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Doctor insights on: Does Estrogen Imbalance Cause Hypothyroidism

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can long term use of birth control pills with estrogen cause high TSH levels / hypothyroid ?

Can long term use of birth control pills with estrogen cause high TSH levels / hypothyroid ?

From what I can: gather in the literature, OC's can affect the thyroid,but I'm not sure it can cause frank hypothyroidism.. I would talk to an Endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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When I take my progesterone I have signs of estrogen dominance, but when I don't I get hypothyroid again, what should I do?

When I take my progesterone I have signs of estrogen dominance, but when I don't I get hypothyroid again, what should I do?

See endocrinologist: If your Progesterone levels are impacting your thyroid levels to that extent, you probably need to have an expert looking at your overall hormone picture. Your situation is one which merits special attention. Seek out a recommended endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

Unpredictable: There may be decreased secretion and decreased metabolism, but in general the levels are somewhat abnormal. Luckily hypothyroidism is easily treated by brand name T4 replacement. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Hormonal ?: You may have overdone the thyroxine, but unlikely at your age without hour growth plates still. Eing open !! Suggest you check this out with your endocrinologist ...Read more

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Can low progesterone or estrogen-progesterone imbalance cause your skin to turn dark like two shades darker?

Can low progesterone or estrogen-progesterone imbalance cause your skin to turn dark like two shades darker?

Melasma: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, almost entirely seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age. Although possible, it is uncommon in males. It is thought to be primarily related to external sun exposure, external hormones like birth control pills, & preg. ...Read more

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What causes an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone?

What causes an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone?

Imbalance: Multiple factors can cause an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. Primary hormonal problems with the ovarian access, or other hormonal problems. Stress, obesity, and exposure to xenoestrogens can also be factors. ...Read more

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I have upperlip pigmentation, cause may be high levels of estrogen' apart from bleaching creams, is there a cure or medication for hormone imbalance?

I have upperlip pigmentation, cause may be high levels of estrogen' apart from bleaching creams, is there a cure or medication for hormone imbalance?

Lip lesion: The question is if this lesion is new or old. Although melanoma is more often seen in the lower lip it can still be found on the upper lip. One might want to consider removal and pathological evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat breakthrough bleeding due to an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone that causes extremely early period?

What can be used to treat breakthrough bleeding due to an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone that causes extremely early period?

Many options: There are multiple options for irregular or heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...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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Does natural progesterone cream really help in correcting an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone?

Usually : If you do not ovulate or if you make a lot of estrogen, Progesterone can help calm your body from the overstimulation of the estrogen. However, during a normal menstrual cycle the Progesterone levels can vary greatly so you will have to find the right dose and the right timing of the progesterone. Also, get a Progesterone that does not have the preservatives called parabens which may cause cancer. ...Read more

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I've always been nice and flat around my pubic bone but now I'm noticing that I'm developing fat there. Can this be due to a test/estrogen imbalance?

I've always been nice and flat around my pubic bone but now I'm noticing that I'm developing fat there.  Can this be due to a test/estrogen imbalance?

Yes it could be.: I notice you are already on Testosterone. Make sure your levels are within normal range and that any symptoms from before supplementation are improving. Don't overlook the obvious in that the pubic area fat could be related to over-all body fat increase if you are eating too much and not exercising. If fat is only certain areas, it could be hormonal. ...Read more

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Is "macafem" a good herb for hormonal imbalance, or what is? My estrogen is low.

Low estrogen=myth: Your estrogen levels naturally vary by the day of your cycle and your age. I agree with dr mikhail, the popular press has made a myth out there that there is a balance level for hormones. If you are not on a prescription hormone pill, and not menopausal, your estrogen levels are highest in the first half of your menstrual cycle, getting lower in the later half. That is natural. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

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