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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Estrogen Supplementation In Women

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32 yr old female, low estrogen levels. Dr wants to stop estrave and start birth control to supplement. Which birth control brand would be best?

32 yr old female, low estrogen levels. Dr wants to stop estrave and start birth control to supplement. Which birth control brand would be best?

Many brands: There are many different BCPs which have different amounts of estrogens and progesterones in them. You and your doc may have to try several before you get the one that is right for you. They all work. It is the varying side effects that have to be managed. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


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What are some benefits and side- effects of anti-estrogen/anti-aromatase as a nutritional supplement?

What are some benefits and side- effects of anti-estrogen/anti-aromatase as a nutritional supplement?

None: An anti-aromatase drug given to a post-menopausal woman is de facto an "anti-estrogen", since aromatase is the enzyme which converts ovarian testosterone and adrenal androgens to estrogens. They effectively block stimulation of hormone-sensitive cancers, but they have no place as a nutritional supplement as they markedly interfere with bone metabolism. ...Read more

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Does herbal supplementation of milk thistle increase estrogen?

Many unproven claims: There are many unproven claims about the benefits of milk thistle, but very little valid scientific information. Not recommended at this time and doesn't seem to increase estrogen. Don't get your health information from the internet. ...Read more

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If taking an anti-estrogen/test booster ( nolvadren xt) would I suffer any rebound effects of raised E when stopping supplementation?

If taking an anti-estrogen/test booster ( nolvadren xt)  would I suffer any rebound effects of raised E when stopping supplementation?

Yes: Any time you take something that affects your natural production of hormones, there is typically a "withdrawal" that occurs as your body tries to return to its natural state. This is especially true with any "supplement" that affects testosterone production. That is why most of these supplements are banned or become banned once the governing bodies learn about them. ...Read more

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5 day blastocyst fresh embryo transfer and estrogen is elevated around 3000 and progesterone around 240 with no supplementation. What are it effects?

5 day blastocyst fresh embryo transfer and estrogen is elevated around 3000 and progesterone around 240 with no supplementation. What are it effects?

Could be several: An estrogen that high means you responded quite well to infertility meds. You will need to be careful of hyperstimulation syndrome where you can get: 1. Excessive bloating 2. Nausea 3. Emesis 4. Weight gain be on the look out for rapid weight gain! the Progesterone that high is a value not routinely obtained. Values above 20 are considered normal. ...Read more

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Is there any estrogen supplement that is safe to take? I am only in my mid 20's. I want to get pregnant

Is there any estrogen supplement that is safe to take? I am only in my mid 20's. I want to get pregnant

Wont work: Taking estrogen wont help you get pregnant, but taking extra estrogen, more than your body is making could put you at risk for uterine cancer. Talk to your doctor if you are having problems. ...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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Would it be bad to take testosterone supplement pills and anti-estrogen pills at the same time?

Would it be bad to take testosterone supplement pills and anti-estrogen pills at the same time?

Not necessarily: This depends on why you are taking these supplements in the first place, what the substances are, what the dosages are and how you are monitoring your therapeutic response. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take birth control and a herbal estrogen hormone supplement together?

Is it okay to take birth control and a herbal  estrogen hormone supplement  together?

Notadvisable: Your birth control contains estrogens/progestin and adding the herbal estrogen product increases the amount of estrogen/ side effects with probably no additional benefits. Common side effects may include skin rash, acne, or brown spots on the skin, breast tenderness, slight weight gain, nausea and even mood changes. Please see your doctor if you think you need more estrogen. Take care. ...Read more