Estrogen, DHEA, and Testosterone

by Susan
(US)

Hi Wray, I know your position on not using supplemental estrogen, DHEA, and testosterone. But here's a question: if I get a saliva test and my levels of any of those hormones are lower than they should be, what would be wrong with supplementing with bio-identicals to get the levels to an optimal range?

Regarding estrogen supplementation, if the Pg/E2 ratio could be kept at at least 600:1, would supplementing then be OK?

Thanks for any advice!

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Aug 13, 2011
Pregnenolone
by: Anonymous

Could you also advise about using supplemental pregnenolone? Thanks.

Aug 13, 2011
Estrogen, DHEA, and Testosterone
by: Wray

Hi Susan It doesn't matter what form the hormone comes in, it still has the same effect on the body. Even phytoestrogens have an effect, see here, here and here. The problem is what is optimal? For instance the only test normally done for oestrogen is oestradiol (E2), not oestrone (E1) or oestriol (E3). Once in menopause our E2 level should drop, but E1 rises. Doctors are fixated on E2, whether we're menopausal or not. E3 is of course the pregnancy oestrogen. No test is ever done for the many oestrogen mimics which all of us have in our blood now. There're over 100 too, see the website Our Stolen Future. It's the oestrogen mimics which concern me most, plus of course the additional oestrogen many women take via HRT or Contraceptives. The mimics are affecting us without our knowledge. The only safe way to counter them is with progesterone. I can't see any benefit in taking the three hormones! DHEA increases testosterone levels, which increases the risk for cancer and heart disease. For DHEA see here, here, here and here. And for testosterone see here, here, here, here, here here, here, here, here and here. I've run out of space so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

Aug 13, 2011
Estrogen, DHEA, and Testosterone
by: Wray

Hi Susan As it is the menopausal ovary is an androgen producing organ! See here. One reason menopausal women have that middle age spread, loosing their waists, is because of testosterone. But if you wish to try them, let me know how you fare! Take care Wray

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