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Estrogen (Overview)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, menses and breast developement.


Estrogen (Overview)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, menses and breast developement.


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Anyone know exactly how estrogen increases the risk of heart problems?

Anyone know exactly how estrogen increases the risk of heart problems?

Clotting factors: 'exactly' is tough in a short general answer, but Estrogens stimulate production of clotting factors in the liver, increasing coaguability (risk of clot) in the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What affects do having low estrogen have?

Many: Low estrogen may affect the overall sense of wellbeing that you may or may not have. Lack of estrogen may give you "hot flashes", vaginal dryness, libido changes, sleep disorders, anxiety sensation, depression, changes in skin, mood and overall sense of wellness. Depending on your overall health, medications, and other issues, you very well can get help. Get a good eval by pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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Would a physician prescribe me an estrogen ring for vaginal dryness?

Would a physician prescribe me an estrogen ring for vaginal dryness?

Right to source: The estrogen ring puts estrogen right where you need it for vaginal dryness. There's no need to take a pill when it's your vaginal wall that needs some increased estrogen. In addition, the risks of vaginal estrogen are a lot lower than oral estrogen. The ring is a great idea for many women, as it's not as messy as some of the vaginal creams. ...Read more

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I haven't had a menstrual since may 2012. I have been prescribed estrogen twice by my doctor and it still hasnt worked. Im only 24. Whats next?

I haven't had a menstrual since may 2012. I have been prescribed estrogen twice by my doctor and it still hasnt worked. Im only 24. Whats next?

Birth control pills: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. You need thyroid testing, pcos testing and a prolactin hormone to be done. Birth control pills will likely regulate. Schedule visit. ...Read more

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What does a woman's body use estrogen for?

What does a woman's body use estrogen for?

Womanly traits : Estrogen is essential for the development of female sexual characteristics, such as wider hips, breasts, increased subcutaneous fat, and development of the eggs and thickening of the lining of the uterus to support a pregnancy. The change in estrogen and Progesterone levels each month determines ovulation and menses as well. ...Read more

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Is arimidex (anastrozole) an effective treatment for the reduction of estrogen in males?

Is arimidex (anastrozole) an effective treatment for the reduction of estrogen in males?

Yes: Anastrazole may raise testosterone in older men. Estrogen levels usually remain in the normal range. Men taking testosterone may see an increase in estrogen and an aromatase inhibitor may decrese this production. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hormones (estrogen) work?

Estrogen & you: Estrogen is a hormone that is made in the ovaries, adrenal glands, and sometimes converted from the peripheral fat. It's a hormone because it is made in one place but acts in a different location on receptors that capture it with estrogen receptors. It is just like a space shuttle "hooking up" with the International space station when the air lock doors match up and then entrance can be obtained ...Read more

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How does estrogen works as contraceptive?

How does estrogen works as contraceptive?

Mimic pregnancy: The high levels of female hormones in birth control pills mimic pregnancy and inhibit ovulation. ...Read more