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Doctor insights on: Fenugreek Increases Estrogen

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Why do estrogenic compound like fenugreek or fennel induce abortion? I thought estrogen is necessary for baby implantation in the uterus

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

Estrogen (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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How do you increase estrogen?

How do you increase estrogen?

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

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What could increased levels of estrogen do to me?

What could increased levels of estrogen do to me?

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

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Does maca increase estrogen?

Does maca increase estrogen?

MACA: Some studies have shown that it has no effect on sex hormone levels, including lh, fsh, prolactin, 17-oh progesterone, testosterone, or estradiol. Some claims it improves fertility that is why companies have taken comercial interest in it. ...Read more

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Can stress increase estrogen levels?

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

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Can estrogen pills increase fertility?

Can estrogen pills increase fertility?

No: Not unless you're deficient; estrogen is what birth control bills are made of. ...Read more

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Does estrogen increase after conception?

Does estrogen increase after conception?

Conception: I strongly recommend that you go online and type in "Estrogen increase after conception"

There are many articles on this topic and I suggest you take time to browse through a few of them. If you end up with concerns (shouldn't happen) speak to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Does resveratrol block estrogen or increase it?

Neither: At very high doses (which are much higher than you can get at the store) in laboratory animals, it can have some beneficial effects, but none on estrogen. The effects in humans, however, have never been demonstrated. ...Read more

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Can eating granola bars raise my estrogen levels?

Can eating granola bars raise my estrogen levels?

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

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Is it possible for soy to increase estrogen levels?

Is it possible for soy to increase estrogen levels?

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

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Could you tell me if flaxseeds increase or decrease estrogen?

Could you tell me if flaxseeds increase or decrease estrogen?

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

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How to increase estrogen levels and what are some side effects?

5alpha Red Inh: 5 alpha reductase inhibitors blocking Testo action. T gpes thru anoth way directly to estrogens via aromatase effect. ...Read more

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Is there any type of food that naturally increases the estrogen level?

Is there any type of food that naturally increases the estrogen level?

Soy products: Are known for their phytoestrogen affects. Natural soy like edamame is best. Many soy products are now made from genetically modified soy so read labels and do your best to stick to whole foods like edamame. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat foods like soy that increase estrogen in women?

What happens if you eat foods like soy that increase estrogen in women?

Irregular menses: Estrogen has a proliferative affect on the endometrial lining. Of course, if this is being done to mitigate menopausal symptoms, one can expect such symptoms to improve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I get an increase of estrogen, will my pubic hsir grow thicker?

Can you tell me if I get an increase of estrogen, will my pubic hsir grow thicker?

Pubic hair: Testosterone is more likely the cause of increased pubic hair growth. Women who have fascial and nipple hair or more inclined to have more pubic hair. Women with dark hair also tend to have more. ...Read more

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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

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Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

No: There are some people who say it helps with PMS, but no scientific data showing it does anything at all. Should be avoided in pregnancy, breast feeding. ...Read more

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Does flax increase estrogen?

Not enough: To make any difference. In fact, taking it doesn't really make any difference except to spend money. ...Read more

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Is there a way to increase estrogen levels?

Estrogen: Besides medicine, use phytoestrogen & xenoestrogens, i.e., plant & animal food sources... ...Read more

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Does eating butter increase estrogen level?

Does eating butter increase estrogen level?

No: But an increase in butter may mean an increase in total caloric intake and unhealthy weight gain. ...Read more

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What to do to increase my estrogen level fast?

What to do to increase my estrogen level fast?

Not recommended: There are different forms of estrogen that can be given orally, vaginally or injection that can increase estrogen level but those medications should only be given by physicians. ...Read more

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What can take or eat for increase estrogen level?

A good healthy: diet -- and, it you're overweight, less of it so you can lose weight and eliminate your insulin resistance. Avoid worthless "magic foods" and miracle supplements which don't work. ...Read more