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Doctor insights on: Progesterone Deficiency In Menopause

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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

Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...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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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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How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

How is estrogen and progesterone affected by hypothyroidism in women?

Unpredictable: There may be decreased secretion and decreased metabolism, but in general the levels are somewhat abnormal. Luckily hypothyroidism is easily treated by brand name T4 replacement. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What causes underdeveloped breasts in a woman with pcos? Current biochem abnorm are high LH vit d defic, sometimes low estro and prog. Testos normal!

What causes underdeveloped breasts in a woman with pcos? Current biochem abnorm are high LH  vit d defic, sometimes low estro and prog. Testos normal!

Lack of E2 ; P: Pcos is chronic anovulation with finding on ultrasound showing many underdeveloped follicles(eggs) . Sometimes called a string of pearls look. Without stimulus to the follicles they do not mature and make estrogen then without the adequate estrogen no ovulation occurs and then the ovary doesn't make enough progesterone. Those two hormones are necessary for secondary breast development. ...Read more

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What causes high progesterone levels in young women?

Progesterone: Reproductive-age women make increased Progesterone during their luteal phase (after ovulation.) there are no diseases charactereized primarily by elevated progesterone. The most common reasons for a 'high' level is pregnancy or taking supplemental progesterone. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of progesterone deficiency in women?

What are symptoms of progesterone deficiency in women?

Progesterone: The most common symptom is irregular menses caused by non-ovulatory cycles. Another may be sustained spotting for a week or more. The action of progesterone is to prepare the lining of the womb for a potential implantation (pregnancy). When there is a lack of sufficient progesterone the lining degenerates and various withdrawal bleeding episodes can occur, ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low progesterone in women? Can progesterone levels be tested?

What are symptoms of low progesterone in women? Can progesterone levels be tested?

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www.justmommies.com/getting-pregnant/having-problems-getting-pregnant/signs-low-progesterone. http://www.m.webmd.com/women/progesterone-15286. http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/best-natural-anti-depressants?page=3. ...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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Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Prolonged exposure to estrogen is a risk factor for breast cancer in men. Obesity, liver cirrhosis and high alcohol intake can lead to a high estrogen state. ...Read more

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What is progesterone estrogen ratio in female's body?

What is progesterone estrogen ratio in female's body?

Varies : The estrogen progeterone ratio is not something anyone would check. Levels change dramatically throughout the cycle so checking this number would not be clinically useful. ...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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What role does estrogen and progesterone play in menopause?

Menopause: Menopause is brought about by the changing balance of sex hormones. Usually estrogen has decreased to a low level and Progesterone as is decreased. The changing levels of hormones cause the symptoms of menopause. ...Read more

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Is synthetic testosterone one of the bioidentical hormones?

Yes but who cares?: This idea of taking "bio-identical" hormones is getting out of hand. While the concept is cute, it's not a recognized term. There are many good medications that are not bio-identical. Are there safer vs more harmful forms of T? Absolutely! Avoid oral T like the plague b/c liver risk. But whether you use cream, gel, patch or shot is up to you & your doc. Be sure to get labs monitored regularly. ...Read more

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Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

It should: If hrt is given continuously, in other words, estrogen and Progesterone on a daily basis with no breaks, then you should not have any bleeding unless it is a breakthrough bleed. If you cycle on e and p and go off it them for 5 days then many women will experience light bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more