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Fenugreek Increases Estrogen
Why do estrogenic compound like fenugreek or fennel induce abortion? I thought estrogen is necessary for baby implantation in the uterus
They do not: I can not find supportive studies in the medical literature stating that these herbal remedies are linked to medical termination despite their popularity. ...Read more
Will taking fenugreek (one capsule of 610mg per day) lead to overdose of oestrogen and cause breast cancer? Esp when my mom has history of cancer.
Who knows/why take?: Fenugreek is used for many conditions, but so far, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not it is effective for any of them. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken in amounts used for medicinal purposes (amounts larger than normally found in food) for up to 6 months. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for fenugreek. ...Read more
Diet: Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are present in many foods. However, one might ask why you want to increase your estrogen. If you are menopausal, you can try food supplements or actually take estrogen orally. Most birth control pills contain Estrogens but usually lower estrogen levels by also suppressing the ovaries. To answer your question better, I would have to know what your objective is. ...Read more
Need clarification: At age 39 your Estrogen levels will vary throughout the menstrual cycle. Because of this it is rarely tested at the results do not mean much or have many health implications. You will need to clarify with the doctor ordering the tests why it was done and what the results mean for you. ...Read more
Complicated Question: From a symptomatic point of view, I many times see the exact oposite. Hormones such as cortisol, estradiol, estrone, estriol, testosterone, etc come from cholesterol via a specific pathway. Stress can increase cortisol levels, requiring a trasnformation from dhea to cortisol. This can lead to a reduction in estrogen because there is a reduced amount of "building" material to produce estrogen. ...Read more
Possibly: Granola bars are high in sugar. High sugar in your diet will reduce the amount of glucuronidase enzyme available to metabolize estrogen and raise your estrogen levels. Also high sugar increases Insulin and this could also increase your estrogen. There are other mechanisms as well. ...Read more
Probably not.: Estrogens from plants or phytoEstrogens are similar but not identical to human estrogen. We don't yet understand the full effects, but phytoEstrogens can have some of the same effects as estrogen in the body, but may not effect the measured estrogen levels. ...Read more
Flaxseeds: Although Lilian Thompson, PhD, an internationally known flaxseed researcher from the University of Toronto, says she wouldn’t call any of the health benefits of flax "conclusively established." Some studies have suggested that exposure to lignans during adolescence helps reduce the risk of breast cancer and may also increase the survival of breast cancer patients -- but this is as yet unproven. ...Read more
5alpha Red Inh: 5 alpha reductase inhibitors blocking Testo action. T gpes thru anoth way directly to estrogens via aromatase effect. ...Read more
I'm 18 and male. But I want to be a female and I want to increase my estrogen levels how can I do this?
Check it out: Consider seeing a specialist in tid matter to aid you in the best manner ...Read more
In males "assuming" a man got prolactin pills or injection, what do you think, will that raise or lower his estrogen levels?
No Effect: Estrogens levels will not be raised. Free testosterone will. ...Read more
I spotted on CD 11. Started using CB digital tests on CD9. I had neg until CD11- showed increase in estrogen. No LH surge ever detected. Thoughts?
Fertility question?: It looks like you're already receiving treatment, I will strongly recommend that you direct your questions to the medical team working with you. If need be, request referral to another specialist. Conflicting information could be emotionally frustrating for those dealing with fertility issues. ...Read more