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Doctor insights on: What Increases Progesterone Estrogen

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Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

No: There are some people who say it helps with PMS, but no scientific data showing it does anything at all. Should be avoided in pregnancy, breast feeding. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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Does progesterone cream increase risk of pregnancy?

Does progesterone cream increase risk of pregnancy?

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 more

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Does increasing estrogen levels decrease chances of MPB?

Does increasing estrogen levels decrease chances of MPB?

Sorry: but what is MPB? Your masturbation did not cause your hair loss or any other adverse medical problems. Why do you think your estrogen level is increasing. Please provide more useful information. ...Read more

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Does hCG increase estrogen?

Does hCG increase estrogen?

Fertility: Hcg is made by the placenta of pregnancy. It functions by circulating throught the blood and 'maintaining' the corpus luteum in early pregnancy. The corpus luteum in response to continued HCG stimulation produces estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more

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Does high estrogen increase your libido in women?

Does high estrogen increase your libido in women?

Evolution evidence: There is presumptive evidence that "high" estrogen increases female libido. This is thought to occur during the few days preceding ovulation in order to increase the evolutionary likelihood of mating taking place around the most fertile time of the month. ...Read more

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What role does estrogen and progesterone play in menopause?

What role does estrogen and progesterone play in menopause?

Menopause: Menopause is brought about by the changing balance of sex hormones. Usually estrogen has decreased to a low level and Progesterone as is decreased. The changing levels of hormones cause the symptoms of menopause. ...Read more

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Does spironolactone actually increase basal levels of estrogen or does it just block androgens, decreasing testosterone?

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

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Could changing route of prometrium (micronized progesterone) from orally to vaginally actually cause progesterone levels to decrease?

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

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What are estrogen and progesterone?

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

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When prometrium (micronized progesterone) stimulates instead of sedates a perimenopausal woman what should be taken? Estrogen in combo with prometrium (micronized progesterone)?

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

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What is progesterone estrogen ratio in female's body?

Varies : The estrogen progeterone ratio is not something anyone would check. Levels change dramatically throughout the cycle so checking this number would not be clinically useful. ...Read more

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Does progesterone or conjugated estrogen enhance breasts?

Does progesterone or conjugated estrogen enhance breasts?

Maybe: Estrogens can quite possibly, but individual results would vary widely. That also isn't a usual medical reason for using those drugs. ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in bc pills raise prolactin levels? So everyone

Does the estrogen in bc pills raise prolactin levels? So everyone

Usually not: But a number of other medications, generally psychotropic meds, can definitely elevate prolactin levels. ...Read more

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Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Ovulation: Testosterone levels are highest in females during ovulation, which usually is converted to estrogen ands progesterone. But this higher testosterone level causes an increase in libido. ...Read more

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Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

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

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Can you tell me how an increase estrogen and progesterone effect a cats behaviour?

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

Estrogen (Definition)

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