Should I be taking estrogen for my heart health?

No . If it is needed for other reasons but not for heart health as it may be detrimental.
No. Even though estrogen has been linked with lower bad LDL cholesterol levels, it does not decrease your risk for heart attacks and strokes, but we do know that eating right, exercising and not smoking *do* help us.

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Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Tests for HGH ,IGF-1. You should have a Growth Hormone Suppression test.There is a specific protocol for this and it must be followed rigorously.Also a simple IGF-1 test should be checked as well. It would have been better to test these when you were in the midsts go the growth spurt,but should be done anyway. Read more...
Not so Mysterious.. Let us not confuse vertical height change with actual growth. Unless the growth centers located in various bones in the vertical skeleton were open until her middle ages , I know of no mechanism that could account for actual vertical height change caused by bone growth. For thousands of years people have been trying to effect adult height change . This has been accomplished, minimally, through various forms of spinal stretching. Decompressing maneuvers applied to roughly 25 vertebrae with involved intervertebral discs could account for the 3 inch length change. An average of 3mm disc decompression would just about do it. Of course, this is assuming that all measurements of height were precisely made and so recorded. As for the foot size change, unless this was continuously measured by a perfectionist and not by the apparent shoe size or a shoe store sales trainee, the 1/2 inch change is within an acceptable range. Read more...
Estrogen insensitivity? It seems that individuals with estrogen insensitivity never really stop growing. The described prevalence of this condition is on the order of one in a billion, but still... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24485503. Read more...
Truly odd. As a pediatric endocrinologist I know that growth plates fuse in late puberty and I often tell such patients that they are done growing and that no medical treatment will change that. I have heard anecdotal accounts of people claiming to have grown in their 20s and 30s and have dismissed them as being wishful thinking or bad measurements. So your case truly baffles me. Even in acromegaly bones get thicker especially around the face but they don't get longer. I wonder if it could all be in your spine which does not have a growth plate like the long bones do but what could cause the vertebral bodies to get thicker enough to give you 3 extra inches is beyond me. Might be worth getting spine x-rays if you can find a doctor to order them. Read more...
Pituitary & Hormonal Eval Needed. Even without acromegaly and a "normal" MRI brain there could be a Pituitary problem.Typically MRI Brain is done without contrast, w/o special pituitary views. Endocrine evaluation repeat to be considered as should evaluation by neuro-endocrinologist. Do not give up and do not ignore. Find a specialist - you may need to go to a teaching hospital or center of excellence. Read more...
Inaccurate height measurements. I would document carefully that the devices used to measure height are exactly the same one. I know of clinics that have had their height tape on the wall placed too high or too low so check this. Also the reproducibility of height measurements within and across clinics is not well know and requires constant attention to details. Check this first. Read more...
I suspected still a posture change. Posture change with inaccurate reporting of history. I had no idea that there could actually be a pituitary basis. thank you. Read more...
Strange. Very strange symptoms. I would recommend evaluation by an endocrinologist at a major university medical center. Read more...
Hormonal ? You may have overdone the thyroxine, but unlikely at your age without hour growth plates still. Eing open !! Suggest you check this out with your endocrinologist. Read more...
Just assuming growth plates closed? If growth plates have not been checked, this should be done. Read more...

What is a really good fruit for heart health?

Pomegranite. Any fruit rich in antioxidants, vitamins is good for heart health. However, diabetics have to be moderate given potential impact of some sweet fruits on blood sugars. Read more...
All fruit. Almost all whole fruit is beneficial for heart/vascular health because of the large amounts of antioxidants. The best whole fruits would be purple, blue, red, yellow, & green. Eat the skins too because that's where the antioxidants are. Avoid most juices because of their sugar. Goji, noni, etc are good. A diet with processed carbohydrates and rancid vegetable oils will undo any benefit from fruits. Read more...
Colorful diet. A variety of different colored fruit and vegetables contain different antioxidants and nutrients and should be included in your diet. If you have to pick one i would say pomegranate in the natural form (better than juice). Read more...

Can weight training help improve your heart health?

Yes...but. Weight training that is part of an aerobic exercise program will certainly be beneficial for your heart. Lifting heavy weights for mass without aerobic activity will have only marginal heart benefits. Read more...

What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

Exercise! As little as 30 minutes of walking 4 times a day can do tremenous things for heart health. If drug companies could make exercise a pill, they would! It's simple and free, so at minimum everyone should walk or jog. Read more...

How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

Both related to stre. There have been many studies showing a direct link between stress and heart disease. Cortisol levels, the stress hormone, are greatly increased during times of stress or lack of sleep. Studies on animals have shown a significant increase in coronary artery disease and strokes. Studies on human beings have shown the same trend. Stress can have a big impact on cholesterol levels as well. Read more...