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Can Natural Hormone Replacement Help With Breast Growth
Bad idea: It is not a good idea to alter the size of your breasts by altering your hormone levels. The level of one hormone has a huge effect on the level of the others and so adjusting one can have a widespread effect and results that you may not anticipate or want. If you want larger, more shapely breasts your best best is to go with a breast implant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None: There are no substitutes for a trangendering male to female. ...Read more
What causes hypoplastic breasts (i've had pcos since before puberty), and is there a hormone replacement/nonsurgical way to fix it please?
Hypoplastic Breasts: Hypoplastic breasts occur due to incomplete formation of breast tissue. The is current hormonal/nonsurgical treatment to increase breast tissue. ...Read more
Be careful: At your age, the risk with hormone therapy increases. You need to be careful. When treating with hormones, you want to use the smallest dose possible and treat for the shortest time possible. It is very important that you meet with your physician to discuss your risks and consider checking genetic studies, and hormone levels. Make sure you are screening for breast disease as well. Be careful! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doctor, I am on a hormone replacement therapy for menopause. Could this cause some pain in breasts?
Yes: Occasional mild breast tenderness on post-menopausal hormone therapy is not uncommon.It may however indicate that your dosing is too high. There is variation in the metabolism of estrogen in different women. Alcohol consumption may slow the clearance of estrogen. Breast pain in general needs evaluation. You should schedule an appointment with the doctor that prescribed your estrogen ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exponentially: Data from the whi (women's health initiative) study show that estrogen alone does not significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, especially if started within 5 years of menopause. However, estrogen + Progesterone (needed when women still have a uterus to prevent uterine cancer) increases the risk of breast cancer to about 2x the baseline risk. Progesterone appears to be the "bad guy". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: If a first order relative (mother, sister, daughter) has bc i would take ert only briefly and then only for severe symptoms. Remember that we try to prevent breast cancer by prescribing tamoxifen - which blocks estrogen. Adding ert definitely increases risk, somewhat, so you have to balance risks/benefits. Some women are miserable without it - and a short course may be appropriate for them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increases risk: Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) has been shown to increase one's risk for breast cancer if taken for longer than 5 years. The current recommendation is to take low doses for a limited amount of time and then stop. There are some other non hormonal medications that can be used to help manage menopausal symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?
Individual: Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved. ...Read more
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