Testosterone vs estrogen

Common Questions and Answers about Testosterone vs estrogen

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Avatar n tn Testosterone comes from your testes as well as from the adrenal glands so they should check out the adrenals as well. Both estrogen and testosterone are redundant systems. Estrogen and testosterone are very related (you know how when a baby is formed, the same parts go to form the ovaries and testes, so it just a matter of how much of each hormone which gives us characteristics).
Avatar f tn I have been on estrogen replacement since my surgery in 1998. I still have moderate-severe hot flashes and they seem to be getting more intense with age. I switched from oral Premarin which covered me pretty well but I didn't want to be taking pills the rest of my life. Since then I have tried a variety of patches that are really not very effective on a regular basis and very expensive. At my age, what do you recommend. Is Premarin dangerous (risk of DVT).
Avatar f tn s it declines more rapidly until it ceases. During perimenopause our hormone levels (Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone) decrease, and ovulation slowly begins to come to an end... If you're interested in becoming pregnant, my advice would be to start keeping track of your ovulation and menstrual cycles now. Also consult your Ob/Gyn if you have any concerns. The healthier and better shape you're in will definitely influence any possible pregnancy and transition into menopause...
Avatar m tn ve read that they do have a little, the same way women have some testosterone. If you want to try estrogen, after giving the testosterone a trial and if you find it does nothing, call the same doc who prescribed the testosterone and tell him that it's not doing anything, and ask about getting an estrogen prescription.
Avatar f tn I would make sure you have at least DHEA, testosterone, and estrogen checked. Reason being, DHEA is a precursor to testosterone and estrogen, so you have to be careful not to be taking it unless you're deficient in those hormones. (Being in the bottom half of the normal range IS considered deficient by many practitioners. It's optimal to be in the top half of the normal range.) Good luck!
110491 tn?1274481937 In women without ovaries, all testosterone and estrogen requires the precursor androstenedione; this precursor is synthesized by the adrenal cortex. This is why even post-menopausal women have some estrogen and testosterone. I don't have much of the first one and none of the other.
Avatar m tn Since you are overweight, one possibility is that you have estrogen dominance and T replacement may further increase the estrogen levels, but your doctor must have considered this issue already.May be he wants to try it on a short term basis to test its efficacy. So, it is better to get these points clarified from him. By the way, what was your T levels?, did you check your free T?.
Avatar f tn Hi, I was reading an article in Oct. Ladies Home Journal. The article stated that ovaries protect the heart., after menopause ovary's still provide testosterone and androstennedione, which are converted to estrone, a less potent estrogen. I have a 5.1X2.6x2.6cm ovary cyst. My question is can they remove just the cyst, or do they remove both the cyst and ovary ? My pap test was good, my CA 125 was 8. I am healthy otherwise and take no prescription med, no cancer in my family.
Avatar n tn My wife had me go to a natural hormone doctor who ran blood work and said that my testosterone level was at 370 and I should be around 900 according to my age, my vitamin D level was very low and my estrogen was high, so I am on testosterone shots once a week, high once a week dose of vitamin D and Armidex for my estrogen level. I am taking 10 mgs of Lexapro but I don't feel a thing and have no idea if it is even helping but am afraid to quit.
1654035 tn?1332425178 People will say that you will feel different because we are talking estrogen vs. testosterone and I havnt known what to believe and since I am having another girl I don't have much to compare too. I think it is just a rumor!!
Avatar m tn In particular, hormones added to meats and poultries can inhibit testosterone production while encouraging the production of estrogen, which is the female hormone. Elevated levels of estrogen in men cause them to take on more feminine characteristics. In fact, when estrogen levels in men are higher than they should be, it can bring about a whole slew of unwanted and potentially dangerous side effects.
Avatar m tn //www.healthline.com/health/low-testosterone/anti-estrogen-diet-men It's all that healthy stuff, not surprising. It's got red grapes on it though which I personally like.
727136 tn?1231182664 I do agree with Cherie that you need to have your hormone levels checked. Sometimes estrogen out of balance with the testosterone can cause cystic acne. Maybe an increase in estrogen preferably estradiol. I am so sorry you have had such a hard time. I hope things get better soon.
Avatar m tn These pellets are implanted under the skin of my hip. I get estrogen and testosterone. Estrogen for hot flashes, night sweats, dry skin, anxiety. moodiness. Testosterone for my sex drive. Prior to the pellets, I was on estrogen and managed those symptoms. For 16 years, I had little sex drive. The testosterone pellets drastically changed my life for the better. Desire, lubrication and orgasm skyrocketed. BHRT comes in different methods of delivery.
Avatar n tn Were any other androgen levels tests - LH, FSH, dhea sulfate, any testosterone levels, or SHBH? Estrogen and testosterone are related and estrogen comes from multiple sources.
Avatar f tn The hormone loss (especially estrogen and possibly testosterone) after ovary removal can cause all kinds of health issues and make us feel like we are 90. These include depression, anxiety, loss of interest in life, blunted emotions, joint pain, loss of muscle mass, blurry vision, fragmented sleep, memory and cognition loss, aging skin and hair, the list goes on and on. The ovaries produce hormones into a woman's 80's.
Avatar f tn I have a 21 yr male who has low testosterone levels and high estrogen levels. He has gynecomastitis, overweight, depressed, and insomnia. Any advice on treatment option!
865758 tn?1285952904 Previous to that my OB/GYN diagnosed me with low estrogen. My estradiol level was 42. When my endo doc ran the TPO antibody test he also checked my testosterone levels and they have come back high. Does the thyroid cause all these other imbalances as well? My endo suggested peri menopause because of the Hashimoto's and I have all the symptoms but afraid that it is just the thyroid messing everything up.
Avatar m tn I was taking testosterone compound cream (10mg) a day and my pharmacist told me to make sure I get my estrogen levels checked because too much testosterone can turn into estrogen. He also recommended an anti-estrogen like Chrysin. It was working great but it still took a few days to "build back up" and so my roommate gave me something called Tamoxifen (also called nolvadex). I took it for about a week and it literally annihilated my sex drive.
2121656 tn?1395674749 Also, if I could get some feedback on what my friends here think about such. Also, after reading the difference of being treated with pharmaceutial hormone replacement therapy vs. bio-idenitical hormone replacement therapy. I'm seriously thinking of going with the latter of the two. Is anyone receiving bio-idenitical hormone replacement? if so, is it working. Thank you for your feedback.
Avatar m tn This is just my amateur 2 cents worth (I am not a doctor) I think having too little estrogen can mess up your sex drive just as too little testosterone can. If you have too much or too little this is where the problems seem to be.
Avatar m tn Make sure that you check your estrogen levels and ensure your body isn't converting the testosterone into estrogen. After a long period of use (3yrs) this happened to my spouse and it threw him into a severe case of andropause (male menopause) with horrible side effects. We tried every doc on our HMO ands finally had to pay cash and go to a private doc who specializes in male hormone therepy.