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Healthy Estrogen Levels In Women
Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?
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
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