Continued from page 1
Then there is issue of menstrual cycle and hormone production in body. In normal menstrual cycle and a healthy woman, estrogen is dominant hormone that is produced for first 10-12 days following previous menstrual flow. If ovulation occurs, ovulation then signals female body to produce progesterone, which happens for next 12 days or so. If pregnancy does not occur during ovulation, progesterone and estrogen levels will drop at around day 28, allowing menstruation to begin. However, if you do not ovulate, you will not produce progesterone that month. This event, called an annovulatory cycle, is a typical occurance today for women even 10 to 20 years before normal age of menopause. This leaves woman with an excess of estrogen and a deficiency of vital hormone progesterone which can only be produced if ovulation occurs.
Many women in their thirties or forties are actually having fewer ovulations, creating hormone imbalance, resulting in many of 34 menopause symptoms. And once ovulation ceases at menopause, progesterone levels fall to virtually zero. At same time, estrogen is still being produced, again leading to hormone imbalance and resulting symptoms. If a hysterectomy has happened, surgical menopause means woman no longer produces progesterone.
Besides problems created by missed ovulations or hysterectomy, excess estrogen is regularly obtained from other sources. Birth control pills, household chemicals and pesticides, certain foods that have been sprayed or given chemicals and many construction materials used in homes are all sources of unhealthy estrogen. Doctors call this hormone imbalance condition where excess estrogen exists - estrogen dominance. What are symptoms of estrogen dominance? The symptoms are nearly same as 34 menopause symptoms!
When your estrogen and progesterone hormones are balanced, you feel more alert and energetic. And balancing family, career, stress and your own needs becomes much easier to do, like it was when you were younger.
How can a woman tell if symptoms being experienced are because of hormone imbalance? One easy and effective way is to take an online test for early signs of menopause and 34 menopause symptoms. Used daily in their practice by a leading womens health clinic, health test takes just a few minutes online and test is free. By taking clinic health test, you can find out more about your health, symptoms you have, what symptoms are telling you and what to do about it. Take online hormone health test and read more about hormone imbalance, estrogen dominance symptoms, hysterectomy side effects and physician-recommended treatments for premenopause symptoms and 34 menopause symptoms.
Copyright 2005 InfoSearch Publishing
Olinda Rola is President of InfoSearch Publishing and webmaster of http://www.safemenopausesolutions.com where you will find physician-recommended natural treatments for premenopause and menopause symptoms. Visit the website and learn more about ways that really work for improving health.