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I am having my hormone replacement therapy, and I am 37 yrs. Age, I want to get pregnant, is it possible and or risky?

I am having my hormone replacement therapy, and I am 37 yrs. Age, I want to get pregnant, is it possible and or risky?

What hormone?: Hrt usually is for the people after the menopause. You are not in that age yet, what kind of hormone you are taking? ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could I get some information on natural hormone replacement?

Could I get some information on natural hormone replacement?

See below: Could I get some information on natural hormone replacement?

Natural hormone therapy consists of replacing hormone deficiencies within your body with bio identical hormones. This implies that the hormones your taking into your body have a very similar chemical structure to the hormones that are already present in your body. Bioidentical hormones are traditionally given in a cream base and absorbed through the skin. Depending on what base they're put into most are absorbed in somewhere between 15 and 45 seconds. The advantage of absorbing through the skin is that they don't have to pass through the liver at which time some of the compound will be broken down and not be able to be utilized by the body.

Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy, which has been associated with a multiplicity of problems, that is not the case for natural hormone therapy. See the women's health initiative study for additional information on traditional hormone replacement therapy.

We have been using natural hormone therapy consistently in our office for the past 18 years with very impressive results. We use a questionnaire and saliva testing to first identify the status of the patient's hormone balance. Once we've identified the patient's hormonal status we use bio identical hormones to get the well-deserved balance. Many of the symptoms that women often take as normal such as menstrual cramping, heavy menstruation, irritability during the time of their menstruation, hot flashes and night sweats are not normal and can be significantly improved upon with natural hormone therapy.

Thanks for the question, if I can be further assistance to you contact us at the concierge service with healthtap. Com ...Read more

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Where in Biloxi Mississippi can I get hormone replacement therapy I am a man?

Where in Biloxi Mississippi can I get hormone replacement therapy I am a man?

Consult: Your local county (parish) health department or medical society for a referral. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel dizzy and weak 4 days after hemi-thyroidectomy? When do I get concerned about hormone replacement?

Is it normal to feel dizzy and weak 4 days after hemi-thyroidectomy? When do I get concerned about hormone replacement?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to feel somewhat weak after any procedure that requires general anesthesia.
If you had only a hemithyroidectomy, the remaining thyroid lobe should be adequate to make enough to meed the needs of your body for thyroid hormone, but it is important to have periodic blood tests to be sure that your levels are adequate. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I got the cancer prevention shot and I'm self medicating with drugs like hormone replacement I get them online and I buy the injections?

Is it bad that I got the cancer prevention shot and I'm self medicating with drugs like hormone replacement I get them online and I buy the injections?

Bad to self-medicate: Unless a person is a trained physician, he or she cannot be buying stuff online and self-treating, regardless of whether the stuff is injectable or not. It's a very bad idea. Cancer-prevention shots such as the Hepatitis B vaccine or the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine are available at doctor's offices and at public health clinics. ...Read more

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I have a history of blood clots and I am on hormone replacement therapy. Am I for sure going to get another blood clot? Birthcontrol is why I had them

I have a history of blood clots and I am on hormone replacement therapy. Am I for sure going to get another blood clot? Birthcontrol is why I had them

Risky: Depending upon your blood clot history, hormone replacement may be risky as it can increase your predisposition to further blood clotting. Please check w/your doctor and make sure they are aware of your entire medical history. ...Read more

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Can I still get my period if I have no ovaries and have been put on birth control for hormone replacement? If so where do I bleed from?

Can I still get my period if I have no ovaries and have been put on birth control for hormone replacement? If so where do I bleed from?

Still have uterus?: If I read your question correctly, you have no ovaries but have uterus? It is possible to bleed from uterus since the hormone can make the uterus lining thicken and shad off to have bleeding. If you have to uterus also, you should talk to your doctor because it might be serious. ...Read more

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I take Lamictal 300mg daily for bipolar. I was also diagnosed with a hormone imbalance. I get the pellet hormone replacement therapy every 6 months with testosterone pellets. My testosterone levels were at "4" when they did the blood work, but they shoul

I take Lamictal 300mg daily for bipolar. I was also diagnosed with a hormone imbalance. I get the pellet hormone replacement therapy every 6 months with testosterone pellets. My testosterone levels were at "4" when they did the blood work, but they shoul

Inadequate data: There is inadequate data to give an opinion. Please clarify the reason why you were prescribed testosterone. It is very unusual to see testosterone implant therapy used in a female. Also please give precise details of the testosterone level (total or free or bioavailable?) and the lab value with units. ...Read more

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If I stop taking hormone replacement, will my hot flashes return?

If I stop taking hormone replacement, will my hot flashes return?

Probably: Most women will experience hot flushes and or night sweats when withdrawing from estrogen. Most of those women will see that those symptoms lessen over time. For many women the hot flushes last only 3 to 6 months. ...Read more

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If there is a simple answer to the question, must I or mustn't I take hormone replacement?

If there is a simple answer to the question, must I or mustn't I take hormone replacement?

No: It's complicated based upon symptoms, recently menopausal or not, family history, modality of delivery, etc. Your gyn md can explain in more detail. ...Read more

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What do you think of bio-identical hormone replacement?

What do you think of bio-identical hormone replacement?

Unnecessary: "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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Hello doctors, I need info on natural hormone replacement?

Which of: The thousands of hormones in your body are you asking about, Most so-called "natural" hormones are not standardized or regulated, potentially impure, and should be avoided like the plague. Check w/your doctor. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Crying spells: The hormone replacement can only be decided after you have had a complete medical history, physical exam, and laboratory tests. Please see your gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Crying spells: If you are going through menopause and have not yet seen your gynecologist to advise you, please set that up.

Crying spells may be related to menopause but it would still be in your interest to see a Psychologist at least once.

You will get over this concern!! ...Read more

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What do you think about natural hormone replacement treatments like tofu?

Very good: Plant estrogen like products have very limited effectiveness done in isolation, estrogen is often not what is deficient, but it is a balance of several different hormones that sole the problem. Saliva testing is a good way to get this information. Salvia testing tells you how much free hormone is available, and then with the help of some one experienced in natural hormone therapy, many problems ca. ...Read more

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How risky is using hormone replacement to stop abnormal menopausal bleeding?

How risky is using hormone replacement to stop abnormal menopausal bleeding?

Not: Usually not a risk with short term use. Discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of hormone replacement treatment?

What are the negative effects of hormone replacement treatment?

Cancer, DVT: Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) and reproductive cancers (breast, vaginal, endometrial, ovarian and cervical) are negative effects that require an immediate discontinuance of hormone replacement therapy. ...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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Natural remedies to take for hot flashes? My hormone replacement doesn't work well

Options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read more

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Can there be any other options other than taking hormone replacement therapy drugs?

Can there be any other options other than taking hormone replacement therapy drugs?

Other options: The root of the black cohosh plant is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. It is suggested that the lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be >>. ...Read more

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Are women happy with hormone replacement?

Are women happy with hormone replacement?

Some are: And some aren't. It depends upon the specific situation, the problems being treated, the agent used to treat it and which hormone (or hormones) you're replacing. Generally, most women are positive and happy, but there are always exceptions. ...Read more

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I would like info on natural hormone replacement?

Info: If your body is working well you do not need hormone replacement, natural or otherwise.
What is prompting you to even consider this? ...Read more

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Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Yes: Absolutely one could use bioequivalent ie natural hormone replacement for menopause. I especially recommend it to patients who's are very sensitive to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. There are quite a few compounding pharmacies that can help one obtain these types of hormones for treatment. ...Read more

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What's the hormone replacement for transgendered m to f?

What's the hormone replacement for transgendered m to f?

Individualized Care: An endocrinologist working w/u would tailor hormone treatments 2 u, specifically. But in general, 4 someone ur age the endo would likely consider 2 classes of agents: (1) agents that block production of andogens -"male" sex hormones like testosterone. One commonly used is the drug spironolactone. (2) "female" hormones -typically some mix of estrogen & progesterone. Specifics: http://bit. Ly/17gtqra. ...Read more

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What does hormone replacement have to do with osteoporosis?

Prevents: Women rapidly lose bone density (strength) in the first 2 years after menopause. Hormone replacement can slow or prevent that rapid loss, preventing osteopenia or the more severe osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement come in pills or syringes? Or both?

Does hormone replacement come in pills or syringes? Or both?

Depends on hormone: Which hormone needs replacing? Thyroid hormone and Hydrocortisone can be taken as pills. Estrogen may also be taken as patches or creams. Testosterone can be given as injections or through the skin (patches, gels). Insulin has to be injected (syringe, pump). ...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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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)

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