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What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease. Also it can cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. Gender identity does not rely on hormone levels alone. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


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What are the common side effects of estrogen?

What are the common side effects of estrogen?

Several: Any woman taking a medicine with estrogen can have nausea, vomiting, and headaches. A menopausal woman taking estrogen can be at higher risk for uterine and breast cancer. ...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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What are the common side effects of estrogen?

Several: Any woman taking a medicine with estrogen can have nausea, vomiting, and headaches. A menopausal woman taking estrogen can be at higher risk for uterine and breast cancer. ...Read more

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Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

Does estrogen vaginal cream have fewer side effects than estrogen pills?

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

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Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Avoid Estr if man: Why take it. It can feminize you, decrease sperm, cause breast enlargement and reduce immunity. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what some side effects of an estrogen cream?

Estrogen related: You can have local irritation but mostly estrogen related side effects just like pills. ...Read more

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What can be potential side effects of lowering estrogen levels on my birth control?

What can be potential side effects of lowering estrogen levels on my birth control?

Irregular bleeding: The most common side effect with the low does birth control pills is breakthrough bleeding. Depending on you body size and menstrual history, some women have irregular bleeding on the lower dosages of estrogen. Estrogen is used to stabilize uterine lining, therefore if bleeding persists, may need to increase dose. ...Read more

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What are some benefits and side- effects of anti-estrogen/anti-aromatase as a nutritional supplement?

What are some benefits and side- effects of anti-estrogen/anti-aromatase as a nutritional supplement?

None: An anti-aromatase drug given to a post-menopausal woman is de facto an "anti-estrogen", since aromatase is the enzyme which converts ovarian testosterone and adrenal androgens to estrogens. They effectively block stimulation of hormone-sensitive cancers, but they have no place as a nutritional supplement as they markedly interfere with bone metabolism. ...Read more

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What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease. Also it can cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. Gender identity does not rely on hormone levels alone. ...Read more

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Are there negative side effects from the plant estrogen in flax seed?

Are there negative side effects from the plant estrogen in flax seed?

Generally no.: Flax seed is a good source of dietary fiber and it also contains some omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seed also contains some phytoestrogens, but generally not considered to be negative. Phytoestrogens appear to contain some positive health benefits when taken in moderation. A better source of omega 3 fatty acids would be fish oil. ...Read more

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Does soy milk help in alleviating hot flashes of premenopause? Any risks or side effects since it has plant estrogen in it? Weight gain?

Soy: Ingesting soy milk is probably fine. Soy is a weak phytoestrogen when ingested as a food product, though some drug companies use soy as a base for their estrogen product. Do some label reading though as some soy milks have additives that increase the calories. Adding soy beans to salads or eating tofu is also a good source of soy. ...Read more

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How long does estrogen side effects last?

Depends: Some side effects like a stroke are permanent. Milder side effects like bloating and breast tenderness should start to resolve within a few days after you stop taking the medication. A depo estrogen shot could have side effects that last over a month. ...Read more