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A 50-year-old member asked:

what is estrogen deficiency?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Low serum estrogen: This level can differ greatly depending on how old you may be.
Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Natural hormone: It is a low level in the system of a naturally occurring hormone produced in your body. It can be associatedf with many signs and symptoms. If you are concerened, seek the guidance of a gyn doctor.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

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.
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 40-year-old female asked:

How can I overcome estrogen deficiency?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take estrogen : Not sure exactly what you mean by estrogen deficiency. If you mean that you have gone into menopause and are suffering from symptoms like hot flashes then there are many hormone replacement options.
A 26-year-old female asked:

How old usually start to have estrogen deficiency?

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Anytime: Anytime, depending on the situation. But, most often women will start seeing decreased levels around age 47. Then complete menopause at age 51.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can vit d deficiency (17.2 on a 30-normal range) cause estrogen and prog deficiency also?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: Vitamin d deficiency should not cause estrogen or Progesterone deficiencies. But if your vitamin d is only 17.2 you need replenishment. Please discuss with your physician.

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