by Ching Schueddig
Wednesday January 26
Wallace Family Practice Center
3400 Lee Blvd
Lehigh Acres, Fl 33971
Speaker Dr Tasha Wallace
Our bodies produce estrogen and progesterone during our menstruating years.
Estrogen’s primary role is cellular growth and division. It grows good cells and bad cells. Bad cell growth that clumps together over time becomes a cyst, tumor or cancer. Estrogen grows our endometrial lining and prepares it for egg implantation. Estrogen is like gasoline in our cars – it makes things “go”.
Progesterone puts the brakes on the estrogen. It balances out the estrogen. It is the hormone that sustains pregnancy.
If we lack progesterone, we are left with unopposed estrogen. By the age of 35, more than 50% of American women are estrogen dominant. Women who lack progesterone have an approximately 80% increase in the risk of developing breast cancer.
I’ll now read to you a list of conditions that can be caused by having too much estrogen and not enough progesterone, from Dr. John Lee’s book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause.” As I read the list, think of the people you know who suffer from these symptoms. You may be able to help them by telling them about what you learn today.