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What Do Estrogen And Progesterone Do In The Body
A lot!: They arorgormones & answer is complicated . Estrogen builds up the uterine lining, protects bones, maintains elasticity of arteries, maintains youthful skin by keeping collagen to prevent wrinkling and sagging, Progesterone combats effects of estrogen in the uterus to prevent excessive periods. It is the first hooke lost in peri menopause . It prevents sodium retention and has a rob in pregnanc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do products that don't have progesterone in them cause a woman to feel the affects of actual progesterone increase, like in progest. ?
Receptors: Hormones exert their effect by binding and stimulating specific receptors on cells. How a substance binds to a receptor, how many receptors, how much of the receptor, how potent it is, on what cell for how long determine the effect, not the name of the substance. Good health. ...Read more
What's the difference from progesterone and the bhcg? What do we want more of or do we want the same balance?
I heard that fat in the body give off hormones. What are these hormones and what are these bad effects?
Extra estrogen: Obesity is associated with increased estrone production in women as well as in men. The source of this increased estrogen appears to be from metabolism of the prehormone androstenedione, which increases in proportion to the severity of the obesity. Thus, the extra female hormone effect (estrogen effect) is seen in men and women. ...Read more
What depletes estrogen and testosterone in women and what can I do to boost both of these hormones. I am post menopausal on HRT?
What happens if all the woman in your family have small breasts does that mean, low estrogen levels run in the family?
Can prednisone, do the exact same function that cortisol do in the body\like give me back my ability to exercise easier\?If not what is the treatment?
How does Clomid (clomiphene) work to "trick the brain" into thinking the levels of estrogen in the body are low?
Receptors: Clomid (clomiphene) binds to the estrogen receptors. Normally estrogen binds to those receptors. But the Clomid (clomiphene) does not bind in the same way and so the end result is that the receptors are not as active. And so the body then does not think there is a lot of estrogen around so the brain makes more fsh to grow eggs and more more estrogen. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it will cause symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It causes bone loss (osteoporosis) over time. It places a stress on your heart, which may be tolerated when young, but not with aging. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
What are the average ratios for estrogen to progesterone and estrogen to testosterone and progesterone to testosterone? I know how to convert to moles
They change: The ratios of these hormones change in reference to each other throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. That is they are not static in relationship to one another. You likely can look up the physiology textbook or reference online they can give you approximations of where these hormones are in relationship to each other throughout the cycle. ...Read more
Why do you ask: If you are having period problems ( such as missing your periods) and your estrogen levels have been tested and are too low, you need to address the cause. Causes can include: being underweight, too much exercise, or an eating disorder or other medical problems. Your body is giving you a message, and you must listen to it. There are no foods or other ways to increase the levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No longterm impact: Losing one ovary has not long term effect on a women in terms of ovulations and periods. The ability to have a child may be reduced by 20 % not 50 %. ...Read more
Yes: These are two different reproductive female hormones which are both necessary but have very different effects. ...Read more
Hi, I would like to know some of the effects that thyroid hormones have on the cells in the human body?
If this is a school: assignment, you will get far more info by using a search engine. Us doctors only have 400 characters to answer questions. If this wasn't done for school than forgive me - but if it is - please remember that the doctors on HealthTap are using our own time voluntarily to help people with medical issues - not to do school assignments for others. ...Read more
Chat w/your doctor: For the most part, our bodies stay in a remarkable balance despite our environment & less than optimal eating & exercise habits. However, at times, our hormonal balance can be thrown off. If you're concerned, ask your doctor. More specifically, tell him/her what's bothering you as there are many hormones to consider: insulin, levothyroxine, vitamin d, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If progesterone is the first hormone to become depleted in middle age, why do women take estrogen and find relief with that?
Different functions: Estrogen and Progesterone have very different functions in your body's chemistry and physiology. Estrogen replacement has been proven to help with night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, etc. Because of its chemical properties. Some women find relief with progesterone, but the majority of studies show women who have menopausal symptoms show more improvement with estrogen v. Progesterone. ...Read more
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