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What is the best way to increase estrogen levels in my body without taking birth control?

What is the best way to increase estrogen levels in my body without taking birth control?

Why do you ask: If you are having period problems ( such as missing your periods) and your estrogen levels have been tested and are too low, you need to address the cause. Causes can include: being underweight, too much exercise, or an eating disorder or other medical problems. Your body is giving you a message, and you must listen to it. There are no foods or other ways to increase the levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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I am almost 26. How can I naturally boost low estrogen? All birth control makes me jittery, sensitive, it does wonders for my body however.

I am almost 26. How can I naturally boost low estrogen? All birth control makes me jittery, sensitive, it does wonders for my body however.

Bioidentical: There is such a thing as bioidentical hormone pellets. I do not claim to be any type of expert on these. http://www.biotemedical.com/ for more information. ...Read more

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Do estrogen-free birth control pills cause or just exacerbate acne and body hair growth?

Do estrogen-free birth control pills cause or just exacerbate acne and body hair growth?

PROGESTERONE ONLY OC: Yes it may happen because the body could metabolize the progestin in the birth control pills into an androgen, a male like hormone, which in turn can show the symptoms u mention. ...Read more

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How can birth control decrease estrogen?

How can  birth control decrease estrogen?

Generally: Bcp's contain estrogen, at much higher than normal levels. Other methods of birth control don't affect estrogen levels. ...Read more

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What birth control has the most estrogen ?

What birth control has the most estrogen ?

Norinyl, Zovia: In the interest of safety, modern oral contraceptives have much less estrogen. This carries a different set of problems like breakthrough bleeds, low libido. ...Read more

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Are there high estrogen levels in birth control?

Are there high estrogen levels in birth control?

Depends what type u : Want to use, at your age i would start u on if you wnaned the pill loloestrin, it is the lowest one , only 10 mcg estrogen so it would be the safest combination pill at your age. ...Read more

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Can taking estrogen pills and birth control cause any health problems?

Can taking estrogen pills and birth control cause any health problems?

Yes: Yes, definitely. However, the side effects are relatively uncommon and the benefits can be very great. The greatest risk of the pill is deep vein clots which can be very serious. The prevention of pregnancy (which itself has many risks) can be considered to balance this risk, and the pill also has long-term benefits in decreasing the risk of a number of female cancers. ...Read more

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What will going off estrogen birth control do to me (what bad things might happen)?

Depends why u takeit: I assume you mean , youa re taking a low dose combination pill taht has estrogen and Progesterone in it. If you were just taking it for birth control you may not notice anything. Many women take the pill to prevent ovarian cysts, heavy or prolonged or irregular periods, menstrual cramping, etc. ...Read more

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What are the differences between low estrogen birth control and a high estrogen birth control?

What are the differences between low estrogen birth control and a high estrogen birth control?

BCP: Not certain how to answer this. One had low and the other higher levels. Difference is in side effects and risk of blood clots. I would go to drug.com and compare the ones you are reading about and discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Estrogen supplements vs. Birth control? Which is safer?

Estrogen supplements vs. Birth control? Which is safer?

Neither: They both contain estrogen. Both have pros/cons and potential adverse side effects. It depends upon the situation and you need to discuss it w/your doc. ...Read more

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What can be potential side effects of lowering estrogen levels on my birth control?

What can be potential side effects of lowering estrogen levels on my birth control?

Irregular bleeding: The most common side effect with the low does birth control pills is breakthrough bleeding. Depending on you body size and menstrual history, some women have irregular bleeding on the lower dosages of estrogen. Estrogen is used to stabilize uterine lining, therefore if bleeding persists, may need to increase dose. ...Read more

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What's the benefit of taking low estrogen birth control pills?

What's the benefit of taking low estrogen birth control pills?

Less side effect: Some drs. Believe that despite "low estrogen" dosis is suppose to reduce the risk of side effects but also augments the number of ovulations. All birth control pills, patches, rings, injections produce the changes of a pregnancy in a woman but the majority of the time without a baby & still c a minimal chance of conceiving but aborting when the fetus can not get attached to the uterine lining. ...Read more

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Can magnesium help headaches I am on a low estrogen birth control ?

Can magnesium help headaches I am on a low estrogen birth control ?

Yes.: Magnesium can be helpful as a migraine preventative medication, reducing the frequency and intensity of migraines. Also be aware that in some women, estrogen-containing birth control pills can cause or worsen migraines. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of estrogen in birth control? What role does it play?

What is the purpose of estrogen in birth control? What role does it play?

Inhibits LH surge: Estrogen inhibits your pituitary from releasing leutonizing hormone (lh) so that ovulation does not occur. It may affect follicle formation as well, but there have been women who have follicle maturation while on estrogen based birth control. ...Read more

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Can I take otc estrogen pills to stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

Can I take otc estrogen pills to stop breakthrough bleeding while on birth control?

NOT recommended!: No, you may try another cycle on this Pills, but if you break through again switch to a different BCP or choose another BC method! ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to taking low estrogen birth control pills as suppose to regular ones?

Side effects: The higher the estrogen the higher the riskd of blood clots, migranes, varicose veins, and breast pains. ...Read more

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I have elevated dhea levels (345) and low estrogen, I am 31 years old and do not have any tumors. Could birth control help balance this out?

I have elevated dhea levels (345) and low estrogen, I am 31 years old and do not have any tumors. Could birth control help balance this out?

If you mean DHEAS: your level is normal. Why are you taking DHEA? It's metabolized to either cortisone, estrogen or testosterone and you can't control which one. Also, most of the DHEA pills don't really have much DHEA in them. You haven't provided enough facts to really tell you anything, Birth control isn't really used to "balance" anything WHy are you on estrogen and also BCP's? Talk w/your doctor, ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

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