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Hormone replacement therapy forever like in my mother's generation?

Hormone replacement therapy forever like in my mother's generation?

Different thinking: Since release of women's health initiative over a decade ago, our concept on hormone replacement, specifically estrogen & progesterone, have changed 180 degrees. Immediately after, we said no one should receive hrt. Now we advocate taking it only if necessary (and not for prevention) and for as short a period of time as possible. But even as i type this, the tide is changing. Keep open dialogue. ...Read more

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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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I'm 42 and started to feel like i don't have a lot of energy or a sex drive and i've gained weight. Will hormone replacement therapy help?

I'm 42 and started to feel like i don't have a lot of energy or a sex drive and i've gained weight. Will hormone replacement therapy help?

Which hormones : The symptoms you describe are very nonspecific. Hormone replacement only helps those who are hormone deficient. In the presence of a described deficiency of thyroid hormone, replacement is very helpful. Replacement of estrogen and Progesterone in the peri menopausal is more controversial due to ongoing risk of clots and cancers. Rarer hormone deficiencies require an endocrine evaluation. ...Read more

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How risky can hormone replacement therapy be?

How risky can hormone replacement therapy be?

This just in...: As of this week (july 9) 15 leading american health organizations: the north american menopause society (nams), the american society for reproductive medicine (asrm), the endocrine society, and 12 other leading women's health groups issued a public statement that hormone therapy is still an acceptably safe treatment for menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Hormone replacement therapy can be taken as a pill?

Hormone replacement therapy can be taken as a pill?

Usually:: Estrogens, androgens, thyroid hormones, and corticosteroids can be taken as pills. People with lack of Insulin (diabetes mellitus type i) require injections, as Insulin is poorly absorbed in the bowel. ...Read more

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Is biochemical hormone replacement therapy effective?

Is biochemical hormone replacement therapy effective?

Bioidenticals: Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bhrt) has gained popularity as a strategy for keeping hormones balanced beyond the body's ability to supply us. Bioidentical hormones are different from synthetic hormones because they are derived from sources such as soy and yams, that are naturally occurring. These hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones produces by our bodies. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy have significant risks?

Does hormone replacement therapy have significant risks?

It can: If not monitored. Estradiol and estriol levels are much higher in ovulating women & pregnant women, respectively. Birth control estrogen is 5x more potent than the estrogen used in hrt and carries risks of blood clots, heart attack etc. Estrone levels are high in overweight women who carry the same risks. Hrt that is not converted to estrone is the key, in my opinion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone function: 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, pituitary to include some. ...Read more

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Can hormone replacement therapy cause ALT of 77?

Can hormone replacement therapy cause ALT of 77?

Resubmit your questi: Alt of ? Age-77 years. Are you asking if hormone replacement can cause monthly endometlrial breakdown(monthly bleeding) the answer is yes if you prefer to have a monthly menses. The hormones can be adjusted for menses every 2to3 months, depending on your dose of hormones required to meet your replacement needs to meet your goals of metabolic function return. ...Read 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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Whats the latest on hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease?

Whats the latest on hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease?

Necessary !: Optimal and balanced hormones have been preven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke. ...Read more

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Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Can be, depends: Hormones are powerful things! they should be prescribed by licensed practioners acting within their scope of practice! they can be helpful for hot flashes, painful sex, night sweats, and bone health. Risks: blood clots, stroke, heart attacks. This is a personal decision between you and your doctor with a specific plan for results and followup. Fda approved=bioidentical! ...Read more

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What's hormone replacement therapy (hrt) in 2012?

What's hormone replacement therapy (hrt) in 2012?

SAFE for most women: Hrt (and its reputation and safety) constantly changes as new studies come out. Here is the best 2012 review: in patients with no increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, or blood clots, trans-dermal hrt (patch, cream, gel) is relatively safe, and safe for just a few years, but as few as necessary. An even better review: talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hormone replacement therapy worthwhile?

Depends: Hormone replacement (HRT) is currently only indicated for post menopausal women who are having severe symptoms such as hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and should be used for a short amount of time (few years). There are a lot of alternative doctors who push the idea of "bioidentical hormones" even for women before menopause. There are no good studies to support this usage. ...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?

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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Can hormone replacement therapy help with anxiety and depression?

Can hormone replacement therapy help with anxiety and depression?

Anxiety/depression: Forget hormones for now - please see a Psychologist about your concerns. You don't mention your gender but I assume you are a woman! In that case you should also see a Gynecologist as well. ...Read more

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How do you feel about bio identical hormone replacement therapy for weight loss?

How do you feel about bio identical hormone replacement therapy for weight loss?

Hormone: Therapy (except for thyroid) doesn't help with weight loss. "bioidentical" is a lay term with no legal meaning, but generally "very expensive without any benefit". Most, if not all, of the commercially available hormones are manufactured to be identical to naturally secreted hormones, have been inspected and approved by multiple agencies, and are manufactured to exacting and reproducible standards. ...Read more

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Why would my estrogen go down and testosterone go up while on MTF hormone replacement therapy?

Why would my estrogen go down and testosterone go up while on MTF hormone replacement therapy?

MTF: Does not make sense to me. I see MTF and FTM patients only after they have been evaluated and referred by a Psychologist and have yet to encounter this - not that I see that many, perhaps one or two a month. Something doesn't sound right so please have your doctor explain what is happening or have the doctor refer you to someone else. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more