Are You Estrogen Dominant?

Estrogen dominance is a term John Lee, M.D.1 created to refer to an all too common and potentially dangerous type of hormonal imbalance. In short, it is too much estrogen relative to the amount of progesterone. Estrogen dominance is not just a female problem. Take a minute to score yourself with the following checklist: _____sore, swollen breasts, breast tenderness (for women or men) _____swollen fingers and ankles, _____ feeling impatient or bossy, _____fatigue _____aging process accelerating _____allergies, including asthma, hives, rashes, sinus congestion _____autoimmune disorders (including lupus erythematosis, thyroiditis) _____blood sugar disturbances, especially low blood sugar _____breast cancer _____cold hands and feet (a symptom of t1hyroid dysfunction) _____decreased sex drive _____depression with anxiety or agitation _____dry eyes _____fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips, and thighs _____fibrocystic breasts(women or men) _____gallbladder disease _____hair loss _____headaches _____hypoglycemia _____inability to focus _____increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes) _____infertility _____irritability _____insomnia _____memory loss _____mood swings _____sluggish metabolism _____water retention, bloating _____history of xenoestrogen exposure when you were an embryo (from your mother eating foods containing DDT or taking DES (diethylstilbestrol), a drug used to prevent miscarriage) For women, do you or did you: _____take birth control pills _____take conventional ERT (estrogen replacement therapy) _____take HRT (hormone replacement therapy) _____undergo a tubal ligation _____develop fibrocystic breasts _____have irregular periods or no periods _____uterine fibroids _____uterine cancer _____pass clots during your period _____out of control bleeding _____cervical dysplasia _____endometriosis _____endometrial polyps _____early onset of menstruation _____PMS (premenstrual syndrome) _____menstrual pain _____suffer miscarriage _____premenopausal bone loss   What Your Score Means: Regardless of your gender, the higher your score, the more likely you have estrogen...