Are You Oestrogen Dominant?

hormone womanI’ve just finished the latest factsheet for you, this time on oestrogen dominance in men and women. Here’s a flavour for you and you can continue reading the free factsheet here for more on how to test and what to do about it if you are. Hope it helps..

Oestrogen Dominance

Oestrogen dominance affects both men and women but you only really ever tend to see it discussed for women. It basically means where your oestrogen to progesterone ratio is out – the oestrogen is out of proportion.

That can be because the progesterone is too low – pretty common – and/or because the oestrogen intake from meds or the environment is too high.

Either way, too much oestrogen is not a good idea since many cancers and medical conditions are oestrogenic. Too much circulating about can be used, if you see what I mean. That might mean in endometriosis, fibroids or breast cancer, for example in women, or low libido, fertility issues, man ‘boobs’ or even prostate problems for men.

Here is a bit more info for you, taken from a factsheet written by Nutri, because it clearly gives male and female oestrogen dominance symptoms.

Oestrogen Dominance Symptoms: 



✓  Difficulty putting on muscle

✓  Low libido

✓  Fatigue

✓  Headaches/migraines

✓  Foggy thinking

✓  Excess fat and redistribution of fat

✓  Breast growth (“man boobs”)

✓  Balding

✓  Reduced body hair

✓  Depression

✓  Anxiety

✓  Hypoglycemia

✓  Sleep problems

✓  Difficulty with urination,

✓  Increased frequency of urination

✓  Prostate enlargement

✓  Erectile dysfunction

✓  Fertility issues / low sperm count




✓ Mood swings

✓ Depression

✓ Anxiety

✓ Low energy

✓ Foggy thinking

✓ Dry eyes

✓ Disrupted periods

✓ Low energy

✓ Hypoglycemia

✓ Weight gain

✓  Low libido


✓  Hair loss

✓ Headaches/migraines

✓ Weak bladder control

✓ Irregular menstrual periods

✓ Sleep problems

✓  Fibroids

✓ Endometriosis

✓ Fibrocystic or painful breasts

✓  Cervical dysplasia

✓ Systemic lupus erythematosis

✓ Fertility issues

✓ Family history of breast cancer

Want a Copy Of Your Medical Records?

This was discussed on the Purehealth Facebook group the other day and I thought it might be useful to share the reply – from one of you who works in the NHS, thank you.

Read the NHS factsheet here:

How do I request information held about me?

And on NHS Choices here:

How do I access my medical records (health records)?

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Social Media Pressure Causing Anxiety in Teens

Interesting snippet today for you from Food for the Brain:

Time to put that smartphone down! Social media use leads to increased anxiety in teenagers

Over the last few years the accessibility and usability of our tablets and phones as extensions of our social lives has increased and many of us use our phones and tablets constantly – just quickly checking what your friends have been up to on Facebook, sending tweets…

New research has highlighted how damaging the effect that social media has on teen anxiety. The study examined the mental behaviour of nearly 500 teenagers on their overall and night-time specific use of popular social media platforms. By utilising a number of tests, including measuring factors such as sleep quality, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and the emotional investment they had in social media, results indicated that the teenagers were experiencing poor sleep quality, lower self-esteem and higher incidence of anxiety and depression.

The authors of the study comment that “Adolescence can be a period of increased vulnerability for the onset of depression and anxiety, and poor sleep quality may contribute to this”. Lead researcher Dr Woods concludes that “While overall social media use impacts on sleep quality, those who log on at night appear to be particularly affected. This may be mostly true of individuals who are highly emotionally invested. This means we have to think about how our kids use social media, in relation to time for switching off.”
I can certainly see how constant checking could cause stress – it’s like being on-call 24/7. Maybe encourage an earlier switch off..?