First, we discussed some differences between men and women who develop multiple sclerosis. Next we explored how hormones, specifically testosterone, play a significant role in men who develop MS . Today we’re going to explore the hormones testosterone and estradriol as they affect brain damage in women with MS. Estrogens Estrogen hormones affect female sexual development and function. Both men and women produce estrogen at varying amounts. The most important types of estrogen hormones include estradiol, estriol, and estrone. Estrogen hormones are produced in the ovaries and in the placenta during pregnancy. Just like testosterone, small amounts are produced by the adrenal glands in both genders. Estradiol is the most commonly measured type of estrogen for non-pregnant women. Levels vary during the menstrual cycle and drop to a very low level after menopause. Estriol is produced in large amounts by the placenta during pregnancy and can ...
Many survivors of breast cancer report having decreased sexual desire and drive. There are often several possible causes of diminished sex drive in women and it is difficult to know for certain which ones contributes the most. There are no specific treatments for this problem, although a full evaluation for physical causes, such as vaginal dryness, early menopause, hormonal imbalance, or depression is usually recommended. Loss of a breast, depression, anxiety about cancer coming back, and effects of chemotherapy and hormonal treatments all may play a role. Testosterone is known to increase female sexual drive but a recent study shows that increasing testosterone levels by applying a testosterone cream does not increase sex drive of women who survived breast cancer, according to a study published in the May 2 Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Debra Barton, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and colleagues gave 150 women who survived breast cancer either a testosterone cream o...
Generic Name: TESTOSTERONE - INTRAMUSCULAR Pronounced: (tess-TOSS-ter-own) Depo-Testosterone IM Precautions
Before using testosterone, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients (such as sesame oil), which can cause allergic
reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
breast cancer in men
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
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heart disease (such as heart failure, chest pain, heart
other types of cancer
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