Menest

What is Menest?

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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Is Menest a beta ester dail ....more like a human natural replacement?

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Menest is an esterified estrogen prepared by different sulfate esters salts of estrone, an etrogenic substance. Yes, it acts to some extent...

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What is deep vein thrombosis? Also, name other risk conditions from taking Menest?

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Formation of blood clots in the the blood vessels (deep veins) of legs obstructing blood flow into the heart is called deep vein thrombosis...

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I am 63 and had a Total hysterectomy in 1994. I Took HRT until June of this yr..2013.. cutting down the dose at specific intervals over a period of...

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Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
I had gone through your query and understand your concern.

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