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Unread 09-08-2011, 02:44 PM
Different estrogens?

what is the differance between the estrogen i am only asking cause i will be having my overies removed soon and want info on the hrt stuff thanks
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Unread 09-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Re: Different estrogens?

Catrina,
You can read more about hormones in the articles at www.hormonejungle.com They are all printable so you can print out the ones that interest you and discuss with your doctor about your options.

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Unread 09-13-2011, 06:11 AM
Re: Different estrogens?

Hi MCAMM1300,

I've been researching the estrogens for a while. Here is what my research has shown:

There are 3 main estrogens (estradiol, estrone, estriol).
Estradiol is the strongest and estriol is the weakest.
Most Rx use estradiol (bio-identical or synthetic).
Compounded Rx can use all 3 estrogens and there might be other Rx that use all 3.

Estradiol is the strongest estrogen and can build up in the tissue. Estriol is the weakest estrogen and tends to stay local with short duration and no build up in the tissue.

Estriol can be purchased over the counter (or via internet) as a creme or oil.

The estriol oil works amazingly well for vaginal dryness and atrophy. I have used it with great success (1/2 mg every couple days). It even works great for quickies.

As a creme, it is supposed to help with hot flashes. Articles indicate 2mg a day is the recommended dosage of estriol (the weakest estrogen).

I plan to try this after my surgery as well as exploring other options for hot flashes. Again, for me, I will never take estrogens without progesterone. Since there are also environmental estrogens (food, herbs, personal care products, household products, laundry products, chemicals, etc), I always plan to use progesterone, as well as, limit my exposure.

Estradiol has been identified as a culprit in estrogen dominance (cancer) issues. It has effects on the uterus and breasts. It doesn't seem to matter if it is bio-identical or synthetic. This is the reason I will be having my hysterectomy in 2 weeks (pre-cancer).

You can expect to get very close to the full potency of any product absorbed through the skin or membranes. Any product taken by mouth will get processed through the liver and less will be available for the body to use.

It seems that many mainstream doctors are ok with using estrogen alone after hysterectomy, but I wonder if any of them are concerned about the breasts being next when there are estrogen dominance issues?

For me personally, I will always plan to use some form of progesterone. Since I have a leaning towards the estrogen dominance and cancer. My goal is now to protect my breasts. There are progesterone receptors all over the body (not just the uterus) and it is a pre-cursor for all the other hormones (I read this in an article), so there could be some good results from using progesterone.

I have read about some cancers that have progesterone positive receptors, so that would be an issue for some. Also, every person is different. What works for one person may not work for another.

Also, just because I have found this information in articles doesn't make it fact. Every person is different and what works for one person may not work for someone else.

Do internet research on estriol. For some women, progesterone alone can take care of many of their issues.

Good luck,
goldenlife
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