Estrogen Dominance in Women in Charleston, SC
The transition into menopause can leave some women experiencing several uncomfortable symptoms. These symptoms are a result of estrogen dominance. Healing at Sweetgrass offers treatment for estrogen dominance to women in and around Charleston, SC, who want to feel emotionally and physically healthy again.
What is Estrogen Dominance?
Estrogen is the female sex hormone that is responsible for the development of female sexual characteristics of the body, such as the regulation of the menstrual cycle, breasts, and body hair. Estrogen and its functions are regulated by progesterone, another steroidal hormone produced in the ovaries. When there is a deficiency in progesterone causing an excess of estrogen, a condition called estrogen dominance is created. Simply put, estrogen dominance is an imbalance of estrogen levels. Estrogen dominance can cause many unpleasant symptoms including:
- Weight gain
- Irregular menstruation
- Decreased libido
- Mood swings
What Causes Estrogen Dominance?
Aging is the main cause of estrogen dominance. Women typically experience an extreme fluctuation in hormones before and after menopause. Right before menopause, estrogen levels are dominant as a result of progesterone and testosterone levels dropping below normal. All three hormones work together so the body can function optimally. When estrogen levels are unable to balance during this time, women begin to experience the symptoms that have become associated with menopause. Other factors that lead to estrogen dominance include birth control, poor diet, environmental toxins, obesity and stress.
How is Estrogen Dominance Treated?
To reestablish balanced levels of estrogen more progesterone must be made available. To do this, hormone replacement therapy may be used to help balance all three sexual hormones to keep the body functioning properly. Estrogen dominance treatment at Healing at Sweetgrass will restore your hormonal equilibrium. Treatment is determined based on your specific needs and symptoms.
If left untreated, estrogen dominance can lead to debilitating conditions, including mood disorders, obesity, depression and even cancer.
How Much Does Estrogen Dominance Treatment Cost?
The cost for estrogen dominance treatment depends on the specific treatment selected. During your consultation, you and Dr. Bauerschmidt will discuss your symptoms and develop a plan for treatment. To make treatment more affordable, we have created a monthly plan that includes your hormones, labs and office visits. We also offer financing through Parasail.
*Please note that consultations are not complimentary. Please call for additional details.
If you believe you may be dealing with estrogen dominance or another hormonal imbalance, contact Healing at Sweetgrass today to schedule a consultation. We have a treatment to help get your hormonal equilibrium back. Our staff is happy to serve residents in Charleston, Summerville and the nearby communities in South Carolina.