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Foods That Lower Estrogen Levels In Women
Not sure: I'm not sure that women can 'lower' their estrogen levels with foods. Your estrogen levels are most closely related to the levels your brain signals your ovaries to produce, not ingested food amounts. Having said this, I found a list of foods to avoid if you're convinced dietary changes could effect your levels: http://www. Stylecraze. Com/articles/estrogen-rich-foods/. ...Read more
Can lower levels of estrogen/progesterone affect your GI tract? Or does estrogen/progesterone, in females, play a role in how our GI tract performs?
Hormone receptors: There are definitely estrogen & Progesterone receptors in the GI tract. For example, high Progesterone levels in pregnancy lead to loosening of the valve closing off the stomach from the esophagus. This causes increased acid reflux. We also know that giving menopausal women estrogen probably reduces risk of colon cancer. Many women have changes in GI function related to their period cycles. ...Read more
I was wounding if higher testosterone levels in women cause acne? If so what can I do to lower my testosterone and increase my estrogen levels?
Yes and no:
High testosterone levels can certainly make acne worse. However, if tests show abnormally high levels of testosterone, you need to rule out cancer as a cause.
Most of the time, testosterone levels are within the normal range, but hormonal therapy may still be appropriate. Certain oral contraceptives can reduce the production of testosterone and reduce its effects. ...Read more
Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?
Pituitary/ovarian: As always, a thorough history and physical exam by a medical doctor is a must. The pituitary gland stimulates the ovaries to produce estrogen so there might be a problem with the pituitary gland (located in the brain) or the ovaries may not be producing adequate estrogen. Some common causes are eating disorders, excessive exercise and excessive stress. ...Read more
No: I can find no evidence that this is the case. You list your age as 21. If there is a concern about a hormonal imbalance, talk to an ob/gyn to get further clarification. ...Read more
Don't: Estrogen levels should not be lowered. They are critical in a womans fertility, regular cyclicity and have many beneficial effects. If there is a specific condition that warrants suppression then there are many treatments, including lupron, (leuprolide) birth control pills and other methods. The question should be why do the estrogen levels need to be decreased? ...Read more
Antioestrogen: I estrogen lowering compounds are not presently approved in genetic males however can be used under supervision of a physican who understands your medical history tamoxifen is a compound which blocks action at cell level compounds like anastrazole can stop from making oestrogens. ...Read more
By consuming: Or ingesting estrogenic compounds or medicines, and by using medicines that stimulate estrogen production. None of these things are done routinely though, because other than menopause, ovarian failure, and hypothalamic amenorrhea there are no reasons a woman needs extra estrogen. ...Read more
How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely?
Variable: The estrogen level will depend on which part of the menstrual cycle you are in, if you are menstruating. If not, it will be low. If on hormonal contraception it will depend on what kind. It will also depend on the lab procedure used. You need to check the lab normals for your personal situation. ...Read more
Just remember:: The timing of when the labs were drawn is of critical importance in interpreting them. During the first week after menses (or during the menses or right before menses, the estrogen levels will be very low- and that is normal). Ideally, hormone levels are checked on day 21-23 of menstrual cycle. ...Read more
Maybe, sort of: Sometimes.Get a more detailed answer ›