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Is biochemical hormone replacement therapy effective?

Is biochemical hormone replacement therapy effective?

Bioidenticals: Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bhrt) has gained popularity as a strategy for keeping hormones balanced beyond the body's ability to supply us. Bioidentical hormones are different from synthetic hormones because they are derived from sources such as soy and yams, that are naturally occurring. These hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones produces by our bodies. ...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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Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

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! ...Read more

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Are bio identical testosterone pellets safe?

Are  bio identical testosterone pellets safe?

Yes!: It enhances the quality of life for both men and women by decreasing the diseases of aging. Cells that require estrogen use testosterone to manufacture estrogen inside the cell by a chemical conversion that uses an enzyme called aromatase.T is present ; extremely important in both women ; men pellet therapy is the only method that allows the body to control the release of hormones raising leve. ...Read more

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Hormone replacement therapy forever like in my mother's generation?

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Hormone replacement therapy forever like in my mother's generation?

Different thinking: Since release of women's health initiative over a decade ago, our concept on hormone replacement, specifically estrogen & progesterone, have changed 180 degrees. Immediately after, we said no one should receive hrt. Now we advocate taking it only if necessary (and not for prevention) and for as short a period of time as possible. But even as i type this, the tide is changing. Keep open dialogue. ...Read more

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34 y/o female w/hormone imbalance, endo, Hashi's. Symptoms poss. early menopause. Seeking low-risk and natural hormone replacement therapy. Advice?

34 y/o female w/hormone imbalance, endo, Hashi's. Symptoms poss. early menopause. Seeking low-risk and natural hormone replacement therapy. Advice?

Hormone imbalance?: Not sure what you mean by hormone imbalance. If you are having regular periods, you do not have any significant female hormone imbalance, and should not be on any female hormone replacement. If you are not getting your period, you should see your gynecologist first. ...Read more

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Still confused about estrogen, hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease?

Complex issues: Female hormones increase thromboembolism, deep venous thrombosis--progesteron is blamed, more than estrogen--because at menopause, there is changes in blood coagulation?Increase weight, arteriosclerosis, metabolic syndrome all of this increase risk of cardiovascular disease-- estrogen can be given at low dose for brief periods. ...Read more

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Can someone give me info regarding bio identical hormone therapy?

BHRT: Bioidentical hormones are those that must be prepared by a compounding pharmacist. These are usually derived from plant sources, such as soy and yam. These hormones are not fda approved, but usually the compounding of these medications is regulated by the state board of pharmacy. Care should be taken to find the correct pharmacist and physician before using bhrt. Interview these professionals. ...Read more

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What is hormone replacement therapy used for?

Replace hormones: Hormones play an integral role in our health and wellbeing. For various reasons, some hormones may decrease which results in predictable signs and symptoms. Blood testing can detect deficient or insufficient levels of many important hormones. Replacement therapy is used to increase the levels of these hormones to healthy levels. There are risks and benefits to this therapy. Speak with your doc. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hormone replacement therapy worthwhile?

Help docs, is hormone replacement therapy worthwhile?

Depends: Hormone replacement (HRT) is currently only indicated for post menopausal women who are having severe symptoms such as hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and should be used for a short amount of time (few years). There are a lot of alternative doctors who push the idea of "bioidentical hormones" even for women before menopause. There are no good studies to support this usage. ...Read more

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What is the big deal with bio identical hormone therapy vs normal prescription (beside cost)?

Natural: Bioidentical hormones are perceived by many to be less toxic than pharmaceutical manufactured hormones. " don't panic, it's organic" is the mantra of some groups. Remember hormone supplemention whether natural or not carry certain risks associated with their use such as stroke and heart disease and breast and prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What are the correct MTF transsexual hormone dosages?

Depends on individua: There are different treatment options available and no one regimen is right for all. Depends on where you are in therapy (early or late), whether or not any surgery has been done, age and other health issues. Treatments should be monitored for best results. ...Read more

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Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Yes: Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive, become Insulin resistant, lose their vitality. I'll post a page later that describes my own personal treatment success. I feel great at almost 52 years of age. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy prevent osteoporosis?

Does hormone replacement therapy prevent osteoporosis?

Yes, an option: There are many things you can do to avoid osteoporosis. Things you can't change: your family history, race, aging. Things you can change: get adequate calcium: 1500 mg per day, vit d 2000 iu per day, physical activity: 150 minutes per week (or 50 jumps per day), have normal tsh, get regular screening, and know your personal risk factors. Have a frax score done to help you decide what to do. ...Read more

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I am over 50 and considering bio-identical hormone replacement. Thoughts?

I am over 50 and considering bio-identical hormone replacement. Thoughts?

Possibly appropriate: "bio-identical" is a marketing term which generally refers to compounded preparations which may be of variable quality and strengths and are poorly regulated. Natural hormones are commercially available in standardized doses if that is what is preferred. ...Read more

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How effective is natural hormone replacement in fibromyalgia?

How effective is natural hormone replacement in fibromyalgia?

Possibility of good: When you check the saliva test of a patient with fibromyalgia, you often find several deficiencies. Treat what you find to be deficient and the possibility of good results is high. ...Read more

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In using bio identical hormone replacement therapy, for a 57y/o, what is the target values to make me feel young and sexy in my blood work.

In using bio identical hormone replacement therapy, for a 57y/o, what is the target values to make me feel young and sexy in my blood work.

No magic: Bioidentical is a great marketing phrase, but has no medical substantiation. It's just another hype to sell product. Blood work values don't make you feel young and sexy. That all a state of mind and mental attitude. ...Read more

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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