Perimenopause Symptoms | Factors that Lead to Estrogen Dominance

Have you heard that the answer to perimenopause symptoms is estrogen?   Contrary to what many people believe estrogen is not always the answer. Actually, some perimenopause symptoms are caused by estrogen excess, a condition called estrogen dominance.   What is it that leads to estrogen dominance?   Perimenopause symptoms caused by estrogen dominance are…

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Stomach Ache During Pregnancy may be a Gallbladder Symptom

A stomach ache during pregnancy is often dismissed as an inevitable part of pregnancy. But it can actually indicate a gallbladder problem. Gallbladder symptoms are more common in pregnant women. But what exactly makes pregnant women more prone to developing gallbladder symptoms? There are a couple of reasons behind this phenomenon that many women don’t…

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The LES | Is it causing your acid reflux symptoms?

Do you get a burning sensation in your chest or the back of your throat? Or maybe you just feel nauseated, or have recurrent belching. These symptoms collectively are referred to as Acid Reflux or Dyspepsia. You may have looked to antacids or acid blocking drugs to find relief. These treatments might make you feel better…

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Hookah, Smoking and Acid Reflux Symptoms

I was walking in downtown Palo Alto a few days ago and noticed a sweet, smoky smell wafting down the sidewalk. Turning the corner I saw that it was coming from a Hookah Bar that was crowded with college students. Using a water pipe, or hookah, to inhale tobacco smoke has been suggested by some…

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Perimenopause Symptoms | How to Stabilize Your Mood

Are you near tears one moment? Then find you’re laughing and carefree the next? Mood swings are common perimenopause symptoms. While perimenopause is a natural transition into the next phase of your life, it can be difficult to get through your daily activities when your moods are in constant flux. According to Dr. Christiane Northrup emotional upheaval…

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The Surprising Hormone Behind Perimenopause Symptoms

When it comes to perimenopause, you probably hear the words estrogen and progesterone so many times it wants to make you pull your own hair out! However, there is one more major hormone behind your perimenopause that you might not know about.   When perimenopause symptoms begin, it’s because your ovaries are slowing down production…

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Perimenopause Symptoms | Can Progesterone Cream Help You?

Are you dealing with perimenopause symptoms? Contrary to what a lot of people believe about menopause, there is more going on than a lack of estrogen. In fact, sometimes, especially with earlier perimenopause symptoms, relatively high estrogen levels may be to blame.   These high estrogen levels are known as estrogen dominance, a phenomenon that…

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