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The Role of Estrogen in Health and Disease: Pathways, Imbalances, and Interventions

Thursday, May 16th 2024 10:00am 4 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Estrogen metabolism plays a crucial role in regulating estrogen levels. Discover its mechanisms and how the DUTCH test can offer insights into hormonal imbalances.

Estrogen is primarily linked to the female reproductive system but is also essential for various biological functions across the body, including those affecting the cardiovascular and skeletal systems, mood regulation, and skin health. Explore the different estrogen types, their metabolic processing and detoxification in the body, and which supplements aid in maintaining healthy estrogen metabolism.

Understanding Optimal Estrogen Metabolism

Estrogen metabolism involves the biochemical processes that break down and utilize estrogen within the body, essential for maintaining balanced estrogen levels.

Imbalances in estrogen can lead to a range of health issues. High estrogen levels, or estrogen dominance, may cause minor problems such as mood fluctuations and weight gain, or more serious conditions like breast cancer. On the other hand, low estrogen levels are linked with osteoporosis and heart disease. Thus, regulating estrogen through proper metabolism is crucial not only for hormonal health but also for overall wellness.

Exploring the Varieties of Estrogen

There are three primary estrogen types – E1 (Estrone), E2 (Estradiol), and E3 (Estriol).

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