined starches? That's the only advice I ever got from my doc on recurrent yeast infections.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 6, 2007
    • 05:19 AM
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  • I am 21 and have similar problems to what you have discribed. The best treatment for Candida (as told to me by my naturopath) is to go on what she calls an Alergy Overload Diet! For 3 weeks you are restricted in the foods and drinks you can consume whilst also taking various supplements which aid in digestion and kill Candida. Its a little restricttive in the foods you can eat but not in the sizes of your meals so you rarely feel hungry and I actually lost 4 kg and all the bloat! I also have been diagnoised with an underactive thyroid and this has also picked up a little without changing my medication. I currently use a progesterone cream also but have found that reducing my use of several products that contain xenoestrogens (chemicals that mimic estrogen once broken down in the body) and exercising regularly has even improved this. Most recently on Channel Seven news in Perth, WA there was a spceial report on the benefits of exercise in reducing the number of estrogen caused cancers in women (ie some breast cancers). If you'd like any more info please email me deluxe_jha@hotmail.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 01:23 AM
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  • Estrogen dominance is related to alot of foods we eat, products we use and other environmental factors as well. Please look at the following website to gain more information on estrogens and xenoestrogens http://www.fibroid101.com/xeno.htmThese xenoestrogens also cause problems related any horomonal changes in bodies such as uterine growths, breast cancer and abnormal pap smears. It is important that women know the dangers associated with these chemicals and environmental factors something that physicians aren't going to easily admit to. They say uterine fibroids can be linked to excess estrogen, when i asked my GYN about it she said fibroids had nothing to do with hormones. Good thing i didn't believe her, it's something the FDA won't easily admit to either. That's why it's important to educate yourself!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 10:26 PM
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  • Visit a Jaffe Mellor Technique Certified Alternative Medicine Doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2007
    • 00:34 AM
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  • Hi Erin; A word of advice about estrogen dominance, which is what you are describing. Until you stop using health & beauty products with preservatives (that means everything from shampoo to makeup) & you stop eating all soy & anything that has vegetable protein or preservatives or many other things to numerous to mention here... you will not lower your estrogen levels. All those those chemicals are called xenohormones & all the soy is full of phytohormones that will all increase your estrogen level. Here's another thing women don't know... the progesterone creams all have preservatives that are xenohormones & just make estrogen worse. Plus nearly 90 percent of the creams are phony yam products or some other useless type of progesterone. You have to make sure the product contains USP Micronized Progesterone Powder or you are getting ripped off. So far I can only tell you that MAYBE the Renaissance brand progesterone cream is safe but they have a troubling word in the ingredients which is "fragrance" & that could hide the fact that they add preservatives. I would forget progesterone cream if I was you & try Pregnanlone supplements from a reputable source that is pure. Then I'd stop consuming any dairy products that aren't 100% organic & hormone free, & stop all meats & egss unless they are too. I'd eat no fast food or prepared foods. Only whole foods that you have to cook from scratch. Eat a lot of leafy greens, vegetables & fruits but be sure they are organic or in the case of fruit that they have skins to peel & throw the skin away because they have pesticides & waxes on them. You'll need to stop using all products that contain chemical preservatives. You can get great products from places like Burt's Bees & several others that you can look up on the web. Throw out all your makeup & buy products that are all natural. I guess I'll plug my own company here which is www.skinfullybareminerals.com but there are other great companies that sell pure cosmetics if you look hard enough. The important thing is to be sure there are no preservatives in anything. I wish everyone sold healthy & pure makeup but unfortunately I only know two other companies that do. Once you've done all that you are then on the road to getting a hold on your estrogen levels. Give that some time to work & drink plenty of purified water to flush the estrogens out of your body. Then in a month or so do another test. I bet you that you'll see your estrogens are near normal. If not, THEN do a thorough research into finding the perfect progesterone cream that doesn't have any preservatives or soy products in it. You may want to educate yourself on some of these problems caused by estrogen dominance & I have found one site & book particularly helpful to me. It's www.doctorsaredangerous.com & the book is by Elaine Hollingsworth. It can tell you the best things to eat & do to keep that estrogen level down where it belongs. I wish you good luck! Chelsea
    chelseacraft 4 Replies
    • January 19, 2008
    • 06:48 PM
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  • Sorry blaze but you are way off on this. I think your science is not so good on this one. Urban women do not experience a higher incidence of breast cancer than rural women. Cities contain more ELF fields. I agree, ELF's MAY stress a human's natural field & may have links to illnesses, however, ELF's have not been linked with just breast cancer, but has been linked to higher incidences of all cancers. First to notice this were doctors treating childhood leukemia that was rampant in a certain area. What you are not understanding is that exposure to free radicals from these devices you mentioned, cell phones, computers, etc., are the reason for higher incidence of cancer, NOT ELF fields associated with them. In that case, ancient peoples would have had cancer when then when they lived close to geographical & geological naturally occuring magnetic fields. They did not. There are a lot of sources of ELF's so that this would have already been made obvious a long time ago if it were true. Moreover, you show a lack of understanding about estrogen dominance in general. It doesn't just target women. It affects everyone. If you were correct, women would not be the only ones experiencing elevated incidences of breast cancer. Men & children would also be getting breast cancer. Everyone is being exposed to high levels of "MOCK ESTROGENS" not real estrogens. That is what "estrogen dominance" is. Your body doesn't know the difference between real estrogen & phytoestrogens in foods, tail pipe fumes & other chemicals that are uptaken by the body. These mock estrogens TRICK your body into thinking they are real estrogens. THAT is how the estrogen is being elevated, not by real estrogens. So we'd be seeing little boys with breast cancer if what you say made any scientific sense. Instead we are seeing little girls with pubic hair & breast development by age 3. Boys with underdeveloped testicles. Men with extremely low sperm counts. Higher incidence of thyroid problems in all people. It's not just about breast cancer. In fact that is just the tip of the estrogen dominance iceberg. If Canada does have the worlds highest incidence of breast cancer, genetics, pollution, cultural things like diet & consumer products, governmental lack of consumer protection & MANY other factors would play a MUCH larger role in the increased incidence of breast cancer in women in Canada than any perceived threat from ELF fields. Genetics, diet & lack of government regulations on drugs, foods & consumables would be the FIRST suspects, not fields. Actually the one thing I do agree with that you said totally proves that you are wrong about your comment. You said "This hormone is a strong radical scavenger, helpful in fighting cancer." You admit it's ONLY HELPFUL in fighting cancer. Therefore this statement negates all your other statements. It is estrogens that EVERY ONE OF US come into contact in our daily lives that is making us sick. Your supposition fails to explain how a man's body would produce too much estrogen if he was deficient in melatonin. Why aren't men popping up with breast cancer at alarming rates far beyond the increase we actually are seeing in men today? Trust me, if men started getting breast cancer, then estrogen dominance info would be on the TV every single day around the world. The world's goverments would be adding melatonin to the water supplies & telling everyone to remember to take their melatonin supplements. Just let me say that if it were all this simple I'd know about it. My husband supervises a lab that mainly deals with cancer research, much of it breast cancer research. In one part of your comment you actually say cancer NEEDS melatonin, then you say melatonin prevents cancer. The word "depends" means "need", they are synonyms. I think you mean it depends on a LACK of melatonin. Much of your comment is very confusing. Singling out breast cancer is also erroneous. There are other types of cancer that accelerate in the presence of estrogen. I would like to know what studies say that all women with breast cancer have lowered melatonin levels. I don't think there is such scientific evidence & it certainly would not say ALL breast cancer depends on LACK of melatonin. That's just not possible. If it were that simple, breast cancer would be cured by now, my husband & his colleagues would all be looking for new jobs and we wouldn't be having this discussion. The way you make things sound is that, if we all stopped using electricity & other things, that all the chemicals we come uptake couldn't cause estrogen dominance. So if we had no ELF fields, then according to you, all the chemical estrogens would just be benign & not elevate our levels of estrogen. You act like science has no idea why estrogen is elevated in approx. 85% of the population globally. So what you are saying is that your body is producing too much estrogen on it's own... it's not all the mock estrogens we eat, inhale & uptake every day that is mimicking estrogens. You are saying that every scientific study in this whole field is completely wrong except your ELF field theory. You are telling people that only a lack of melatonin is to blame. That's just ridiculous. ELF fields have NOTHING to do with it. If I lived on Mars & ate only soybeans every day of my life I'd have the worst case of estrogen dominance you can imagine. Tell me how your ELF theory factors in THAT fact? If you uptake into the bloodstream any substance that the body recognizes as estrogenic, you will have estrogen dominance, irregardless where you are. Get your facts about estrogen dominance straight. The sources of estrogen are NOT internal but EXTERNAL. Fields or no fields, certain substances act as estrogens in animals, that includes humans. Trust me, melatonin is the LEAST of our problems. Go to PubMed website, type in methylparaben in the search box & READ the REAL scientific/medical studies. THERE is a significant problem to discuss. Not some far fetched minor incidence that has little overall bearing to the whole HUGE subject of estrogen dominance. Moreover, I have read & re-read your last paragraph trying to figure out what you are saying & most of it is just random rambling of big words that don't produce a coherent thought. For example; "Magnetic sensors in cells translate weak fields into biomechanical effects." What effects? Translate? All you really say is that there is a cause & effect relationship between all things in a human's environment. That's an very large & wide statement that doesn't specifically define anything. One can say "the human body translates consumed organic matter into biomechanical effects". All that over glorified sentence says is "EATING sustains human life in various ways". You are NOT saying anything there beyond a basic knowledge that the human body has a weak magnetic field & disturbing that field produces undefined yet suspected various effects that have not been actually fully proven or fully defined by current scientific knowledge. The next sentence is even worse. This sentence; "It also seems that weak fields resonate with living systems to eventually amplify into biological significance." is pure babble. Resonate with living systems? Sound & light waves resonate with living systems. Eventually amplify? What amplifies the weak fields? You are not explaining the biomechanics of what you are talking about. Amplification can't happen without a mechanical action that causes it to occur somehow. You are forgetting the basic principles of PHYSICS that underpin all of known science & the world we live in. You can't just start inventing your own rules of physics regarding fields. You are leaving out the part about our bodies have a weak biomagnetic field because we contain so much sodium chloride, potassium chloride & magnesium chloride. Salt crystals naturally have pizoelectronic properties which produce a weak magnetic field surrounding the human body. When that field collides with another field there is resonation, but there is no mechanical property or action with which one can conclude that there is amplification. Lastly, there are a LOT of things that are biologically significant. Breathing & eating are biologically significant. Actually, the closest biologically significant function I can think of analogous with your sentence ends with a wipe & a flush. Why not cite the actual studies that back up what you say before you go around scaring people with dire theories that aren't based on facts, but a lot of speculations that are not provable. I think you have been reading some stuff that's not very factual online. Your off base speculations & lack of knowledge about estrogen dominance make your statements very irresponsible. Someone may read what you have said & become phobic & act upon that phobia in their daily lives which potentially causes them concern for no real reason. At the least, you are causing undo concern over something you don't know anything about but are just abstractly quoting bits & pieces from things you have found on some website. Yes, studies on ELF fields have been conducted & certain things you say are relatively true in a very generalized sense. However, to extrapolate & conject that women's bodies are producing too much of their own estrogen & that is the basis of "estrogen dominance" completely proves you are way over your head about this subject. The last thing we need in regard to estrogen dominance, breast cancer & women's health is for women to listen to faulty science, go off half cocked & pass this psuedo science around until it becomes an urban myth that physicians will have to deal with. Don't give advice on estrogen dominance until you actually know what it is.
    chelseacraft 4 Replies
    • February 16, 2008
    • 03:32 AM
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  • By the way... anyone reading the comments left by blaze please know that actually those are the words of another author, Andrew Michrowski. Unless this blaze person is Andrew Michrowski himself. In either case... this person doesn't know what they are babbling about. It has NOTHING to do with estrogen dominance & is a totally different subject entirely having to do mainly with a HYPOTHETICAL THEORY about magnetic fields causing cancers. Problem is... ancient people's showed NO signs of cancer at all yet they lived near very active & sometimes strong electromagnetic fields. So even though this thread is NOT about ELF fields & cancer... they are STILL WRONG. Otherwise ancient people living near volcanoes & other areas with electromagnetic field activity would have shown definite signs of cancer. Be careful when you read these comments & articles making wild claims, especially when you can't follow their thoughts when writing sentences. It's a clear indication they haven't a clue to what they are talking about.
    chelseacraft 4 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
    • 04:25 AM
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  • If someone has estrogen dominance, DIM(found in broccoli and cauliflower and some other vegetables) and white button mushrooms(agaricus bisporus) works very well. The DIM turns more potent estrogens(estradiol and estrone) into the far less potent estrogen estriol. The agaricus bisporus, which you can find the produce section of any supermarket, is a natural aromatase(the enzyme which create estrogen) inhibitor. Grape seed extract, not grapefruit seed extract, is another potent natural aromatase inhibitor. I was banned from a so-called reputable site that claims to be leading the fight against breast cancer for saying this info.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2012
    • 02:03 AM
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