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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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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


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What age do I have you be for hormone treatment?

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

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Growth hormone treatment, and effects?

Growth hormone treatment, and  effects?

More info: Help me give you a more helpful answer - gh treatment for what cause? Male or female? Child or adult? ...Read more

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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

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What can happen if I stop androgel hormone treatment?

Very Little: Androgel is a topical testosterone preparation used to treat low testosterone in men. Any use in women is off lable and not approved bu the fda. You were likely using it to treat a decreased libido (sex drive). There should be no risks from abruptly stopping it but you should confirm the reason you were perscribed the medication and consult with the physician who perscribed. ...Read more

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How can I know if female hormone treatment will help me?

How can I know if female hormone treatment will help me?

Depends: If your problems are related to a deficiency in your hormones, there is a very good chance that treatment with hormones will help. Your first step is to make an appointment with your doctor to go over what issues you are having and probably get an exam and some tests. Then if the problems seem to be related to a deficiency, start the treatment. There are no guarantees, but it usually works well! ...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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How does hormone treatment affect the health of transgenders?

How does hormone treatment affect the health of transgenders?

Safe, Effective: From the largest scientific study to date examining safety (2014): "Cross-sex hormone treatment of transgender adults leads to very few long-term side effects." http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/827713 As I understand it, the risks become those associated w/ the hormones, themselves - the same risks cisgender persons face. Also, cross-sex hormone treatments can help reduce gender dysphoria. ...Read more

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What do you know about bio-identical hormone treatment pro/cons?

What do you know about bio-identical hormone treatment pro/cons?

That's a long answer: Hormones such as estrogen have multiple forms. Some are naturally occuring in humans, others are synthetic, animal or plant based compounds that have simular effects. Bio-identicals are more like the compounds made in the human body. For menopause treatment most studies show little to no advantage. Furthermore many compounded products are not monitored by fda. Advantages depend on their use. ...Read more

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What are the risks of estrogen hormone treatment?

What are the risks of estrogen hormone treatment?

Estrogen related: Multiple possible risks like from the estrogen stroke blood clots cancer of endometrium or breast always have proper assessment by your gyn regarding risks before starting therapy. ...Read more

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What are the ways in which hormone treatment can be taken?

Several ways: As an ob/gyn i'll answer this for hormone replacement in women. There are oral, intravenous, intramuscular, nasal, vaginal, sublingual and transdermal varieties for hormone treatments. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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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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Can hormone treatment cause cancer?

Can hormone treatment cause cancer?

Sometimes: Prolonged use of post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. That doesn't necessarily mean that the hormones "caused" the cancer--they may simply increase the risk in someone who already had other risk factors, such as family history. And not everyone who takes hormone replacement develops breast cancer. ...Read more

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If a child have hormone deficiency and left untreated till 21,will hormone treatment help the person to grow at 21?

If a child have hormone deficiency and left untreated till 21,will hormone treatment help the person to grow at 21?

DEPENDS: The ability of any hormonal therapy to trigger linear growth depends on the persons growth centers in the bones. A single x-ray of the wrist can determine if the growth centers remain open. Most will close in males at 17 but if truly hormone deficient may be open. If the centers have closed, linear growth is finished and hormones will not add to height. ...Read more

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Must I take hormone treatment hrt?

No: Hormone therapy is usually given to relieve symptoms of hormone deficiency. Osteoporosis prevention was the reason that was given to most women in the past but now we have other options that may be less risk. We also follow bone density to see if it is necessary to take preventive measures. ...Read more

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When to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature.?

At puberty.: At puberty, because their is synergy between reproductive hormones and hgh. Also, the growth plates are open. ...Read more

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What is the best age to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature?

What is the best age to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature?

Indications : Gh is tightly regulated with specific fda indications for its use. Short stature by itself is not an indication to use gh. When gh is prescribed certainly it is better to give it sooner rather than later but there is normally no urgency. Hypoglycemia in infants with gh deficiency may be an exception. Patients with pws start during infancy. ...Read more

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I am 17 and I am 5 feet 4 inch tall, should I get growth hormone treatment?

I am 17 and I am 5 feet 4 inch tall, should I get growth hormone treatment?

No: At 17, gh replacement will do you more harm than good. Besides, patients on gh replacement generally have a medical condition. Are, or were you ever diagnosed to have gh defficiency? Height has a strong genetic determinant component. How tall are your parents? 5ft 4inches, while on the small side for the general us population of 17 year-olds is average in certain ethnic groups. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Greetings, I am 40 with little facial hair, is there any hormone treatment or solutions to help it grow? Thanks

Greetings, 
I am 40 with little facial hair, is there any hormone treatment or solutions to help it grow?
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No,: it's generally a genetic trait. If you're not low on testosterone and don't need prescription therapy (which is unlikely) don't waste money on OTC junk supplements. ...Read more

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Rise in psa after radiation and hormone treatment?

Not enough info: You describe a complex situation that requires complete review of the medical record. Questions that need to be answered include: - cancer grade - psa at diagnosis - rate of psa rise - stage, ?Mets? - duration of hormones - how long since radiation... See your urologist or radiation oncologist and ask them all of your questions. If you don't feel comfortable with them, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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Which is better: prostate radiation or hormone treatment?

Which is better: prostate radiation or hormone treatment?

Prostate radiation o: This depends on many things - the gleason rating score, your age and whether there is spread. Some schools believe in using both. Radiation is usually for 40-44 treatments. Hormone treatment is more common when you are older. Outcomes have not shown hormone therapy to be superior. ...Read more

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I am 20 and just 5"2, should I take growth hormone treatment? I'm balding too.

Too late: I honestly think its too late if you are hoping to get taller. You should talk to an endocrinologist about it. You may need some hormone testing about the balding. If you have a family history of early balding it may be your destiny. But a dermatologist can help with that. ...Read more

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Hormone Treatment (Definition)

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


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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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