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menopause

  1. teds

    Progesterone/perimenopause

    Ladies- some help- I’ve cycled progest-e 2nd half of cycle for a while. How does it work w perimenopause/menopause? How have people cycled or dosed through the month? Appreciate hearing what you’ve tried. :)
  2. T

    Is Low Estrogen Possible??

    After pouring over Peat's articles and this forum, I am still a bit unclear whether a woman can truly have low estrogen and what lab tests can be done to make sure the estrogen level is accurate. I am 51 yo woman, with diagnosed endometriosis in my late teens. Over the years I have always made...
  3. T

    Does fat loss cause Estrogen release?

    For instance, If one had started to lose weight, would estrogen stored in fat release estrogen into the system and one would have symptoms of high estrogen, such as hot flashes? After reading more of Ray's articles I was thinking maybe this new thyroid med (compounded, extended release) is...
  4. haidut

    Estrogen may cause/exacerbate reflux disease (GERD)

    A very interesting study, which once again corroborates the hypothesis that there is no chronic condition, which is not either caused or heavily influenced by steroids. Among the conditions medicine considers not to be linked to hormone imbalances is the extremely common "reflux disease"...
  5. haidut

    Alzheimer's Severity Tied to Longer Estrogen Exposure in Women

    A neat study, which somehow managed to slip through my "radar" when it was first published the middle of last (2021) year. The study is pretty straighforward in its claim that longer exposure to endogenous estrogen was associated with exacerbated/higher biomarkers of Alzheimer disease (AD), as...
  6. D

    Menopausal issuse

    This question is mainly directed to menopausal/postmenopausal women. I am asking for my mum. Since she hit menopause a few years ago she has some rough/dry/brittle epithelium/lining in her vagina, that does easily tear making intercourse a painful experience. Her gynecologist perscribed her...
  7. haidut

    Not a "male" hormone - testosterone (T) beneficial for female heart health

    It always feels good to read an article on a scientific discovery and have one of the authors put on his Peat-y hat and quote Peat directly. I am joking, of course, but the study below and the statements from its lead author do sound like Peat had a significant participation in the study...
  8. haidut

    Estrogen associated with arterial stiffness in women

    Blood pressure rises with age, and most people over the age of 50 are on some type of blood pressure controlling medication. It is well-known that blood vessels calcify/stiffen with age and that such stiffness is what leads to increased blood pressure - i.e. the inability of vessels to...
  9. Aimer

    Ray Peat Interview Health Odyssey:Ray Peat and what the Cells in our body are really made of

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1lwpxV-srE&ab_channel=HealthOdyssey
  10. U

    Does tobacco lower estrogen?

    I have heard from some people that tobacco lowers estrogen and masculinizes men and women, but I also read a study saying smoking leads to earlier menopause in women. I want to hear this side of the story.
  11. haidut

    Lowering Estrogen Prevents Memory Decline In Menopausal Females

    As many of my readers know, the WHI studies were highly detrimental to the profits of the estrogen industry. Every since the results of those studies came out, the estrogen industry has been trying to undermine the findings and re-introduce estrogen HRT for women with the claims that estrogen is...
  12. haidut

    Pregnenolone (P5) - A New Osteoporosis Drug

    About a month ago, I made a post in regards to aspirin becoming a new treatment for osteoporosis. Several months ago, I made another post about an in-vitro study demonstrating powerful anabolic effects of pregnenolone (P5) on bones. Apparently, the protective effects of P5 on bone health are...
  13. haidut

    PUFA Is A Cancer "sensitizer"

    A neat study, which demonstrates that in addition to its direct carcinogenic effects, PUFA is also a cancer "sensitizer" - i.e. is triggers the development of cancer in the presence of less-than-healthy chemicals that are relatively harmless by themselves. This sensitizing role of PUFA seems to...
  14. haidut

    Low-dose (but Not High) Niacinamide Reverses Reproductive Decline In Old Females

    A great new study, which once again confirms the importance of metabolism in "aging" disorders such as infertility (both female and male) and menopause. More specifically, it was the increase in NAD/NADH ratio that was the main mechanism of action behind the beneficial effects of nicotinamide...
  15. haidut

    Niacinamide May Restore Female Fertility In Old Age

    The mainstream medical dogma is that after the onset of menopause, female reproductive potential is essentially zero. I posted a thread recently that challenged that dogma and demonstrated that infertility is essentially an energetic dysfunction process and can be reversed with exposure to red...
  16. haidut

    While Estradiol Falls, Estrone Rises With Age And Is Much More Relevant For Estrogen-driven Diseases

    I posted a few studies in the past demonstrating that estrone (E1) and especially its long-lasting derivative estrone sulfate (E1S) are reliable biomarkers of both breast and prostate cancer progression/prognosis. However, for some reason the medical industry is obsessed with estradiol and since...
  17. haidut

    PUFA Inhibit Progesterone Production And Thus Drive/cause Menopause

    Peat wrote in a few of his articles that menopause is largely driven by a deficiency of progesterone and mentioned several anecdotes of women in their 50s and 60s getting their periods back after supplementing with large doses progesterone. In one of his articles he said that PUFA and estrogen...
  18. haidut

    Even A Slight Increase In Estrogen Strongly Decreases DHEA Levels

    I posted a few studies in the past revealing that in old age (and menopause) the levels of pregnenolone, progesterone and DHEA declines, while that of cortisol and aldosterone stays the same or even increases. Pregnenolone, Progesterone And DHEA Drop, Cortisol Rises In Aging The decline in...
  19. S

    Menopause Is Associated With Accelerated Lung Function Decline

    http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.201605-0968OC Going through the menopause impacts the lungs the same way as smoking 20 cigarettes a day for a decade, scientists claim. Experts say the change accelerates the decline in the lungs' ability to expand and expel air. This could make...
  20. haidut

    FDA Approved First Drug Containing DHEA

    I knew it was coming, the evidence in favor of DHEA is just too strong to ignore and the pharma companies are desperate for something that works. The bad news is that the more drugs based on DHEA that appear the more reason and clout FDA acquires to eventually start controlling sales of DHEA...
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