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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Why should perimenopausal women not take menopausal hormone therapy?

Why should perimenopausal women not take menopausal hormone therapy?

Perimenopause: is the months before the cessation of menses. Many women have adequate estrogen during these months. Most women do not ovulate or ovulate sporadically during this transition so they do not produce progesterone. A blood test can determine your need. ...Read more

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Black cohosh or bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream to help balance hormones in perimenopause?

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Black cohosh or bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream to help balance hormones in perimenopause?

No data.: Bio-identical hormones is a topic vastly argued in our field. As it stands now, you should be cautious using bio-identical hormones because there is no control over how they are mixed and produced, and there is no data about what is a safe and efficacious formulation and dosage. Speak with your doctor about this for a more in depth conversation and to determine if it is actually needed for you. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements help in delaying menstrual cycle?

Can herbal supplements help in delaying menstrual cycle?

Why?: I wonder why you would want your menstrual cycle delayed. If there is a specific reason for it, i would not risk in turning to any herbal supplement as there is none to date with proven/documented efficacy in doing so. ...Read more

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Can taking progesterone supplements help your luteal phase?

Can taking progesterone supplements help your luteal phase?

Sometimes: A luteal phase defect (lpd) is the name for a problem of too little Progesterone (p4) after ovulation. The diagnosis can be difficult to diagnose because tests of low p4 are controversial. However, if your doctor diagnoses lpd then the treatment is p4 to relace what yu do not make. Another treatment is to improve the follicle so that it naturally makes enough p4 itself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some herbal supplements for premenopausal symptoms?

What are some herbal supplements for premenopausal symptoms?

Vitex, Dong quai &..: Many herbs are beneficial for menopause. Among my favorites are vitex agnus castus (chaste tree berries), dong quai, black cohosh, maca and pueraria mirifica. For more info see http://www.Holistic-online.Com/remedies/hrt/hrt_herbs_for_menopause.Htm and http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00700/menopause-symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you know a good herbal supplement as replacement for hormone pills in post-menopausal women?

Could you know a good herbal supplement as replacement for hormone pills in post-menopausal women?

Post menopause: How long have you been in menopause? Have you had a clinic visit with a gynecologist? Herbal supplement may be the main ingredient in hormone pills after careful evaluation and clinical trials. I would not be surprised if the herbal supplement itself was more expensive than the pills. Please let me know what supplement you are taking. ...Read more

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Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Usually no: During the time a woman is perimenopausal hormonal manipulation can cause some spotting or bleeding depending on how the hormones are dosed. Once a woman is truly menopausal hrt does not usually cause menstruation. Vaginal bleeding in the post-menopausal woman is considered abnormal & worthy of investigation. ...Read more

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Could vitex black cohosh or dong quai regulate periods?

Could vitex black cohosh or dong quai regulate periods?

Not likely: Neither of these is likely to provide much help with cycle regulation. In fact dong quai can cause blood thinning making periods even worse. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements increases semen?

What herbal supplements increases semen?

No aware of any: Why would your want to increase semen? If you are healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and practice safe sex, you should have all the semen produced that is necessary for normal funtion. Semen is a collective volume of testicular contribution, prostatic contribution and seminal vessicle contribution and perhaps a miniscule amount from other sources. It is what is is unless you have a specific illn. ...Read more

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Is HGH effective with menopausal women?

Is HGH effective with menopausal women?

Not a good idea!: The use of hgh (human growth hormone) is not appropriate for use in treating menopausal symptoms (which I am assuming you are referring to). It would be more appropriate to talk with your doctor about the symptoms you are trying to treat and addressing them in a non-hormonal way if possible. The use of hgh, for example, will likely significantly impact your cholesterol levels in an adverse way! ...Read more

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Hgh supplements for men--safe online?

Hgh supplements for men--safe online?

Unknown: The internet is a fabulous source of misinformation and shoddy products. Supplements are unregulated to begin with and on line it is truly 'let the buyer beware" . If HGH supplies the outcome you desire, you need a reliable source and there is no way to prove that with internet products. So be cautious since you cannot personally analyze the supplements you are purchasing. ...Read more

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Will taking thyroid medication during perimenopause help improve perimenopause symptoms?

Will taking thyroid medication during perimenopause help improve perimenopause symptoms?

If you: Take the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement to return your thyroid levels to normal, you will return your metabolic rate to normal -- and then your symptoms will be whatever they would have been if you didn't have a thyroid problem to begin with. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hair and dhea supplements?

Hair and dhea supplements?

Depends: In women, dhea does convert to a small amount of testosterone. This can promote acne as well as possibly more male pattern hair growth. ...Read more

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Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Yes: Some women benefit from vegetable Estrogens such as soy, black cohosh, or evening primrose oil. There is no evidence that they are safer than prescription medications. If there is a history of breast cancer, there are other medications that can reduce hot flashes such as venlafaxine. ...Read more

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Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Does fda regulate multivitamins and supplements?

Yes: The fda 's many responsibilities include regulation of vitamins and supplements. Some critics feel the fda's regulations are too strict, while others feel they are not strict enough. Info from the fda on their role: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/dietarysupplements/consumerinformation/ucm110417.Htm see my comment for link to a article by joseph mercola md criticizing the fda for "attacking" supplements:. ...Read more

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Can vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

Can vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

Not much: Vitex has been used in greece for many years, but there is no scientific data to establish it's reliability. Diet, exercise and weight loss can help. Metformin is a more scientific and well studied option. It can help noralize menses and even induce fertility in many women, discuss w/your ob/gyn. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What are some natural testosterone supplements?

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What are some natural testosterone supplements?

No such thing: Sorry, i hate to be the bearer of bad news but there's no such thing as a natural testosterone supplement, at least not something you can buy otc w/o prescription. Don't believe miraculous claims by manufacturer. No supplement has any peer-reviewed published data to prove safety & effectiveness, not even dhea. Otoh, recent study showed exercise could decrease risk of hypogonadism. ...Read more

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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

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Perimenopause (Definition)

A condition that occurs when a woman's estrogen levels start to decline, periods become irregular, and hot flashes may begin, accompanied by mood swings and other ...Read more