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what age does your hormones change?

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Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 64 years experience
Change with age,time: Hormones constantly change. An endocrinologist can help.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the age-related changes in hormone production?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Estrogen decreases: Estrogen is an important hormone in both women and men. In women, it is produced by the ovary as long as ovulation is occurring, but after menopause (average age 52), this stops. The ovary still produces testosterone, as does the male testes, and this can be converted to estrogen, but in many persons, the production of testosterone also drops after age 75.
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.
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Can I change my muscle size and definition?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Through diet and exercise.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What role might hormones play in anxiety?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety & hormones: Hormonal imbalance, especially in women, especially near menopause where levels of Progesterone drop. Progesterone is similar to serotonin & has a calming effect. This can be compounded by elevated levels of oestrogen, or use of birth control pill.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why can taking hormone supplements be dangerous at 80?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
It's not: Many women can safely use menopausal hormonal therapy as they age, even beyond 80. A thorough and thoughtful evaluation by a women's health specialist is recommended.

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