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Progesterone Cream For Men
Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal
NO; Yes: Estriol does not convert to other Estrogens in the body. It is safer because it's the weakest of the Estrogens and has no link to breast cancer. Studies suggest thta estriol has a protective effect. If used incorrectly, though, it can trigger hot flashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is bioidentical compounded testosterone covered for men by insurance but few female hormones mostly synthetic and no compounded ones for Women are?
It's a Mystery: One of my greatest frustrations in caring for patients is dealing with insurance coverages.Not only are their discrepancies between sexes but every year they change forcing us to treat the patient with what is covered and not what is best for them. Another example is Breast Reconstruction is covered after breast cancer but testicular prosthesis is not covered after testicular cancer. Mind Boggling ...Read more
Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?
Yes: Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive, become Insulin resistant, lose their vitality. I'll post a page later that describes my own personal treatment success. I feel great at almost 52 years of age. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Bladder prolapse: Although Estrace cream can assist in keeping the epithelium of the vagina distensible, post menopausal bladder prolapse is more function of the lack of bladder ligament support or prior vaginal childbirth trauma. Patient's who have had multiple vaginal deliveries are more likely to see a more rapid bladder prolapse then not. ...Read more
Irregular periods: Pcos is a common syndrome where most patients have irregular or absent periods, acne, abnormal female hair growth and weight gain. Not all have all of these symptoms. It is due to a complex imbalance if Insulin and the female hormones. Weight loss is key to prevent diabetes and other medical conditions. Progesterone cream will not likely help. ...Read more
Which brand of natural progesterone cream is advisable to use for treating pcos & estrogen dominance?
Unknown: There are no good long term studies looking at the safety of testosterone or clomiphene in men. However, clomiphene works in a more "natural" way to increase testosterone levels, and therefore may be safer. You should always do multiple baseline tests for testosterone, and have clear cut symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency before starting either medication. ...Read more
Usually: Because the cream is applied where the effect is needed, there is less chance of estrogen entering the blood stream and traveling to other organ systems to cause unwanted effects. But any medication can have side effects regardless of whether it is taken internally or externally, orally or parentally so please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
Why some reproductive endocrinologists prescription progesterone vaginal suppositories while others prescription progesterone in oils? In what cases are pios preferred?
Preference: No absolutely clear evidence exists for p4 supplementation. Since res are human too, our choices are based on preference. Preference may be from our training, recent literature, theoretical beliefs, and personal experience. ...Read more
Natural progesterone cream instead of prometrium (micronized progesterone) work? How do I get the progest. I need without prescription, is it worth using cream for infertility?
Drugs are similar: "natural" Progesterone and Prometrium (micronized progesterone) are really the same medication.Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is the only brand name Progesterone in a micronized capsule. Normally Progesterone would be digested by the gut, so it needs to be made differently. For both these you would need a physician prescription, but there are lower dose, less refined alternatives available otc or online. Not infertility meds by themselves. ...Read more
Emirita makes a new estradiol cream, I have tried their progesterone cream with no benefits, would the estradiol cream be worth trying?
1000 : 1000 mcg make up 1 mg so 100 mcg = 0.1 mg 10 mcg = 0.01 mg 1 mcg = 0.001 so, the 0.1 mg dose is 10 times stronger than the 10 mcg dose. I hope this helps!. ...Read more
You can, but...: ...Whether it works will depend on the cause. If it's due to a yeast infection, for example, the effect will be temporary at best. Still, it won't hurt to try, and if it doesn't work, see your doctor and find out the cause. And by the way, "maximum strength" is a marketing slogan; 1% hc cream is actually not very strong at all - it's just the maximum you can buy without a prescription. ...Read more
Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?
Yes: This is safe if used sparingly and not for an extended period of time. ...Read more
Probably: Read the package insert to see if there are any warnings. ...Read more
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