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Best anti estrogen pills to remove gynecomastia?

It may but not used: While it may help block growth of the breast cancers in women, it is generally not considered first line therapy for gynecomastia and is not indicated for this purpose. However, i recently had a patient whose endocrinologist prescribed this as an off label indication. You should first be fully evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Will anti estrogen pills remove gynecomastia in teenage boys?

Will anti estrogen pills remove gynecomastia in teenage boys?

Gynecomastia: Yes. With the administration of clomiphene, an antiestrogen, approximately 50% of patients achieve partial reduction in breast size, and approximately 20% of patients note complete resolution. Tamoxifen, an estrogen antagonist, is effective for recent-onset and tender gynecomastia. Up to 80% of patients report partial to complete resolution. Another drug is danazol. ...Read more

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Do anti estrogen pills remove gynecomastia in teenage boys? Is that a good therapy?

Do anti estrogen pills remove gynecomastia in teenage boys?  Is that a good therapy?

Gynecomastia: Generally, no treatment is required . Pubertal gynecomastia resolves spontaneously within several weeks to 3 years in approximately 90% of patients. Breasts greater than 4 cm in diameter may not completely regress. For patients with idiopathic gynecomastia or with residual gynecomastia after treatment of the primary cause, medical (antiestrogens ) or surgical treatment may be considered. ...Read more

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Would it be bad to take testosterone supplement pills and anti-estrogen pills at the same time?

Would it be bad to take testosterone supplement pills and anti-estrogen pills at the same time?

Not necessarily: This depends on why you are taking these supplements in the first place, what the substances are, what the dosages are and how you are monitoring your therapeutic response. ...Read more

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How do breast cancer anti estrogen pills work?

How do breast cancer anti estrogen pills work?

Starve tumor: Many tumors are fed by estrogen - the main female horomone. Anti-estrogen pills block the effects of estrogen (in a variety of different ways) and thereby starve the tumor from a vital growth factor. Even if you are postmenopausal (or even male) your body still produces estrogen in places like the adrenals and subcutaneous fat. ...Read more

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If taking an anti-estrogen/test booster ( nolvadren xt) would I suffer any rebound effects of raised E when stopping supplementation?

If taking an anti-estrogen/test booster ( nolvadren xt)  would I suffer any rebound effects of raised E when stopping supplementation?

Yes: Any time you take something that affects your natural production of hormones, there is typically a "withdrawal" that occurs as your body tries to return to its natural state. This is especially true with any "supplement" that affects testosterone production. That is why most of these supplements are banned or become banned once the governing bodies learn about them. ...Read more

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Anti-estrogen medications such as raloxifene. Any other options?

Anti-estrogen medications such as raloxifene. Any other options?

Evista (raloxifene): Some that use Evista (raloxifene) note the increase menopausal side effects ie hot flushes Evista (raloxifene) possible decrease risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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The anti-estrogen drug aromasin (exemestane) is causing a lot of aches and pains. Is this normal?

The anti-estrogen drug aromasin (exemestane) is causing a lot of aches and pains. Is this normal?

No: However, Aromasin (exemestane) has a lot of side-effects, and joint pain is one of the most frequent, occurring in around 15% of people who are taking the drug. There are alternatives to this medication, but unfortunately they all share the same side-effects. However, that said, it is never certain that you as an individual would not find an alternative less troublesome. Ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

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