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Is "macafem" a good herb for hormonal imbalance, or what is? My estrogen is low.

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Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Low estrogen=myth

Your estrogen levels naturally vary by the day of your cycle and your age.
I agree with dr mikhail, the popular press has made a myth out there that there is a balance level for hormones. If you are not on a prescription hormone pill, and not menopausal, your estrogen levels are highest in the first half of your menstrual cycle, getting lower in the later half. That is natural.

In brief: Low estrogen=myth

Your estrogen levels naturally vary by the day of your cycle and your age.
I agree with dr mikhail, the popular press has made a myth out there that there is a balance level for hormones. If you are not on a prescription hormone pill, and not menopausal, your estrogen levels are highest in the first half of your menstrual cycle, getting lower in the later half. That is natural.
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
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Dr. Magdy Mikhail
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Grey area

Hormonal imbalance is a vague terminology that's more a lay term than a scientific one.
In general, herbs are disappointing in treating most ailments especially hormonal problems like hot flashes & menopausal symptoms. The best symptomatic treatment is estrogen replacement . It's still had its drawbacks so we usually advise to use hormones for the shortest possible duration post menopause.

In brief: Grey area

Hormonal imbalance is a vague terminology that's more a lay term than a scientific one.
In general, herbs are disappointing in treating most ailments especially hormonal problems like hot flashes & menopausal symptoms. The best symptomatic treatment is estrogen replacement . It's still had its drawbacks so we usually advise to use hormones for the shortest possible duration post menopause.
Dr. Magdy Mikhail
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