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Do these symptoms sound familiar?
- Concentration difficulties
- Fatigue, listlessness
- Anxiety, depressive moods
- Water retention
- Weight gain
- Sensitive breasts (aches, swelling)
- Cysts, myomas
- Painful menstruation
These symptoms are often brought into connection with an estrogen dominance.
Verisana measures your estrogen and progesterone levels and determines whether your levels are within the reference range and in which respect the hormones are connected with each other.
The interaction of Estrogen and Progesterone
The concentration of the female sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone) is essential for a problem free, menstrual cycle process. There is a sensible balance between estrogen and progesterone: Both hormones possess both counteractive and complementary effects, working together to keep the balance within the body. Thereby, the estrogen levels determine how much progesterone is needed.
The estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate during the monthly cycle – but always in a certain ratio to one another, although depending on the cycle, other ratios can also be seen as 'normal'. If the ratio between progesterone and estrogen is shifted, resulting in too much production of estrogen in comparison to progesterone, a estrogen dominance, or progesterone deficiency occurs. This can even be the case when there is not enough estrogen being produced for the body as a whole (estrogen deficiency), and when in comparison to the low estrogen levels, not enough progesterone is being produced.
Estrogen dominance involves a number of unpleasant ailments for the woman concerned (see list above). The intensity of the symptoms varies from woman to woman, from mild to unbearable.
As a healthy balance between estrogen and progesterone is so important for the female well-being, it is crucial to determine not only the absolute values, but also the ratio of estrogen to progesterone, when dealing with estrogen dominance. Under medical supervision, an imbalance can be treated with herbal medicine or bioidentical progesterone cremes, or capsules.
How Verisana can help
If you are suffering from one or more of the symptoms stated here, we recommend a Verisana saliva test on the 19th , 20th or 21st day of your cycle, to determine the progesterone and estrogen values.* The sample needed can be easily obtained by yourself at home. The evaluation report is then sent in the post along with:
- Your hormone values in graphical form – this makes it possible to decipher whether your estrogen and progesterone values are within the reference range, and the ratio between them.
- An easy to understand explanation regarding the functions of the tested hormones.
- A summary of the complaints that can come from a deficiency or excess.
*for the estrogen determination estradiol is measured; estradiol is a hormone belonging to the estrogen family.