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Doctor insights on: Healthy Estrogen Levels In Women

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Do post-menopausal women have low levels of estrogen?

Do post-menopausal women have low levels of estrogen?

Yes: Hi. Yes, loss of estrogen is one of the hallmarks of menopause, and why estrogen/progestin replacement (if uterus in place) or estrogen replacement (if hysterectomized) is beneficial for postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


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Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Ovulation: Testosterone levels are highest in females during ovulation, which usually is converted to estrogen ands progesterone. But this higher testosterone level causes an increase in libido. ...Read more

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What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

What are normal levels of estrogen in women age 50?

Menopause: Hormone levels start to drop around or after menopause. No specific value can be given because every woman is different. Focus on proper health (calcium and vitamin d) during this time than for an actual hormone value. That will keep you young and healthy. ...Read more

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What causes high progesterone levels in young women?

What causes high progesterone levels in young women?

Progesterone: Reproductive-age women make increased Progesterone during their luteal phase (after ovulation.) there are no diseases charactereized primarily by elevated progesterone. The most common reasons for a 'high' level is pregnancy or taking supplemental progesterone. ...Read more

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Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Do women age40 have higher estrogen levels than teen girls?

Varies: Estrogen levels vary between women and they vary all the time within the same women. There is a generally accepted range based on the time of the menstrual cycle. Women 12 year old woman have higher peak estrogen levels than 40 year old woman and vice versa. So that is a difficult question to answer and may not be as important as why levels change. ...Read more

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Can weight gain in men increase estrogen levels?

Can weight gain in men increase estrogen levels?

NO: It just makes testosterone levels in the bloodstream a bit lower due to fatty tissue excess deposition, particularly in the abdominal area. ...Read more

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Does fsh(follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in women after menopause?

Does fsh(follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in women after menopause?

Somewhat: Fsh has an inverse relationship to estrogen, as estrogen goes down, FSH rises. It can have minor fluctuations after menopause but it generally remains elevated. This is one tool for assessing if a women is in menopause. ...Read more

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What causes very low estrogen levels in women aged 20-30 years old?

What causes very low estrogen levels in women aged 20-30 years old?

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

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What are the normal sugar levels in men and women?

What are the normal sugar levels in men and women?

Range: Fasting blood sugar is considered to be in the normal range when it is between 65-99 mg/dl. 2 hours following a meal it should be less than 140 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Prolonged exposure to estrogen is a risk factor for breast cancer in men. Obesity, liver cirrhosis and high alcohol intake can lead to a high estrogen state. ...Read more

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Does high estrogen increase your libido in women?

Does high estrogen increase your libido in women?

Evolution evidence: There is presumptive evidence that "high" estrogen increases female libido. This is thought to occur during the few days preceding ovulation in order to increase the evolutionary likelihood of mating taking place around the most fertile time of the month. ...Read more

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Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Maybe not really: It depends on the type of soy fermented vs non fermented and the amount consumed. In order to raise estrogen one needs to take a lot of soy daily. However in general estrogen deficiency is not very common but Progesterone deficiency very common. ...Read more

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Can regular exercise lower oestrogen in women ?

Can regular exercise lower oestrogen in women ?

Depends: Hi. Regular exercise is good for both genders. Regular EXCESSIVE exercise can cause amenorrhea and hypogonadism in women. The classic example is women endurance athletes. If you're still cycling (menstrual, not bicycle!) regularly, you're not hypogonadal. To your good health! ...Read more

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Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more

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Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?

Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?

Not so much: As progesterone doesn't particularly cause hyponatremia(low blood sodium) but is felt to predispose people(really women) to some degree of exercise induced hyponatremia. It really has limited effect on the aromatization(conversion) of testosterone to estrogen. ...Read more

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Are hCG levels present in nonpregnant women?

Hormone: Hcg is the hormone of pregnancy and made by the placenta. It is most commonly seen in pregnant women. In women with retained placenta they can still have HCG levels. Hcg levels can also be detected in certain tumors, like liver tumors, certain ovarian tumors and others, and if the person is taking HCG shots. ...Read more