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I have been on hormone replacement medicine for 10 years. My dr never thought of putting me on hcg. My sperm count is very low.

I have been on hormone replacement medicine for 10 years. My dr never thought of putting me on hcg. My sperm count is very low.

See a specialist: If you are trying to get your partner pregnant, have a low count and are on testosterone, the testosterone could be the problem. You should find a urologist with advanced training in fertility who may be able to change around your meds and help. If you are not the sperm count is not important. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

HCG in pregnancy: HCG diet is an extreme diet which includes injections the hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)
which is the hormone women make when pregnant. The diet was a 500 calorie diet which promotes weight loss which seems to be difficult to stay off - moreover HCG can cause severe muscle loss ...Read more

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Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Focus on food > fads: After reviewing the scant data from the present HCG diet and the one in the 70s, I still believe a reproductive endocrinologist can comment best on effects of hcg. Wrt being on the diet when ttc or pregnant, I say avoid lo-cal. There are few times in life when diet matters more. The goal is to have the healthiest body for the healthiest baby. Eating 3 toxin-free balanced meals with snacks is best. ...Read more

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I'm taking bioidentical hormones due to menapause and would like to do the hCG diet protocol to lose some weight, can I do both at the same time?

I'm taking bioidentical hormones due to menapause and would like to do the hCG diet protocol to lose some weight, can I do both at the same time?

HCG: I am curious why a 36 year old would be on bioidentical hormones unless you had a surgical menopause. That being said, I have combined HCG with bioidenticals for my patients and they work fine together as the HCG is only around for 40 days. ...Read more

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Natural remedies to take for hot flashes? My hormone replacement doesn't work well

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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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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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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My hair is thinning since stopping hormone replacement. Should I go back on?

My hair is thinning since stopping hormone replacement. Should I go back on?

Possibly: If you are on estrogen and stop suddenly this can be especially true but ask your physician first whether going back on hormone replacement is a good idea or not. There may be a reason they were stopped. ...Read more

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What is a good hormone replacement after a hysterectomy when the ovaries are left?

What is a good hormone replacement after a hysterectomy when the ovaries are left?

None: If the ovaries are left behind, no hormone replacement is necessary as they are still producing estrogen. After moenopause, only estrogen will be needed if desired to treat symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a good hormone replacement after an hysterectomy with the ovaries left in?

What is a good hormone replacement after an hysterectomy with the ovaries left in?

No need: If the ovaries have been left behind after a hysterectomy in a woman before menopause, there is no need to replace hormones, because the ovaries will still provide all hormones. Because of the surgery a woman may experience hotflashes for up to 8 weeks, after which things are usually back to normal. ...Read more

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How long does blood tests usually take if I'm wanting to do transgender FTM hormone replacement?

Please Clarify: What did your physician tell you? Labs come back usually within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Is hormone replacement not generally used because of negative health side effects especially related to cardiac issues?

Is hormone replacement not generally used because of negative health side effects especially related to cardiac issues?

See below.: Hormone replacement is recommended for the short term treatment of symptoms related to menopause. Reasons not to use it include- hx or significant risk of the following diseases: blood clots, heart disease, breas cancer, stroke or active liver disease. The lowest dose to relieve symptoms should be used. ...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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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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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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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

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How long should a hormone replacement like estrogen be taken.?

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As long as necessary: But as short as possible. It also depends upon which hormone you are referring. Type 1 diabetes is associated w/pancreatic failure which means no Insulin is produced. In this case, Insulin replacement is lifelong. Hypothyroidism is inadequate production of levothyroxine, so again, replacement is lifelong. Estrogen is trickier. Current thinking is only if you have symptoms, so for as short as possi. ...Read more

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What guidelines are the latest with respect to hormone replacement?

What guidelines are the latest with respect to hormone replacement?

HRT guidelines: There are really no guidelines with respect to hormone replacement. Going to a trained, experienced physician is you best best bet to receive hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Do you reccomend hormone replacement for women in menopause I am 43?

Do you reccomend hormone replacement for women in menopause I am 43?

Some women: Symptomatic menopausal women (hot flashes, difficulty concentrating, sleeplessness) can benefit from hormone replacement therapy if fully aware of the risks and complications attendant to the treatment. It is a subject that your gyn md should discuss the "yeahs and nays" with you at an appoinmtent including the whi research panel data that estrogen only use decreases the risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I am over 50 and considering bio-identical hormone replacement. Thoughts?

Possibly appropriate: "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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What are the pros and cons of transdermal delivery of hormone replacement?

Lower dosages: Pros- more convenient with lower estrogen dosage that does not make a pass through the liver prior to action just like trans-vaginal meds.
Cons: the same contraindicaitons as oral agents such as dvt, cancer, etc. Swimmers often have trouble keeping the patches on. ...Read more

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Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet procedure for my hormone replacement after my hysterectomy?

Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet procedure for my hormone replacement after my hysterectomy?

Balance is Key: If the surgical procedure included the removal of both ovaries, then one will experiece a sudden decrease of progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. Compounded pellet implants for women come in the forms of Estradiol and testosterone. Progesterone is rx as a topical, inj or oral. The advantage of the pellet implant tx is the steady-state delivery over 3-6 months. ...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?

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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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)

Hormone replacements are a kind of women's ...Read more