Hormone Imbalances Women

Hormone imbalances women experience can be balanced with hormone replacement. 

Benefits and risks of hormone replacement

Anytime you utilized either a hormone or a drug, you have to weigh the benefits versus the risks. 

Estrogen can be thought of as primarily a toxic hormone. It's known to cause six different cancers in women.

  • breast

  • uterine

  • ovarian

  • cervical

  • vaginal

  • colon cancers

Estrogen may cause Alzheimer's disease, strokes, heart attacks, and phlebitis with fatal pulmonary emboli. 

It can also lead to auto-immune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and others. 

Hormone Imbalances Women

Estrogen and menstrual cramps

Estrogen is the hormone that causes women to experience menstrual cramps, PMS, breast tenderness, and nausea when they are pregnant. 

Estrogen is also a lipogenic that creates fat around the hips, thighs, and buttocks. It's also the cause of cellulite. 

Progesterone and hormone imbalances women

Every problem, every complication, every downside to estrogen is eliminated by progesterone. Any timehigh estrogen levels are prescribed by a doctor, a sufficient amount of progesterone must be prescribed to be protective. 

Two important principles... 

  • Women never stop making estrogen.Estrogen is probably the only hormone that hardly ever has to be replaced. It continues to be made by fat cells, skin cells, and the adrenal glands.

  • Women do stop making progesterone. Since this is true, women are always at risk for developing breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, and other cancers from estrogen.

The pituitary and hormones

When normal hormone levels decrease, the pituitary responds by putting out certain hormones of its own to stimulate the ovaries to make more hormones. 

The pituitary puts out a hormone called luteinizing hormone (LH) to stimulate the ovaries to make more hormones. LH may be the primary cause of the vascular symptoms women experience when they are going through menopause. These symptoms include hot flashes and menopause night sweats

It's believed that the pituitary's primary reason for trying to raise ovarian hormone levels is so the woman can get pregnant. Once the pituitary is convinced a woman no longer needs to procreate, it stops sending out the signals of hot flashes and related symptoms disappear. 

If the woman is placed on high levels of hormone replacement products, the pituitary could get confused. It becomes convinced again that the woman is trying to get pregnant, and so whenever there is a significant drop, it puts out LH and the symptoms recur. 

Estrogen and the fat cell

Your body contains more than 30 billion fat cells. The fat cell contains the aromatase enzyme, which converts androgens to estrogens. Estrone is the primary estrogen that gains dominance after menopause, when the ovaries shut down. Before this, estradiol is the primary form of estrogen in the body. 

Estrone is the bad estrogen that causes insulin resistance. 

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