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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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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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How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

Levels Decrease: As the body ages, the levels of these hormones diminish. Replenishment of hormones to optimal, physiological levels has been shown to alleviate age-related changes in your body. For a long description of the role and importance of these two hormones, visit: http://doctorscotts.Com/bioidentical-hormones.Php hope this answers your question! ...Read more

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How does progesterone play a role in your periods?

How does progesterone play a role in your periods?

Important role: Progesterone plays a very important role during your periods. It stabilizes the endometrium and plays a role in decreasing the risk of endometrial cancer. Progesterone is produced with ovulation so anovulatory cycles increases your risk of endometrial cancer. Also a very important hormone in maintaining pregnancy as well. ...Read more

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How much does hormone replacement therapy play in the development of ovarian cancer?

How much does hormone replacement therapy play in the development of ovarian cancer?

Probably none: There does not appear to be a correlation with hormone replacement therapy and ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, i always balance estrogen treatment with progesterone. There is some evidence that women estrogen dominance (overweight, infertile, polycystic ovaries and women who don't ovulate) have higher estrogen dependent cancers like breast, colon, uterine and ovarian. It's all about balance. ...Read more

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Does natural progesterone cream really help in correcting an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone?

Does natural progesterone cream really help in correcting an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone?

Usually : If you do not ovulate or if you make a lot of estrogen, Progesterone can help calm your body from the overstimulation of the estrogen. However, during a normal menstrual cycle the Progesterone levels can vary greatly so you will have to find the right dose and the right timing of the progesterone. Also, get a Progesterone that does not have the preservatives called parabens which may cause cancer. ...Read more

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Had TOTAL hysterectomy at age32,does losing estrogen cause premature ageing from being thrown into menopause,if not estrogen what hormones can be caus?

Had TOTAL hysterectomy at age32,does losing estrogen cause premature ageing from being thrown into menopause,if not estrogen what hormones can be caus?

Premature: menopause can alter your body's metabolism. There is some difference of opinion, but many physicians would have given you a few years of estrogen replacement therapy. Other medical problems are also possible, and you need a full evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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What depletes estrogen and testosterone in women and what can I do to boost both of these hormones. I am post menopausal on HRT?

Hormone replacement: age is most common factor. surgery , radiation therapy , thyroid disorders may cause hormone deficiency. may need hormone replacement if no contraindication. ...Read more

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Gyn doctors , what is phytosoy and what role does it play in women in 30's with uterine fibroids tumors?Can taking pills with soy make tumor bigger?

Gyn doctors , what is phytosoy and  what role does it play in women in 30's with uterine fibroids tumors?Can taking pills with soy make tumor bigger?

Phytoestrogens : I think what you are referring to is phytoestrogens which are found in soy products. It appears to have some effect on tissue modulated by normal estrogen like uterus etc. I am not certain if there is any evidence that implicates phytoestrogen in uterine fibroid formation. However, excessive consumption of soy products can cause heavier menustration in some women. ...Read more

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How much estrogen gets into system using vaginal estrogen. Family history of breast cancer but not me. ?

How much estrogen gets into system using vaginal estrogen. Family history of breast cancer but not me. ?

Varies: Per the med insert: Premarin (conjugated estrogens) Vaginal Cream should not be used if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, have or had cancer, had a stroke or heart attack, have or had blood clots or liver problems, have a bleeding disorder, are allergic to any of its ingredients. This is due to significant absorption thru the vaginal mucosa which is dose dependent. Not the same risk for someone with family history only ...Read more

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Does it happen that thyroxine replacement therapy lower estradiol in Men ? Or does the replacement affect the level of testosterone aromatization?

Does it happen that thyroxine replacement therapy lower estradiol in Men ? Or does the replacement affect the level of  testosterone aromatization?

Replacement: To my knowledge thyroxine does not lower estradiol, nor does if affect testosterone aromatization. Is your thyroxine replacement helping you? What are the problems you are having with testosterone? Please give me some more information and I will try and resolve some concerns. ...Read more

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What happens when female in the 30's have hormone imbalance and high estrogen?

Estrogen balance: Estrogen levels vary during the menstrual cycle. A single measurement is not by itself informative. Ask your physician if a Progesterone containing iud or oral Progesterone may relieve your bleeding symptoms. ...Read more

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Does taking tasly phytosoy tablets help balance hormones in women who is in the 30 thirties ? Also what are the signs that hormones are imbalance?

Does taking tasly phytosoy tablets help balance hormones in women who is in the 30 thirties ?  Also what are the signs that hormones are imbalance?

Not advised: You're wasting your money. Taking hormones, whether from a plant source (that's what phytosoy really is) or just plain estrogen is a bad idea. Your body knows how to balance your hormones far better than a company that makes herbal supplements. ...Read more

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I'm on testosterone therapy, i keep hearing that some of it converts to estrogen. Does it convert to estrone or estrodiol or estriol or all three?

I'm on testosterone therapy, i keep hearing that some of it converts to estrogen. Does it convert to estrone or estrodiol or estriol or all three?

Estradiol: Estradiol is synthesized via aromatase from testosterone. Estrone is synthesized via aromatase from androstenedione. Estriol is synthesized from both Estradiol and estrone. Estradiol is ~10 times as potent as estrone and ~80 times as potent as estriol in its estrogenic effect. In some men on t replacement, too much t is converted to Estradiol and may require a drug like Arimidex (anastrozole) to block. ...Read more

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If the hormones like prolactin, tsh, estrogen, progesterone etc are high is the body taking stress and anxiety?

If the hormones like prolactin, tsh, estrogen, progesterone etc are high is the body taking stress and anxiety?

Stress unlikely: Stress would be a very unlikely cause for elevation of all these hormones. You need a thorough work-up with a qualified endocrinologist to see of these hormones are actually elevated, and if they are, to discover and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Do you know which hormones suppress estrogen and breast development/growth?

Do you know which hormones suppress estrogen and breast development/growth?

Antiestrogens are u : Antiestrogens which have an effect on breast tissue to block hormone activity do not suppress development or growth of breast tissue. Male hormones that counteract female hormones would not prevent breast growth. ...Read more

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Why does low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause acne in women with pcos? How does that happen?

Why does low progesterone or estrogen dominance cause acne in women with pcos? How does that happen?

Hyperandrogenism: Acne in women with pcos is caused by hyperandrogenism (too much male-type hormones) including testosterone, produced by the ovaries. Insulin resistance promotes hyperandrogenism. Treatments include Insulin sensitizers like metformin if you're trying to conceive, or birth control pills and anti-androgens like spironolactone if not ttc. 'low progesterone' occurs in women with pcos who don't ovulate. ...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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

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