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Doctor insights on: Are Side Effects Of Natural Progesterone Same As For Prescription Progesterone

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What are the effects for for each of these hormones estrogen, progesterone, gonadotropins?

What are the effects for for each of these hormones estrogen, progesterone, gonadotropins?

Varied.: Estrogen: feminization of sexual tissues, fertility, uterine contractions, vasodilatation, hepatic stimulation, lower seizure threshold, strengthening of bones, breast/endometrial/ovarian tumorigenesis. Progesterone: support pregnancy, implantation, keeps pregnant cervix closed, immunosuppressant, muscle relaxant, prothrombotic, prevents breast cancer. Gonadotrohins: menarche, stimulate ovaries. ...Read more

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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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Are there risks or side effects of using progesterone cream(wild yam)?

Are there risks or side effects of using progesterone cream(wild yam)?

These may be: Used for a variety of conditions, but the only one that has any shred of scientific backing is local estrogen supplementation in early menopause-- but even here the scientific evidence doesn't back up the claims. The risks include stimulation of estrogen sensitive malignancies. Also they should be avoided in pregnancy and breast feeding. In summary, probably a waste of money. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

Are there side effects of progesterone cream?

Usually not: A short answer is 'few to none.' it may depend on what cream you use, where you use/apply it, how often, and for what purpose. Progesterone creams used intravaginallyfor women sometimes give mild itching or irritation, the gels also may 'clump' and give discharge. On the skin, irritation sometimes occurs. There are no medically important risks or major side effects to these creams. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking oral bio identical progesterone relative to cream?

Oral progesterone: is metabolized by the liver to pregnenolone which helps with sleep. This is both a pro and a con- Sleep is very important ,and I think outweighs the negative effect of the liver metabolism. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of bioidentical hormones?

What are the side effects of bioidentical hormones?

Less than HRT. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. They have less side effects and are more effective than non-bioidentical hormones. However, if the dose is too high or too low, or the hormones are prescribed the wrong way, then the side effects can be the same as non-bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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What are the effects of anti- estrogen / anti-aromatase for workouts?

What are the effects of anti- estrogen / anti-aromatase for workouts?

Not clear: For patients on these drugs for breast cancer there is no downside to workouts. There may be some muscle or joint discomfort, but there is no danger for workout. Workouts are good for women on these drugs. The use in body builders is a bad ideas because of joint pain, cholesterol changes. Some are taken illegally to block side effects of androgen. In that case illegal and not smart! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking progesterone?

What are the side effects of taking progesterone?

Side effects: Side effects of Progesterone are usually mild, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, and delayed menses. More serious side effects are rare. ...Read more

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What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

OTC progesterone: The bad: they rarely contain progesterone, when they do you don't know how much is being delivered, 'estrogen dominance' is not a disease or well-defined abnormailty. Women with amenorrhea because of ovulatory problems can get good help in lots of ways, these creams are not one of them. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of menopausal hormone treatments?

What are the side effects of menopausal hormone treatments?

Many: If given in improper doses & not monitored, hormone therapy can lead to many different problems such as breast tenderness (most common), deep venous thrombosis, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, hair growth, adult cystic acne, thermal changes, and possibly increased cancer rates for estrogen dependent cancers depending upon the type of estrogen that is used. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Are there any side effects of overdosing on progesterone cream?

Not really: First of all, it is very hard to overdose on the cream and secondly Progesterone is very bening. However, if one uses it inapropriately in terms of timing it can alter cycles and make timing very confusing. ...Read more

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What are some possible side effects of lengthy prescription pain pill use?

What are some possible side effects of lengthy prescription pain pill use?

Pain Medications: This really depends on the drugs you were taking. If they were opioids, physical and psychological addiction could be possible . Acetaminophen in high doses for extended periods can cause liver damage. Nsaids, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, Celebrex (celecoxib) all in high doses can cause kidney damage and ulcer and bleeding in the G.I. Tract. ...Read more

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Which foods are good for side effects of antibiotics?

Which foods are good for side effects of antibiotics?

Probiotics.: After using antibiotics, the normal good bacteria (normal flora) has been killed off and needs to be re=colonized. Eating foods with natural cultures of bacteria, such as yoghurt or kefir will help to recolonize the gut and resolve GI complaints. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of men taking clomiphene citrate?

What are the common side effects of men taking clomiphene citrate?

Clomifene: Clomifene citrate has been found very effective in the treatment of secondary male hypogonadism in many cases this has shown to be a much more attractive option than testosterone replacement therapy (trt) in many cases because of the reduced cost and convenience of taking a pill as opposed to testosterone injections or gels. Unlike traditional trt it also does not shrink the testes. Res. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Ocuvite with lutein?

What are the side effects of Ocuvite with lutein?

Upset stomach: This product is generally well-tolerated but occasional patients complain of stomach ache or nausea. ...Read more

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What are the most popular medicines prescribed for menopausal symptoms? Premrin and Prempro? Anything with progesterone & estrogen outside of bc pill

What are the most popular medicines prescribed for menopausal symptoms? Premrin and Prempro? Anything with progesterone & estrogen outside of  bc pill

Premarin-least used: Premarin and its' companion product Prempro are the least popular among GYN MD's as it is an older product and there are many more estrogen/progesterone medications on the market that work "better". Premarin was one of the first estrogen products historically derived from equine urine (horse). ...Read more

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I've heard HGH supplements are good for anti aging and boating sex drive. Is that true? Are they safe? What are the potential side effects?

I've heard HGH supplements are good for anti aging and boating sex drive. Is that true? Are they safe? What are the potential side effects?

Don't do it: The people who tell you this will tell you anything to sell you the stuff. Growth hormone stimulates growth in all tissues. You don't always want growth (think "cancer"). Google "acromegaly" (tumors that make excess hgh) and see if you want to have a condition like that. ...Read more

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