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Doctor insights on: Gynodiol Estrogen Based Agent

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Which synthetic estrogen is safest, Estradiol Valerate, Mestranol, or Ethinyl Estradiol?

Which synthetic estrogen is safest, Estradiol Valerate, Mestranol, or Ethinyl Estradiol?

Synthetic meds: 1st no such thing as free lunch ie there's always some potential risk or side effect. 2nd FDA only approves meds which they deem benefit greater than risk (tho obviously not w/o disagreement & controversy). 3rd no studies demonstrate benefit of any oral estrogen over another tho some studies suggest topical safe than oral. 4th Natural isn't safe than synthetic ie tobacco is natural but isn't safe! ...Read more

Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
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Estradiol Level (Definition)

Estradiol is the main estrogen produced by the ovary. The level is a laboratory measurement of estradiol. This level will fluctuate during a menstrual cycle and ...Read more


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If I'm transsexual, will 1.25 mg of Premarin (conjugated estrogens) be effective?

If I'm transsexual, will 1.25 mg of Premarin (conjugated estrogens) be effective?

Sorry that your: question has not been addressed yet. I'm not expert in the area you want addressed but encourage you to speak with a doctor who is. That will give you the best answer. Peace and good health. ...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 estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read more

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Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

Which is better: crinone (progesterone gel) or standard progesterone suppositories?

Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more

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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is androgen precursor with elimination half-life 7.8 d,for an injection 5ml of 250 mg/mL what is such androgenic effect?

Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is androgen precursor with elimination half-life 7.8 d,for an  injection 5ml of 250 mg/mL what is such androgenic effect?

A Hairy Proposition: In women, excess amounts of androgens can cause such "virilizing" effects as acne, hirsutism (excess hair growth in "inappropriate" places, like the chin or upper lip) and thinning hair. Long-time use is associated with serious health consequences, such as insulin resistance and diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. It all sounds like lots of fun, doesn't it? ...Read more

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What is better to treat low estrogen in 30 yr old female (6 p/mg), Premarin (conjugated estrogens) , estradiol or birth control?

What is better to treat low estrogen in 30 yr old female (6 p/mg), Premarin (conjugated estrogens) , estradiol or birth control?

Depends: If you have an intact uterus then I would use a birth control pill as it provides both the estrogen and progesterone you need to prevent pregnancy and endometrial hyperplasia. If you have had a hysterectomy than both premarin (conjugated estrogens) and estradiol (estrace) would be fine. The estrogen in birth control by the way is estradiol as well. Birth control also lowers ovarian cancer risk (combined pills only) ...Read more

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Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?

Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?

No: There are various patches. Vivelle (estradiol) is the most commonly used. I like vivelle (estradiol) because it comes in various doses that allows for very selective titration of dose. ...Read more

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Best 2mg estradiol/100mg progestrn dosing regime to trigger period in 27yr old w/ 2yr amenorrhea? All tests normal (@fertility clinic), estrogen low.

Best 2mg estradiol/100mg progestrn dosing regime to trigger period in 27yr old w/ 2yr amenorrhea? All tests normal (@fertility clinic), estrogen low.

What are goals? : The treatment depends on the goals. You mention a fertility clinic. If you are trying to get treatment would be modified to help stimulate ovulation. If you're simply trying to regulate the menstrual cycles birth control pills would be the most common option. If you're experiencing premature ovarian failure then other considerations are necessary to manage this problem ...Read more

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Is the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Is  the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Yes. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is natural Progesterone and is a bio identical hormone to human progesterone. ...Read more

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Which costs less: conjugated estrogens (premarin) or the bio-identical estrogen patch?

Which costs less: conjugated estrogens (premarin) or the bio-identical estrogen patch?

Varies: The prices for either can vary widely between different pharmacies. The least expensive form of estrogen replacement therapy is usually generic ethynil Estradiol which is available for as little as $4 for a one month supply at some pharmacies. ...Read more

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What is the standard starting dose of progesterone bioidentical hormone cream?

What is the standard starting dose of progesterone bioidentical hormone cream?

See below: Knowing your present level help direct treatment...Saliva testing can help tell you what is out of balance. This tells you how much free hormone is available, and then with the help of some one experienced in natural hormone therapy many corrections can be corrected. ...Read more

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Where is information on normal levels of progesterone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone & dhea?

Where is information on normal levels of progesterone, estradiol, estriol, testosterone & dhea?

Lab reference ranges: Levels of these hormones are only as reliable as their test kits. One lab may use a different method for detection than another. You may not be able to compare values between different labs. Labs also set their normal ranges based on multiple tests. You need to discuss these hormones with an endocrinologist as they're trained to understand the different testing methods. ...Read more

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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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What is Premarin (conjugated estrogens) vaginal cream used for?

What is Premarin (conjugated estrogens) vaginal cream used for?

FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS: It is used for vaginal dryness during menopause, especially if it also causes painful intercourse it is also sometime used in pediatric practice for labial adhesions. ...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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Estrogen (Definition)

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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Gynodiol (Definition)

Gynodiol is an estrogen-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more