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Estrogen (Overview)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, menses and breast developement.


Estrogen (Overview)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, menses and breast developement.


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Anyone know exactly how estrogen increases the risk of heart problems?

Anyone know exactly how estrogen increases the risk of heart problems?

Clotting factors: 'exactly' is tough in a short general answer, but Estrogens stimulate production of clotting factors in the liver, increasing coaguability (risk of clot) in the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What affects do having low estrogen have?

Many: Low estrogen may affect the overall sense of wellbeing that you may or may not have. Lack of estrogen may give you "hot flashes", vaginal dryness, libido changes, sleep disorders, anxiety sensation, depression, changes in skin, mood and overall sense of wellness. Depending on your overall health, medications, and other issues, you very well can get help. Get a good eval by pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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Would a physician prescribe me an estrogen ring for vaginal dryness?

Would a physician prescribe me an estrogen ring for vaginal dryness?

Right to source: The estrogen ring puts estrogen right where you need it for vaginal dryness. There's no need to take a pill when it's your vaginal wall that needs some increased estrogen. In addition, the risks of vaginal estrogen are a lot lower than oral estrogen. The ring is a great idea for many women, as it's not as messy as some of the vaginal creams. ...Read more

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I haven't had a menstrual since may 2012. I have been prescribed estrogen twice by my doctor and it still hasn't worked. I'm only 24. What's next?

I haven't had a menstrual since may 2012. I have been prescribed estrogen twice by my doctor and it still hasn't worked. I'm only 24. What's next?

Birth control pills: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. You need thyroid testing, pcos testing and a prolactin hormone to be done. Birth control pills will likely regulate. Schedule visit. ...Read more

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What does a woman's body use estrogen for?

What does a woman's body use estrogen for?

Womanly traits: Estrogen is essential for the development of female sexual characteristics, such as wider hips, breasts, increased subcutaneous fat, and development of the eggs and thickening of the lining of the uterus to support a pregnancy. The change in estrogen and Progesterone levels each month determines ovulation and menses as well. ...Read more

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Is arimidex (anastrozole) an effective treatment for the reduction of estrogen in males?

Is arimidex (anastrozole) an effective treatment for the reduction of estrogen in males?

Yes: Anastrazole may raise testosterone in older men. Estrogen levels usually remain in the normal range.
Men taking testosterone may see an increase in estrogen and an aromatase inhibitor may decrese this production. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hormones (estrogen) work?

Estrogen & you: Estrogen is a hormone that is made in the ovaries, adrenal glands, and sometimes converted from the peripheral fat. It's a hormone because it is made in one place but acts in a different location on receptors that capture it with estrogen receptors. It is just like a space shuttle "hooking up" with the International space station when the air lock doors match up and then entrance can be obtained ...Read more

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How does estrogen works as contraceptive?

How does estrogen works as contraceptive?

Mimic pregnancy: The high levels of female hormones in birth control pills mimic pregnancy and inhibit ovulation. ...Read more

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Is there a safe estrogen replacement?

Is there a safe estrogen replacement?

That depends: While there is still significant disagreement in the scientific community, the negative estrogen press over the past few years was really about a specific patient population and a specific estrogen-progesteron medication. It does not apply to all estrogens, and all patient populations. Make sure your physician is studying the medical journals and not usa today for their medical information. ...Read more

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How can I trigger a period naturally and safely? Don't want to go back on birth control for adult amenorrhea and low estrogen.

How can I trigger a period naturally and safely? Don't want to go back on birth control for adult amenorrhea and low estrogen.

Need diagnosis: First, you need to find out why you are not having peroids. It could be due to a problem with your pituitary gland or your ovaries. Once the cause is known, then the treatment will be known. See a gynecologist or and endocrinologist for testing. ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to take estrogen if you are not menopausal?

Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to take estrogen if you are not menopausal?

Depends on reason: If a woman is taking estrogen for birth control it can have serious risk which should be d/w the doctor before starting. If taking it for another reason other than birthcontrol or irregular periods then the risk outweigh any possible benefit. ...Read more

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Does excess progesterone convert to estrogen or cortisol?

Does excess progesterone convert to estrogen or cortisol?

Ovarian progesterone: Progesterone (ovarian) and dhea are the precursors for more specialized steroid hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, estrogen and testosterone. Taking synthetic progesterone,  progestin, will not increase the level of these hormones. In fact, Progesterone opposes their toxic effects. ...Read more

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Do you recommend any estrogen supplement? I'm 26 and symptoms of having estrogen deficiency. Wat is side effect of OTC supplement? Shud stop nuvaring?

Do you recommend any estrogen supplement? I'm 26 and symptoms of having estrogen deficiency. Wat is side effect of OTC supplement? Shud stop nuvaring?

I don't know: What you mean by symptoms of estrogen deficiency while you're receiving daily estrogen and Progesterone from your birth control. There are no estrogen containing otc supplements that are effective, otherwise they wouldn't be otc don't take or stop anything without talking with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of estrogen?

Several: Any woman taking a medicine with estrogen can have nausea, vomiting, and headaches. A menopausal woman taking estrogen can be at higher risk for uterine and breast cancer. ...Read more

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Iv been on Lo Estrogen Fe 28day regimen, for 1month&11days. Is it safe to try it without a condom&he pull out? Like, is the birth control in my system yet

Iv been on Lo Estrogen Fe 28day regimen, for 1month&11days. Is it safe to try it without a condom&he pull out? Like, is the birth control in my system yet

Birth control active: If you are into your second pack of pills and are taking them as directed and haven't missed any pills, then you are as protected as you are going to be and should be safe. Remember, no contraception except abstinence is 100% effective. Also remember you are not protecting yourself against any STD's without condom use. Do you know all his partners and all of their partners. If not, use a condom! ...Read more

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How long does estrogen side effects last?

How long does estrogen side effects last?

Depends: Some side effects like a stroke are permanent. Milder side effects like bloating and breast tenderness should start to resolve within a few days after you stop taking the medication. A Depo-Provera estrogen shot could have side effects that last over a month. ...Read more

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Please answer! I have an estrogen patch question. Can I cut it and use like half or third to save money?

Please answer! I have an estrogen patch question. Can I cut it and use like half or third to save money?

Not recommended: The patch is designed to deliver a constant and predictable amount of hormone. By cutting it, you will ruin the integrity of the patch leading to erratic hormone release and most likely suboptimal dose. If the dose is suboptimal, you might as well not use it at all as it can do more harm than good, especially if you are dealing with a hormone. Talk to your doc. There might be cheaper alternatives. ...Read more

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