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U.S. doctors have started prescribing hormone replacement therapy for men after learning that men are more likely to die from Covid-19 than women.

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 uses ACE2 (Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) as a pathway to enter human cells. ACE2 is expressed in the lungs, kidneys, and testicles.

Doctors are hoping estrogen will help protect men from the virus. Estrogen is naturally present in the blood of both sexes, but women have much higher levels of the sex hormone than men for the purpose of reproduction and carrying a baby to term.

According to the NY Times, two clinical trials are currently underway to determine whether dosing men with female sex hormones will protect them from the virus.

Last week, doctors on Long Island started treating male Covid-19 patients with Estradiol to boost their immune systems.

Los Angeles doctors will begin treating Covid-19 patients next week, according to the Times.

"There's a striking difference between the number of men and women in the intensive care unit, and men are clearly doing worse," said Dr. Sara Ghandehari, a pulmonologist at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

She said 75 percent of Cedars-Sinai's Covid-19 patients on ventilators are men.

Dr. Ghandehari said pregnant women, who have high levels of estrogen and progesterone, tend to have mild symptoms.

Viola Davis hot flashes

If you are over 45 years old, you may be experiencing hot flashes caused by premenopause or menopause.

Premenoupause is early onset menopause, or premature ovarian failure, usually beginning before age 45.

Viola Davis, 51, recently discussed her experience with hot flashes.

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Being Mary Jane

Type A personality and classic narcissist Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union) is desperate to have a small human to lord over, who will make her the center of its universe. But before that can happen, she must take Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) fertility hormones shots to trigger her old tired ovaries to produce an egg or ovulate (also known as the luteinizing hormone "surge").

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Bruce Jenner In a Serious Car Accident In Malibu

Reality TV star Bruce Jenner was taking "a very low dose" of female hormones at the time of a fatal car accident that killed an elderly female motorist on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Saturday.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS means Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or many ovarian cysts. PCOS can cause health problems such as Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity and high cholesterol levels. The cause is unknown and the condition is thought to be genetic (runs in the family).

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A source within singer Beyonce's camp told Sandrarose.com exclusively that the first-time mom is feeling sad and having trouble sleeping at night. The source revealed that Beyonce, 30, is having difficulty handling her duties as a mom to 7-week old daughter, Blue Ivy. "She's depressed and she's losing weight because she won't eat," said the source.

If this is true, Beyonce may be suffering from a clinical depression known as Postpartum Depression. Postpartum depression, which affects women after childbirth, can also affect women who have not given birth.

Postpartum Depression is not to be confused with the normal "baby blues" that some women feel in the weeks after childbirth, including moodiness and teariness. Postpartum Depression is more severe and the symptoms lasts longer than a few weeks.

Postpartum depression can occur when a woman feels sad, lonely and overwhelmed by a lack of support from her husband. According to my source, Beyonce thought a baby would improve her relations with Jay Z, 43, who spends a great deal of time at the studio.

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Last Friday, Khloe Kardashian's husband, Lamar Odom, was almost traded to the New Orleans Hornets NBA franchise. Mr. Odom unleashed a series of angry tweets on Twitter.com, before claiming his Twitter page had been hacked into.

Then, during a moment of male bonding between Lamar and uber macho ESPN radio jock Stephen A. Smith, the 6 ft 10 in, 230 lb Odom dissolved into tears. Lamar's emotional response to this event might be due to the early stages of male menopause.

Emotional changes are one of the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men that occurs when a male is going through "the change". Hormonal changes are a natural part of aging for both men and women. Though women experience more changes than men when hormone levels drop due to aging.

What exactly is male menopause?

According to the Mayo Clinic, male menopause is "sometimes used to describe decreasing testosterone levels or a reduction in the bioavailability of testosterone related to aging."

Male menopause occurs after age 30 on average. By about age 70, the decrease in a man's testosterone level can be as much as 50 percent. One of the first signs of male menopause in a man is weight gain around the midsection, aka pot belly.

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