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Is HRT a necessary preventive measure for every menopausal woman or only those that are at risk of osteoporosis? I'm aware of hrt's potential risks
Many benefits: Hrt is known to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, colon cancer, alzheimers' disease, and osteporosis - when started at the time of menopause. Almost all studies show that women who take HRT are healthier and live longer than women who do not take hrt. There are few contraindications to hrt. Additional benefits include decreased hot flushes, decreased insomnia, and decreased vaginal dryness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more
Considering going back on hrt. Is it safe if you have no history of breast cancer? Also am at risk for osteoporosis which i think HRT helps.
Check with you Dr.: This is an important question as many women in your age group face this situation. Estrogen replacement or hrt will definitely benefit some women. There are risks and these should be discussed with your primary care doctor or gyn. Factors to consider is osteoporosis, breast cancer family history, genetics and current past medical history. ...Read more
Yes, an option: There are many things you can do to avoid osteoporosis. Things you can't change: your family history, race, aging. Things you can change: get adequate calcium: 1500 mg per day, vit d 2000 iu per day, physical activity: 150 minutes per week (or 50 jumps per day), have normal tsh, get regular screening, and know your personal risk factors. Have a frax score done to help you decide what to do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chemical structure of corticosteroids and testosterone are similar , does T have corticosteroids side effects? Like osteoporosis , edema etc
Age 21: You have asked a few questions but I am not sure what issues you have. If you have low testosterone at age 21 you must see an Endocrinologist! Do you have problems with corticosteroids? Can happen but not often at your age. Osteoporosis is very uncommon at your age. Why would you need Hormone replacement therapy at your age? I would appreciate getting more information from you! ...Read more
Sure: Try not to fall down. Cycling is very good cardiovascular and resistance exercise-not especially weight bearing. Weight bearing exercise, e.G walk, jog, tennis, etc. Give additional stimulation to bones. Consider getting a bone density (dexa) test to see how your bones are-got osteoporosis? Indicated with family history, fair, thin, postmenopausal , especially if you have nev(assuming not on hrt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Peristalsis/fosamax: Fosamax is given with a full glass water ,while standing not lying down, with instruction not to lay down for 30 minutes due to its potentional for ulceration. There are other products (Reclast, Forteo,Prolia, HRT) on the market for osteoporosis that can be given as injections or are alternative products and may be a better choice in an individual with no peristalsis. Discuss with you doctor ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You had bilateral endometrial adenocarcinoma of the ovaries (low grade 1-2) with an early grade (1) endometrial cancer. Hrt or not 1 mg climaval?
Should a treating gynecologist know that surgical bilateral oopherectomy and arimidex would cause severe osteoporosis and when should she monitor it?
That should B on the: Radar screen, but there are not clear guidelines. Depends on when this was performed but oncologists also should follow this and often do. One consideration would be raloxifene. It works on bone and some organs like estrogen, in the breast it blocks estrogen, just like tamoxifen. It may not b a bad option. Good luck, appears on hrt, should help bone, why arimidex? ...Read more
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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