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estrogen pills clears up pigmentation, why is this?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Estrogen/pigment: After one's 30's , the estrogen produced by the ovaries increases, which makes pre-menstrual syndrome and heavy periods, cramps, etc., increase in severity. If one take low dose oral contraceptives, the ovarian production of estrogen is stopped, and the small amount of estrogen in the pill lowers the contribution to pigmentation.

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My face is clear! can I stop taking my medication now?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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FACE CLEAR: I don't know how long you have been on the medication that has cleared your face. Which medication? Why don't you check with the doctor that prescribed it?
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Does alfalfa have estrogen?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
No, but...: ...Alfalfa contains isoflavones which have a low and variable degree of estrogen like activity in animal models. One would have to consume a lot of alfalfa to have much of an effect, and there are side effects associated with this supplement which would need to be seriously considered first.
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What is estrogen deficiency?

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Low serum estrogen: This level can differ greatly depending on how old you may be.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How much estrogen can you ingest from foods before observing a noticeable change in physiology?

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Dr. Troy DeLong
Pharmacology 30 years experience
Varies GREATLY: Plant produced estrogens, also know as phytoestrogens, can vary greatly depending on the type of plant. Flax seed, soy, sesame seed are some foods at the top of the list. Some studies appear to show health benefits from increased consumption of these foods. The amount an individual can safely ingest varies greatly. Liver fuction is one of several determining factors.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I clear my annoying house allergy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Indoor allergens : Indoor allergens are usually dust mites, pollens, molds, cockroache, and/or animal danders. Environmental control, minimizing exposure, may be of some help as are topical/oral medication. If those are not adequate allergen immunotherapy is usually indicated. In rare extreme situations you might need ro move, but the "grass isn't always greener". Need to see board certiified allergist.

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