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Doctor insights on: Dht And Estrogen

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When a male uses a DHT blocker does that mean that instead of excess testosterone converting to DHT it will convert to estrogen? Is blocking DHT safe?

When a male uses a DHT blocker does that mean that instead of excess testosterone converting to DHT it will convert to estrogen? Is blocking DHT safe?

Yes (maybe): As you noted, 5ARIs (alpha reductase inhibitors) block conversion of Testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone. However, as a consequence, you might convert T into Estradiol (estrogen). This is real concern w/potential side effects such as gynecomastia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction listed in small print for drug. There have also been reports of infertility. Only u can decide if benefit > risk ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


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Blocking DHT for recessive hairline? Is this safe? Will excess testosterone be converted to estrogen instead of DHT if I do this? Could cause gyno??

Blocking DHT for recessive hairline? Is this safe? Will excess testosterone be converted to estrogen instead of DHT if I do this? Could cause gyno??

5ARIs block DHT: You've been studying! That's awesome! Seriously! As you noted, 5ARIs (alpha reductase inhibitors) block conversion of Testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone. However, as a consequence, you might convert T into Estradiol (estrogen). This is a real concern w/side effects such as gynecomastia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction listed in small print for drug. Only u can decide if benefit worth risk. ...Read more

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Does budlight have estrogen?

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?

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

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What kind of bags of chips don't raise estrogen levels??

What kind of bags of chips don't raise estrogen levels??

Chips: I do not think any bag of chips will raise your estrogen levels!
What are your male hormone levels?

Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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What are the obvious effects of having high estrogen levels?

Heavy periods: The symptoms of high estrogen or estrogen dominance are heavy periods with clots, irregular periods that are heavy, water retention, pms, large and tender breasts, growth of fibroids, high blood pressure, diabetes, migraines and severe cramps. These symptoms may also be from Progesterone deficiency. ...Read more

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Does estroblend have estrogen?

Does estroblend have estrogen?

Estrogen: Estroblend: black cohosh and isofavones are natural sources of phytoestrogens that help reduce hot flashes and night sweats.
Phytoestrogens: also called 'dietary estrogens', they are a diverse group of naturally occurring nonsteroidal plant compounds that, because of their structural similarity with Estradiol have the ability to cause estrogenic effects. ...Read more

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No estrogen on bloodwork but having cycles?

No estrogen on bloodwork but having cycles?

Estrogen levels...: ...vary depending on where in the cycle you are. If the Estradiol (ovarian estrogen) is really undetectable, then it could be timing dependent, or you could be having cycles due to another source of estrogen (pills, patches, fat cells, etc). Furthermore you could be having postmeopausal bleeding which is a risk for cancer. see a gynecologist! ...Read more

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What is an estrogen-producing tumor? What causes it?

What is an estrogen-producing tumor? What causes it?

Over expression: A number of different malignancies have been associated with production of estrogen. Many are ovarian tumors such as granulosa cell tumors and thecomas. Estrogen-producing endometrioid adenocarcinoma resembling sex cord-stromal tumor of the ovary and Sertoli cell tumors of the testis, and adrenal tumors have also been reported to produce increased levels of estrogen. ...Read more

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Does hCG increase estrogen?

Does hCG increase estrogen?

Fertility: Hcg is made by the placenta of pregnancy. It functions by circulating throught the blood and 'maintaining' the corpus luteum in early pregnancy. The corpus luteum in response to continued HCG stimulation produces estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more

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Is progesterone an estrogen?

Is progesterone an estrogen?

No: Progesterone is another ovarian hormone quite distinct from estrogen. One major effect of Progesterone is stabilization of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does estrogen cream do?

Helps the dryness: Estrogen cream is given to help menopausal women with vaginal dryness and other local effects of menopause while avoiding the whole body effects of an estrogen pill. However, limited amounts of the estrogen in the cream may be absorbed. Women with breast cancer should check with their oncologist prior to taking estrogen cream. ...Read more

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What is estrogen deficiency?

What is estrogen deficiency?

Natural hormone: It is a low level in the system of a naturally occurring hormone produced in your body. It can be associatedf with many signs and symptoms. If you are concerened, seek the guidance of a gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Do estrogen pills stop a period?

Sometimes: In certain situations, estrogen pills can be prescribed to stop menstrual bleeding. For example, they are sometimes used if you are having prolonged, heavy bleeding that needs to stop. ...Read more

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What hormones suppress estrogen?

Estrogen suppression: The most likely one would be testosterone.
I would appreciate it if you would let me know some more detail. ...Read more

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Does risperdal increase estrogen?

Does risperdal increase estrogen?

No: As far as I could find it has no effect on estrogen directly at all. Indirectly, though, it produces a high prolactin state which can lower estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Can estrogen reverse memory loss?

Can estrogen reverse memory loss?

No!: Memory loss is a complex issue, the causes range from simple forgetfulness to to depression, thyroid or vitamin deficiency all the way up to alzheimer's disease I am not aware of estrogen playing a part in treatment. ...Read more

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Does taking estrogen cause cancer?

Does taking estrogen cause cancer?

There is indirect: Evidence that associates estrogen cycling with development of breast cancer: early onset of menses, late menopause, use of birth control pills, few pregnancies (therefore "excess" cycling estrogen) and use of post menopausal Estrogens for hot flashes all are more common with those developing breast cancer than those that have fewer to none of these factors. Something else caused; e promotes, grows. ...Read more

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Does almond milk contain estrogen?

No: Negligible amount of phyto-estrogens in almond milk. ...Read more

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Does estrogen help breasts to grow?

Does estrogen help breasts to grow?

Absolutely: It is the main and dominant hormone in promoting beast tissue growth ...Read more

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