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Estrogen: Anything is possible but in this case is highly unlikely. ...Read more
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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