Estrogen Dominance in Women in Philadelphia, PA
For some women, leading up to and during menopause, there is a sharper decrease in the production of progesterone, making estrogen the dominant hormone. In Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA, and surrounding communities, Dr. Daniel Lebowitz, a board-certified physician, treats women with estrogen dominance at World Wellness Health Institute so they can have balanced hormone levels and feel physically and emotionally healthy.
What is Estrogen Dominance?
When a woman is estrogen dominant, it simply means she has more estrogen than progesterone; this is also the situation when a woman’s estrogen supply decreases and has very little to no progesterone. The two hormones work together to keep all hormone levels balanced.
There are several reasons estrogen dominance occurs, including age, estrogen replacement, birth control, chronic stress and malnourished liver. Once estrogen has taken over, the body may be more susceptible to:
- Breast and gynecological cancers
- Weight gain especially around the waist and hips
- Breast tenderness or soreness
- Unstable blood sugar
- Infertility (if still in reproductive years)
- Thyroid issues
- Mineral deficiencies
To know if estrogen dominance exists, many women exhibit signs, such as:
- Sore and swollen breasts
- Little to no sex drive
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Headaches and mood swings
- Unexplained weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
- Overall general malaise
- Exhaustion and no energy
- Extremely forgetful
- Poor sleep
- Extreme PMS symptoms
How is Estrogen Dominance Treated?
The best way to treat estrogen dominance is to make more progesterone available to achieve estrogen-progesterone balance. This can be done several ways:
- Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
- Adrenal Fatigue Therapy
- Weight Loss
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
How Much Does Estrogen Dominance Therapy Cost?
The cost of estrogen dominance therapy varies depending on the type of treatment, as well as the dosage used and whether it is combined with other treatments. We can discuss the cost with you during a consultation with Dr. Lebowitz, at which time we can explain our payment options and financing through CareCredit®.
Is Estrogen Dominance Therapy Right for Me?
If you think you may be estrogen dominant, estrogen dominance therapy may be right for you. The best way to know is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lebowitz so that he can determine if this or another underlying condition is contributing to your symptoms.
Estrogen Dominance Consultation
Before beginning estrogen dominance therapy, you must schedule a consultation with Dr. Lebowitz to determine if this is the issue and if so, the extent of the estrogen dominance. Dr. Lebowitz will review your medical history, overall health, and current issues so that he can have a full understanding to work with you to customize an effective treatment plan. Because he considers his relationships with patients a partnership, he is very insistent about including you in the treatment recommendation process.
*Disclaimer: Results cannot be guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
The effects of estrogen dominance result in uncomfortable symptoms that are often physically and emotionally debilitating. If you live in Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA, and believe you are estrogen dominant, World Wellness Health Institute offers treatment for the symptoms associated with estrogen dominance, contact us today to schedule a consultation with board-certified physician, Dr. Daniel Lebowitz so you can feel normal again.