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How Your Body Detoxifies Used Oestrogen – PART 1

Efficient clearance of used oestrogen is ESSENTIAL for hormone health because it prevents a build up of oestrogen in your system, which can increase PMS symptoms such as heavy and or painful periods, clotting, breast pain, headaches, mood swings as well as increase risk of fibroids, cysts and oestrogen-driven cancers. Let’s explore how your liver breaks down used oestrogen and how to support it.

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Understanding Oestrogen Dominance in Perimenopause

Being oestrogen dominant doesn’t necessarily mean having elevated levels of oestrogen in your body.

However, if you’re always oestrogen dominant, it can be just as bad as having high levels of oestrogen and become a risk factor for growth of fibroids, cysts and oestrogen driven cancers.

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Heavy periods in your 40s? Here’s why

In perimenopause, oestrogen can rise to levels 2 or 3 times higher than EVER before. Add to this declining progesterone levels, resulting in oestrogen ‘dominant’ cycles, and you’ve got heavier flow. There are other contributing factors for heavy periods as well, which I’ll explain in this blog.

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Understanding your menstrual cycle in perimenopause

In perimenopause, your cycles are still regular (at least at first) and you are still fertile – albeit not as fertile as in your 20s and 30s – however, the communication between your brain and ovaries is starting to change (somewhat break down), resulting in changes to your cycles and periods such as longer or shorter cycles, irregular cycles, shorter or longer periods and heavier and/or painful periods.

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