Estrogen metabolism

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Talk to doctor he said my metabolism has slowed due to the med, as well as low estrogen, Any advice? weight is at stand still even with exercise and moderate food intake, water.
These extra fat cells are also little estrogen factories. So weight gain contributes to the estrogen dominance that causes so many symptoms during the early stages of peri menopause. Women approaching menopause (I believe in connection with thyroid problems) are particularly prone to becoming insulin resistant due to metabolic changes related to fluctuations in adrenal and thyroid secretions.
I am now off of it 5 months but still have slow metabolism , belly and thigh weight. Also have low estrogen .Any ideas? Anyone have success with the after effects of prednisone?
I posted this earlier but it might get buried, I saw recently that a poster was asking about these hormones and how they relate to hep c, a liver metabolism issue, etc....seems their benefits might outweigh their negatives, at least for a lot of is is again (I think this is the first thread I've ever opened) well, in case youre interested...though not much on progesterone, though I'll look that up too...
I had a total hysterectomy due to cancer and am on just estrogen. I have a question regarding losing weight. I have been working out 4 days a week for 4 months and have not lost a single pound. I eat 5-6 small meals a day and drink lots of water. Is there something else I can do to boost my metabolism now that I am post-menopausal? What are the effects of not taking a progesterone supplement?
I havn't done free T3 or free T4 yet but I have had 20lbs weight loss and/or my metabolism is extremly fast. From my understanding it's not possible to have hypothyroid without having slow metabolism and weight gain. Is there another explanation? I do have many of the other symptoms though. Thanks!
45 and now 3.0. What does that mean? The higher the number the slower my metabolism is or something else? Also just found out have low estrogen being on the bc pill too. Been having hot flashes at night and gained 15 out of 30 lost and can not sleep and end up tired . Is my thyroid out of sorts?
I have been told that the skin on the grapes that are used to make Merlot wine is not good for anyone that has tested positive for estrogen test. How does white, red wine, vodka, gin, or bourbon coinside with chemo?
Dr informed me Im now in menopause and that is why i have weight gain in my stomach and thighs. He also said my metabolism has slowed. I was also on prednisone for six months, off now five. Any advice would be appreciated. He stated my thyroid is fine, my estrogen is low.
If pregnancy is ruled out, then scanty or short periods can be due to hypothyroidism, birth control pills, Cushing’s disease and disorders of adrenal gland, liver metabolism disorders affecting the levels of estrogen and progesterone and PCOD. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Phenytoin can increase the metabolism or elimination of many drugs and can reduce their concentrations in the body. Estrogen is one amongst them. Similarly estrogen can also lead to increase in phenytoin blood levels and toxicity. It is best to consult your doctor and discuss about these possible interactions. Your doctor will suggest what is best for you and any alternative medicines if needed. I do hope it helps. Take care and regards!
I found out about food containing phytoestrogen and the ones that inhibit the estrogen as well as some natural medication that help estrogen metabolism (DIM). Should I see a nutritionist? Acupunturist? Thank you for your time M.
There are medications for sure that mess up cortisol testing. Typically though they don't mess with blood levels but usually free cortisol testing which is urine and saliva so that cortisol binding globulin is changed. I found this: "Question: Are there any drugs that interfere with cortisone metabolism or measurement that I shouldn't take while I am tapering off of replacement medication?
DIM Specifically Benefits Estrogen Metabolism Estrogen is an essential pro-growth hormone present in women and men. Due to its potent capability to deliver messages on a cellular level, poorly metabolized estrogen has the potential to contribute to the Metabolic Syndrome. Estrogen is metabolized into several different post-estrogen hormones, namely 2-hydroxy, 4-hydoxy and 16-hydroxy estrogens.
The Climara patch was a good choice because in general, it is believed that estrogen taken through the skin is less risk for blood clots than estrogen by mouth. Since you have high blood pressure, it is good to lower any additional risk for stroke or blood clots. Although you did gain weight while on estrogen, studies suggest that estrogen does not increase weight gain significantly. Aging does increase weight because metabolism slows down.
If the test is negative then the light periods could be due to hypothyroidism, birth control pills (taken in past), Cushing’s disease and disorders of adrenal gland, liver metabolism disorders affecting the levels of estrogen and progesterone and PCOD. Emotional stress and prolonged illness can be a cause too but unlikely in your case. It can also be due to pelvic inflammatory disease, infection (fungal or otherwise) and STD. Please consult a gynecologist to find the cause. Take care!
From its lofty position above the rest of the body it sends signals to the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, ovaries and testes, directing them to produce thyroid hormone, cortisol, estrogen, testosterone, and many more. These hormones have dramatic effects on metabolism, blood pressure, sexuality, reproduction, and other vital body functions.
In a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome a woman has irregular periods, is overweight and has excessive hair growth. There is weight gain and an imbalance of estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and insulin all of which work together to regulate our metabolism and appetite .Blood tests for hormone levels and ultrasound scan may be helpful. Consult a gynecologist and get your doubts clarified. I hope you find this information useful.
Definitely. In fact, as we age, FT3 and FT4 levels tend to go down. It's part of the reason older people slow down. I tend to think that demand also goes down. What about menopause? Is that a factor? Changing estrogen levels also affect levels and demand.
Also possible cause of hypocalcaemia is your menopausal age group due to falling estrogen levels which control calcium metabolism in bones. You need to supplement for calcium levels after checking them. parkinson’s disease can be evaluated for the resting tremors, other symptoms being, cog wheel rigidity, postural instability, slowness of movement and cognitive dysfunction. Consult a gynecologist, neurologist and an endocrinologist for the needful investigations and management. Take care.
Also possible cause of hypocalcaemia is your menopausal age group due to falling estrogen levels which control calcium metabolism in bones. You need to supplement for calcium levels after checking them. Consult a gynecologist and an endocrinologist for the needful investigations and management. Take care.
An imbalance between the levels of androgens (male hormone) and estrogen comes into play. Besides, there is a slowing of metabolism and and water retention. If you are on some hormones, you may ask your doctor to customize your hormonal treatment. You can also try a regular exercise regimen and minimize carbohydrate intake and increase protein intake. You will be able to notice any changes only after a certain time.
High levels of estrogen cause unexplained weight gain and feeling fatigued or lethargic. Low thyroid hormone is a consideration since there is family history of thyroid disease but high estrogen is a more likely cause in my opinion. A good article on high estrogen is "High Estrogen Overload Symptoms. Dangers Every Woman Should Be Aware Of" from the Healthy You Naturally website. An excerpt....
I have been to several doctors and they say my thyroid is fine, but estrogen is low, The obgyn doesnt want me on HRT because of bad side effects. She mentioned a nutritionist to help with hormonal levels. Anyone have success with otc supplements(natural) to rid the belly and thigh weight. My obgyn s reaction was , just accept it you re older now.
Get testosterone supplementation, if necessary 6. For women, supplement estrogen/progesterone if needed 7. With your doctor's approval, consider supplements 8. Lose weight 9. Exercise 10. Consider therapy. This website goes into more detail on each of the above:
Your estrogen levels are way too high. Total estrogen normal reference range: Day 1 - 10: 61 - 394pg/mL, Day 11–20: 122–437 pg/mL; Day 21–30: 156–350 pg/mL. High estrogen leads to excessive production of thyroid binding globulin (TBG). Although there are enough thyroid hormones in the blood, they are not taken up by the body's cells as they are inactivated by TBG. In other words, thyroid labs are in range but you have signs of low thyroid function.
The worst reaction is to Prednisone, but I also react to anything that stimulates my metabolism. The most recent on was to the new acia berry extract! How ridiculous is that?? I also have the same reaction to naprosyn, but I can take naproxen sodium (Aleve) just fine. I am menopausal, but when I was having menstrual cycles, I sometimes would break out at certain times during the month when hormonal levels would change. Any idea what chemical or hormone might cause my reactions?
Increased adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) production, increased adrenal sensitivity to ACTH, altered steroidogenic enzyme activity overproduction of androgens in response to hyperprolactinemia and abnormal glucose metabolism are possible causes. Your hair loss can be directly associated with your elevated DHEA. Check with your doctor for further evaluation. Further tests may still be done such as your estrogen or ACTH levels. Take care and do keep us posted.
My OB/GYN told me that is was just because I was getting older and my metabolism is slowing down. I think she is wrong. There is something wrong. I do not hurt or feel bad in any way at all. I am so uncomfortable in my own skin. Now I am scheduled to see an endocrinologist in a month. Has anyone else found anything that this might be???
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