Estrogen Dominance Breast Cancer and Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms
This is Lam, founder of DrLam . Today we’re going to talk about the association of estrogen dominance as a phenomenon, and it’s relationship to breast cancer. Now before we can understand that relationship we have to back up and understand what estrogen dominance really is. In the female, the balance between two critical female hormones, called estrogen and progesterone, is very very important. The estrogen in the body is normally being balanced by progesterone. So the estrogen progesterone ratio has to be in perfect shape for us to feel good. Now, if we are exposed to an environment, either by external means or internal means where the estrogen level goes up, or where.
The progesterone go down much more than the estrogen, then the ratio between estrogen and progesterone will therefore increase significantly. In other words, if you have a certain level of estrogen and a certain level of progesterone they usually balances each other. So if the estrogen goes up, then you have a phenomenon called estrogen dominance. This can happen if you take in excessive estrogen from external sources, such as hormone from animals that is fed growth hormone as well as other chemicals that boost the estrogen level. It can also caused by estrogen level that’s increased in the body because you’re taking in more estrogen from petroleum sources such as plastic, shampoos and nail polishes, etc. They all.
Fall into a class of petroleum byproducts called xenoestrogen because they behave estrogenically. So, in other words if the estrogen level goes up, then you have a situation called estrogen dominance. At the same time, if you have progesterone goes down significantly, more than what it should, and it’s not able to balance, therefore, if you have low progesterone, then even though your estrogen level can stay the same or even reduce, the fact that progesterone levels dropped so much more create an estrogen dominance situation. So in either way, the body will recognizes as increases estrogen. Well, what does it do? Estrogen dominance is a condition where itself will help many of the estrogen sensitive cells to grow. Well,.
What are the estrogen sensitive cells? They include the ovaries, the endometrium, the breasts, etc. So, classically, you can have fibrocystic breast disease, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and ultimately breast cancer. So that is one strong association, and indeed we’ve known now that excessive estrogen can cause cancer in the breasts. So that connection is very strong. Now don’t forget that estrogen is also made in the ovaries, as well as the adrenal glands. So if you are under a lot of stress, your adrenal is gonna work hard and then your estrogen level is gonna go up. Similarly, if you have a diet that is very high in sugar, and you may have cysts in your.
Ovaries, and your ovarian system may be putting out more estrogen as well. So it is very important to understand that estrogen dominance can lead to breast cancer as part of what we call the estrogen dominance continuum. So resolving the root problem, which is excessive estrogen, is a key to prevent breast cancer. Or if you already have breast cancer, it’s to be able to help to support the body so it stops the cancer cells from going further by depriving the cancer cells of estrogen which it likes to grow upon and thrive upon. So this is a very important concept, and I hope you’ll be able to recognize this and understand that excessive estrogen in our.
Environment as well as from our body is not a good thing. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. For more information on this topic, head over to DrLam where I have written over a thousand articles to help educate people. You can also call me at 6265711234 for more information on Adrenal Fatigue and how to navigate it. Finally, if you enjoyed this tutorial, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thanks for watching.
Adrenal Fatigue Causing Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids is a very, very common condition that affects many females. Unbeknown to most, this process of fibroid formation actually takes years. In some women it grows fast, in some women it does not grow at all, and in some women it never happens. This is Lam, founder of DrLam , and we are going to go through in this tutorial what the physiology behind fibroids is all about. First, let’s take a step back. In order for the fibroid to grow, which is a tumor which is benign, is made of fibrous tissues, the body has to activate many mechanisms to grow the fibroids. It starts off very small, like a pea size, and it grows to be as big as sometimes.
An orange or a grapefruit in extreme cases. The common denominator for growing a fibroid is the hormone called estrogen. So if you have excessive estrogen in the body either from absolute basis; such as you are taking too much estrogen from birth control pills or food that contains estrogen; on the relative basis such as when you don’t have enough progesterone to offset the estrogen; or even if you have receptor sites that are very sensitive, and this is very common in people who are skinny and thin; all these can lead to estrogen dominance. On top of that estrogen, because it can mate in the adipose tissue, so if you have a lot of fat tissues, or if you have stress in the adrenal system, they all contribute to estrogen.
Excess. Now estrogen excess will in turn then drive the body into a state of estrogen dominance with symptoms that include fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosis, irregular periods, heavy periods, a lot of ovulation pain, and fibroids. In extreme cases, it can be tied into cancer as well. So, fibroids, even though it is a benign tumor, tells the body that it has the underlying problem of estrogen imbalance. Now, aggressive measures to get rid of the fibroids is necessary if they are structural problems, but there are also natural ways to help the fibroids shrink, especially for.
Those that are nearing menopause. Understanding and recognizing that when the body is in adrenal fatigue the tendency to have a high estrogen load is critical because if you don’t understand this concept, estrogen dominance can be treated as if it is a separate entity of excessive estrogen and women can be told to do what we call hysterectomy to get rid of the fibroid. Now oftentimes this can be useful, but oftentimes as well if the ultimate source of estrogen is not shut off or slowed down, even if you get rid of the ovarian estrogen source you still have estrogen source from food, the environment, the stress, as well as the adrenal disfunction then you are really not getting rid of the total problem at the root level.
So it is important to recognize fibroids number one as a medical issue, but number two also as an associated symptom for us to be on the alert when we dealing with adrenal fatigue because we do see many women who have fibroids with their adrenal fatigue; and in fact it is very interesting because the estrogen load starts going down when the adrenals heal and then many people do report less symptoms of estrogen dominance; including fibroids stop growing, or start to shrink as the adrenal improve. So using this understanding to help us to understand fibroid physiology and association with adrenal fatigue is very important. Now I have an article on my website called ‘Estrogen.
Dominance’ as well as another one called ‘Progesterone’ that will be useful for you. If you are inquisitive I have a book called ‘Estrogen Dominance’ that you can read as well, and of course my main book called ‘Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome’ goes into this in great detail. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. For more information on this topic, head over to DrLam where I have written over a thousand articles to help educate people. You can also call me at 6265711234 for more information on Adrenal Fatigue and how to navigate it. Finally, if you enjoyed this tutorial, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thanks for watching.