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Estrogen (Definition)

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


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Does too much estrogen stop your period?

Does too much estrogen stop your period?

For a short time: If a woman is bleeding very heavily, and comes to the hospital, one of the possible treatments is high dose estrogen by iv, which will work for a short time. However one of the common ways i treat a woman with heavy prolonged bleeding who i see in the office is birth control pills, which contain estrogen. Sometimes i need to give her 2 or 3 a day for several days to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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How much sugar is too much in pregnancy?

How much sugar is too much in pregnancy?

Difficult: This is a difficult question to answer because many don't know that items such as ketchup and salad dressing have sugar in it, thus saying limiting sugar to 2 teaspoons a day doesn't help unless measuring out for coffee, etc. Fruit has sugar in it, but we recommend fruit and vegetables in pregnancy. Eating healthy foods is best choice, and get screened for diabetes by obstetrician. Exercise, too! ...Read more

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Too much progesterone causes miscarriages?

Too much progesterone causes miscarriages?

Other way around: Progesterone levels that are too low can cause miscarriages in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much methadone is too much for dosage?

How much methadone is too much for dosage?

Any dose that causes: The patient to nod off, act drunk, or stop breathing is too high. When i worked in a Methadone clinic in 1980 in chicago, the average dose was about 45 mg. With the increase in heroin potency, I am seeing patients who have been or are on 200-300 mg a day. ...Read more

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Please help, how much protein is too much for me?

Please help, how much protein is too much for me?

More than...: 1g/lb of body weight, unless you have liver or kidney disease. It would be much lower! ...Read more

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How much protein is too much for the body?

How much protein is too much for 

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Varies w age, sexes: As a general rule, between 50-60 gms should suffice for an average male. Higher amount may be needed for athletes or people who burn more calories. Smaller 49-59 gms daily suffices for most females with similar need for adjustment. ...Read more

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How much sugar is too much?

How much sugar is too much?

Try low glycemic: As a rule you want to eat many fruits and vegetables a day, with natural sugars. What you want to avoid is processed sugars in soda, candy, and many snack foods in boxes. Avoid Corn Syrup. I like the 90/10 rule that nutritionists use, goal 90% of diet healthy, and live a little, don't worry about the other 10%. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get too much vitamin b12?

Is it dangerous to get too much vitamin b12?

Vit. B12: B vitamins do not stay in your body and if not used by you they are excreted in the urine, therefore excessive amounts of B12 will not hurt you. ...Read more

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How much iron intake is too much?

How much iron intake is too much?

No perfect answer: If you're referring to oral iron, your iron level is normal and you have no underlying blood disorders like thalassemia, it's very difficult to take in too much iron. The body typically only absorbs as much iron from your diet as it needs. Persons receiving frequent transfusions or with conditions like hemochromatosis will have high iron levels, but these are uncommon. ...Read more

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Can too much antibiotics cause constipation? What is considered too much?

Can too much antibiotics cause constipation? What is considered too much?

No/See below: Antibiotics tend to cause diarrhea not constipation. The dose and duration of antibiotic treatment depends on the infecting organism and the site of infection. Too much antibiotic is more than is prescribed by a competent doctor. ...Read more

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Is too much hormone therapy a bad thing for prostate cancer patients?

Is too much hormone therapy a bad thing for prostate cancer patients?

It can be. : Androgen deprivation therapy (adt) is used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Though is can slow progression of the disease, it is associated with significant side effects such as bone loss, muscle loss, loss of libido, and possible increased cardiovascular risk. Intermittent hormonal therapy is now under investigation, as are agents to counteract some of the side effects. ...Read more

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How much magnesium a day? How much is too much? Could magnesium contribute to insomnia if too much is taken?

How much magnesium a day? How much is too much? Could magnesium contribute to insomnia if too much is taken?

Magnesium and sleep: Magnesium (Mg) is found in a variety of foods. If you eat a diverse diet (particularly high fiber foods), you will get plenty of Mg. The body regulates it quite well so unless you take Mg pills, there's no reason to worry about excess. As for sleep, Mg deficiency is associated with insomnia. So getting plenty of Mg from food is a good thing for sleep. Leafy greens, nuts, whole grains, seeds. ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin a? How much is too little and how much is too much?

What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin a? How much is too little and how much is too much?

See below please: U.S. Recommended dietary allowance (rda) for adults is as follows: 900 micrograms daily (3, 000 iu) for men and 700 micrograms daily (2, 300 iu) for women; for pregnant women 19 years old and older, 770 micrograms daily (2, 600 iu); and for lactating women 19 years old and older, 1, 300 micrograms daily (4, 300 iu). ...Read more

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Can too much thyrooid hormone cause overheating?

Can too much thyrooid hormone cause overheating?

Yes: You can get high body temperature when overtreated with thyroid supplementation. ...Read more

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Could someone eat too much vitamin B12?

Could someone eat too much vitamin B12?

Not usually: When I read "eat too much vitamin b12", I assume you're referring to foods containing b12? Generally speaking, when people talk about B12, they are referring to supplemental vitamin b12. It is generally accepted that high doses of B12 does not pose any dangers, partly because it's a water soluble vitamin. ...Read more

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Does too much or too little testosterone lead to hair loss for males? Or is it an imbalance of estrogen

Does too much or too little testosterone lead to hair loss for males? Or is it an imbalance of estrogen

Myth: Too little testosterone is why eunuchs and klinefelter XXY men don't get hair loss. "too much testosterone" is part of the male condition from age 13-109; most of us are maxed-out. Forget the "estrogen imbalance" tripe from the internet. Masculine hair loss is genetically programmed and generally correlates with your much chest hair you're blessed with. Meds, surgery, or stay fit to look great. ...Read more

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Excessive hair growth for a female? How much is too much?

Excessive hair growth for a female? How much is too much?

Hirsutism: Excessive hair is usually defined as a male-pattern. This would include hair around the nipples, midline of the abdomen, inner thigh, arms, legs, back, buttock, face, chin, sideburns, upper lip. ...Read more

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How much anti-depressent medication is too much?

How much anti-depressent medication is too much?

Hard to answer: Good question, no good answer. A generic answer is more than you need, or more than the dose that helps. There is a generally accepted range for each antidepressant medicine. Some patients do indeed need higher than normal doses, and that is true in all fields of medicine. If your doctor increases the dose and you don't get better results, probably that's too much. ...Read more