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Have simple hyperplasia. How to reduce my estrogen level quickly? What should I eat and what food to avoid? Thank you.

Have simple hyperplasia. How to reduce my estrogen level quickly? What should I eat and what food to avoid? Thank you.

No diet...: ... changes are sufficient therapy. You need progestin therapy, close follow-up, or possibly surgery. Do not take any supplements that can contain estrogen. ...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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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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If steroids increase estrogen levels, will boosting t naturally (ie taking vitd, abstinence, getting good sleep, eating right foods) also increase e?

If steroids increase estrogen levels, will boosting t naturally (ie taking vitd, abstinence, getting good sleep, eating right foods) also increase e?

A different question: Young grasshopper, why do you want more testosterone? We generally want to avoid adjusting these critical hormones in young people unless there is a compelling medical reason. I like your thinking though about focusing on good rest and recovery. Those are critical to healthy levels of natural hormones. Estrogen will not usually be increased by normal t levels. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms or signs of low estrogen levels and how can I begin to seek help?

What are some symptoms or signs of low estrogen levels and how can I begin to seek help?

Varies: Hot flushes vaginal dryness decreaed libido night sweats chills emotional symptoms dry skin talk to your family doctor or gyn about measuring your estrogen levels as well as thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Does communication / being listened to [by friends/family] helps improve the estrogen level in a female ?

Does communication / being listened to [by friends/family] helps improve the  estrogen level in a female ?

Interesting question: Interesting question, but there aren't any studies that answer this specifically. Being listened to does feel good, though -- and may allow you to feel more loving and warm to those who are listening to you. Being ignored is more likely to make you feel like pulling away. If the relationship is a sexual one, being listened to may improve that without increasing actual hormone levels. ...Read more

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I have heard high estrogen levels helps skin and hair?

I have heard high estrogen levels helps skin and hair?

Sort of: Low estrogen levels can cause skin and hair problems. Correcting low levels may help to resolve those problems. Using large doses to raise your level to "high" levels is more likely going to cause undesirable side effects like weight gain, headaches and mood swings. ...Read more

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Does maca root help womens estrogen levels rise?

Does maca root help womens estrogen levels rise?

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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