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Estrogen is the primary sex hormone in females and plays an important role in menstrual and estrus reproductive cycles. This hormone is found in
as well as in
therapy for women after menopause. While estrogen has many benefits, there are also side effects to the excessive use of this hormone. To get a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of this hormone, take a look below at the questions that have been answered by the Experts.
Can low estrogen cause less vaginal lubrication post menopause?
, thinning and/or low elasticity of the vaginal mucosa are usually side effects of low estrogen in post menopausal women. Lack of vaginal lubrication also generally causes pain when engaging in sexual activities. In this situation, more foreplay can help provide additional stimulation to the vagina which may increase vaginal lubrication prior to intercourse.
Many women have success using water based lubricants, KY Jelly or silicone based lubricants to provide relief from vaginal dryness. In some cases, a vaginal dilator is required to assist in stretching the vaginal canal to reduce some of the pain. Topical anesthetics such as Oragel have also been used to numb the painful area.
In certain situations, the pain could also be caused by endometriosis, fibroids, a
and other such problems. However, the woman would have to be properly examined by a doctor to diagnose and treat the condition properly.
Does lack of estrogen and progesterone cause osteoporosis or osteopenia?
Low estrogen levels in women who are going through menopause have been known to decrease bone density. However, if a woman hasn't lost her uterus and is taking estrogen, it is better to use progesterone to avoid the possibility of developing cancer. Having said that, a combination of progesterone and estrogen generally isn't suggested in women, well into menopause, due to the increased risk of breast cancer.
When trying to increase one's bone density, medications such as Fosomax and Actonel which are Bisphosphonates are safer options than using hormones. Supplementing the diet with Vitamin D and Calcium may help increase bone density as well.
Can a doctor refuse to refill an order of estrogen is someone refuses to get a mammogram?
In most situations, a doctor will want to screen a woman for breast cancer prior to prescribing hormones. This is a common approach used by most doctors to ensure the health of their patients. Furthermore, blood pressure and cholesterol levels are generally checked to ensure there are no increased risks of a heart attack with the use of estrogen. Another common test is to check the woman's blood for liver issues which tend to worsen when using estrogen. As for requiring a mammogram prior to an estrogen prescription, most doctors require the test for their protection as much as the woman's. The potential for a law suit would be present if a patient were to die from estrogen stimulated breast cancer.
What is the best type of estrogen to take if a woman has cystitis?
With so many different estrogens available, the easiest estrogen to use is the vaginal estrogen. The Estring is a vaginal ring that is inserted into the vagina and replaced after 90 days. There are oral estrogen treatments as well as estrogen
. However, women who still have their uterus will generally have to use a combination of estrogen and progesterone which could lead to bleeding.
Will taking estrogen cause endometrioses?
Taking estrogen generally has the potential to create many issues. This is especially true of a woman who begins taking estrogen well after menopause. Some of the potential issues a woman may face are weight gain, abdominal and
, possible recurrence of fibroids if the woman has previously had fibroids, an elevated risk of breast cancer and endometriosis implants that may begin growing if the woman has had them in the past.
Estrogen use provides many benefits but also carries many possible side effects. That’s why it is important for women to understand the risks involved before deciding on whether to use estrogen or not. If you have questions or concerns regarding estrogen, ask an Expert for medical insights and suggestions on the best method of estrogen treatment based on the facts of your case.
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I'm 55,and on HRT, biest, vagifem, testosterone cream and injecti
I'm 55,and on HRT, biest, vagifem, testosterone cream and injections progesterone. In the last month I have had vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, over the last year I feel as though my clitoris is less sensitive and difficult to find. What do you think?
I'm 63, my husband is 64. He uses Viagra, Cali's, and condom
I'm 63, my husband is 64. He uses Viagra, Cali's, and condoms with his other women, has for
Several years. He has
Never been faithful since we said I do, over 42 years. I feel and felt worthless, empty, no good, ashamed.
The other night we decided to try but he couldn't penetrate because of the pain it was causing me.
What is my problem now and how do I fix it? Main reason is I know he is not good for me. My religious belief has kept me from cheating the way he does. But honestly I am lonely. I miss being held, snuggling, kisses and the romance he has not shared with me. Damn him, he freely gives to strangers, whores in my opinion. And after all I have done for our family he won't do anything for me. Not a dinner out, unless it's a cheap buffet, won't spend money for us to get away (motel rooms) bi gets the best for whores. Think you get the picture. I'm tired, I'm old and not as good looking as I was, so who would want me now??? B. Help me find answers. I begged him to go t therapy. He refuses. Why? In the past he darts out how horrible I am, nasty, mean, etc. then in about a week, the therapist starts to see the verbal abuse and his dictatorship, doing what he wants with no responsibility for his actions. He doesn't like it when he is told he is wrong, says they are full of baloney, got their degree at Micky Mouse U.
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Sorry off the topic. What could be the problem
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