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How Safe Is Hrt
SAFE for many women: Hrt (and its reputation and safety) constantly changes as new studies come out. Here is the best 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Almost: The "final word" seems to change, but for now, the best advice is 2 recommendations: 1) transdermal therapy (patch, cream, or gel) is safest; and 2) "lowest dose, shortest time" is the catchphrase from every women's health expert. Natural, plant-derived, trans-dermal estrogens, for most women (with a normal breast-cancer risk), appear to not increase breast cancer risk in the first 4 years of use. ...Read more
Conversation with MD: This is an important conversation with your doctor as there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. We do know that if a woman is going to go on hrt, it is better to start it at the time of menopause. Most important is to consider your cardiovascular risk as estrogen thickens blood and puts increased risk for blood clot. Make sure to discuss your family history with your md. Exercise. ...Read more
Smoking and HRT.: Smoking and HRT are very bad together, greatly increasing the risks of cardiovascular side effects, like blood clots and strokes. Alcohol in large quantities, both primarily and secondarily, can have some estrogenic effects which could impact those also taking HRT, too. Smoking is dangerous enough just by itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im on ridaq 12.5mg and pharmapress 10mg for high bb is it safe to still take my estro-pause 2mg for hrt?
At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. Is HRT safe for me? My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.
Yes: Before your ovaries were removed, they made hormones (hrt) so you should be fine using replacement after the surgery. That particular type of cancer should not be affected by replacement. A person with breast cancer, active blood clots, certain types of uterine cancer or undiagnosed vaginal bleeding should not use hrt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer