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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

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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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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If i live beyond 5 years with bone only metastatic breast cancer, how long can the hormone therapy be taken?

If i live beyond 5 years with bone only metastatic breast cancer, how long can the hormone therapy be taken?

Forever: Breast cancer with bone metastasis hormonal therapy will not be discontinued even may need additional treatments to keep the tumor under control , speak to your oncologist. ...Read more

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What should I do if the birth control pills i take, for hormone therapy, is causing my breast to be sore and hurt.? I only been taken pills for 3 days

What should I do if the birth control pills i take, for hormone therapy, is causing my breast to be sore and hurt.? I only been taken pills for 3 days

Hormone therapy: Give it a few more days for your body to get used to the hormones. If not better in a week return to your doctor for reevaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hormone therapy?

What is the definition or description of: hormone therapy?

Exogenous hormones: Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are hormones in cancer treatments. ...Read more

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How does hormone therapy work?

By replacement: Hormone therapy is supplemental, replacing lost hormone to better levels. ...Read more

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What are the claims against hormone therapy?

Blood clots: It slightly raise the risk of developing blood clots and certain kinds of other cancers. This is a detailed discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows your medical issues in detail. ...Read more

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What's the ideal dose of hormone therapy?

What's right for you: It's an individual thing. There is no standard dose. It's what works for you and has risks that you can tolerate. Talk to your doctor about what is right for you. ...Read more

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Why is hormone therapy no longer controversial?

Why is hormone therapy no longer controversial?

Still a contraversy: Always weights its risks against its benefits. Ht is not without risks. ...Read more

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Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...Read more

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