I began bio-identical hormone replacement therapy a few months ago which consist of estrogen, testosterone & progesterone.

Four months later I had a physical and my liver ALT count was high and my cholesterol was high. These had been normal. I later read that testosterone therapy can cause elevated liver and cholesterol. I quit using the testosterone and later was tested and my blood work was normal again.

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Jun 05, 2010
by: Wray

I don't believe any woman needs extra testosterone, it's often given in the mistaken impression it can raise libido. But there is little evidence for this, in fact it seems progesterone is more effective, please see here. In fact many men are using it for that. There seems conflicting info on supplemental testosterone, some studies saying it raises cholesterol, some it lowers it. Evidently it affected you badly. I don't believe we need extra oestrogen either, we have more than enough in our food, water, air and the skin 'care' we all use, please see here. And here. And here. Take care, Wray

Dec 27, 2011
Estrogen vs Oestrogen
by: Anonymous

Wray, I see your comments on Oestrogen and how bad it is, especially form the environment today. I am confused as to what the difference is between Oestrogen and estrogen? If I have it correct men and women have both, "T" and estrogen. just one is more dominant depending on your sex. Is Oestrogen the by product of estrogen that is bad for us. Therefore Progestrone is the regulator of them all. Please clarify for me. Thank You.

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