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What is the relative strength of phytoestrogen cream compared to estrogen cream?

What is the relative strength of phytoestrogen cream compared to estrogen cream?

Not close.: While they may offer some benefit to estrogen depravation, they cannot beat the real thing, do not minimize colon cancer, maintain sexual function, and work as well for osteoporosis prevention. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


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What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

What are the effects (good and bad) of using over-the-counter progesterone cream for estrogen dominance?

OTC progesterone: The bad: they rarely contain progesterone, when they do you don't know how much is being delivered, 'estrogen dominance' is not a disease or well-defined abnormailty. Women with amenorrhea because of ovulatory problems can get good help in lots of ways, these creams are not one of them. ...Read more

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What is the best for low testosterone, androgel, injections or compound creams?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What is the best for low testosterone, androgel, injections or compound creams?

Choice is Yours: The best therapy to treat hypogonadism is that which you can afford and are willing to take for a long time. Testosterone injections are inexpensive but does require a shot. Androgel, axiron, Fortesta & testim are creams/gels/sol'n but expensive. Compounded creams are less so. All can render you infertile. So if you want to maintain sperm production, you'll need to consider Clomiphene or hcg. ...Read more

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Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?

Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?

No: There are various patches. Vivelle (estradiol) is the most commonly used. I like vivelle (estradiol) because it comes in various doses that allows for very selective titration of dose. ...Read more

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What is the lowest topical dose of estrogen that is prescribed for hormone therapy?

What is the lowest topical dose of estrogen that is prescribed for hormone therapy?

0.025mg/day: The lowest transdermal patch is 0.025 mg/day. There are also several topical gels and a spray in this range. ...Read more

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Which brand of estrogen tablets will work best for breast size increase?

Which brand of estrogen tablets will work best for breast size increase?

Estrogen: At your age you should not need estrogen tablets, but sometimes estrogen levels might be low. Please see your Gynecologist before you start chasing estrogen tablets. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate percent of tetracaine cream for the skin?

What is the appropriate percent of tetracaine cream for the skin?

7%: 1 strength combination of lidocaine/tetracaine topical cream is available. Lidocaine 23 % tetracaine 7 %. ...Read more

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What is the effects of steroid cream on skin?

What is the effects of steroid cream on skin?

Topical Steroids: Steroids can thin the skin, dilate the blood vessels and cause stretch marks. ...Read more

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Is the purpose of vag estrace cream to give you more daily discharge?

Is the purpose of vag estrace cream to give you more daily discharge?

Yes, and more: With age, and a decrease in naturally produced estrogen from the ovaries, the vaginal walls get thinner, lose elasticity, and decrease normal production of secretions. Estrogen cream helps reverse that process. So if you were dry from lack of natural estrogen, the cream should improve the vaginal health and increase the good secretions, keeping the healthy pH balance and normal bacterial balance. ...Read more

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Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?

Keeping in mind the 1. actual Amount of zinc in a zinc supplement and the 2. absorption rate, can I say body gets much lower than the labelled dosage?

Not necessarily.: Certain factors influence Zinc absorption. For example, cereal, rice and corn contain phytates and have a negative effect on Zinc absorption. So best to avoid intake with those foods. ...Read more

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Hydroxyprogesterone caproate is androgen precursor used to lower the risk of a preterm baby,if an injection of 250mg what are its androgenic effect?

Hydroxyprogesterone caproate is androgen precursor used to lower the risk of a preterm baby,if an injection of 250mg what are its androgenic effect?

Precursor: 17 OH Progesterone is a precursor to androgens and when combines with caproic acid to form 17 OH P caproate it is then used for preterm labor. There are no known androgenic effects that I am aware of that are clinically meaningful and it is currently a category B drug by the FDA. ...Read more

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Would the use of skin creams containing phytoestrogens be harmful to me, given that i had oestrogen dependent lobular breast cancer in 2000?

Would the use of skin creams containing phytoestrogens be harmful to me, given that i had oestrogen dependent lobular breast cancer in 2000?

Congrats survivor: Congrats to you for being a 12 year survivor. The risk for developing another breast cancer is back to normal risk (1 in 8). These skin creams can be absorbed depending on how they are prepared and the dosage. I recommend contacting a dermatologist for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that applying progesterone cream will increase my breast size?

Is it actually true that applying progesterone cream will increase my breast size?

No: Sorry, at your age the only way to significantly increase breast size is through surgery. ...Read more

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Will any of the ingredients in the male enhancement pill VigRX Plus decrease the effectiveness of baby Aspirin if I have polycythemia vera?

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Will any of the ingredients in the male enhancement pill VigRX Plus decrease the effectiveness of baby Aspirin if I have polycythemia vera?

Here are some ...: Ask your Doc for the answer and how to handle polycythemia vera first. For a 27-y man, he should not have the concern of ED unless possibly falling victim to sex overindulgence and obsession. The Internet male sex enhancement pills have made a lot of money for their manipulators to prey on public's ignorance, anxiety, and fear. The product you asked falls to the same category as described. ...Read more

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I'm transgender. Is it safe for me to switch from the estrogen pill to the estrogen patch?

I'm transgender. Is it safe for me to switch from the estrogen pill to the estrogen patch?

Patch or pill?: Over the long term, the patch could actually be a better option. Many people do find they tend to come off the body too easily, however - like before they're supposed to. Other options include allowing the estrogen pill to dissolve under the tongue, and injectable estrogen. It is felt that swallowing an oral pill may have more impact on the liver over time. LGromko MD ...Read more

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What is the half life of .685 mg of premarin (conjugated estrogens)?

What is the half life of .685 mg of premarin (conjugated estrogens)?

Half life of med: Premarin (conjugated estrogens) is once daily med should last in system at least 24 hrs until next dose taken. Could also be a little more or less depending how body metabolizes. ...Read more

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What is the role of estrogen in testosterone treatment?

What is the role of estrogen in testosterone treatment?

Estrogen and Men: Estrogen will feminize a male physique. It will block Testosterone production. It will help a male grow breasts and soften their stomach. I am not sure why you would want to be on Estrogen. Are you Transgendered? ...Read more

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