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Will consuming soybean increase your estrogen level?

Will consuming soybean increase your estrogen level?

No, but: Soybean will not increase your estrogen levels. However, soy products and supplements may contain high levels of chemicals which act similarly in your body to estrogens. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

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


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Will phyto estrogen help with acne?

Will  phyto estrogen help with acne?

Acne: I don't believe there are data. If there are concerns for hormonal causes of acne, i would recommend testing for serum androgens and shbg. ...Read more

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Will dhea convert into estrogen?

Will dhea convert into estrogen?

Yes: Dhea is a male-type (androgenic) hormone from the adrenal glands which can be enzymatically converted to other androgens in your body, which can be converted to Estrogens by the hormone aromatase. Beware of marketing excesses that imply benefits from supplements which are unproven. ...Read more

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Does flax seed inhibit aromatase (estrogen) or does it increase testosterone?

Does flax seed inhibit aromatase (estrogen) or does it increase testosterone?

No.: Flaxseed is sometimes tried for cancer because it is broken down by the body into chemicals called “lignans.” lignans are similar to the female hormone estrogen - so similar, in fact, that they compete with estrogen for a part in certain chemical reactions. As a result, natural Estrogens seem to become less powerful in the body. Aromatase is not estrogen. ...Read more

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Does soy contain estrogen?

Does soy contain estrogen?

Yes: Soy contains phytoestrogens or plant estrogens. These are not the same as the human estrogen, but they have similar biologic activity. They are, however, very dilute in soy products. ...Read more

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Does soy isoflavone extract make you ovulate?

Does soy isoflavone extract make you ovulate?

No!: If you have ovulatory problems soy will likely make it worse - or at least confuse things. Soy 'may' be useful for treating some symptoms, but it will not regulate cycles in any way. ...Read more

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Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Not per se: Soy contains plant phytoestrogens which are weak (very weak) activators of the estrogen receptor. The word "estrogen" commonly refers to 17-beta-estradiol, the most potent of the estrogen receptor stimulators found in the natural human circulation. ...Read more

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Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Maybe not really: It depends on the type of soy fermented vs non fermented and the amount consumed. In order to raise estrogen one needs to take a lot of soy daily. However in general estrogen deficiency is not very common but Progesterone deficiency very common. ...Read more

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Will estrogen pills reduce body hair?

Will estrogen pills reduce body hair?

No: I'm unaware of any information regarding this. However, body hair may reduce while using spironolactone, a diuretic that blocks the action of testosterone on the hair follicle. It doesn't usually reduce hair, but prevents further hair growth. You have what you have unless you use laser epilation or electrolysis. ...Read more

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Does flax increase estrogen?

Not enough: To make any difference. In fact, taking it doesn't really make any difference except to spend money. ...Read more

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Is soy safe during pregnancy? Should i avoid anything with soy, like soybean oil, soy sauce, & soy lecithin? Read that estrogen in soy can affect baby

Is soy safe during pregnancy? Should i avoid anything with soy, like soybean oil, soy sauce, & soy lecithin? Read that estrogen in soy can affect baby

Soy is ok: Too much can be a problem like anything else. It is best to read labels and look for non gmo soy (90% is genetically engineered). Soy can have estrogenic affects. It is better to avoid if you know you have a boy. If youdo not know the sex, be sensible...Read labels and do not overdo. You do not need to avoid everything with soy. ...Read more

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When adding estrogen to prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopausal relief how is amt. Determined?

When adding estrogen to prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopausal relief how is amt. Determined?

Starting dose: Most people will use 1-2 mg which are the lowest doses for effectiveness, sometime we go higher if symptoms are persistant. ...Read more

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Will eating sweet potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels? Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?

Will eating sweet  potatoes or yams help raise progesterone levels?  Or rather what foods/drinks may raise progesterone levels naturally?

No, and none: Sweet potatoes and yams do not contain actual Progesterone at all, that is not a matter of debate in 2014 . Further they do not contain anything that acts like Progesterone (progestogenic), most contain plant chemical that are estrogenic in action. You can raise Progesterone by supplementing progesterone, but why do you want to do this? ...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 almond milk contain estrogen?

No: Negligible amount of phyto-estrogens in almond milk. ...Read more

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20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)

20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)

Hair growth: There should be nothing to cause hair growth problems in a 20 year old man. Please see your doctor about that. Is there any evidence that your testosterone is low? Your body mass index (BMI) is at the very low end at 20.7. Are you dieting or exercising so much that you are not gaining weight? ...Read more