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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.

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
FERTOVA 25MG TABLET

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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Does synthetic estrogen tablets increase cancer risk ?is there any natural method of increase estrogen levels? Or estrogen tablets like prognova are completely safe?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Does synthetic estrogen tablets increase cancer risk ?is there any natural method of increase estrogen levels? Or est...
Please No such cases have been reported so far To balance your hormones. Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do perineal and pelvic exercises daily Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, processed food Take carrots and beet root juice daily Take Cap evecare by Himalaya 2 2 for 6 mths Ashokarishta 20 ml twice a day for 6 mths Lohasav 10 ml twice a day for 6 mths Reconsult me on Lybrate after 3 mths.

Popular Health Tips

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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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.
 

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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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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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Vaginal Dryness: One of the Most Common Female Sexual Health Problem

M.S. - Sexology Sexual Counselling , Ph.D. - Sexology - , PGDPC (Post Graduation Diploma In Psychological Counselling) -
Sexologist, Mumbai
Vaginal Dryness: One of the Most Common Female Sexual Health Problem

During menopause, estrogen production slows and then stops. There are a number of changes, which occur in your body during this time. Periods become irregular and then stop. You may have hot flashes, mood swings, a deeper voice and an increase in facial hair. Vaginal dryness is another common symptom of menopause. It becomes even more common after menopause. Vaginal dryness also can occur at any age from a number of different causes. It may seem like just a minor irritation; however, it can be a major problem when it comes to your sex life. Here is everything you need to know about vaginal dryness:

What causes vaginal dryness in women
Even though menopause is the most common cause of vaginal dryness, it can happen at any age and there are various causes of vaginal dryness as well. Here they are;

  1. Childbirth and Breastfeeding: Childbirth as well as breastfeeding result in lower levels of estrogen and this can lead to vaginal dryness.
  2. Sjogrens Syndrome: This is an autoimmune disorder in which your immune system attacks the moisture producing cells in your body.
  3. Douching: Douching is a common practice done by women wherein, they wash their vagina using water and vinegar, knowing little that it can actually cause dryness.

Treatment
As mentioned earlier, vaginal dryness is caused by a lack of estrogen. Here are some of the ways that estrogen is supplied to your body;

  1. Vaginal Estrogen Ring: This is a ring inserted into your vagina, which releases a steady stream of estrogen into your vaginal tissues. It needs a replacement, generally after three months.
  2. Vaginal Estrogen Tablet: A special device called an applicator is used to insert an estrogen tablet into your vagina.
  3. Vaginal Estrogen Cream: This also needs to be inserted through an applicator. It will be applied daily for the first two weeks after which, it will be applied one to three times a week. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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