Women with PCOS often have what’s termed ‘oestrogen dominance’ – too much oestrogen relative to progesterone.
The main reason for this? Lack of, or infrequent, ovulation. See as we ovulate, a gland is formed called the corpus luteum. This gland produces progesterone and helps us to maintain a healthy uterine lining. In a normal cycle. if no fertilisation occurs, progesterone levels drop and the lining of the uterus is shed.
However, women with PCOS often have irregularity in their ovulation patterns. And reduced ovulation means reduced progesterone levels.
Are there any easy to spot signs of oestrogen dominance?
Do you have red skin spots that look like this? This may be a sign…
I’ve been at a seminar this weekend learning about visceral conditions and visceral-nerve connections, and impacts on other areas within the body.
One of the many things the lecturer mentioned was ‘candle de morgan spots’. He noted this as a sign of high levels of oestrogen. He recommended rosemary (grab a handful of sprigs and turn it into tea, and drink 2 times per day) to help reduce excessive oestrogen levels…
I was also amazed (to say the least) that he correctly suspected a person with ovarian problems just by assessing postural distortions! This really blew my mind. Needless to say, I’m attending the second conference in 2 weeks time.
It truly is astounding what the body has to tell us when you know where and how to look.
So, see what you can find. And if you do have these spots, I’d love to hear about it!
Until next time.