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My estrogen, progesterone & testosterone levels are extremely low- as is my dhea & vitamins d & b considering pellet therapy. Is this best? I'm 38.
NO cures: First see an endocrinologist to find out the cause of the low levels, if they are really low in a reputable lab. Bring your labs with you. Pellets, popular in australia, are used by too many ill trained people in the us. There are many other options to explore if you really are deficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can dehydratrion from chronic sweating causing muscle pain an stiffness........or lack of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone , cause it... . ?
Not usually: Dehydration causes dry mouth, fatigue and weakness. Your hormone problems from your chronic diseases and medications can cause muscle soreness. Low Estrogen and Testosterone can cause Tenderness of muscle. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor for a plan to stay active and comfortable. ...Read more
CAH: There is a disorder called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, that can appear in adults (late onset), in which there are symptoms similar to PCOS with irregular periods, excess hair growth, weight gain. 17OH progesterone levels will be high but other levels can be normal. It is treated with low dose corticosteroid. You should see an endocrinologist for diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes & no: hCG diet is not recommend by most physicians anymore so while you can do it, we don't advise it. You didn't mention your gender, but since you mention both Progesterone & Testosterone, I'm guessing that you're female. Regardless, you should address this w/your prescribing physician so that s/he knows everything that you're doing and can look for potential drug-drug interactions. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a postmenopausal women with antiphospolipid syndrome be treated with bioidentical progesterone and testosterone for symptom relief?
Antiphospholipid: Please look up the "Antiphospholipid syndrome" and carefully read the article on the web. In my opinion , treatment with bio-identical progesterone and testosterone is not related to the antiphospholipid syndrome but you must soon discuss this with your doctor. Please let me know how things turn out. ...Read more
What are the average ratios for estrogen to progesterone and estrogen to testosterone and progesterone to testosterone? I know how to convert to moles
They change: The ratios of these hormones change in reference to each other throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. That is they are not static in relationship to one another. You likely can look up the physiology textbook or reference online they can give you approximations of where these hormones are in relationship to each other throughout the cycle. ...Read more
Taking estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone is known to be a risk factor for causing blood clots. Is the same true of pregnenolone and dhea?
Unknown, probably no: Supplements such as dhea and pregnenolone are not regulated by the fda and have no good studies that demonstrate that they do anything beneficial for any medical condition. The safety of these supplements is also unknown. You appear to be very young to have to be on hormone supplements. You should see an endocrinologist to find out if you really need to be on them. ...Read more
Weight recovered anorexic, still no periods. Normal FSH/LH, very low E2, low progesterone, normal testosterone and prolactin. What could it be?
I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.
Typically : Typically testosterone is going to increase not decrease your acne problems. This is why young male teenagers become acne prone during early teen years with puberty. I would suggest meeting with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for a full evaluation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers