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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, 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
I agree, it depends: Some women go through the "change" late or early. The current studies show that the safest time to start hrt is around menopause... After that there is some risk of stimulating growth of breast ca in the first few years... After that it appears that it is ok to continue for as long as you continue to feel is provides some improvements in your life... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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