Does Excess Estrogen Cause Fibroids?
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There are a couple of prevailing theories as to what causes fibroids. One, that there is too much estrogen which is promoting proliferation of the uterine lining.
I saw an excellent example of this recently where we actually confirmed by blood test that the day 3 estrogen level was about 3 times the norm for that specific day of the cycle. The range for the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle (roughly day 1 to day 14) is 46-622 pmol/L. Because estrogen is at its lowest around day 1 of the period, and it increases to a peak at day 14, on day 3 you would expect estrrogen to still be at the lower end of this range. The higher number would occur closer to day 12. This particular woman’s estrogen was already close to 500 on day 3. Ideally, estradiol measured on day 3 should be around 110 – 200 pmol/L. Random estradiol measurements that don’t take into account where exactly the person is in their cycle are fairly useless and will almost invariably be interpreted as “normal”.
What kind of symptoms would excess estrogen cause?
1. Heavy menstrual bleeding: With this much estrogen so early in the cycle, there is a thick uterine lining being built, which means a lot of blood to discharge at her next period.
2. Painful periods: Excessive estrogen can promote inflammation and cramping.
3. Fibroids: Inflammation and estrogen are considered to be contributors to fibroids and with this much estrogen she’s got both going on.
Regulate Your Estrogen:
Provide specific nutrients that help the liver detoxify and eliminate excess estrogen. This particular person has already seen significant improvement in only 3 weeks of this type of treatment.
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