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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
Why is bioidentical compounded testosterone covered for men by insurance but few female hormones mostly synthetic and no compounded ones for Women are?
It's a Mystery: One of my greatest frustrations in caring for patients is dealing with insurance coverages.Not only are their discrepancies between sexes but every year they change forcing us to treat the patient with what is covered and not what is best for them. Another example is Breast Reconstruction is covered after breast cancer but testicular prosthesis is not covered after testicular cancer. Mind Boggling ...Read more
Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
(20 year old male) I took 250mg bio identical testosterone cream, which was not prescribed to me, once (never before). Did I close my growth plates?
(20 year old male) I took 300mg bio identical testosterone cream, which was not prescribed to me, once (never before). Did I close my growth plates?
No.: Although that is a rather high dose of topical testosterone, a single dose should not cause lasting harm. Also, one can assume skeletal maturity by age 20 or 21, so the growth plates may already be closed. Be aware that unsupervised testosterone supplementation can cause problems. If unsupervised, you are somewhat likely to increase estrogen and have just the opposite effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm confused.Is bhrt testosterone or progesterone causing breakouts? Now i'm wondering, is it safe to even use? Gyn says yes. Anyone else know much?
Could be: Testosterone can be responsible for acne breakouts if you are not in need of that hormone for your replacement. Serum levels of free testosterone should lead you to the answer. Progesterone typically does not lead to breakouts. Bhrt is compounded hormone replacement. The quality of the pharmacy is important. I recommend women's international pharmacy or itc pharmacy for compounding hrt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
47 yo male on testosterone shots.Estrogen levels >300. Overweight account for that high? Should i be worried? Correctives in addition to weight loss?
Test conversion: You are converting your testosterone to estrogen. You need to first see a doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement and switch to testosterone creams which will lessen peaks troughs you get with injection. Chrysin, dim, or Arimidex will decrease the conversion. ...Read more
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