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Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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


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Estrogen replacement therapy effects on health?

Estrogen replacement therapy effects on health?

Depends on age: Early estrogen replacement rx (hrt) is of major value in women with either surgical menopause or early menopause in diminishing the likelihood of heart disease. It diminishes the chance for osteoporosis and colon cancer. It makes a females sexual-life longer. However, in older females with metabolic syndrome, or who have been off or never on hormones, a serm like Evista (raloxifene) may be better option. ...Read more

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Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

None: If the dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects of thyroid hormone replacement. The body does not differentiate a normal amount of thyroid hormone coming from your thyroid gland or from a pill. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of bioidentical hormones?

What are the side effects of bioidentical hormones?

Less than HRT. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. They have less side effects and are more effective than non-bioidentical hormones. However, if the dose is too high or too low, or the hormones are prescribed the wrong way, then the side effects can be the same as non-bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone) hormon replacment -- any suggestion or experience any side effects?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone) hormon replacment -- any suggestion or experience any side effects?

Tough in <400 char: Topical cream & transdermal patches for hormone (replacement) therapy appear to be safer than oral. However, it appears that some of the issues over the last decade re HRT may be due to progestin used, eg medroprogesterone acetate (mpa) or provera. Combipatch uses different one, Norethindrone acetate. I prefer vivelle dot (estradiol) & oral Prometrium (micronized progesterone) (bio-identical progesterone) as possibly safer. ...Read more

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Side effects of estrace (estradiol)?

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Side effects of estrace (estradiol)?

Estrace (estradiol): Common side effects of Estrace (estradiol) include headaches, breast tenderness, irregular vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramps, nausea, voming, hair loss, high bp, high blood sugar, fluid retention, and enlargement of uterine fibroids. More serious side effects include blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, allergic reactions or cancer of uterus, ovaries or breasts. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

No: Not consistently anyway. Women going through menopause often gain some weight, so it commonly gets blamed on hrt. ...Read more

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Must I take hormone therapy for side effects of menopause?

Must I take hormone therapy for side effects of menopause?

No: Most women don't take hormones. It's fine not to treat the symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes will eventually go away. Some symptoms, like vaginal dryness will persist, but there are other ways to deal with that, or some women use hormone creams or rings that don't carry the risks of oral or patch-delivered hormones. ...Read more

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What are the therapeutic effects of thyroid hormone replacement?

What are the therapeutic effects of thyroid hormone replacement?

Many: Thyroid hormone replacement is needed to treat hypothyroidism. Patient with hypothyroidism can have fatigue, dry skin/nails, constipation, lack of focus, weight gain...Appropriate replacement of thyroid hormone will raise your level back to a normal level and can alleviate some of the above symptoms. ...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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Switching to humatrope (human growth hormone). What the long-term effects and side effects?

Switching to humatrope (human growth hormone). What the long-term effects and side effects?

Destroys It.: Humatrope (human growth hormone) needs to be refrigerated both before and mixing, when it then is in liquid form. Then it must be used within 28 days. Do not freeze. ...Read more

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What long term effects of thyroid replacement hormones are common?

What long term effects of thyroid replacement hormones are common?

If you take: The correct dose of brand name T4 replacement to keep your thyroid levels normal, the long-term effect is normal thyroid physiology. There are no abnormal or dangerous long-term effects with the correct dosage, it's as if your thyroid were functioning normally. Either T3 (liothyronine) replacement or the so-called armour thyroid, on the other hand, can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What are side effects of axiron testosterone?

What are side effects of axiron testosterone?

LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 26 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels . Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Axiron/Androgel are well tolerated. Rash and inc sweat may occur ...Read more

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What are the side effects of menopausal hormone treatments?

What are the side effects of menopausal hormone treatments?

Many: If given in improper doses & not monitored, hormone therapy can lead to many different problems such as breast tenderness (most common), deep venous thrombosis, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, hair growth, adult cystic acne, thermal changes, and possibly increased cancer rates for estrogen dependent cancers depending upon the type of estrogen that is used. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking T3 (liothyronine) thyroid hormone for weight loss?

What are the side effects of taking T3 (liothyronine) thyroid hormone for weight loss?

Bad idea: Taking T3 (liothyronine) for weight loss is a bad idea. Excess of thyroid hormone can cause these and more :•nervousness •irritability •fatigue •fast heartbeat •weight loss •insomniahair lossthin skin •intolerance to heat •increased perspiration •muscle aches •weakness in upper arms and thighs •increased bowel movements •decreased menstrual flow. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stopping hormone therapy?

What are the side effects of stopping hormone therapy?

Hormones?: Depends - what hormone therapy? - taking it for what? - why would you be stopping? ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement (Definition)

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