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A 29-year-old member asked:

is it possible for soy to increase estrogen levels?

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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably not.: Estrogens from plants or phytoEstrogens are similar but not identical to human estrogen. We don't yet understand the full effects, but phytoEstrogens can have some of the same effects as estrogen in the body, but may not effect the measured estrogen levels.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What if I dont want to take estrogen or my health care professional recommends that I not take it?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
That's OK: No one has to take estrogen if they don't want to do so. However, if you are menopausal, you should make sure you have testing for osteoporosis risk as bone loss due to lack of estrogen can be prevented by other means as well.
CA
A 38-year-old member asked:

Does budlight have estrogen?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: Beer has estrogen if it contains hops, as most beers do. Hops are very estrogenic, and young girls picking hops have been reported to have early puberty. It is not surprising then that male breast enlargement and impotence are also associated with heavy beer consumption. A little research reveals to me that budlight does indeed contain hops, so the answer is an unequivocal yes.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How do you get more estrogen naturally?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Diet: Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are present in many foods, notably in soy products. However, one might ask why you want to get more estrogen. If you are menopausal, you can try food supplements or actually take estrogen orally. . To answer you question better, i would have to know what your objective is.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do you increase estrogen?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Diet: Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are present in many foods. However, one might ask why you want to increase your estrogen. If you are menopausal, you can try food supplements or actually take estrogen orally. Most birth control pills contain Estrogens but usually lower estrogen levels by also suppressing the ovaries. To answer your question better, i would have to know what your objective is.
Birmingham, AL
A 36-year-old female asked:

How common are estrogen secreting tumors, and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Very uncommon: Typically abnormal bleeding is the presenting symptom. They are very uncommon.

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