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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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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

No: Menest (esterified estrogens) consists of esterified Estrogens such as sodium estrone sulfate and sodium equilin sulfate. Bioidentical estrogen would be pricipally estradiol, as well as estrone and estriol. ...Read more

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Menopause relief naturally?

Menopause relief naturally?

Options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read more

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What hormones suppress estrogen?

What hormones suppress estrogen?

Estrogen suppression: The most likely one would be testosterone. I would appreciate it if you would let me know some more detail. ...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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Are progesterone creams good menopause treatments?

Are progesterone creams good menopause treatments?

Not very good: In natural or surgical menopause (removal of both ovaries) the problem is lack of estrogen. Giving estrogen to women who have not had their uterus removed (hysterectomy) increases the risk of uterine cancer, so we give Progesterone or synthetic progestins to protect the uterus. Progesterone as skin cream is not enough to protect the uterus, but can reduce hot flashes and does not prevent bone loss. ...Read more

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How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

By the follicle: An amazing dance of hormones coordinates the reproductive system. One of the thousands of egg sacs that are in the ovary matures each month during the reproductive years. During the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, the follicle releases estradiol, a potent estrogen. After releasing its egg, the follicle becomes a corpus luteum and makes Progesterone instead. ...Read more

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Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

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Can Premarin (conjugated estrogens) stop vaginal bleeding?

Can Premarin (conjugated estrogens) stop vaginal bleeding?

No: Premarin (conjugated estrogens), (conjugated estrogens) a synthetic estrogen, is prescribed for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, anxiety etc. It can actually increase vaginal bleeding. Progesterone is prescribed to counter dysfunctional uterine bleeding. It is also prescribed to woman put on Premarin (conjugated estrogens) that still have a uterus to counter the effect that estrogenic Premarin (conjugated estrogens) has on uterus. ...Read more

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Menopause relief from remifemin?

Menopause relief from remifemin?

Hot flashes yes: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best studied commercially available black cohosh remedies. This herbal med is safe for women who want or need to avoid estrogen- such as women who have had an estrogen dependent cancer. ...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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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's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

What's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

Not deficient: Lh deficinecy does not go with menopause; in fact lh levels get very much higher during and after menopause. ...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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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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Are there bioidentical hormones of testosterone?

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Are there bioidentical hormones of testosterone?

Yes & no . . .: Depends upon what you're asking. While "bio-identical" is not a scientifically recognized phrase, concept makes sense: take things that are identical to what body produces. However, there are many commonly used medications that are not "bio-identical" so that really shouldn't be your guiding principle. Instead, ask about alternatives & what you hope to achieve. Re T, shots, patches & creams r good ...Read more

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Does estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) cause weight gain?

Does estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) cause weight gain?

Hormone replacement: Weight gain at menopause is more likely related to lifestyle factors as well as changes in metabolism. One of the side effects of hormone replacement can be weight gain, but weight loss is just as likely. ...Read more

Phytoestrogen (Definition)

A phystoestrogen is essentially a near ...Read more