Oestrogen Dominance, Endometriosis and losing weight
Endometriosis thrives on high levels of oestrogen. Oestrogen interferes with other hormones that affect your metabolism (such as your thyroid gland) causing constant weight gain. Unfortunately it’s not hard to become overloaded with oestrogen as our environment & food chain is loaded with it!
Oestrogen plays a major role in regulating fat deposition and energy metabolism. It causes fat to accumulate, especially around the hips, thighs and abdomen. This central obesity greatly increases the risk of diseases such as insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Oestrogen also causes weight gain by increasing your appetite making weight loss difficult.
Accumulated fat alters the metabolism of oestrogen, resulting in further weight gain – left untreated, it’s a spiraling downhill slide to rapid weight gain and why it is so difficult to lose weight! This is why ordinary weight loss programs based on the simplistic notion of eat less and exercise more won’t work for you.
Other oestrogen based conditions such as Endometriosis, Fibroids, PCOS and Cysts can also be at play, making weight loss even more difficult. You can read inspiring weight loss journey’s by clicking here.
When you are trying to lose weight with endometriosis, you need to chose a natural weight loss program that addresses oestrogen clearance strategies. This way you will lose weight naturally and keep it off.
Thyroid imbalance and endometriosis makes losing weight difficult
Endometriosis causes excess production of estrogen and progesterone slows leaving estrogen as the dominant hormone.
This according to researchers is a key factor in decreased thyroid function with endometriosis due to its impact on lowering levels of T3 (a thyroid hormone). Lowered thyroid function directly slows your metabolism and leads to weight gain making losing weight with endometriosis seem impossible. Commencing a weight loss program that addresses this influence is crucial to your weight loss success.
Stress, cortisol and weight gain with endometriosis
There is a connection between endometriosis, thyroid and stress. This is due to the affect of the hormone cortisol.
High cortisol (hypercortisolism) in the bloodstream can affect thyroid function by directly inhibiting the production of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and also inhibiting the conversion of T4 to T3.
This is made worse with the presence of oestrogen dominance as found in women suffering from endometriosis. This makes natural weight loss a struggle but a tailored weight loss program can help to rebalance thyroid hormones, cortisol and oestrogen making weight loss easier.
Your Genes and Weight Gain with Endometriosis
Research indicates that weight loss is difficult in women with Endometriosis due the set of genes called “thrifty” genes. These genes mean you store calories easier.
Biochemical signaling disorder
In addition to numerous hormones such as insulin, there are dozens of other signaling proteins in your tissues and blood that communicate information to your cells. A number of studies have shown that the complex interplay of signaling proteins in Endometriosis is disrupted causing weight gain.
- Leptin makes weight loss difficult with Endometriosis
- Ghrelin makes weight loss difficult with Endometriosis
- Cholecystokinin (CCK) makes weight loss difficult with Endometriosis
- Glandular weakness makes weight loss difficult with Endometriosis
- Insulin Imbalance and weight loss with endometriosis
- Stress, diet and environmental pollution with weight loss
How do I know if I have endometriosis?
Period pain that becomes so debilitating it renders you unable to go about your normal routine, is not ordinary or typical!
Period Pain is your body’s way of signaling that something is wrong. If you are suffering from painful periods, you may have endometriosis and should be diagnosed properly.
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