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Pregnenolone Vs Dhea
Yes: Glandulars have been a traditional source of these hormones, but there absorption is not realiable. Check with your doctor or check out acam which is an organization that has investigated and held standards on hormone supplementation. They even have a physician referral on there website. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Any of these hormones can be affected by exercise. What matters most is the amount of fat you have in your body, because fat stores estrogen, which can affect the signaling for ovulation in your body, which can really affect the amount of progesterone that would be found on a blood test. ...Read more
Are androstadiene, androsta (pro-testosterone compound) and hydroxyandrostendione considered as steroids?
Steroids : Yes, they all have the steroid structure. It is a chemical structure that starts with cholesterol. ...Read more
Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specific & limited: Pregnenolone is an adrenal hormone made from cholesterol, and is the pre-cursor for sex-steroid hormones. It is said to 'improve mood, ' but no strong data support. To my knowledge there is no role for it's use as a supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are for treatment of some breast cancers; they're also used off-label for ovulation induction in women. No other appropriate uses to my knowledge. ...Read more
Different derivation: Esterified estrogens are synthetic plant derived (eg manufactured from soy beans) where as conjugated estrogens are blended estrogens from natural preparations (eg urine from pregnant mares) or synthetic derivatives of these natural preparations. Some studies have shown risk of blood clots may be less with esterified preparations but this is not definitive. ...Read more
Is PCOS or non classic CAH?FSH/LH are 1:3 ratio Testosteron Androstenedion 17Oh Progesteron are high Cortizol DHEA-S SHBG PROLACTIN Normal ACTH low
ACTH stimulation: If you have features of both problems, the male hormone levels and menstrual irregularities and infertility are the hallmarks of a diagnosis of PCOS. What does your Endo or Gyne/Endo say about this ? Ask them for answers, which may include an ACTH stim test to see how your pituitary axis is functioning to start with, followed by more adrenal function testing... ...Read more
Lab reference ranges: Levels of these hormones are only as reliable as their test kits. One lab may use a different method for detection than another. You may not be able to compare values between different labs. Labs also set their normal ranges based on multiple tests. You need to discuss these hormones with an endocrinologist as they're trained to understand the different testing methods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of difference: mesterolone is an oral T. It and other oral Ts do not help much and may have some liver side effects. Testosterone Undeconate is the only oral product I know which is approved and safe. Not yet approved in USA. WHY???? DHEA is over the counter approved replacement for the adrenal source of T. It is OK and has been called the anti aging supplement. Gels or depo shots best way to replace T. ...Read more
Yes: Typically, these are all metabolized the samer. ...Read more
Hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate is made from 16-dehydropregnenolone acetate,does it have androgenic activity?
Moot point in US: Testoderm is no longer available in the us. Besides androderm, options include androgel, axiron, fortesta, striant, testim, testopel & injectable testosterone. Decision is personal one & depends upon cost (formulary), tolerance for injections/implants/buccal patch, tendency to develop adhesive dermatitis, risk of transference to loved ones, etc. If fertility is an issue, avoid all these products. ...Read more
What are your thoughts on DHEA supplement after total hysterectomy vs the traditional estrogen and testosterone therapy?
Don't bother w/DHEA: DHEA is a dietary supplement that garnered a lot of press at one as mother of all hormones but there's no proof of clinical benefit despite theory. There are definite risks as well as benefits to hormone replacement. Individual answer depends upon your personal & Family History. Total hysterectomy refers only to removing uterus which means ovaries are left behind. Ask if BSO necessary which means ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dhea is a male-type (androgenic) hormone from the adrenal glands which can be enzymatically converted to other androgens in your body, which can be converted to Estrogens by the hormone aromatase. Beware of marketing excesses that imply benefits from supplements which are unproven. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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