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Doctor insights on: Estrogen Progestin Prevent Cognitive

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Does estrogen + progestin prevent cognitive decline?

Does estrogen + progestin prevent cognitive decline?

Doesn't seem to: Hormone therapy seems to have little or no effect on cognitive function. Estrogen + progestin or estrogen alone are not recommended for women at any age to prevent cognitive decline. Hormone therapy appears to increase the risk of dementia when started in women who are 65 or older. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

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


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Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevents uterine cancer when using Estrogen patches?

Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) prevents uterine cancer when using Estrogen patches?

It is an option: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) can counteract or balance the estrogen from patches to prevent uterine cancer but the clinical data for this is limited. Everyone's situation is different but it is an option to discuss with your gyn. Here is a reference on pubmed.gov Climacteric. 2011 Dec;14(6):622-32. Copy and paste that and you will see the study. ...Read more

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Estrogen in contraception pills or menopausal hormone therapy have same effect?

Estrogen in contraception pills or menopausal hormone therapy have same effect?

Mostly yes: Pharmacologically yes, although the amount of estrogen in hrt is usually lower than in ocp; therefore symptomatically it might be different. Some hrt also contains different estrogen types, for example conjugated equine estrogens, but the basic effect is still similar. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

No: Not consistently anyway. Women going through menopause often gain some weight, so it commonly gets blamed on hrt. ...Read more

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Progesterone and estrogen used for premature ovarian failure?

Yes: For woman with premature ovarian failure (pof), we recommend hormone replacement therapy, which includes both estrogen and progesterone. The addition of Progesterone is to regulate menstrual period and prevent uterine cancer. For woman desires for pregnancy, we may be able to reduce her fsh level and induce ovulation in some patients. ...Read more

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Would taking two birth control pills to spike progesterone prevent ovulation?

Would taking two birth control pills to spike progesterone prevent ovulation?

I'm confused...: No birth control pill in the world contains progesterone, they all have synthetic progestins. I have never heard of "spiking progesterone" with bcp - is that what you are asking? If so, don't do it, it doesn't make sense, especially before ovulation. "extra" Progesterone should never be started until 3-5 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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When adding estrogen to prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopausal relief how is amt. Determined?

When adding estrogen to prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopausal relief how is amt. Determined?

Starting dose: Most people will use 1-2 mg which are the lowest doses for effectiveness, sometime we go higher if symptoms are persistant. ...Read more

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Is there estrogen or progestin in birth control pills?

Is there estrogen or progestin in birth control pills?

Both: The majority of birth control pills have both estrogen and Progesterone in them. There are a few that contain just progesterone. Progesterone only birth control pills are less commonly used except in special circumstances, such as while breast-feeding, or in women who can't take estrogen. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?

Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?

No : As long as you do not have or have never had a history of sexually transmitted disease, you should be able to conceive at the same fertility rate as any non contraceptive user. There are of course other causes of infertility. But, the above methods should not cause infertility. ...Read more

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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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Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Tamoxifen is given to breast cancer patients to suppress estrogen or both estrogen & progesterone?

Estrogen: Tamoxifen is given to individuals with specific breast cancers that are driven to grow by the presence of estrogen receptors. Tamoxifen interferes with the activity of estrogen in the breast, preventing cancer growth. The role of Progesterone receptors is unclear, though Progesterone receptors in breast cancer are generally associated with estrogen receptors, making tamoxifen an effective therapy. ...Read more

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Which among drospirenone containing ocp or cyproterone acetate is more effective in lowering male hormones?

Which among drospirenone containing ocp or cyproterone acetate is more effective in lowering male hormones?

Drospirinone : Drospirinone has more anti-testosterone effects than other types of progesterone. All progesterones will lower circulating testosterone. This particular Progesterone also competes with testosterone at the receptor level. This gives it a dual effect. ...Read more

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Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Yes: Any of these hormones can be affected by exercise. What matters most is the amount of fat you have in your body, because fat stores estrogen, which can affect the signaling for ovulation in your body, which can really affect the amount of progesterone that would be found on a blood test. ...Read more