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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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?

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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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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5htp can i take 5htp whilst on hrt?

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can i take 5htp whilst on hrt?

Not yet: There is no reported drug drug interaction, however the national institutes of health recommends not to use 5-htp until more is known. 5-htp might be unsafe. Some people who have taken it have come down with eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (ems), a serious condition involving extreme muscle tenderness (myalgia) and blood abnormalities (eosinophilia). ...Read more

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How will HRT affect me if I am diabetic?

HRT has good affect: A study of women with type 2 diabetes found that improved Insulin sensitivity (measured by an euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp) after estrogen therapy was mainly because of increased Insulin sensitivity of the liver, resulting in increased insulin-mediated suppression of hepatic glucose production. So hrt does help control diabetes. ...Read more

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What can I take for menopause with out taking hrt?

What can I take for menopause with out taking hrt?

Several options: There are several things to try. Anti-depresssants have worked for many women (ssri's like Celexa (citalopram) or wellbutrin). Clonidine affects the blood vessels and can help hot flushes, especially at night. Gabapentin has also been used pretty successfully. All treatments (including doing nothing) have risks and benefits so talk to your doctor about your particular risks. ...Read more

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At the age of 50 how long is it safe to be on hrt?

Conversation with MD: This is an important conversation with your doctor as there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. We do know that if a woman is going to go on hrt, it is better to start it at the time of menopause. Most important is to consider your cardiovascular risk as estrogen thickens blood and puts increased risk for blood clot. Make sure to discuss your family history with your md. Exercise. ...Read more

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What is the best HRT for someone with endometriosis?

What is the best HRT for someone with endometriosis?

Bioidenticals: Endometriosis is only a problem for a menstruating woman and should not affect the choice of hormone replacement in a 60 year old female. For hormone replacement, you will need Estrogen, Testosterone and possibly Progesterone (if you have a uterus) https://www.vitadox.com/victoria/TX/77901/yvette-westford-md.html ...Read more

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Should I take HRT (estrogen) in morning or at night?

Should I take HRT (estrogen) in morning or at night?

Depends: Some women will do better in the am versus pm, and others will do better pm versus am. My advice is if you are having symptoms such as hot flashes, try changing the time of day you are taking your estrogen before the dose is increased. This will work for some women and allow you to take the lowest possible dose. ...Read more

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What is the cheaspest HRT available for the uninsured?

What is the cheaspest HRT available for the uninsured?

Estradiol: Estradiol and Progesterone are on the 4 dollar plan (each) at wal mart. So. 8 dollars a month would the best prices i would know of ...Read more

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Can hormonal swings get worse as the HRT pellets dissolve?

Yes for all Tx modes: Yes, but this is true for any form of hrt you undergo {oral, topical, injection, pellet implant}. Compounded pellet implants for women come in the form of Estradiol and testosterone. The pellets usually last between 3-6 months and are monitored by your subjective response {how you feel} and objective date {labs}. Your hrt balance is probably off, but this may be corrected by various tx methods. ...Read more

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Do you have to be transexual to get HRT or just transgender?

The Way It Is Today: 7th ed. Of medical & mental health standards of care published by world association for transgender health leave medical decisions related 2 individual's needs & desires about gender expression up 2 patient & patient's doc(s). Cross-gender hormone treatment is an option if desired by patient & not medically contraindicated. Patient's gender identity may not correspond 2 patient's gender expression. ...Read more

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What is hrt? How is it given after the setting of menopause?

Hormone Replacement: Hrt is hormone replacement therapy, or estrogen (occ with progesterone) given after the levels drop at menopause. There is a lot of disagreement and discussion as to whether, what, and for how long to give hrt. Some don't recommend it at all. There's been a lot of hyper, but only a little science. Check w/your doctor. ...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