If you have chronic inflammation, you may have an underlying estrogen imbalance. Estrogen controls inflammation in the body and Estrogen Dominance can cause inflammation. Estrogen Dominance is when you have an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone in your body. Learn more about the different patterns of estrogen dominance.
Are Estrogen Dominance and Inflammation Linked
A sign of estrogen dominance is having chronic inflammation. When your body has chronic inflammation, it has to work extra hard to try to decrease inflammation, therefore all of your body’s energy and resources are used up. The body can no longer break down excess hormones because of this, which can cause elevated levels of estrogen circulating throughout the body.
How Do I Know If I Have Inflammation?
The most common sign of inflammation is pain. If you deal with chronic pain, especially from an unknown source, you may also have chronic inflammation. Other signs of inflammation include: heat, swelling, redness, and loss of function.