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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Hormone Treatment (Overview)

There is limited data on giving estrogen patches to help with postpartum depression. It is not standard therapy without being used in combination with other treatment methods.


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Pregnenolone is for what kind of hormone treatment?

Pregnenolone is for what kind of hormone treatment?

Adrenals: This is an adrenal hormone that through a variety of chemical reactions and enzymes can be converted into other hormones for use in several areas of the endocrine system. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
106 doctors shared insights

Hormone Treatment (Overview)

There is limited data on giving estrogen patches to help with postpartum depression. It is not standard therapy without being used in combination with other treatment methods.


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What are the different kinds of hormone treatment that are ok?

What are the different kinds of hormone treatment that are ok?

Almost all: If monitored correctly, and there is a need demonstrated for each hormone, most hormone treatments are safe. An example of misuse of hormones would be the "doping" that can occur among competitive body builders. As usual, too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. ...Read more

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My dad has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer they said they can not cure it but use hormone treatment. He's 70 yr old. How long he got?

My dad has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer they said they can not cure it but use hormone treatment. He's 70 yr old. How long he got?

2nd opinion: There are so many variables at play. Even if a man has advanced prostate cancer, he may still have years of life ahead of him. There are a number of new targeted therapies available. Make sure his urologic oncologist is aware of these therapies. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the different hormones used in fertility treatment and some side effects?

Could you please describe the different hormones used in fertility treatment and some side effects?

FSH: There is a spectrum of responses: No effects, mild to none to mood swings. Some women can have complications from the meds: hyperstimulation. Drugs: (FSH) - To stimulate egg growth (Follistim/Gonal-F/Bravelle/Menopur) (LH/hCG) - To ovulate (Ovidrel/Pregnyl/Novarel/hCG) GnRH/GnRH Antagonist - To prevent ovulation ...Read more

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Is hormone treatment for in vitro fertilization a danger for eventual ai disease since ANA is 1:80 and rnp 1.6? No actual diagnosis and no symptoms.

Is hormone treatment for in vitro fertilization a danger for eventual ai disease since ANA is 1:80  and rnp 1.6? No actual diagnosis and no symptoms.

Not relevant: Don't make your decision based on a lab test. You may never develope any autoimmune problem. The lab tests increase your risk but not enough to be a deciding factor. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the side effects to a hormone treatment?

Can anyone tell me the side effects to a hormone treatment?

More info: Please help me give you a more helpful answer - what hormone treatment and for what cause? Male or female? Child or adult? ...Read more

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Breast cancer : how long and how much exposure to the pill or hormone treatment causes it?

Breast cancer : how long and how much exposure to the pill or hormone treatment causes it?

Pill OK ERT not sur: Most studies show that birth control pills do not increase the risk of breast cancer. Prolonged usage of post-menopausal ert probably increases risk. For most women short term ( a few years) of ert to help menopausal symptoms is probably safe (unless you are at high risk), but i recommend decreasing dosage after 2-4 years and trying to get off estrogen altogether unless symptoms are intolerable. ...Read more

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How do I start hormone treatment?

How do I start hormone treatment?

Go see ur Family Doc: There are many hormones so you need to see your Family Doc to determine which hormones are deficient, if any. Depending upon hormone, you may need to see an Endocrinologist. With that said, Family Docs are trained to care for those w/diabetes, hypothyroidism, menopause, etc. Don't take any "hormone supplements" before checking w/your doc. There's no proof that these dietary supplements are safe. ...Read more

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What age do I have you be for hormone treatment?

Any age, 33 certainl: At 33 , you can certainly receive appropriate hormones. Check with MD to see what if any are necessary ...Read more

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