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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes & why would you?: Hcg injections expensive option, not fda approved (no trials demonstrating efficacy vs. Safety) granted fda approval not crucial & ↑costs (expensive t ... Read More
Dr. Steven Margolis
33 years experience Family Medicine
HCG: I am curious why a 36 year old would be on bioidentical hormones unless you had a surgical menopause. That being said, I have combined HCG with bioide ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: Estradiol, Testoterone, Progesterone, thyroid hormones are the primary ones.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: Social anxiety is a separate condition that occurs across the age spectrum. Sometimes the symptoms of social anxiety can be magnified during perimeno ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not enough evidence: Hormone therapies for behavioral and mental health conditions are not studied well enough to try. Stick to more tested treatments like CBT or antianx ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, you can not develop a tolerance to hormones. Hormone replacement therapy requires dose titration (move up and down the dose) in order to properly ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Discuss with doctor: Review this with your doctor. If your symptoms are problematic; try to get more than one opinion. Bioidentical hormones are as potent as the presc ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: A hormone is a chemical produced in the human body by a gland that has an action in another place in the body. Some work on bone, some on the brain, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Human identical: Bioidentical hormones are generally made from yams or soy and converted in a lab to the exact molecular structure of our own human hormones so they fu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
One if the same: Bio-identical hormones are identical to the hormones that are made by the human body. The term "bio-identical" does not indicate the SOURCE but rather ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Living longer: Any treatment can have side effects. Not treating can also have side effects. If your symptoms are severe and related to a deficiency of hormones, the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes & no . . .: Depends upon what you're asking. While "bio-identical" is not a scientifically recognized phrase, concept makes sense: take things that are identical ... Read More

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