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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
What can I do for hair loss issue that i think is caused by medication i'm taking? I take .125 mcg synthroid, (thyroxine) sotto pellet HRT injection and accutane.
What is the current opinion on hrt? I get very bad night flushes and moodiness (i am 51) but don't want to take a drug if it is risky.
Case-by-case: There are many helpful treatments for menopausal symptoms, and these are best reviewed individually. That way, your doctor can look at your personal heath risks, including family history & make reasonable suggestions for you. Hrt is not a "blanket" treatment for everybody, but bioidentical hormones can surely help some. There are also botanicals that can help; some antidepressants too. ...Read more
I am post men. an lots of terrible symptoms. cant take HRT or drugs for anxiety . balance trouble, headache, back stiffness, help?
It's been awhile: I've noticed your questions for awhile now and I see how difficult it's been for you. Since you can't take the usual meds, I'm really urging you to have a good psych eval and follow up w/ the right talk therapy to learn skills for managing for health and emotional challenges. An eval will point to the best plan for you. Hope it works out well! ...Read more
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
HRT: I presume you mean Hormone Replacement Therapy. Pharmaceutical reps, all nice folk, come often to the doctor with new information about their "wonder" drug. The drugs are almost always very reliable but the doctor really won't know which new product is best for which patient. Take your doctor's advice which may or may not be sound. Free meds will be given but the next lot will likely be expensive ...Read more
Possible symptoms: Menopause is defined as no periods for 1 year, but you can be perimenopausal for 15 years before menopause! the symptom list is long, but many note difficulty sleeping, foggy brain, memory lapse, hot flashes and night sweats. Saliva tests give you a good idea of tissue levels of hormones, so your doctor can make an educated estimate of how much you need in replacement with bioidentical hormones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer