Copper Toxicity and PMS Relationship
Do you know copper toxicity is one of the causes of premenstrual syndrome in women? The premenstrual syndrome often occurs a few days before the period starts. Some of the PMS symptoms are mood swing, depression, anxiety, fatigue,…In fact, there is a relationship between copper imbalance and women’s reproductive function. Especially, premenstrual syndrome is related to copper toxicy when estrogen metabolism is high and excess copper is present in the body.
Actually, excess copper or Copper toxicity is copper accumulation in the body that comes from different intake sources. For example, the body’s copper accumulation can come from drinking tap water from copper pipes, eating high copper foods such as dark chocolates, yeast, organ meats,… Some medical causes such as Intra-uterine Device( IUD), Birth control pills or patches, a steroid hormone, other medical drugs that impair the liver ability to detox could lead to copper toxicity in a long run. similarly, be aware that some vitamin pills contain too much copper, especially prenatal vitamins are often the worst.
In fact, excess copper produces different symptoms depending on where it accumulates. At this point, Copper accumulation may occur in the liver first. Then, brain and female reproductive organ show the signs. After all in joints and elsewhere we notice copper toxicity symptoms. As a consequence, Copper toxicity weakens the adrenal glands and that is why we feel fatigue, depressed one week before period and we call it PMS syndrome. Additionally, we need to be aware that excess copper acts as an inflammatory agent and could lead to thyroid and liver disorder. Excess estrogen can cause body copper retention ( absorb and hold). Since the thyroid is extremely sensitive to copper, therefore, most of the thyroid difficulties come from copper toxicity.
Finally, Copper detoxification is necessary when we notice some of the PMS symptoms such as irritability( troubled inside but calm outside), chronic fatigue and nausea once a week before period. Since we know that Copper is a metal, natural metal detoxification is needed. Fortunately, Naturopathy has a natural solution to detox extra copper from the body. Especially, Copper detoxification should be done under a doctor’s supervise since it could lead to a healing crisis when we start it. Doctor of Naturopathy can guide you through copper detoxification to balance your hormones and resolve the PMS issue. Once the women’s hormone is in balance, the monthly cycle becomes regular automatically and PMS disappears gradually. If you have any question, Doctor of naturopathy, Shahrzad, at Newport Beach Ca, can help you with copper detoxification. click