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What Is The Relative Strength Of Phytoestrogen Cream Compared To Estrogen Cream
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Outside of compounded estrogens, is estrasorb the only topical estrogen for hormone regulation, not vaginal issues. ?
Which brand of natural progesterone cream is advisable to use for treating pcos & estrogen dominance?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I'm one of the small percentage of patients where any transdermal will not absorb into my skin, thus body. Then what injectable is best for me?
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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