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How safe is hrt?

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 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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Is the final word on HRT out yet? Who is considered safe to get HRT nowadays?

Is the final word on HRT out yet? Who is considered safe to get HRT nowadays?

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

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At the age of 50 how long is it safe to be on hrt?

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

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Is alcohol and smoking on HRT safe?

Is alcohol and smoking on HRT safe?

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 more

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What HRT is safe for me with strong family history of cancer.?

What HRT is safe for me with strong family history of cancer.?

It depends: All are potentially safe. The risk of estrogen therapy, although low, should be thoroughly discussed before starting, including the risks and benefits. Other hormonal therapies are generally considered safe as long as normal youthful physiologic levels are maintained. ...Read more

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Im on ridaq 12.5mg and pharmapress 10mg for high bb is it safe to still take my estro-pause 2mg for hrt?

Im on ridaq 12.5mg and pharmapress 10mg for high bb is it safe to still take my estro-pause 2mg for hrt?

NO: 2 mg is too high. You should not use more then 1 mg. You have to use Progesterone also to balance the estrogen even if you have had a hyster. Progesterone, not the synthetics, stimulates the p53 gene to protect you from cnacer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use HRT after removal of mucinous cystadenoma and total hysterectomy ?

Yes: Assuming you have no other medical issues preventing you from taking hormones. A mucinous cystadoma is a benign ovarian tumor and would not disqualify you from hormone therapy. ...Read more

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At 27, I had ovarian cancer and then a hysterectomy. Is HRT safe for me? My cancer was malignant dysgermanoma.

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 more

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