Thyroid and low estrogen levels

by Jay Parmar

I am hypothyroid and have just been told I am entering perimenopausal stage. My estrogen levels are very low and my GP suggested HRT but I have refused seeking a natural treatment instead.

This is all very new to me and I want to ensure that I make the right choice. I have noticed weight gain, abdominal bloating, irregular periods and sometimes feel dizzy. Will using progesterone cream help to reduce weight gain and abdominal bloating? I need to be careful here because estrogen dominance can affect thyroid gland from functioning properly. I would welcome any advice. I am taking Evening primrose oil and good multi vits.

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Jan 04, 2010
Thyroid and low estrogen levels
by: Wray

Hi Jay. I'm relieved you refused the HRT, the risks are not worth it. You are right oestrogen does affect the thyroid, progesterone on the other hand is thermogenic, so speeds up metabolism very slightly. Please have a vitamin D test done, over 50% of the people in the UK have a deficiency, it's such a critical vitamin. Low levels affect the thyroid considerably, it could be this is all you need. Please see this website.

Please also look at our web page on oestrogen dominance, as this condition can occur when first using progesterone. Take care, Wray

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