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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

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Dr. Diana Bitner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
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 flashes, painful sex, night sweats, and bone health. Risks: blood clots, stroke, heart attacks. This is a personal decision between you and your doctor with a specific plan for results and followup. Fda approved=bioidentical!
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Absolutely: If monitored appropriately, hrt is safe. Most women have hormone imbalances that lead to menopausal symptoms many years before they actually are menopausal. We use the term ovarian dysfunction & treat accordingly based on serum evaluations.
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 35 years experience
Nothing is 100%: Would lean toward natural hormone over traditional hormone therapy.
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
YES: I utilize pellet therapy which follows the basics of how the body works best. It combines a low dosage of key hormones w/ a delivery system (pellet implant) that functions similar to the human body. It releases hormones directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the GI tract and liver. They provide the hormone release needed for proper blood levels 24/7. For more info, visit www.Doctorscotts.Com.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How risky can hormone replacement therapy be?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
This just in...: As of this week (july 9) 15 leading american health organizations: the north american menopause society (nams), the american society for reproductive medicine (asrm), the endocrine society, and 12 other leading women's health groups issued a public statement that hormone therapy is still an acceptably safe treatment for menopausal symptoms.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Important news that hormone therapy is still an option in several situations.
Jul 11, 2012
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Provided original answer
This is a really important landmark - it doesn't guarantee that anything is 'right or wrong' - but after 10 years (2002) since the WHI made us rethink conventional HRT, it's good to know that it's still a working tool in the toolbox.
Jul 11, 2012
San Jose, CA
A 34-year-old female asked:

Options for hormone replacement therapy?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Question is vague: Hormone replacement therapy is treatment for an inadequate level of a hormone (that's why it's called replacement). There are a large number of hormones in the human body that labs can test for, some of which have medicinal replacements to treat deficiencies. Specific hormone tests are done if a doctor suspects a problem with a particular hormone level.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is hormone replacement therapy used for?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
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 you are hypothyroid (absent or low thyroid hormone levels).
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hormone replacement therapy can be taken as a pill?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Possible: Depending on the hormone you need replacing, there may be a pill for it.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is biochemical hormone replacement therapy effective?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
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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