The following is from the book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause” by Dr. John R. Lee He explains in his book that too much estrogen in relation to progesterone is very unhealthy and of the importance of balancing with natural progesterone cream. Renewed Balance is such a cream. Progesterone articles.
Estrogen Effects vs Progesterone Effects
The first column is estrogen effects, while the second column is progesterone effects. Estrogens are wonderful hormones. They are very powerful for good reasons but should be countered by the body to keep a proper ratio. Consider estrogen like the gas pedal and progesterone like the break. It’s important not to speed out of countrol.
|creates proliferative endometrium – estrogen builds it
|maintains secretory endometrium – progesterone fluffs it up.
|protects against breast fibrocysts
|increased body fat
|helps use fat for energy
|depression and headaches
|salt and fluid retention
|interferes with thyroid
|facilitates thyroid hormone action
|increased blood clotting
|normalizes blood clotting
|impairs blood sugar control
|normalizes blood sugar levels
|loss of zinc and retention of copper (PMS)
|normalizes zinc and copper (no PMS)
|reduced oxygen levels in all cells
|restores proper cell oxygen levels
|increased risk of endometrial cancer
|prevents endrometrial cancer
|increased risk of breast cancer
|helps prevent breast cancer
|slightly restrains osteoclast function (eating old bone)
|Stimulates osteoblast function (bone building)
|reduces vascular tone
|restores normal vascular tone
|increases risk of autoimmune disorders
|precursor of corticosterone production
|increases risk of gallbladder disease
|necessary for survival of embryo
This is very important in understanding how a poor progesterone/estrogen ratio canthrow the delicate balance of the female body off.