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estrogen replacement therapy

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends on age: Early estrogen replacement rx (hrt) is of major value in women with either surgical menopause or early menopause in diminishing the likelihood of hear ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Estrogen alone does not stimulate the appetite. However, many women on hormone replacement also require Progesterone which is known to stimulate the ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hi. : Hi. Yes, if you had a hysterectomy with removal of your ovaries, you can have the same menopausal symptoms that woman go through who still have ovarie ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Breast Cancer?: May or may not have estrogen receptors, but the unbridled use of post menopausal estrogen to prevent hot flashes resulted in increased frequency of br ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diana Bitner
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, an option: There are many things you can do to avoid osteoporosis. Things you can't change: your family history, race, aging. Things you can change: get adequat ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diana Bitner
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be, depends: Hormones are powerful things! they should be prescribed by licensed practioners acting within their scope of practice! they can be helpful for hot fla ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
Controversial: The are no good studies that show the benefit of bio-identical hormones. Hence it is not offered by all physicians.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
NO: Not at all.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Testosterone: Therapy can increase libido a lot. Estrogen therapy may have slight effects. It can also improve vaginal lubrication making it more enjoyable, and imp ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: If you really have a low testosterone. First consult a real doctor to find out if your testosterone is really low and why!
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No: Not consistently anyway. Women going through menopause often gain some weight, so it commonly gets blamed on hrt.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Breast cancer, stroke, blood clots, heart attack and death.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Hormone replacement: Hormone replacement therapy means furnishing the body with hormones that is absent or low in quantity. Perfect example is taking thyroid hormone when ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
It can.: The cause of breast cancer is so complex and poorly understood that it's better to talk about "associations" rather than "causes". Studies have shown ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
Various: For women, HRT boils down to the synthetic estrogen replacements available through the pharmaceutical industry and versus compounded hormones versus a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Hormone: Hormone replacement therapy is needed when your doctor determines that one or more hormones is not working well enough. You will then be prescribed ap ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prefer Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone): Most importantly because it is a patch vs a pill, sometimes for an individual though, one may be better tolerated that the other and one may be more e ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Unfortunately some patients do gain weight (often in their abdomen, breasts, and back of their upper arms) with estrogens, whether or not the preparat ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
34 years experience in General Surgery
Usually no: During the time a woman is perimenopausal hormonal manipulation can cause some spotting or bleeding depending on how the hormones are dosed. Once a wo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Complex issues: Female hormones increase thromboembolism, deep venous thrombosis--progesteron is blamed, more than estrogen--because at menopause, there is changes in ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: Hormone replacement (HRT) is currently only indicated for post menopausal women who are having severe symptoms such as hot flashes, trouble sleeping, ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Hormone replacement (hrt) should be given to all women unless they have significant contraindications. Unfortunately the medical sentiment has change ... Read More
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