Estrogen

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What Are The Uses Of Estrogen?

Estrogen, a female sex hormone, is

  • Used as a contraceptive.
  • Used in postmenopausal conditions to prevent osteoporosis.
  • Also used in menopausal conditions to treat vaginal dryness,
  • Urinary stress incontinence, hot flashes etc.
  • Given in high doses to treat, breast cancer etc.
  • Promotes production of osteoblasts (bone cells), the elasticity of vaginal tissues.
  • Reduces risk of breast cancer
  • Promotes hair growth in premenopausal years.

What Are The Side Effects Of Estrogen?

The most common side effects of estrogen are:

Nausea / vomiting / dizziness.

Stomach upset.

Head ache.

Bloating.

Weight gain (or) loss.

Breast tenderness.

Sometimes severe ( but rare) side effects are:

Mental / mood changes.

Unusual vaginal bleeding.

Increased vaginal itching (or) irritation.

Abdominal pain.

Yellowing of eyes/skin.

Dark urine.

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

What Are The Contraindications Of Estrogen?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the drug estrogen or any other allergies.
  • Liver disease, kidney disease.
  • Blood clotting disorders, high blood pressure.
  • Lupus, high cholesterol.
  • Seizures, cancer

What Are The Uses Of Estrogen?

Estrogen, a female sex hormone, is

  • Used as a contraceptive.
  • Used in postmenopausal conditions to prevent osteoporosis.
  • Also used in menopausal conditions to treat vaginal dryness,
  • Urinary stress incontinence, hot flashes etc.
  • Given in high doses to treat, breast cancer etc.
  • Promotes production of osteoblasts (bone cells), the elasticity of vaginal tissues.
  • Reduces risk of breast cancer
  • Promotes hair growth in premenopausal years.

What Are The Side Effects Of Estrogen?

The most common side effects of estrogen are:

Nausea / vomiting / dizziness.

Stomach upset.

Head ache.

Bloating.

Weight gain (or) loss.

Breast tenderness.

Sometimes severe ( but rare) side effects are:

Mental / mood changes.

Unusual vaginal bleeding.

Increased vaginal itching (or) irritation.

Abdominal pain.

Yellowing of eyes/skin.

Dark urine.

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

What Are The Contraindications Of Estrogen?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the drug estrogen or any other allergies.
  • Liver disease, kidney disease.
  • Blood clotting disorders, high blood pressure.
  • Lupus, high cholesterol.
  • Seizures, cancer