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Are there any auto immune diseases that would cause low estrogen?

Are there any auto immune diseases that would cause low estrogen?

Not likely: The high ratio of women to men in sle has been theoretically attributed to the uplifting effect of estrogen on the immune system during child-bearing years but there is much data to contradict this. In addition, the replacement of estrogen postmenopause does not change the sle frequency or severity. There is no evidence to suggest low estrogen as a result of autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Is there really a disorder called autoimmune progesterone dermatitis? Can a woman be illergic to her progesterone?

Is there really a disorder  called  autoimmune progesterone dermatitis? Can a woman be illergic to her  progesterone?

Doubt it: I have never heard of this and think it sounds fanciful. Being allergic to Progesterone would theoretically be incompatible with life, since cortisol is synthesized from progesterone. It is possible a woman might get a contact dermatitis from ingredients in progestrone cream, which rarely even contains any actual progesterone. ...Read more

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Have itchy rashes all over my body abt 7-10 days b4 period it goes off after that, had 2 miscarriages at 5wks.Is it autoimmune progesterone dermatitis?

Have itchy rashes all over my body abt 7-10 days b4 period it goes off after that, had 2 miscarriages at 5wks.Is it autoimmune progesterone dermatitis?

Rash: It is nearly impossible to diagnose a rash based on a verbal description. See a dermatologist for a physical exam and an accurate diagnosis for such an unusual condition. ...Read more

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Got a itchy rash comes right before my periods and fades away after my periods. Heard about autoimmune progesterone dermatitis what's the treatment?

Got a itchy rash comes right before my periods and fades away after my periods. Heard about autoimmune progesterone dermatitis what's the treatment?

True : What you r describing is charechtaristic to this syndrome unfortunately the only curative therapy is resection of the ovaries which you may not want to do you could get away with anti histamine steroids lotion or even pills and singulair (montelukast) you also should try to avoid medications containing Progesterone as contreceptives. ...Read more

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Would estrogen be good for women in their 60's?

Would estrogen be good for women in their 60's?

Depends: If symptomatic with hot flashes, difficulty concentrating, vaginal dryness, etc., maybe. The whi panel has not yet concluded as to what age the risks of estrogen replacement therapy exceed the benefits and should be discontinued. The mid 60's is a non--empiric time to start weaning ert patients off estrogen until a research study proves otherwise. ...Read more

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What happens when female in the 30's have hormone imbalance and high estrogen?

Estrogen balance: Estrogen levels vary during the menstrual cycle. A single measurement is not by itself informative. Ask your physician if a Progesterone containing iud or oral Progesterone may relieve your bleeding symptoms. ...Read more

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I am in the 30 "s , how can I reduce estrogen in my body in order to shrink fibroids ?And what foods shld i eat and avoid?

I am in the 30 "s , how can I reduce estrogen in my body in order to shrink fibroids ?And what foods shld i eat and avoid?

You should talk: To your gynecologist. At age 30 i would not want to blocking estrogen unless it was coordinated by a specialist. There are minimally invasive treatments such as uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) that you might be interested in ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more