Among the female hormone, Estrogen is the dominant one. You can look it as a group of hormones which comes under the title of estrogens and these hormones are responsible for secondary sex characteristics in the female. It includes the proliferation of the uterine lining and development of breast tissue.
It also prepares the female body for the ovulation process. Whereas some estrogen group hormones are also responsible for increasing the risk of cancer such as breast cancer in the female.
An excessive amount of estrogen in the ‘bad’ form is now common among the females in North America. The reason behind the increase in estrogen level is much such as caffeine intake, stress, birth control pills with synthetic estrogens.
Sometimes the xeno-estrogens from cleaning products, cosmetics, and plastics along with hormone replacement therapy can lead to the excessive level of estrogen in the female body. Apart from this, the environmental factors are also responsible for the issues related to “Estrogen Dominance” in women.
Some of the common symptoms of estrogen dominance consist of include
- Premenstrual symptoms of breast tenderness
- Stubborn weight gain
- Brain fog
In the worst case, the estrogen dominance can also contribute the health conditions such as infertility, repeated miscarriages, fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis and uterine fibroids. It also increases the risk of cancers cells in the female.
Here are some other symptoms of estrogen dominance:
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Cold hands and feet (an indication of thyroid dysfunction)
- Sluggish metabolism
- Bloating (water retention)
- Headaches (especially premenstrually)
- Mood swings (irritability and depression)
- Irregular or abnormal menstrual periods
- Decreased sex drive
- Hair loss
- Trouble sleeping/insomnia
You diet can play an important role in the estrogen detoxification process. The diet will also help to regulate the action of estrogen and will clear the liver and make it estrogen free.
Rosemary is very useful to enhance the development of estrogen (good hormones) in the body to keep you healthy. It act as an antioxidant and provide relief from free radicals. It also helps to control the mood swings, enhance memory, helps in weight loss, promote thyroid function and improves the energy levels in the body by proper metabolism. Thus, it is beneficial to add rosemary in your diet.