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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement (Overview)

Hormone replacements are a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What's the hormone replacement for transgendered m to f?

What's the hormone replacement for transgendered m to f?

Individualized Care: An endocrinologist working w/u would tailor hormone treatments 2 u, specifically. But in general, 4 someone ur age the endo would likely consider 2 classes of agents: (1) agents that block production of andogens -"male" sex hormones like testosterone. One commonly used is the drug spironolactone. (2) "female" hormones -typically some mix of estrogen & progesterone. Specifics: http://bit.Ly/17gtqra. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement (Overview)

Hormone replacements are a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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In hormone replacement therapy, what exactly can topical testostorarone do for a woman?

In hormone replacement therapy, what exactly can topical testostorarone do for a woman?

Many things: Testosterone in women has many functions. Besides its psychological and sexual effects, adequate levels of testosterone play an important role in helping women maintain a healthy body composition. It is important for bone strength and development of lean muscle mass and strength. Testosterone also contributes to overall sense of well-being and energy level. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Oswari Dr. Oswari
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Hormone replacement (Tip)

Bioidentical hormone replacement has helped millions of women in menopause. ...See more

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If there is a simple answer to the question, must I or mustn't I take hormone replacement?

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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Will I lose weight after prescribed thyroid hormone replacement?

Will I lose weight after prescribed thyroid hormone replacement?

Possibly: An underactive thyroid gland may indeed lead to difficulty losing body fat (weight). With proper thyroid replacement and achieving optimal levels of your thyroid hormones, you may notice increased weight loss. However, it is critical to optimize nutrition and exercise if you want to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. ...Read more

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Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Yes: Absolutely one could use bioequivalent ie natural hormone replacement for menopause. I especially recommend it to patients whos are very sensitive to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. There are quite a few compounding pharmacies that can help one obtain these types of hormones for treatment. ...Read more

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What is hormone replacement therapy used for?

Replace hormones: Hormones play an integral role in our health and wellbeing. For various reasons, some hormones may decrease which results in predictable signs and symptoms. Blood testing can detect deficient or insufficient levels of many important hormones. Replacement therapy is used to increase the levels of these hormones to healthy levels. There are risks and benefits to this therapy. Speak with your doc. ...Read more

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Hormone replacement (Tip)

Request hormone replacement therapy if going through menopause early. ...See more

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Is there an effective hormone replacement therapy for alpha thalassemia?

Is there an effective hormone replacement therapy for alpha thalassemia?

No: There is no hormone therapy for Alpha thalassemia. Transfusions are the only effective treatment, and are given if a person's anemia is severe enough. For the mildly anemic, no treatment is needed. ...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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Hormone replacement (Tip)

Women with early or surgical menopause should take hormone replacement therapy to enable sex and be heart healthy! ...See more

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How safe was hormone replacement therapy? Will it come back?>

How safe was hormone replacement therapy? Will it come back?>

Bioidenticals: The women's health initiative study was terminated early for increase in breast cancer, heart attack ; stroke looked at only Premarin (conjugated estrogens) ; prempro which contain conjugated equine Estrogens ; progestin (synthetic; not progesterone). Studies show bioidentical hormones (hormones exactly like those you make) are safe for most people (men need HRT too). Progesterone ; estriol protect vs. Breast cancer. ...Read more

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,ovarion or breast cancer dies not run in my family. May i safely continue hormone replacement.

,ovarion or breast cancer dies not run in my family. May i safely continue hormone replacement.

Be careful: At your age, the risk with hormone therapy increases. You need to be careful. When treating with hormones, you want to use the smallest dose possible and treat for the shortest time possible. It is very important that you meet with your physician to discuss your risks and consider checking genetic studies, and hormone levels. Make sure you are screening for breast disease as well. Be careful! ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Hormone replacement (Tip)

Hormone replacement therapy can help, but ask about possible breast cancer risks. ...See more

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Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Side effect of hormone replacement like estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several.: If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Manan Shah Dr. Shah
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Ask about hormone replacement therapy and it's suitability for you. ...See more

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

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

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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How much does hormone replacement therapy play in the development of ovarian cancer?

How much does hormone replacement therapy play in the development of ovarian cancer?

Probably none: There does not appear to be a correlation with hormone replacement therapy and ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, i always balance estrogen treatment with progesterone. There is some evidence that women estrogen dominance (overweight, infertile, polycystic ovaries and women who don't ovulate) have higher estrogen dependent cancers like breast, colon, uterine and ovarian. It's all about balance. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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