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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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I am a 59 year old female. I am wondering what the latest view about estrogen replacement for my age group is. I have never been a cigarette smoker but I do drink alcohol. ?

I am a 59 year old female.  I am wondering what the latest view about estrogen replacement for my age group is.
I have never been a cigarette smoker but I do drink alcohol.  
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Disagreement: There are variable opinions about estrogen replacement. The real data about breast cancer risk was in a very specific population and included one specific estrogen/progesterone medication. Pt's on estrogen along actually did well, discuss w/your doctor, but make sure they haven't gotten their information from cnn or dr. Oz. If you use estrogen, use lowest dose and watch duration of therapy. ...Read more

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Does budlight have estrogen?

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. ...Read more

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What causes estrogen to surge?

What causes estrogen to surge?

Estrogen: Estrogen levels go up and down during a monthly cycle. Go to Yahoo or something similar and look for images related to estrogen. ...Read more

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How to decrease estrogen levels?

How to decrease estrogen levels?

Don't: Estrogen levels should not be lowered. They are critical in a womans fertility, regular cyclicity and have many beneficial effects. If there is a specific condition that warrants suppression then there are many treatments, including lupron, (leuprolide) birth control pills and other methods. The question should be why do the estrogen levels need to be decreased? ...Read more

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What are good sources of estrogen?

Your body: Will normally produce the correct amount of estrogen for you. If you need extra, you doctor can prescribe it. ...Read more

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Could estrogen enduce a euphoric state?

Estrogen: estrogen helps with heart, moods, emotions, bones, sexuality, libido...and in a balanced state, yes a euphoric feeling. ...Read more

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Is there a way to increase estrogen levels?

Estrogen: besides medicine, use phytoestrogen & xenoestrogens, i.e., plant & animal food sources... ...Read more

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What happens if you have too high of an estrogen level?

What happens if you have too high of an estrogen level?

Unlikely: In a women with monthly cycles who ovulates, estrogen levels normally fluctuate from 40-400 pg/ml. Levels above this are unusual unless a hormone producing ovarian tumor. You may be referring to a lack of ovulation with low Progesterone making estrogen dominate. Your gyn can evaluate. ...Read more