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Hcg Diet With Hormone Replacement
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
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
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
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
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?
My 15 year old daughter has hormonal imbalance and has a slow thyroid, is it safe for her to follow the hCG diet?
See below: Only under the guidance of her doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Please Clarify: What did your physician tell you? Labs come back usually within 24 hours. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Not: Usually not a risk with short term use. Discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
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