What is Elestrin?

Estradiol, or more precisely, 17β-estradiol, is a human sex hormone and steroid, and the primary female sex hormone. It is named for and is important in the regulation of the estrous and menstrual female reproductive cycles. Estradiol is essential for the development and maintenance of female reproductive tissues but it also has important effects in many other tissues including bone. While estrogen levels in men are lower compared to women, estrogens have essential functions in men as well. Estradiol is found in most vertebrates as well as many crustaceans, insects, fish, and other animal species.

Estradiol or oestradiol (American or British English usages), derives from estra-, Gk. ' (oistros, literally meaning "verve or inspiration") and -diol, a chemical name and suffix indicating that this form of steroid and sex hormone is a type of alcohol bearing two hydroxyl groups.

Estradiol is produced especially within the follicles of female ovaries, but also in other endocrine (i.e., hormone-producing) and non-endocrine tissues (e.g., including fat, liver, adrenal, breast, and neural tissues). Estradiol is biosynthesized from progesterone (arrived at in two steps from cholesterol, via intermediate pregnenolone). One principle pathway then converts progesterone to its 17-hydroxy-derivative, and then to androstenedione via sequential cytochrome P450-catalyzed oxidations. Action of aromatase on this dione generates estrone, and action of a dehydrogenase on this gives the title compound, 17β-estradiol.

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What will the effect of more than one pump of elestrin do to my mental state?

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Brief Answer:
should not occur with one extra dose

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Elestrin is a estrogen replacement...

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I was given a couple of doses of DepoMedrol and heaps of NSAIDS like Naprosyn, elestrin etc years ago.
Since that time, within the first six...

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As you were given couple of doses of DEPOMEDROL(Methylpredinisolone) therefore its unlikely that all the about medical symptoms could have...

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I had a total laproscopic hysterectomy this past May. I had a very difficult time after. Many infections, both viral and bacterial. Ive tried...

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I have gone through your query and understood your concerns. Weight gain is less common side effect due to elestrin gel and dont worry as it...

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