Estrogen dominance can be linked to the proliferation of tissues that cause endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and other health concerns. Dr. Marcantel explains why in this video. Dr. Tina Marcantel is a naturopathic doctor in Gilbert, Arizona, who also serves the East Valley communities of Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, and the greater Phoenix area.
When we have a state of estrogen dominance, estrogen proliferates tissue when it’s dominant. Estrogen, in itself, is very good. It helps us with our brain tissue, our memory, it helps us to think more clearly, prevents “foggy brain,” and other things. Estrogen, itself, is very good–it’s not bad. But when you have an estrogen dominance situation where the estrogen is very dominant over the progesterone you’re going to have all these symptoms and you’re going to have a proliferation of tissue.
For instance, if a woman comes in with cysts on her ovaries or cysts in her breasts, or she has fibroids on her inner uterine lining, or she has endometriosis–these are all tissues that are being proliferated. They’re increasing because she has too much estrogen in her. Thus we have an increase in the amount of hysterectomies because women are getting large fibroids and they’re bleeding–heavy, heavy, heavy–so they have anemia.
I went through this myself, personally, in my forties. I had a lot of estrogen dominance but back then we didn’t really know exactly what to do. And so I wound up having a hysterectomy because every time my period came I would bleed very heavily. And this is what’s happening now with people in their forties–not everybody, but people with estrogen dominance–and so they eventually have to have a hysterectomy.
That path can be made smoother. We are starting to see more and more women who are bringing their daughters in. It’s so good to see. It’s preventative medicine.
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