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Are women using hormone replacement therapy at risk for other health conditions?

Are women using hormone replacement therapy at risk for other health conditions?

Yes: The estrogen hormone increases the risk of deep vein clots, a dangerous condition, to about twice the baseline rate. It also increases the risk of cancer of the uterus unless combined with a Progesterone hormone. This combination protects the uterus but somewhat increases the risk of breast cancer, an effect not seen with estrogen alone. Hormone replacement also increases the risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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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


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In hormone replacement therapy, what exactly can topical testostorarone do for a woman?

In hormone replacement therapy, what exactly can topical testostorarone do for a woman?

Many things: Testosterone in women has many functions. Besides its psychological and sexual effects, adequate levels of testosterone play an important role in helping women maintain a healthy body composition. It is important for bone strength and development of lean muscle mass and strength. Testosterone also contributes to overall sense of well-being and energy level. ...Read more

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Could hormone replacement therapy be given to elderly women to improve the healing time of wounds?

Could hormone replacement therapy be given to elderly women to improve the healing time of wounds?

No: Not known to help in that respect. And the risks to that age woman would be significant depending on medical history. But hormones are not known to increase wound healing in that respect. ...Read more

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Any problems in women over 60 who resume hormone replacement therapy?

Any problems in women over 60 who resume hormone replacement therapy?

Yes: The risks and benefits of such therapy must be evaluated on a case by case basis by an experienced physician. Hormone replacement is a general term and may include a number of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, hgh, dhea, pregnenolone, oxytocin, melatonin, thyroid, cortisol. The key is effective and safe treatment. This requires ongoing medically supervised treatment. ...Read more

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Should women take hormone replacement therapy if they have a history of cancer?

Should women take hormone replacement therapy if they have a history of cancer?

Depends: Women with history of breast cancer may or may not be given the ok to take estrogen. Some endometrial cancer cases can take ht after @ cancer free yrs. Should not affect other cancers. Best to seek counsel with your md. ...Read more

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Is 20 yr old a good age to start hormone replacement therapy to become a female?

Is 20 yr old a good age to start hormone replacement therapy to become a female?

A Team Decision: Any one considering a gender re-assignment should be comprehensively evaluated by a team consisting of a psychiatrist, psychologist and endocrinologist as well as a sexual re-assignment plastic surgeon. There are too many factors involved in making the decision to pursue re-assignment, rather than say any particular age is okay. ...Read more

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Can hormone replacement therapy for women cause loss of libido and difficulty achieving orgasm?

Can hormone replacement therapy for women cause loss of libido and difficulty achieving orgasm?

Possible: There are several side effects to hrt, and libido issues are one. Menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms in and of themselves, can wreak havoc on a woman's sex drive/libido and orgasms in general. Discuss with your rx'ing dr. And hopefully adjusting and or changing meds may help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can my family doctor do a male to female hormone replacement therapy to myself?

Can my family doctor do a male to female hormone replacement therapy to myself?

Hormone replacement: Yes, your doctor should be able to guide you through this. If the doctor is not comfortable please see a Gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement (Definition)

Hormone replacements are a kind of women's ...Read more