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Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

No: Menest (esterified estrogens) consists of esterified Estrogens such as sodium estrone sulfate and sodium equilin sulfate. Bioidentical estrogen would be pricipally estradiol, as well as estrone and estriol. ...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


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Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read more

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Is synthetic testosterone one of the bioidentical hormones?

Is synthetic testosterone one of the bioidentical hormones?

Yes but who cares?: This idea of taking "bio-identical" hormones is getting out of hand. While the concept is cute, it's not a recognized term. There are many good medications that are not bio-identical. Are there safer vs more harmful forms of T? Absolutely! Avoid oral T like the plague b/c liver risk. But whether you use cream, gel, patch or shot is up to you & your doc. Be sure to get labs monitored regularly. ...Read more

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What is "bioidentical" hormone?

What is "bioidentical" hormone?

Similar: The idea of bioidentical hormones is to give patients the same hormone their body produces without synthetic or chemical alteration. Estradiol (made by the ovary) if delivered through the skin is not altered by the liver & is therefore, bioidentical. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) (progesterone) is bioidentical whereas Provera (chemically altered progesterone) is not. ...Read more

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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

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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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Are there bioidentical hormones of testosterone?

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Are there bioidentical hormones of testosterone?

Yes & no . . .: Depends upon what you're asking. While "bio-identical" is not a scientifically recognized phrase, concept makes sense: take things that are identical to what body produces. However, there are many commonly used medications that are not "bio-identical" so that really shouldn't be your guiding principle. Instead, ask about alternatives & what you hope to achieve. Re T, shots, patches & creams r good ...Read more

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Are bioidentical hormones better than regular hormones?

Are bioidentical hormones better than regular hormones?

Yes. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. Many doctors, including myself, consider them safer and more effective than non-bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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What is thyroid hormone replacement?

What is thyroid  hormone replacement?

Simple treatment: Years ago we found that once daily thyroid hormone supplements could help those with a low functioning or nonfunctioning thyroid gland. The expected dose for age/size is prescribed and the effect is monitored by simple blood tests.Occasional increases or decreases in the daily dose is made if blood tests show the need. ...Read more

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What are bioidentical hormones?

What are bioidentical hormones?

Natural HRT. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. ...Read more

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Is the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Is  the prometrium (micronized progesterone) a bio identical hormone?

Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Yes. Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is natural Progesterone and is a bio identical hormone to human progesterone. ...Read more

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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 estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

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Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Will taking hormone replacement therapy causes iatrogenic menstruation in menopaused women?

Usually no: During the time a woman is perimenopausal hormonal manipulation can cause some spotting or bleeding depending on how the hormones are dosed. Once a woman is truly menopausal hrt does not usually cause menstruation. Vaginal bleeding in the post-menopausal woman is considered abnormal & worthy of investigation. ...Read more

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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Is tyrosine included in thyroid hormone replacement?

Is tyrosine included in thyroid hormone replacement?

Almost never.: I do not dso this and I have never seen it done, although some "shaman" may do this! not necessary, really. ...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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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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Bioidentical Hormones (Definition)

Bioidentical hormones are generally made from yams or soy and converted in a lab to the exact molecular structure of our own human hormones so they function in our bodies as ...Read more


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Hormone Replacement (Definition)

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