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How To Get Off Bioidentical Hormones
What are the average ratios for estrogen to progesterone and estrogen to testosterone and progesterone to testosterone? I know how to convert to moles
They change: The ratios of these hormones change in reference to each other throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. That is they are not static in relationship to one another. You likely can look up the physiology textbook or reference online they can give you approximations of where these hormones are in relationship to each other throughout the cycle. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Was put on under tounge sublingual bio hormones progesterone and estrogen due to low hormones. How long do they take to work and are they dangerous?
Hormones: Generally a woman of 34 should not need supplemental hormone therapy, especially estrogen. Many woman young and peri-menopausal woman have low Progesterone in the later part of their menses (luteal phase), but not estrogen. I am curious why they were prescribed for you and what tests were used to determine you have a deficiency. ...Read more
If I want to stop the Depo-Provera shot due to weight gain, how long will the progesterone hormone be in my system?
Hormones off balance from Depo-Provera what prenatal vitamins do you recommend to take help balance them? Is it true they make it easier to get pregnant ?
Marketing NotReality: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in US: DSHEA Act 1994. Best eat REAL food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific vit. deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal & target. ...Read more
Need Dr's help: Can't do on own, as patches only in fixed sizes and cannot cut them w/o loss of med. Talk to your prescriber about your concerns and desires and he/she can work with you to taper the dose at a rate that you can tolerate, while potentially replacing with non-narcotic med(s) if still having pain. ...Read more
How long does it take for lupron (leuprolide) depot to get out of your system, trying to conceive?
Depends on the dose: If you had the three month it could be up to four months. If you had the monthly, more than likely ok at six weeks. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to my health to use female hormone patches on male breasts? How do I get prescription for progesterone?
What for?: Why you want to use female hormone patches on your breast at age of 51 years whatever the purpose of your question is, you should not use female sex hormone patches without consulting a doctor as it can cause side effects you can only get prescription for Progesterone in us after consulting a physician. ...Read more
Estrogen & you: Estrogen is a hormone that is made in the ovaries, adrenal glands, and sometimes converted from the peripheral fat. It's a hormone because it is made in one place but acts in a different location on receptors that capture it with estrogen receptors. It is just like a space shuttle "hooking up" with the International space station when the air lock doors match up and then entrance can be obtained ...Read more
Was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis due to hormone fluctuation. How long will it take for my estrogen levels to re-balance themselves?
See below: If there is any enlargement, it would happen after at least 1 cycle. ...Read more
How can I trigger a period naturally and safely? Don't want to go back on birth control for adult amenorrhea and low estrogen.
H-P-T axis: Hi. It's an interplay in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (H-P-T) axis. The hypothalamus secretes thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF), which stimulates the pituitary to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid gland to take up iodine, organify, make, and release thyroid hormones (mostly T4, but a little T3 (liothyronine) too). The thyroid hormones feed back to suppress TRF & TSH. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Start with benzoyl peroxide; if this isn't enough visit your physician, first line is topical retinoic derivatives &/or a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If still not sufficient, the right systemic antibiotic for you, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day. Dermatologist visit if still not clear. Good luck. All acne is manageable today. ...Read more
Absorption time: Absorption time of levothyroxine from the gut is reportedly within 20-30 minutes of ingestion (mainly absorbed via the small intestine). Of course, there are many variables that can affect such timing including the gut transit time, acidity of the stomach and type of food/liquid co-ingested or present in the GI tract during time of ingestion. ...Read more
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