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10 Oct 2013 By

Dr Gary Aaron talks about – What are Oestrogen and progesterone excess and deficiency symptoms

What is Oestrogen

Oestrogen is the name given to a class of hormones. There are three major oestrogens produced by women called oestriol, oestradiol and oestrone.
Oestradiol is the most potent. Often spelt as estrogen, estrone, estradiol, estriol

OESTROGEN DEFICIENCY

Common Symptoms may include:

Headache
Hot flushes
Mood Swings
Dry Skin
Excessive sweating and racing Heartbeats
Vaginal dryness ( Causing itchiness, Irritation and painful intercourse )

Less Common Symptoms may include:

Sleep Trouble
Poor Memory
Poor Sex drive
Thinning Hairline
Fatigue

OESTROGEN EXCESS (DOMINANCE)

Common Symptoms may include:

Breast swelling and tenderness
Bloating (Fluid retention)
Mood swings (most often irritability)
Irregular or otherwise abnormal Menstrual periods 

What is Progestrone?

Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone in both men and women.
Progesterone is essential for many vital functions in the human body. The ovaries produce most of the progesterone, but this is only if ovulation occurs.
As women approach menopause, less progesterone is produced. The deficiency of progesterone is responsible for many symptoms associated with menopause.

Progesterone also balances the effects of oestrogen. Even after a hysterectomy oestrogen in the body needs to be balanced with progesterone.

PROGESTERONE DEFICIENCY

Common Symptoms may include:

Joint aches and pains
Mood Disturbances
Sleep Disturbances
Excessive sweating

HIGH PROGESTERONE LEVELS SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE:

Common Symptoms may include:

Tiredness
Vaginal Dryness
Mood swings
Acne

These following symptoms may be related to Oestrogen and Progesterone Imbalance:

Urinary Infections, Incontinence, Overheating, Muscle weakness, Formation of ovarian cysts, Cold hands and feet (a symptom of thyroid dysfunction),