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Estrogen

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Estrogen is a female sex hormone responsible for regulation and development of the female reproductive system. It is used in Hormone Replacement Therapy for hypogonadal, postmenopausal, and transgender women; as medications in oral contraceptives, and in the treatment of hormone sensitive cancers like breast cacer, prostate cancer.

It is recommended that you should not take Estrogen if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, or you are breastfeeding; or if you have a condition or history of liver disease, blood clotting, stroke or heart attack, or if you are allergic to any medicines. It should only be taken for HRT and in treament of certain cancers only if it is prescribed by the doctor.

The use of Estrogen is associated with increased risk of blood clotting, cardiovascular disease, stroke, uterine cancer or breast cancer.

Estrogen can be taken orally, vaginally, topically, or via injection. It should be taken only as per the prescribed dosage given by the doctor according to your conditions.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gynaecologist before using this medicine.

post menopausal osteoporosis
hormone replacement therapy (hrt)
contraception
In addition to its intended effect, Estrogen may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache
Mood changes
Breast enlargement
Change in body weight
Breast tenderness
Metrorrhagia (menstrual bleeding at irregular intervals)
Fibroid
Edema.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Conjugase tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Conjugase tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Estrogen as ingredient
Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
Gonablok 200Mg Capsule
Nolvadex 10Mg Tablet
Gonablok 100Mg Capsule
Estrogen is a hormone that occurs naturally in the humans and plays an active role as the sex hormone in the female body. This hormone functions by controlling the rate of transcription of certain genes present in the uterus.
What are you using Estrogen for?
Other
hormone replacement therapy (hrt)
post menopausal osteoporosis
contraception
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
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Popular Questions & Answers

Taking Combined Birth Control Pills will causes the Estrogen Dominance in Womens? And also tell me, How does it will causes the Estrogen Dominance?

DGO, Diploma In Family planning (UK), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Taking Combined Birth Control Pills will causes the Estrogen Dominance in Womens? And also tell me, How does it will ...
Combined pills contain way less oestrogen than your body would normally produce .pills oestrogen ranges from 15 mcg to 50 mcg. Whereas in a normal cycle .oestrogen goes to 600 mcg .so no oestrogen dominance.

If a male have estrogen then how to he removes And which medicine Is hcg is ok for it.

Diploma in Paediatrics, MBBS
Sexologist, Dehradun
If a male have estrogen then how to he removes And which medicine Is hcg is ok for it.
main hormone present for sexuality in males is testosterone and this is most important for sex drive .Estrogen is present in very less amount in males. u need not worry for this.

Hello Dr, Please tell me, Estrogen dominance is common in Womens after Pregnancy?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello Dr, Please tell me, Estrogen dominance is common in Womens after Pregnancy?
No it is not common... But with today's stress in people and harmful allopathic treatment the incidence of hormonal imbalance are increasing.

Dr, Please tell me, How does Excess Estrogen hormone will causes the Weight Gain in Womens?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dr, Please tell me, How does Excess Estrogen hormone will causes the Weight Gain in Womens?
Hello, estrogen increases women's metabolic rate to reduce body weight but on the other hand lack of estrogen hormones cause starches and sugar slow absorbed resulting fat storage in the body to gain weight. Tk, care.
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Hi, I would like to know that Estrogen levels are very low what medicine we have to take.

Ph..D. ( scholar), Dr. M.L. Dhawle Homoeopathic Institute, Mumbai
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi, I would like to know that Estrogen levels are very low what medicine we have to take.
Their is no fix sure shot medicine for estrogen levels except estrogen injection in modern medicine ayurveda advices shatavari etc but you have to assess why estrogen levels are low you have to do all hormonal assessment. Estrogen is more important for pregnancy. Also other role is their my advice is go for HOMOEOPATHY which will settle all hormones.
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Popular Health Tips

Estrogen And Testosterone!

MHATMAGANDHI VIDYAPITH KASHI UNIVERCITY KASHI, B.N.Y.S
Physiotherapist, Dhanbad
Estrogen And Testosterone!

Deference, and estrogen meanly in female hormone and testosterone in male testosterone produce hormone's male sex and development of prostate it play vital role an important for bone density fat distribution or red blood cell and production of sex drive sperm production their are a important things next to topics estrogen.

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Uterine Prolapse - Can Decrease in the Estrogen Level Lead to it?

Visiting Consultant - (Apollo Cradle - Nehru Enclave) , MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Apollo Spectra - Kailash colony,Paras Bliss - East of kailash, Moolchand - Lajpat Nagar Neelkanth - Gurgaon
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Uterine Prolapse - Can Decrease in the Estrogen Level Lead to it?

The womb or the uterus is a muscular structure that is fixed in its place by the ligaments and the pelvic muscles. If these ligaments or muscles become weak or stretch, they no longer will be capable of holding the uterus, resulting in a prolapse. Uterine prolapse happens when the uterine slips or sags from its usual position into the birth canal or vagina. The main indications of uterine prolapse are recurrent bladder infections, constipation, a tug at the pelvic area, the cervix or uterus protruding out of the vagina, problems during sexual intercourse, increased discharge and vaginal bleeding.

What causes it?
1. Age is the most important reason for this condition to manifest itself.
2. A dip in the estrogen level as this hormone keeps the pelvic muscles strong.
3. Damage to the pelvic tissues and muscles due to pregnancy or during childbirth can also contribute to this condition.
4. A woman who has undergone multiple vaginal births is at an increased risk of this condition.
5. Any physical activity that exerts pressure on the pelvic muscles can also result in this disorder.
6. Chronic constipation and obesity, over time, can lead to this disorder.

How it can be treated?
1. Nonsurgical methods:

  • Shedding the extra kilos helps reduce stress from the pelvic structures. This helps to avert this disorder.
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects throughout the course of the treatment.
  • Pelvic floor exercises or Kegel exercises help build up the vaginal muscles.
  • Estrogen replacement therapy or Hormone Replacement Therapy can help relieve the symptoms of this disease.
  • Wearing a pessary (an instrument that is placed into the vagina and fits under the cervix) helps to push up and stabilize the cervix and the uterus.

2. Surgical treatments:

  • Uterine suspension- In this case, the surgeon inserts the uterus back into its former position by reattaching the pelvic ligaments by the use of surgical techniques.
  • Hysterectomy- Here, the surgeon removes either the whole or just a part of the womb.

However, such procedures should not be opted by women who plan on getting pregnant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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Estrogen - How Is It Related To Male Sexual Dysfunction?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Estrogen - How Is It Related To Male Sexual Dysfunction?

Estrogen, a hormone predominately found in women, help in numerous physiological and neurological activities among females. This female hormone is responsible for heightened sexual desire, stronger bones, good moods and heightened brain functions in women. For men, Testosterone is the main hormone responsible for sexual drive and neurological functions. However, as the year's pass, and men start to age, estrogen starts developing in the male body alarmingly. Testosterone in men turns into estrogen through an enzymatic process called Aromatase. As estrogen keeps on increasing, the male body experiences certain erratic functions in the body, like mood swings, erectile dysfunction, loss of sexual drive, impotence, and even formation of breasts (Gynecomastia).

Causes -

The reason for this sudden change in the male body is however unknown, but it is associated with age, weight and an unhealthy lifestyle.

Symptoms - 

Though estrogen is always present in men in a tiny amount, it can rapidly increase with age. Here are some of the symptoms to look out for.

Overweight: Increase of estrogen in the body is directly proportional to the weight of the body. Weight loss can help in controlling estrogen levels in the body.

Depression: The loss of testosterone and the increase of estrogen in the body will disturb the mind of a man to a great extent. A person might feel anxiety, depression and mood swings. On the other hand, testosterone is usually characterized by increased energy.

Formation of breasts: Increasing the amount of estrogen in the bloodstream may cause breasts in men. These aren’t the same kind of fat flabs formed because of weight; rather these are firmer and more protruded.

Erectile Dysfunction: A loss of testosterone will lead to erectile dysfunction in men as testosterone is the main hormone responsible for sexual drive.

Impotency: Increased estrogen in a male body will result in female-like features in men and loss of testosterone. This may, in some cases, lead to permanent impotence in males.

Treatment - 

Though there isn’t a permanent solution to this problem, the estrogen levels can be maintained.

Cruciferous Vegetables: Vegetables with high amounts of Glucosinolates like cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and sprouts may help in maintaining the estrogen levels in blood.

Exercise: Regular exercises may increase the testosterone levels in a male

● Multivitamins can also help in testosterone production in the body

● If all else fails, there are always testosterone supplements one can get.

Conclusion: High Estrogen levels in men can cause a lot of problems and this keeps elevating with age. However, these problems can be managed if not cured. Visit the doctor to get the proper guidance on how to maintain proper hormonal level in the body.

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Wome have more emotion

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Wome have more emotion

Wome have more emotion

It's clear that estrogen is closely linked with women's emotional well-being. Depression and anxiety affect women in their estrogen-producing years more often than men or postmenopausal women. Estrogen is also linked to mood disruptions that occur only in women --premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and postpartum depression.

Exactly how estrogen affects emotion is much less straightforward. Is it too much estrogen? not enough? it turns out estrogen's emotional effects are nearly as mysterious as moods themselves.
 

35 people found this helpful

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
A low fat diet is recommended at the time of menstruation. A fatty diet might increase estrogen production and cause gynae problems.
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