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Facts about Estrogen

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Too much estrogen in males can inhibit the growth of the testes and production of sperm (Douglas et al.

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Estrogen helps to increase hepatic (liver) production of binding proteins.

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DHEA is a precursor steroid that can be converted to estrogens (estradiol) and androgens, such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (5?-dihydrotestosterone), and it has been known to have a large effect on increasing female sexual desire.

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Another very popular medical application of estrogen is the combined administration of it with progestins in the application of oral contraceptives.

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A range of synthetic and natural substances have been identified that possess estrogenic activity.

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Part of the endocrine system, estrogen production and function reveals the complexity and harmony of the body.

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Standard therapy is 0.625 mg/day of conjugated estrogens (such as is in Premarin), but the dose can range from 0.3 mg/day to 1.25 mg/day.

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Estrogen replacement therapy also has favorable effects on serum cholesterol levels and is claimed to dramatically reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

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Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) regulate the production of estrogen in ovulating women.

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Among the older postmenopausal women studied as part of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), an orally-administered estrogen supplement has been associated with an increased risk of dangerous blood clotting.

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The three major naturally occurring estrogens in women are estradiol, estriol, and estrone.

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Salt and water retention are caused by estrogen.

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Estrogens are named for their importance in the estrous cycle.

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Estrogens (also oestrogens) are a group of steroid (type of lipid) compounds that function as the primary female sex hormone.

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Estrogens can also be produced by the enzyme aromatase, which converts androgens such as DHEA to estrogens, mainly estradiol and estrone.

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Estrogen increases HDL (also known as good cholesterol), lipids (triglycerides), and fat deposits.

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Some estrogens are also produced in smaller amounts by other tissues such as the liver, adrenal glands, and the breasts.

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Estrogens can also be used to suppress lactation after child birth.

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Other uses include therapy involving vaginal atrophy, hypoestrogenism (as a result of hypogonadism, castration, or primary ovarian failure), amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and oligomenorrhea.

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From menarche (woman's first menstrual period) to menopause (the cessation of menstrual periods), the primary estrogen is estradiol 17beta.

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Synthesis of oestrogenes starts in theca interna cells in the ovary, by the synthesis of androstenedione from cholesterol.

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Estrogens are important in both those mammals undergoing an estrous cycle and those undergoing a menstrual cycle.

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Reduced bowel motility and increased levels of cholesterol in bile are consequences of estrogen.

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The labeling of estrogen-only products in the United States includes a black box warning that unopposed estrogen (without progestin) therapy increases the risk of endometrial cancer.

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Produced in one part of the body, estrogen travels to other parts and binds to specific receptors in order to function.

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Estrogen increases the circulating level of factors 2, 7, 9, 10, anti-thrombin III, and plasminogen.

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Estrogen serves several purposes and has many different functions, which are touched upon below.