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What Increases Progesterone Estrogen
OBGYN says blood hormone levels normal only elevated estrogen, not perimenopausal. Isn't estrogen dominance a sign of progesterone drop=perimenopause?
NOT: with one random test!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
It depends when used: Progesterone supplementation after ovulation can increase the chance for implantation and ongoing pregnancy in women with a luteal phase deficiency (suboptimal Progesterone production). Progesterone taken prior to ovulation may cause the endometrium to become secretory and may lower the chance for conception. Progesterone cream alone should not be used for contraception. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does spironolactone actually increase basal levels of estrogen or does it just block androgens, decreasing testosterone?
Spironolactone: 26F NY asks: Does spironolactone actually increase basal levels of estrogen or does it just block androgens, decreasing testosterone? ANS: complex: decrease T production by testis, increases T conversion to E2 so more estrogen and displaces T from SHBG. Binds with T receptors thus acting like anti T. I specialize in BP and diet and drug RX. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Could changing route of prometrium (micronized progesterone) from orally to vaginally actually cause progesterone levels to decrease?
Yes: Yes but why are you measuring the levels? Measuring the levels are not clinically important. Because i don't know what you are using the Progesterone for it is hard to answer the question. However, vaginal Progesterone will make the uterine concentration of Progesterone higher but the blood levels may not be as high. If the uterus is the target blood levels are irrelevant. ...Read more
Hormones.: Estrogen and Progesterone are hormones produced by the ovary in response to the brain (pituitary gland). Estrogen is produced early in a womans cycle and Progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle. The are responsible for preparing the uterus for pregnancy and for pregnancy maintenance. They are also responsible for making women, women. ...Read more
When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?
Go see your doctor: While our impression of estrogen for perimenopausal women has changed dramatically over the last decade, it still should be used for right reason, and sedation is not one of them. So go see your prescribing doctor & tell her/him about your side effects so that s/he can offer you some alternatives (rather than just throw more medications at you). ...Read more
Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?
Yes: Any of these hormones can be affected by exercise. What matters most is the amount of fat you have in your body, because fat stores estrogen, which can affect the signaling for ovulation in your body, which can really affect the amount of progesterone that would be found on a blood test. ...Read more
Cats & estrogen: mammals have estrous cycles which vary in seasons & numbers per year, fox pregnant once per annum, mice many times, and cats are seasonal. Teen girls in dormitory tend to cycle same time after several months. Certain animals, birds, begin their cycle with increased light in spring. Perhaps pet cats have similar behavior when co-habit with human females? animal behavior/reproduct zoologist answer?? ...Read more
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