Hi! I'm currently training for a very long cycling event next year, and I'm cycling more than 100 miles a week currently. That's roughly 10 - 12 hours of cycling a week.
My question is this. Does a lot of cycling affect hormone levels? I've got a GG friend that I've known for years who's an athlete, and her hormone levels are all messed up due to the high level of activity that she takes on. Does anyone have any insight on this? I can't seem to find anything on the net... and I figured that I'd post here before calling my endo.
I don't cycle but I do pratice bikrim yoga 7 times per week. These classes have very high cardio and burn approx 900 calories per hour. My 7 classes are about 10.5 hours of exercise per week. I just had an appointment this week with my doc and she said my hormone levels were perfect. The bigest thing I found is to make sure you are hydrated. Any other questions just ask. Good luck with your event!
I do not cycle like that or work out though I need to start some yoga and stretching. I might have to hit you up Shelly! LOL Though my job is very physical and I get plenty of work climbing up and down and doing my job! My hormone levels as far as I know have not been affected by it. Though if you are concerned get a blood test for your levels.
Best of luck! Hugs
Awesome, thanks for the reply. I definitely felt an increase in my libido, and general "grrr" feeling, but that might just be due to the increase in exercise. I'll wait another week or two and if things haven't leveled out, than I'll go back to see my doc.
Well as far as libido goes while from my experience it was nothing though after a bit of time it has returned though different, kind of changed but in a good way. Though to be honest as far as functioning down there, I cannot count on that working anytime soon though I work a bit differently now but I think that it also comes from being more free and uninhibited. That and learning your body in different ways. Kind of like when a person loses there sight then other senses heighten and become more acute. Hugs
I take i.m. estradiol injection + hydroxyprogesterone (Neofollin from Slovakia and Proluton from Austria). When I have more physical acttivity, I shorten the period between two injections.
Not an expert or doctor - but believe hormone production is affected by a lot of exercise or strenuous activity but since you are taking supplements and are not producing the hormones that you are concerned about - this may not affect you too much.
I would suggest you discuss this with your prescribing doctor - to determine if your ability to metabolize the hormones you are taking would likely be diminished with the level of exercise and the time frame you are talking about here.
The last thing you want to do is stress your body internally by increasing either the dose or rate.
Hi ... I'm a serious cyclist (ex-racer) with plenty of high performance female friends, some who race professionally in EU. Some not all of them report that they stop menstrating and some do become less feminine. Body shape changes are more a function of fat and since they don't have much they look a lot like male athletes .... maybe its the huge legs.
This will be my first summer on hormones while pushing myself hard and I have already told my doctor that it might be an issue. Cant't wait to see.
I would ask your Endo, that's the person who will know the answer best.
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