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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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Are birth control pills the same as hormone replacement therapy?

Are birth control pills the same as hormone replacement therapy?

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 more

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How safe is hrt?

How safe is hrt?

SAFE for many women: Hrt (and its reputation and safety) constantly changes as new studies come out. Here is the best review: in patients with no increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, or blood clots, trans-dermal hrt (patch, cream, gel) is relatively safe, and safe for just a few years, but as few as necessary. An even better review: talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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Which HRT works best?

HRT: I presume you mean Hormone Replacement Therapy. Pharmaceutical reps, all nice folk, come often to the doctor with new information about their "wonder" drug. The drugs are almost always very reliable but the doctor really won't know which new product is best for which patient. Take your doctor's advice which may or may not be sound. Free meds will be given but the next lot will likely be expensive ...Read more

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What is your opinions about hrt?

What is your opinions about hrt?

HRT: In my opinion should be reserved for moderate to severe menopausal symptoms. Usually bad hot flashes and night sweats. Take care! ...Read more

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How can my 90 yo aunt get hrt?

How can my 90 yo aunt get hrt?

Why?: The indications for hormone replacement therapy are quite limitted in the oldest old. In fact, i can not think of one approved recomendation for estrogen replacement in a 90yo woman. Newer studies show there is some room for use of hrt early in post menopausal women. Old studies were disproven for use of ert in the elderly with dementia as being helpful for management of agitation. ...Read more

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How can HRT affect me, am diabetic?

Diffuse effects: Worse fatty liver May worsen the diabetes after a while Increase risk of venous thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease ...Read more

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Does HRT cause decreased skin aging?

Does HRT cause decreased skin aging?

Actually,the reverse: Guess what the largest organ in the body is? The skin! aging is associated with hormonal decline. Hormone replacement therapy, therefore is associated with correcting lowered levels of hormones throughout the body, including the skin. This would actually improve skin tone, texture and thickness, and elasticity, and collagen formation, thereby reversing the effects of aging. ...Read more

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Is anyone still taking 'livial' hrt?

Rarely: Livial is an alternatively prescribed hrt (also called tibolone), mostly used in great britain in europe. It is rarely prescribed now. ...Read more

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Is it harder to loose weight on hrt?

Is it harder to loose weight on hrt?

Hrt weight: Despite common misconcepts weight gain on hrt i is uncommon and no more than a couple of pounds there is no medical reson to gain weight on hrt .Good lifestyle should help you to loose weight just same as somebody not on hrt. ...Read more

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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

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