How to decrease estrogen

too much estrogenToo much estrogen can cause heavy periods, breast pain, fibroids, and premenstrual irritability. It can also suppress thyroid function and increase the risk of breast cancer.

What natural treatment works to lower estrogen? To understand that, you need to think about the types of estrogen and why they’re high.

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Endometriosis? Treat the Immune System

endometriosisEndometriosis is not a hormonal condition. It’s affected by estrogen but it’s not caused by estrogen or “estrogen dominance.”

Instead, endometriosis is a whole-body inflammatory and immune disease, and possibly a microbial disease.

What does that mean for treatment?

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4 Types of PCOS (a Flowchart)

Types of PCOS

To treat PCOS, you need to know what’s driving it. In other words, you need to know the different types of PCOS.

You could have insulin-resistant PCOS, post-pill PCOS (which is temporary), inflammatory PCOS, or the far less common adrenal PCOS.

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The Role of Histamine and Mast Cells in PMS and PMDD

mast cells histamine PMDDHere’s something important about PMS or PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder): At least some of the time it’s caused or worsened by mast cell activation and histamine.

Histamine is an inflammatory compound as well as a neurotransmitter. That’s why histamine can cause both allergy-type symptoms such as hives and nasal congestion as well as mood symptoms such as anxiety. Histamine can also cause headaches, fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, and breast tenderness — all the typical symptoms of PMS.

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