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what natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy are available?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Hormone replacement: A healthy lifestyle, diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and fish (eg wild salmon), adequate protein, control weight, treat any hormone problem e.g. Thyroid disorders, exercise daily, meditate, see your doctor for examinations to determine the cause of any problems.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Several: There are several as mentioned. Yet, none match the potential of optimized estradiol, estriol, Progesterone & testosterone levels.

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What are the pregnancy hormones?

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Dr. Anthony Anzalone
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
HCG: The hormone human Chorionic Gonadotropin (better known as hcg) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells that form the placenta, which nourishes the egg after it has been fertilized and becomes attached to the uterine wall. Levels can first be detected by a blood test about 11 days after conception and about 12 - 14 days after conception by a urine test.
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What does hormone replacement have to do with osteoporosis?

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Dr. Denise Elser
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Prevents: Women rapidly lose bone density (strength) in the first 2 years after menopause. Hormone replacement can slow or prevent that rapid loss, preventing osteopenia or the more severe osteoporosis.
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Which hormone increasespigmentationof theskin?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Skin color hormone: Melanin is the primary cause of darkening skin color. Other pathologic conditions that can darken the skin include diabetes (hyperinsulinemia causes acanthosis nigricans), hemochromatosis (iron deposition disease), addison's disease (low adrenal glan function).
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!
A 38-year-old member asked:

Must my hormone levels be tested before determining if menopause?

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Menopause: You don't have to, but this will help establish the diagnosis.

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