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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 ...
In the post MS in Men vs. Women: Does Gender Matter? , we focused on the differences which are seen in the genders of people who develop MS. Sex hormones play a significant role in differentiating the genders regardless of disease or health. Today we’re going to explore how hormones, specifically testosterone, affect men who develop MS. Testosterone Testosterone is a hormone which affects sexual features and development. Men have about ten times more testosterone in their blood than women. Yes, women do have testosterone which is produced by the ovaries, and both sexes have a small amount produced by the adrenal glands. In males, testosterone levels are low before puberty, increase during puberty, peak around the age of 40, then gradually lessen as men age. Coincidentally, or maybe not, men are diagnosed with MS more frequently just as their testosterone levels begin to drop. Protection from MS Testosterone seems to protect young men from developing MS.&n...
Generic Name: TESTOSTERONE SUSTAINED-RELEASE - BUCCAL Pronounced: (tess-TOSS-ter-own) Testosterone Bucl 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 soy), which can cause allergic reactions
or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
male breast cancer
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
prostate problems (e.g., enlarged prostate or benign
heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure, coronary
ongoing lung disease
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