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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Low Estrogen

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I'm looking for a natural remedy to sooth and heal external vaginal burning/itching due to low estrogen. I don't want to use estrogen cream. Thanks!

I'm looking for a natural remedy to sooth and heal external vaginal burning/itching due to low estrogen.  I don't want to use estrogen cream. Thanks!

Atrophic vaginitis: It's tough to find a topical substitute for Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or Estradiol cream for use on atrophic vaginitis. You could dry KY long lasting to improve overall moisture and intake of soy, which is a phytoestrogen may have a slight effect. Just make sure your gyn has ruled out lichen sclerosis and infection as the possible cause. Estradiol cream by the way is actually made from soy beans. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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Palpitations on lupron (leuprolide) for fertility treatment. Due to med or to low estrogen>6 skipped beats every minute.?

Palpitations on lupron (leuprolide) for fertility treatment. Due to med or to low estrogen>6 skipped beats every minute.?

Chemical menopause: Hot flushes and lack of sleep from the effects of Lupron (leuprolide) may be responsible. Family history of cardiovascular disease and other symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness or chest pain demands that you see your physician asap ...Read more

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Is a low dose oral contraceptive effective treatment for adenomyosis? Does the estrogen in a pill such as Alesse contribute to the adenomyosis spread?

Is a low dose oral contraceptive effective treatment for adenomyosis? Does the estrogen in a pill such as Alesse contribute to the adenomyosis spread?

Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis is the development of glandular material from the endometrium interdigitating into the smooth muscle of the uterus causing it to enlarge and often produce copious bleeding. Alesse is being used to try to control the heavy bleeding without using surgery as an alternative. This diagnosis is usually made at the time of hysterectomy via the pathological specimen. ...Read more

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Intermittent tachycardia with blood pressure changes every few hours, looking like but is not hypoglycemia, needing diagnosis and treatment.....?

Intermittent tachycardia with blood pressure changes every few hours, looking like but is not hypoglycemia, needing diagnosis and treatment.....?

More information would help clarify how to solve the problem: The combination of recurrent tachycardia, "unstable" blood sugar and blood pressure, "all the symptoms of diabetes" but normal HgbA1c, "reactive hypoglycemia" and symptoms occurring every three hours, and atypical sleep apnea. The differential diagnosis would include: *Insulinoma (insulin secreting tumor) producing recurant hypoglycemia with tachycardia) *Pheochrocytoma (adrenaline secreting tumor often of the adrenal glands) *polyendocrine syndome encompassing either or both with possible hypophysitis with ovarian hypofunction or autoimmune oopheritis. You may have been screened for insulinoma but remember that common screening test use monoclonal antibodies which will not pick up proinsulin. To assist in diagnosis - providing more detail to the phrases in paragraph 1 including labs and then consultation with an endocrinologist would be an appropriate next step. ...Read more

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What is the role of estrogen in testosterone treatment?

What is the role of estrogen in testosterone treatment?

Estrogen and Men: Estrogen will feminize a male physique. It will block Testosterone production. It will help a male grow breasts and soften their stomach. I am not sure why you would want to be on Estrogen. Are you Transgendered? ...Read more

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What are the risks of estrogen hormone treatment?

What are the risks of estrogen hormone treatment?

Estrogen related: Multiple possible risks like from the estrogen stroke blood clots cancer of endometrium or breast always have proper assessment by your gyn regarding risks before starting therapy. ...Read more

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Is arimidex (anastrozole) an effective treatment for the reduction of estrogen in males?

Is arimidex (anastrozole) an effective treatment for the reduction of estrogen in males?

Yes: Anastrazole may raise testosterone in older men. Estrogen levels usually remain in the normal range. Men taking testosterone may see an increase in estrogen and an aromatase inhibitor may decrese this production. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of estrogen withdrawal?

What's the best treatment to get rid of estrogen withdrawal?

Supplement estrogen: If you mean as a result of menopause, estrogen replacement therapy would easily control the symptoms as well as providing long term benefits. If you mean PMS symptoms, you could take a lose dose estrogen during that portion of the cycle to minimize your symptoms. Finally, if you mean as a result of stopping current estrogen replacement - there are medications that can help - see your doctor. ...Read more

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During subchorionic hemorrhage, is estrogen treatment safe?

During subchorionic hemorrhage, is estrogen treatment safe?

Hemorrhage: Whether estrogen is safe or not is a function of the degree of subchorionic hemorrhage. You should check both with your primary doctor and your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am unable to take estrogen because they cause worse migraines. Is there a natural or OTC remedy to help with irregular periods?

I am unable to take estrogen because they cause worse migraines. Is there a natural or OTC remedy to help with irregular periods?

Phytoestrogens: Phytoestrogens, or plant estrogens, are Estrogens naturally produced by plants and can be found in certain foods (nuts, oilseeds, soy). These compounds have similar structure to human estrogen and bind to the same receptors. ...Read more