Estrogen Dominance

Hi. I had my hormones checked and my progesterone level is at 2.5 and my estradiol level is 6.5. I am 32 years old and I am wondering if this means that I have estrogen dominance? I do have some of the pms symptoms and I also have noticed that my peach fuzz on my face, shoulders, stomach is getting longer and sticks out instead of laying flat like it normally would. I get hot flashes at night also. My periods are normal though. Also, if I started using the natural progesterone cream, how much should i start using at first and would this reduce the fuzz? If it does I am not sure if I would have to stay on this forever to keep it away? also would using natural progesterone cream cause estrogen dominance?

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May 04, 2014
Estrogen Dominance
by: Joy

Hi there

I am assuming you had blood tests done, so progesterone 2.5ng/mL and estradiol 6.5pg/mL means that your progesterone/estrogen ratio is 385:1 it should be 600:1.

The peach fuzz is caused by testosterone, and progesterone does suppress it, plus if bound to SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) testosterone becomes inactive, progesterone raises levels of SHBG, see here, so preventing the rise of free testosterone. SHBG drops if sugars are eaten, even those found in all grains, legumes, dairy and sweet starchy fruits and vegetables. Fructose, sucrose and glucose, reduce SHBG by 80, 50 and 40% respectively, see here. It's best to avoid all the foods and sugars mentioned.

Progesterone does not causes Estrogen Dominance, too much estrogen does. Usually hot flushes mean Peri-Menopause and Menopause, but as you are so young I am wondering if you have Insulin Resistance, have you been tested for this? When choosing a progesterone cream do make sure that you choose one that contains the correct progesterone concentration – see here. If not, you will add to your adverse symptoms. The contraceptive and pill and HRT also cause estrogen dominance symptoms and both have a potential to cause harm – see here. Nothing less that 100mg/3ml, possibly more progesterone cream should be used. Please read How to use Progesterone Cream.

Do you know what your Vitamin D level is as a deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, it is also connected to every single cell and its formation in our bodies making it vital?

Hope this helps you.

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