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Estrogen Therapy After Hysterectomy
What are your thoughts on DHEA supplement after total hysterectomy vs the traditional estrogen and testosterone therapy?
Don't bother w/DHEA: DHEA is a dietary supplement that garnered a lot of press at one as mother of all hormones but there's no proof of clinical benefit despite theory. There are definite risks as well as benefits to hormone replacement. Individual answer depends upon your personal & Family History. Total hysterectomy refers only to removing uterus which means ovaries are left behind. Ask if BSO necessary which means ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a medical hysterectomy can you go through menapause? I had a medical hysterectomy and was wondering if i will go through menapuse? I am 56 years old had my hysterctomy about 6 years ago i was on an estrogen replacement therapy for about one ye
Hi. : Hi. Yes, if you had a hysterectomy with removal of your ovaries, you can have the same menopausal symptoms that woman go through who still have ovaries and a uterus. Symptoms can include: hot flashes, night sweats, depressed mood, mood swings, fatigue, tenderness of your breasts, vaginal dryness, weight gain and osteoporosis. This can feel quite miserable. I recommend that sit down with your doctor and advise him or her of your symptoms. There are approaches that don't require hormone replacement therapy and treatments using hormone replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a hysterectomy. Could i benefit from estrogen and progestrin replacement therapy to help with decreased libido, hot flashes should I use pills or injections
It : It depends whether your ovaries were removed when the hysterectomy was performed and your age. After a hysterectomy in a premenopausal woman, the treatment can be symptom-based. One no longer needs the protective nature of Progesterone (against uterine cancer) after a hysterectomy. Hot flashes also can be addressed with a non-estrogen plan of management. In 1991, the the womenâ€™s health initiative (whi) was launched and consisted of a set of clinical trials and an observational study, which together involved 161, 808 generally healthy postmenopausal women. The clinical trials were designed to test the effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy, diet modification, and calcium and vitamin d supplements on heart disease, fractures, and breast and colorectal cancer. The hormone trial had two studies: the estrogen-plus-progestin study of women with a uterus and the estrogen-alone study of women without a uterus. First, the benefits of the study showed that hormonal therapy did reduce hot flashes and night sweats. It relieved vaginal dryness and prevented osteoporosis-related fractures. However, on the quality of life issue, there were no clear benefits for those taking hormonal therapy compared to those who did not and there was an increase in breast cancer, coronary heart disease and clots in the lungs. One should know the risks and benefits of replacement hormonal therapy before embarking on that course of treatment and discuss your concerns with your gynecologist. For more information about hormonal and non-hormonal replacement, you may want to refer to my ebook on this and other womenâ€™s health issues. http://www.amazon.com/inside-information-women-mysteries-ebook/dp/b004kspxt6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=utf8&qid=1328377660&sr=8-1 if you and your gynecologist decide on estrogen replacement, then a dermal (skin) patch may be an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: You need to ask your oncologist. I can't answer this question without knowing your endometrial cancer stage and type. Usually, ert is not recommended & fortunately for you not always needed. There are effective treatments for menopause symptoms, osteoporosis protection, or any hypo-esrogenic problems you may have. Good luck & don't forget to ask your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopause after hysterectomy weight gain tired knee and ankle.Foot pain no estrogen pill what supplementes work best?
Why no estrogen?: Have you considered estrogen replacement therapy? Do you have any medical conditions like blood clotting disorders or breast cancer that prevent this? Supplements are hit and miss. No good data to say that any are terrific. Black cohash is one of the more well studied but even this does not do much better than placebo (fake medicine). Careful as not all supps are same. Seek out quality products. ...Read more
Why is it bad to go through early menapause? Why is it important to take estrogen after a complete hysterectomy to prevent early menapause?
Early Menopause: When the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, some degenerative processes start, such as bone loss leading eventually to osteoporosis, and changes in cholesterol that can increase risk of heart disease, and cognitive decline. If menopause is early, these processes start up sooner. Hormone replacement delays the process. ...Read more
? Ovaries ?: The uterus does not produce estrogen, the ovaries do. If you had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and the ovaries were preserved (and you are not menopausal), you will continue to produce estrogen at the same level as before the surgery. You really need to ask if the ovaries were removed. If the ovaries were removed, estrogen levels drop quickly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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