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Are Bcps The Same As Hrt
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Medroxyprogesterone: i am not familiar with this steriod combination or availability in the US. sorry ...Read more
No: Birth control pills and HRT contain different types of Estrogens and progesterones and different dosages of hormones. They have been developed to meet different needs for women at different stages of their lives and thus have different risks, benefits, and side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps ~Dose: Like \ly, but depends on doses.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bimatoprost: Bimatoprost is sold a the glaucoma eye drop Lumigan, at the 0.01% concentration, and as Latisse (bimatoprost) at the 0.03% concentration. Latisse (bimatoprost) is marketed as a drug that leads to longer, thicker eyelashes. The drugs are essentially the same, except for concentration and cost. Lumigan used to be sold at the 0.03% concentration, with a major side effect being increased eyelash growth. ...Read more
Are the potential complications of birth control pills while smoking in women over 40 the same for those using nicotine replacement while on the pill?
Excellent question: Very good question. Nicotene causes increased heart rate and blood pressure which are not healthy in general. Nicotene plus estrogen is still damaging in the event of brain hippocampal ischemia. There do not, however, seem to be as many significant atheroslerotic events as with smoking and contraceptives. Try Zyban (bupropion). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442878 ...Read more
Yes: No matter the situation the prenatals are the same. Any type or brand is fine. Makes no difference with thyroid just take the pills at a different time of day as the thyroid. ...Read more
Varied.: Estrogen: feminization of sexual tissues, fertility, uterine contractions, vasodilatation, hepatic stimulation, lower seizure threshold, strengthening of bones, breast/endometrial/ovarian tumorigenesis. Progesterone: support pregnancy, implantation, keeps pregnant cervix closed, immunosuppressant, muscle relaxant, prothrombotic, prevents breast cancer. Gonadotrohins: menarche, stimulate ovaries. ...Read more
What are the most popular medicines prescribed for menopausal symptoms? Premrin and Prempro? Anything with progesterone & estrogen outside of bc pill
Premarin-least used: Premarin and its' companion product Prempro are the least popular among GYN MD's as it is an older product and there are many more estrogen/progesterone medications on the market that work "better". Premarin was one of the first estrogen products historically derived from equine urine (horse). ...Read more
No: Vitex is different. It is a natural supplement. While there are some preliminary studies that show Vitex may be affective in some conditions more study is needed. You should discuss this with your GYN doctor. http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2181002 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12809367 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the long term effects of lupron (leuprolide)? Why are so many women asking to have it taken off the market?
Is the progesterone only birth control pill just as effective as the regular pills with estrogen (such as tri cyclen)?
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Is microgestin fe 1/20 and gildess fe 1/20 the same type of birth control? Or are there some factors that differ?
Same type of pill: Both these pills are generic forms of loestrin fe 1/20. They are both made up of the same type and amounts of hormones. Go with the one that is less expensive and/or available at your pharmacy. ...Read more
Different: The main hormone used to produce milk is rbst; it can result in higher levels of insulin-like growth factor (igf) in the milk. I'm more concerned about cocktails of hormones used to fatten cattle for beef including estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, melengesterol, trenbolone, and zeranol. Low-levels remain in the meat at purchase. Effects very controversial. Concern about cancer, infertility. ...Read more
Is the effects of biotin pills are different depends on the brand or its the same effect but different name brand ?
Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more