What causes an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone?

Imbalance. Multiple factors can cause an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. Primary hormonal problems with the ovarian access, or other hormonal problems. Stress, obesity, and exposure to xenoestrogens can also be factors.

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Can low progesterone or estrogen-progesterone imbalance cause your skin to turn dark like two shades darker?

Melasma. Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, almost entirely seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age. Although possible, it is uncommon in males. It is thought to be primarily related to external sun exposure, external hormones like birth control pills, & preg. Read more...

Does natural progesterone cream really help in correcting an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone?

Usually . If you do not ovulate or if you make a lot of estrogen, Progesterone can help calm your body from the overstimulation of the estrogen. However, during a normal menstrual cycle the Progesterone levels can vary greatly so you will have to find the right dose and the right timing of the progesterone. Also, get a Progesterone that does not have the preservatives called parabens which may cause cancer. Read more...

Does a large ovarian cyst and cervical cysts indicate a hormone imbalance & would that be excess estrogen? But progesterone high days I hurt all over

Ovarian cyst. If you have a large ovarian cyst this needs to be evaluated by an Obgyn to determine if needs to be removed or if it is likely to resolve on its own. The term cervical cyst is unclear in meaning. An Obgyn should evaluate this to determine if further work up is needed. Neither of these would lead one to suspect a hormonal imbalance. Read more...

How to cure imbalance between estrogen and progesterone? My condition improves only during menses. I also have pcos with high androstenedione.

PCOS . There are many ways to treat pcos, including supplemental progesterone, and the symptoms should improve with treatment. See a gyn specialist. Read more...
Berberine, Metformin. I agree that Progesterone (available over the counter) 20-40 mg per day may help. Also, the anti-diabetic drug metformin, and the herb berberine will both help alleviate pcos symptoms. Read more...

What does one do if one has an estrogen and progesterone imbalance. My breasts feel so heavy but I'm not pregnant. My period is due in a few days, ?

Hormone changes. It is common for women to have breast swelling and tenderness or pain it's fibrocystic change and if its a problem discuss it with you gyn or try oil of evening primrose which can help. Read more...
Varies. During the normal menstrual cycle, Progesterone levels vary greatly. Thus, for many women who use Progesterone the dose has to vary depending on estrogen levels and other factors. For adjustments, cream rather than capsules allow for better regulation of dose. Generally start with a low dose such as 1/8 teaspoon of Progesterone cream. And work up slowly. Read more...