Wellbeing: Oestrogen Dominoes Fallout

Updated: May 18, 2020

Something that impacted my work early on was the little issue called œstrogen dominance. Once I knew the truth, immediately, my mind raced back to my days growing up, with symptoms I saw in the ladies; then to my nursing days, and the women who were mismanaged to the point of suicide and slow death - shock treatment, strong sedatives and analgesics, and of course, over-use of synthetic and species-nonspecific œstrogen - which affects not just the person at the time, but future generations.

From œstrogen mimicking chemicals found in personal care, cosmetics, cleaning products, perfumery and even food (especially factory farmed meats and dairy) right through to the contraceptive pill and HRT, doctors see one hormone - œstrogen as the be all and end all to female health - when it actually takes care of itself while both testosterone and progesterone are suppressed as œstrogen levels rise constantly.

Increase progesterone, and the others will fall into place synergistically - if allowed to.

Within my patient community, I have had myriad œstrogen-related, tragic health issues affecting everyone from newborns through to the elderly. From a 2 year old menstruating and with precocious puberty (fully developed; maternal history of contraceptive implant and chicken consumption every single day during pregnancy thanks to a craving she thought she must feed) through to menopause in early twenties (enforced menopause to 'treat' endometriosis), from babies born without reproductive organs (toxic farming chemical use during pregnancy) to depression and self harm in old age (HRT-related).

Medical mismanagement of female hormones simply reflects a poor understanding across the board.

A few symptoms of œstrogen dominance - (some may surprise you, others will shock you) -

  • decreased sex drive

  • irregular cycle

  • bloating and fluid retention

  • breast tissue swelling and pain

  • breast cysts

  • uterine cysts, cervical infections

  • headaches/migraines

  • mood swings

  • depression

  • violence & anger

  • weight gain

  • facial hair

  • deepening of voice

  • thyroid dysfunction

  • cold hands and feet

  • hair loss

  • poor metabolism

  • brain fog

  • memory loss

  • fatigue

  • insomnia

  • PMS and cramping

  • poor digestion

  • nose bleeds

  • sinus inflammation/mucosa inflammation - ovarian, cervical, urinary

  • bowel irregularities

  • anxiety

  • loss of nurturing behaviour

  • hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling

  • bouts of rapid heart beat

  • irritability

  • sudden tears

  • irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles

  • dry vagina, a general drying out that can include eyes, mouth, joints and skin - includes inflammation/infection

  • feelings of dread, apprehension, doom

  • difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion

  • disturbing memory lapses

  • incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence

  • itchy, crawly skin (see note)

  • aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons

  • increased tension in muscles

  • gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas, pain, nausea