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Supplements To Stabilize Female Hormones
Their levels: Both males and females make estrogen and testosterone. Females make much more estrogen leading to female physical characteristics (breast development, body shape, etc) whereas males make much more testosterone leading to their physical characteristics (male pattern hair, muscle mass, etc). Also, women produce Progesterone as a consequence of ovulation and lots during pregnancy. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Hormones: You should not take more female hormones until you have seen your doctor about this! ...Read more
Do you need to?: Hi. Have you had your ovaries removed? Do you have premature menopause? Turner's syndrome? Etc? You have not told us why, at age 35, you NEED to increase your estrogens, or if they're even low! Without that info, it's difficult (and irresponsible) to make recommendations. ...Read more
What?: What are "homemade" estrogens? Digest is a gastrointestinal term indicating breakdown in the stomach and/or intestine. Hormones are metabolized in the blood stream, liver and other organs. If you mean estrogen produced normally in a female, it is metabolized in a normal fashion depending upon levels, hepatic function, other meds, etc. ...Read more
Is there any natural way (except for taking hormone pills)to produce more female hormones and treat hormonal imbalance?
Negative "feedback": Well, this answer may qualify as "negative feedback", but actually that is what happens when one takes exogenous hormones, the endocrine system actually shuts down production of the natural hormone. So, no there is no good way to make more hormones except weight gain in which fat actually converts androstenedione to estrone an active estrogen which is NOT recommended. ...Read more
I see little blood during mense and its take 3 days is this show that there is some thing wrong with female hormones???
Can a man regain his fertility after he stop taking female hormones? I have been taking (self-med) spironolac 400mg & progynova 4mg daily for 1 year.
Stopping Transgender: Yes. Fertility is likely to improve after stopping taking feminizing hormones. I worry about your choices you have or are making. Transitioning is more about your mental health than you body health. Are you taking to a supportive therapist? Do you have health care from an expert in this field. Taking the wrong hormones without monitoring your health is unwise. ...Read more
I'm a transgender male looking for a female hormones, my question is can I take more than one hormone? And what is the female hormon for femenine body
Stick with doctor...: Managing transgender requires a solid dedication of patient and doctor with a close followup & monitoring on a lifelong basis. For M to F transgender, he needs androgen blockers and estrogen. For more on transgenderism, go to http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/856234#vp_2. Online care does not suffice to provide optimal transgender care. ...Read more
Depends: "female hormones" as well as other steroids can affect the sperm and male fertility. Some of those effects can be of short duration and reversible while others can have a long term effect. Ideally you should have a baseline semen analysis and hormone tests and have a follow up with a urologist or a fertility specialist. New sperm is produce on average every ~ 3 so it could take time to see result. ...Read more
Could be: In perimenopause and menopause, the thermostat for women seems to be "reset". Small changes in the ambient temperature, spicy foods, stress, or wine may trigger hot flashes. On the other hand, other medical problems such as thyroid dysfunction, infections, or lymphoma, can also trigger temperature fluctuations, so check with your doctor if you are too young or too old for menopause. ...Read more
Experienced surgeon: I am hoping you have been taking female hormones with the supervision of a medical doctor, preferably an endocrinologist who specializes in gender reassignment hormone therapy. Such a specialist may help guide you to a surgeon that is experienced in gender reassignment surgeries. Also you could search online and make sure the chosen surgeon has a lot of experience and has done many such surgeries ...Read more
Is it possible for a man to regain his fertility after his discontinued usage of female hormones?
Qualified: I'm going to qualify the question by changing the content by saying can male fertility return after stopping male hormones such as Anabolic steroids ie testosterone. Granted that the male had normal sperm parameters prior to these anabolic steroids, yes usually male fertility returns to normal limits after stopping the medications. ...Read more
Is green tea healthy for female hormones? I take twice daily. I feel more alert and concentration is way much better when I take it as well as memory.
No problem: Hi. While green tea isn't doing anything to or for your "hormones" (and you have hundreds of hormones), it's a nice beverage and you certainly feel better having a couple of cups of it per day, so go for it. I'm certain green tea in that dose has no down side. Bon appétit! ...Read more
See below: Basically men and woman have the same hormones but in different proportions. The body always wants to be in balance. When it s not you get abnormalities like hot flash, night sweat, painful periods, etc. In a elementary since when people say female hormones they mean estrogen and when they say male hormones they mean testosterone, but there are so many more hormones. ...Read more
Avoid: The natural thing is to leave your hormones alone; they're probably balanced perfectly as is. If you have problems, get evaluated by your doctor and get it diagnosed and treated properly. Don't take some store-bought or internet junk that you don't know what it is or what it's supposed to do. Won't help you and could harm you. Don't get medical info from friends, tv, or the internet. ...Read more
Authorized pharmacy: Dear NSteinberg, I am not sure I can understand completely your question. Female hormones are considered a medication and because they can potentially have important side/adverse effects, they should be taken under the supervision of a physician. I would recommend avoiding over-the-counter products containing these hormones, since this industry is not well regulated. I am sorry I can't help more ...Read more
Go to Doctor: The transition from male to female needs to be done under the careful supervision of a doctor specializing in transgender medicine. Do not use home made hormones or hormones off the internet. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more