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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!

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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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What is hormone replacement therapy used for?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can you tell me about hormone replacement therapy for men?

Can you tell me about hormone replacement therapy for men?

Hormone replacement: I presume you have been diagnosed as having a low testosterone. If so your doctor should have examined you and ordered appropriate lab studies to put you on the right track. If you haven't seen your doctor about this do so soon. The testosterone drugs are all good and reliable but vary greatly in cost.

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Can hormone replacement therapy make you gain weight or not?

Hormone replacement: Hormone replacement therapy means furnishing the body with hormones that are absent or low in quantity. Perfect example is taking thyroid hormone when you are hypothyroid (absent or low thyroid hormone levels). This may cause you to lose weight. Taking more steroids than is required might make you gain weight.

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Can anyone tell me about natural hormone replacement therapy?

Can anyone tell me about natural hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidenticals: Bioidentical hormone replacement is the proper term for use of hormones that are like those you make in your body. Your hormone levels should be checked prior to starting therapy, so appropriate dosing is used, & follow up levels to be sure you are achieving desirable levels & ratios. Bhrt preserves muscle & bone, brain, heart, skin, & eye health. Subject too big for this paragraph-see specialist.

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Any problems in women over 60 who resume hormone replacement therapy?

Yes: The risks and benefits of such therapy must be evaluated on a case by case basis by an experienced physician. Hormone replacement is a general term and may include a number of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, hgh, dhea, pregnenolone, oxytocin, melatonin, thyroid, cortisol. The key is effective and safe treatment. This requires ongoing medically supervised treatment.

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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.

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How long do you need therapy for before starting hormone replacement therapy?

Please clarify: Hi. I'm not sure what you're referring to. We replace LOTS of hormones (thyroid, insulin, growth hormone, cortisol, aldosterone [given as fludrocortisone], estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, anti-diuretic hormone (given as DDAVP], etc, etc). I suspect you may be referring to archaic terminology for gonadal steroid replacement, but in that case, I have no idea what "therapy before starting" is

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Can there be any other options other than taking hormone replacement therapy drugs?

Can there be any other options other than taking hormone replacement therapy drugs?

Other options: The root of the black cohosh plant is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. It is suggested that 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 >>.

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Does anyone have to be on hormone replacement therapy because of unbearable symptoms?

Yes: Hormone replacement therapy is used for things like unbearable symptoms. I assume we are talking about menopausal symptoms, but estrogen replacement can help with vaginal irritation, fatigue, hot flashes, etc. Talk to your doctor about it.

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How long can I safely stay on hormone replacement therapy? I am 56 and have been on for 2 years.

How long can I safely stay on hormone replacement therapy? I am 56 and have been on for 2 years.

5 years: We believe that it you stop the hormone replacement after 5 years you can avoid most of the long term adverse side effects of hormone replacement therapy. As always if you are able to come off the hormones earlier that would be even better. We really only recommend hormone replacement to treat severe menopausal symptoms.

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I have low Cortisole. If I start Hormone Replacement Therapy, how long will I have to take that therapy please? Is it a life long thing? Thanks.

Cortisole: I don't think this is a life long issue but you MUST get an appointment to see tan Endocrinologist to carefully plan your hormone issues. Please let me know what the doctor says.

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I'm a young MTF and I want to start hormone replacement therapy. Is aldactone (spironolactone) 100-mg/day a good choice?

I'm a young MTF and I want to start hormone replacement therapy. Is aldactone (spironolactone) 100-mg/day a good choice?

Please see a: Physician who specializes in transgender issues and follow directives provided. Take care.

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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.

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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.

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Hormone (Definition)

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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