Our hormones are designed to work together in perfect balance, and believe it or not - it is NOT normal to have a lot of “symptoms” related to your cycle. One common hormone imbalance is estrogen dominance. This can occur when your body has too much estrogen, OR when your body has a higher proportion of estrogen compared to progesterone.
Common symptoms include:
- Heavy bleeding
- Breast tenderness or cysts
- Menstrual migraines
- Moodiness and frequent meltdowns
- Depression or weepiness
- Mid-cycle or ovulatory pain
- Brain fog
Surprising list, right? Most women have experienced some, if not many of the symptoms on that list throughout their reproductive years. The good news is that there are ways to get your hormones back into balance so that your symptoms can be lessened, if not disappear altogether. I’ll reiterate that these symptoms are NOT a normal part of being a woman.
So, what can you do? Eating a clean diet rich in nutrients with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, adequate protein, and healthy fats can help. Staying physically active also is important. Stress may be one of the bigger factors in estrogen dominance. Learning how to reduce stress and become more resilient to stressful situations can go a long way to balancing your hormones.
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