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Estrogen Therapy For Menopause
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
Dep.: Hormonal changes in susceptible women can affect moods. ...Read more
If higher estrogen dose is prescribed in addition to HRT therapy in peri/menopause will this help with breast tissue loss? A short time - wean off?
Confusing Q: Hrt is by definition estrogen. Are you suggesting that your doctor is going to increase the estrogen portion of your hrt? To my knowledge, i haven't heard of estrogen being used to help with breast tissue loss. Hrt should be used primarily to ameliorate the symptoms of menopause like insomnia, hot flashes, vaginal dryness. If breasts are your prime concern, how about implants? ...Read more
I am 49 years old and have 7-8 fibroids. To treat my menopause symptoms (hot flashes) my doctor wants to use estrogen treatment. Is it safe?
Some thoughts: You can discuss selective serotonin reuptake inhibiter & natural remedies with your dr. 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 ... ...Read more
Should a 54 year old menopausal woman with no risk factors take estrogen/progesterone and for how long? What are the risks/ benefits as now understood
Hrt benefits: The women's health initiative showed that healthy women who are within 10 years of menopause can benefit from HRT for symptoms of menopause, prevention of osteoporosis, dementia, and colon cancer. How long one stays on HRT depends on how healthy you remain. Traditional medicine says 2-5 years. As an age management md, i say as long as you stay healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had TOTAL hysterectomy at age32,does losing estrogen cause premature ageing from being thrown into menopause,if not estrogen what hormones can be caus?
Turners syndrome: Estrogen therapy can be supra physiological like in oral contraceptives or physiological like after menopause you should have estrogen which is in physiological doses to be cycled with Progesterone to help develop normal somatic features and bmd also may need growth hormone esp to early life and get good height. ...Read more
Hello. Im 50 years of age and interested in how can I maintain healthy estrogen level without hormonal replacement therapy?
Clarify: Hi. Once you go through menopause, your estrogen levels will plummet, but not go to zero. That is biologically natural, so by definition, the "healthy estrogen level". So eat healthily, exercise regularly, and stay healthy! You DO NOT need to take estrogen (+/- progestin, depending on presence or absence of uterus) for that! Many docs feel that hormone replacement risks outweigh benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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