Estrogen in fat cells

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Avatar n tn Fat cells carry estrogen stores, so gaining weight helped increase the estrogen. Progesterone is what stops unusual periods, not estrogen. Getting off the pill will change your cycles in the next 6 months, but be patient - it will all work out again.
Avatar f tn Your FSH levels are consistent with premature menopause. If you were on the pill, the LH and FSH values would be low, not elevated as they are. Have you gained weight? Some of the estrogen could be from the fat cells. There could also be other sources. It does not seem your ovaries have "kicked back in" because the FSH and LH are still high. Thyroid and estrogen are related. The higher the estrogen, the lower the thyroid and visa versa.
Avatar m tn But again in a obese body the testo gets converted into estrogen by aromatise enzyme in the fat tissues.So a high level of estrogen can also be expected. Thus the possible solution may lie in reducing the excess insulin production along with reduction of body weight. Interestingly, I hope, you know that there is a surgery for weight reduction, which also helps to cure type 2 diabetes permanently.
393685 tn?1425816122 When the cells won’t absorb the extra glucose, the liver has to convert it into fat. Fat cells are loaded with glucose receptors, so this is a vicious cycle. Ironically, while the insulin-resistant woman is gaining weight, her cells are actually “starved” for glucose, so she feels exhausted and tends to eat carbohydrate-heavy foods in search of energy. These extra fat cells are also little estrogen factories.
Avatar f tn I am wondering if your body was making Estrogen in the form of Estrone (which is the 'menopause' estrogen that is made as a by-product from the fat in our system... and this fat is what causes the fat around our middle section so that it is readily available for use by the body since women's bodies crave estrogen)...
Avatar n tn if there were cells present, it would mean the cells have a greater chance to spread elsewhere in the body, but in particular in the abdomen. estrogen is also produced in fat cells. so if your mother is overweight, she should drop weight to decrease her estrogen levels. of course, no hormone therapy as that would just increase her estrogen levels.
Avatar m tn in April 2011, estrogen and progesterone receptor status is a predictive marker of early breast cancer and post-treatment relapse. As you get older your hormone levels decrease, and your fat cells in your body increases. This can cause higher levels of aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. The treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in men and breast cancer in post-menopausal women is to use a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors.
594914 tn?1245267284 In women, estrogen circulates in the bloodstream and binds to estrogen receptors on cells in targeted tissues, affecting not only the breast and uterus, but also the brain, bone, liver, heart and other tissues. Estrogen controls growth of the uterine lining during the first part of the menstrual cycle, causes changes in the breasts during adolescence and pregnancy, and regulates various other metabolic processes, including bone growth and cholesterol levels.
Avatar f tn html Stop testosterone robbers like caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes. Reduce weight – fat cells lower available testosterone by converting it to estrogen. Take up strength training to boost muscle mass and testosterone levels. Counteract daily stress with daily exercise. Choose hormone-free foods and products to avoid “xenoestrogens” and pthalates (see below).
195145 tn?1255640047 I think your weight has to do with the amount of Estrogen stored in your body. They say that Estrogen can hide in fat cells and too much Estrogen can interfere with Progesterone or other hormones needed for ovulation/ttc. Don't quote me on any of this but I definitely know they said it hides in fat cells. It's the same example of a person who smokes 3 packs of cigarettes a day and never gets Cancer and then another person who smokes 10 cigs a day and they get Cancer.
Avatar n tn I have read that many toxins are stored in the fat cells in the body, and when one loses weight, or burns fat so to speak, these toxins are released. If this is true, then where exactly are these toxins going? Through which organ are these toxins filtered if at all? I am assumming it would be through the liver. I know that many specific toxins like THC, are stored in the fat cell, and when one loses weight, this can be released in to the blood stream. Is this true?
Avatar m tn My liver specialist recently admitted that interferon is know to accelerate the metabolic syndrome which is responsible for higher triglicerides, type II diabetes, abdominal fat and a host of other not so good stuff. Therefore my interest in Relacore or similar supplements. I flagged "Ina" (moniker Eisbein) because I believe she recently mentioned doing some research on stress hormones. Here are some sites from a quick "Google".
Avatar f tn Now if you are overweight and not having regular periods, you may develop a premalignant condition of the uterine lining called endometrial hyperplasia or you could even develop a cancer of the uterine lining ( endometrial cancer) The risk comes from excess estrogen. Estrogen can come from the fat cells.
Avatar f tn Now it appears that these 4 years of NOT using birth control may have contributed to my excess estrogen in my body, not to mention that fat produces estrogen too and since I'm overweight--that has made it worse. So I'm just confused as to what to expect from this biopsy. I'm wondering if there is anyone else out there who has had a similar experience--having NO SYMPTOMS but needing an ENDO BIOPSY due to an abnormal PAP SMEAR result or a pap that had identified endo cells being present.
Avatar n tn A benign lump can be a collection of normal or hyperactive breast gland cells, or it may be a water-filled sac (cyst). Fibrocystic changes are associated with hormonal shifts in estrogen and progesterone, which affect the breast tissue. During the menstrual cycle, the breasts swell as the milk glands and ducts enlarge and the breasts retain water. After menstruation the breast swelling goes down and the breasts return to normal.
Avatar f tn I'm 43 years old, no pregnancies, I am overweight and I realize this is bad due to the excess estrogen that's probably produced due to the excess fat in my body. I'm aware that's a RISK factor. I'm not taking birth control pills...Stopped taking them in 2006. Haven't gotten pregnant so I would be considered infertile obviously. Why? I don't know and I never bothered to see a doctor about it.
Avatar n tn The fatty acids are then absorbed from the blood into fat cells, muscle cells and liver cells. In these cells, under stimulation by insulin, fatty acids are made into fat molecules and stored as fat droplets. It is also possible for fat cells to take up glucose and amino acids, which have been absorbed into the bloodstream after a meal, and convert those into fat molecules.
Avatar m tn a) In this study, the researchers tested several nutritional factors to see how they correlate with pre-exercise testosterone levels in healthy men. What they saw was that the diets high in saturated fat and the diets high in monounsaturated fat, significantly increased testosterone levels. Whereas the diets high in protein, or the diets high in polyunsaturated fats, both reduced testosterone levels in a pretty much dose dependent manner.
Avatar f tn It works by blocking the enzyme aromatase (found in the body’s muscle, skin, breast and fat) which is used to convert androgens (hormones produced by the adrenal glands) into estrogen. By eliminating estrogen, cancer cells that have positive estrogen receptors cannot grow. Side effects are certainly not pleasant to anyone,but it has been proven that Arimidex can lower considerably a cancer recurrence. Best wishes to both you and your mom.
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Avatar f tn My mom had something similar and went in to have it removed. She has a tiny scar, but is glad it is gone. I don't know what caused it. Her procedure was outpatient, so she went home the same day.
Avatar n tn not sure how this would affect fat cells ? nor weight loss ? Normally this HCG is used to treat women with certain ovarian disorders and it is used to stimulate the testis of men who may be hypogonadal. Athletes use HCG to increase the body’s own natural production of testosterone which is often depressed by long term steroid use. Also when steroids are used in high dosages they can cause false signals to the hypothalamus that results in a depressed signal to the testicles.
1821274 tn?1391434480 So I have been on the HCG diet, its not actually injecting the hormone hcg its a vitamin liquid that makes your body think your pregnant so you start using energy for 2 people and since there is no baby it starts taking away your fat. So I just wanted to explain that, I have lost 16-17 pounds so far and its great becuase I want to lose weight before I do my third round of clomid.
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Avatar n tn I have lost over 30 lbs without changing anything in my diet over the last 5 months. I am now eating high fat to keep from losing more. I get dizzy several times a day. I get bad fatigue & irritability. I have also had several lipomas pop up out of nowhere near my joints shoulder, knee, neck clavicle area, & hips. I was having pains in my liver area and night sweats but they seem to have faded. (none in 2 weeks) I have seen 2 different doctors and they have no idea.
Avatar f tn Thus HCG sends the same message and results in increased testosterone production by the testis due to HCG’s effect on the leydig cells of the testis. not sure how this would affect fat cells ? nor weight loss ? Normally this HCG is used to treat women with certain ovarian disorders and it is used to stimulate the testis of men who may be hypogonadal. Athletes use HCG to increase the body’s own natural production of testosterone which is often depressed by long term steroid use.
1285651 tn?1319646029 Hi ladies, I am currently 1-2 DPO and I was wondering if anyone else is in the beginning of their 2ww? I was thinking we could support each other during this nerve racking time. We have been ttc since last year and this will be our first baby. I am currently on 50mg of Clomid and will begin to take Progesterone in a few days. I'm hoping this will be the winning combination :) Are you taking any medications (Clomid, ect.), or ising IUI or IVF or ttc naturally?
Avatar n tn I am wondering why I feel a vibration in my left leg. When it first started I thought it was my cell phone ringing but my phone was not in my pocket. I feel the vibration all day long and it has a pattern to it. It is a weired feeling and I can not figure out what causes this and why it will not go away. Can you tell me why I feel this?