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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more


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Can dieting be affected by hormone replacement therapy?

Can dieting be affected by hormone replacement therapy?

No: Hrt should not affect the outcome of dieting. Occasionally hrt can cause some water retention (which can add a few pounds temporarily), however. ...Read more

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How does hormone replacement therapy increase libido?

How does hormone replacement therapy increase libido?

Testosterone: Therapy can increase libido a lot. Estrogen therapy may have slight effects. It can also improve vaginal lubrication making it more enjoyable, and improve your overall well-being, so it seems like your desire has increased. ...Read more

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What are healthy blood levels of estrogen when on hormone replacement therapy?

What are healthy blood levels of estrogen when on hormone replacement therapy?

Invalid: There is no validity to following blood estrogen levels in order to adjust the dosage of hormone replacement. At age 32, I would not expect that you should need hormone replacement, unless you went through early menopause or had surgical removal of your ovaries. In postmenopausal women the dose is adjusted based on symptoms (hot flashes, sleep issues), not blood levels. ...Read more

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Should women take hormone replacement therapy if they have a history of cancer?

Should women take hormone replacement therapy if they have a history of cancer?

Depends: Women with history of breast cancer may or may not be given the ok to take estrogen. Some endometrial cancer cases can take ht after @ cancer free yrs. Should not affect other cancers. Best to seek counsel with your md. ...Read more

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Is 20 yr old a good age to start hormone replacement therapy to become a female?

Is 20 yr old a good age to start hormone replacement therapy to become a female?

A Team Decision: Any one considering a gender re-assignment should be comprehensively evaluated by a team consisting of a psychiatrist, psychologist and endocrinologist as well as a sexual re-assignment plastic surgeon. There are too many factors involved in making the decision to pursue re-assignment, rather than say any particular age is okay. ...Read more

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What is the best form of hormone replacement therapy with a low risk of weight gain?

What is the best form of hormone replacement therapy with a low risk of weight gain?

Hormone replacement: Age 33 is quite young for hormone replacement. I presume your gynecologist has prescribed this for you but perhaps she/he did not fully explain it. Please go on-line and type in "Hormone Replacement" and a number of articles will appear. Some will be straightforward for you and others will make little sense. Once read, please discuss this with your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more