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Is testosterone alone safe for menopause?

Is testosterone alone safe for menopause?

Never used alone: Methyl testosterone can be added to estrogen for a patient with severe hot flashes. This combination is sometimes used after bilateral oophorectomy which causes abrupt cessation of estrogen production called surgical menopause. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more


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Is HGH effective with menopausal women?

Is HGH effective with menopausal women?

Not a good idea!: The use of hgh (human growth hormone) is not appropriate for use in treating menopausal symptoms (which I am assuming you are referring to). It would be more appropriate to talk with your doctor about the symptoms you are trying to treat and addressing them in a non-hormonal way if possible. The use of hgh, for example, will likely significantly impact your cholesterol levels in an adverse way! ...Read more

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Is calcium still recommended for pre-menopausal women?

Is calcium still recommended for pre-menopausal women?

Yes: All women should get adequate calcium for bone health. Premenopausal women should get 800 - 1000 mg/day. As with many important nutrients, too much of a good thing can become a bad thing and high doses of supplemental calcium can increase risk of heart disease. It is best to get calcium through food sources rather than supplements. If using supplements, use low doses with food. ...Read more

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Is estradiol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is estradiol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Estradiol is a type of hormone made in the ovary. We don't recommend it because it can feminize boy babies (make them look more like girl babies). You should talk to your OB as soon as you find out you are pregnant if you are already taking estradiol. ...Read more

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Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Finasteride is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy due to its ability to interfere with sex organ development in the fetus. I doubt we have data in breastfeeding, as its mostly a drug used in older men. I would avoid it. I'm interested to know what the indication would be for a pregnant woman to need to use finasteride, or even to have an interest in using it. ...Read more

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Is glucose balance supplement safe for pregnant women?

Is glucose balance supplement safe for pregnant women?

Why?: Glucose is normally low in pregnant women, and there is no reason to take supplements. Most are tube feeding products which the company markets to people who don't know better and says they help you lose weight or balance your glucose. All they are is caloric supplements. Food tastes better, is healthier and cheaper. Forget the supplements, they may be safe, but silly. ...Read more

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Is iodine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is iodine safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: An adequate amount of iodine intake is essential for thyroid function. A pregnant woman has higher iodine requirements. ...Read more

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Is curcumin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is curcumin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

NO: Turmeric www.Umm.Edu › medical reference › complementary medicinealthough it is safe to eat foods with turmeric, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take turmeric supplements. Because turmeric may act like a ... ...Read more

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Is gluthatione i.V safe for pregnant women?

Is gluthatione i.V safe for pregnant women?

N-acetylcysteine is.: The glutathione precursor n-acetyl-cysteine is class b (i.e. Safe) in pregnancy and lactation. It is administered in cases of tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning (e.g. Suicide attempt) and reverses the toxic effects on the liver and kidneys reliably. Glutathione per se is not used in clinical practice. ...Read more

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Is sauna safe for pregnant women?

No: No. Pregnant women should avoid spending time in a sauna, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy when the neural tube (spine) of the fetus is forming, to help minimize the risk of spina bifida. ...Read more

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Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Yes: Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive, become Insulin resistant, lose their vitality. I'll post a page later that describes my own personal treatment success. I feel great at almost 52 years of age. ...Read more

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Is naloxone safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

Is naloxone safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

????: Naloxone is a drug used for acute narcotic intoxication, typically given when a person isn't breathing because of overdose. As such, if it were really needed it wouldn't be safe _not_ to use it. ...Read more

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Is douching safe for women?

Is douching safe for women?

Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine safe for pregnant women?

Is lidocaine safe for pregnant women?

Yes: Lidocaine administered epidurally, spinally or by infiltration is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is epzicom safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is epzicom safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Also be sure to join the antiretroviral pregnancy registry if you are taking this medication. This helps us learn more about medications that are needed to treat HIV infection. ...Read more

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Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This is usually used for seizures. There are associated birth defects with it. However, not taking the drug and risking a seizure while pregnant is also problematic for mother and baby. If you need to be on this medication then you should take extra Folic Acid and will need some extra vitamin k during the last month of the pregnancy. It is ok with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Estrogen is known for breast enlargement. Is it safe to take synthetic estrogen?

Estrogen is known for breast enlargement. Is it safe to take synthetic estrogen?

Limit intake: Long periods of estrogent use (as in hormone replacement) have been proven to increase the risk for breast cancer. This is especially true if taken for longer than 5 years. If you are looking for breast enlargement, then you should consult with your doctor. I recommend considering augmentation, which is performed by a plastic surgeon. Explore all options in order to make informed choice. ...Read more

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Doc recommended dhea supplement for my menopausal mother. Why? What does it do?

Doc recommended dhea supplement for my menopausal mother. Why? What does it do?

Adrenal support: Dhea provides precursor for adrenal hormones and improves endurance - for elderly very low dose is needed vs younger adults. It will help them participate in therapy. ...Read more

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Me: 31, premature menopause, FSH is 120, amh is 0, 16. Medicine: estradiol, progesterone, dhea & coq10. Is there a chance i can get pregnant naturally?

Me: 31, premature menopause, FSH is 120, amh is 0, 16. Medicine: estradiol, progesterone, dhea & coq10. Is there a chance i can get pregnant naturally?

Elevated FSH: Since the fsh is elevated, you may have fewer normal eggs than others your age. Still, it doesn't mean that you have no normal eggs. However, the chance for success with ivf or other art procedures is low. Oocyte donation may be your best option. ...Read more

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I'm 50, post-menopause, both ovaries removed, no HRT, and my DHEA is 476. I have hair loss, oily skin, acne. Is my DHEA high? Is this an adrenal issue

Need more info: Your DHEA is not too much out of the normal. I think you need to see an endocrinologist and have your thyroid function evaluated and have your pituitary checked into. ...Read more

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What is a safe dose to take of dhea for women without causing hair loss? I would like to take it for well being as well a weight and exercise aid.

In my opinion, 0: I know dhea is one of many many many supplements, herbs, etc. That much of the society thinks helps keep them healthy. In the case of dhea, I am not a fan. ...Read more

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I am a 36yo female on 50mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Is it safe to take 7-keto dhea supplements and bio-identical progesterone cream?

I am a 36yo female on 50mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Is it safe to take 7-keto dhea supplements and bio-identical progesterone cream?

Why?: The safety of the combo has never been studied. Why would you want to take these supplements which are not recommended as treatment for any human problem or disorder. Bio-identical just means it costs a lot more, not that it's appropriate to use. Keto-dhea can lead to many potential side effects. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

Adrenal androgen: Hi. DHEA is an adrenal androgen. Do you have male pattern hair growth and/or irregular periods? If you're not taking DHEA, your elevation is coming from your adrenals. This can be seen in some types of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome, and other rarer adrenal problems. I suggest you see an endocrinologist for a proper evaluation including diagnostic tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was wondering is dhea safe for a 17 year old male?

I was wondering is dhea safe for a 17 year old male?

Do not recommend: Dhea is a hormone normally produced by adrenal glands. Pharmacologic dosing in a adolescent male may lead to unacceptable side effects like small testes, aggressive behavior, and acne. Furthermore, having this substance in your body will make you ineligible to participate in organized sports where drug testing is performed. ...Read more

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How can you lower dhea levels in women?

How can you lower dhea levels in women?

Possible, but....: Athough theoretically possible, it would require suppression of the adrenal glands, which the body typically does a great job of regulating on its own. I have seen advertisements for "estrogen and testosterone binders" but these generally do not help, and can cause many side-effects... ...Read more

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Are there benefits of a woman using dhea?

Are there benefits of a woman using dhea?

Yes, if deficient: Suboptimal levels of dhea are common in those with adrenal insufficiency, a common condition in those with ongoing stress. However, dhea is converted to estrogen & testosterone & can be dangerous in high doses. I advise taking 5-10 mg, ideally under medical supervision, as part of a larger program to restore adrenal health- see www.Womentowomen.Com/adrenalhealth/dhea-naturalandsupplementation.Aspx. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of women using dhea?

Benefit: Science suggests that if deficient, replacement can improve libido and depression in women. ...Read more

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What is dheas & its effects on female body ?

What is dheas & its effects on female body ?

No: Dhea is metabolized to cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you can't control which one is goes to. Also, there is no medical indication to take it in the first place, and most of the dhea supplements have little dhea in them. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more

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What can you tell me about DHEA & it's effects on the female body?

DHEA: The best advice I can give you is to go on-line to "DHEA MedlinePlus supplements". It is easy reading and much more informative than I could tell you here. If you cannot get on-line a trip to your local library will help you. ...Read more

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How many mgs of dhea would you recommend for a 50 year old, 5'3", 112 lb female? I took 25 mg once and felt awesome, yet didn't take amymore. Help..

How many mgs of dhea would you recommend for a 50 year old, 5'3", 112 lb female?  I took 25 mg once and felt awesome, yet didn't take amymore.  Help..

None: There is no recommended dosage for women. It is one of the steroids in the family with testosterone and can potentially increase the risk of heart attacks. It should only be used under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take dhea, and yohimbe?

Is it safe to take dhea, and yohimbe?

WHY?: Dhea is converted to cortisone, testosterone and estrogen - and you have not control as to which or how much. Also, most of the dhea supplements don't have much dhea in them, and who know what else is in there. You don't even know why you're taking them or how to measure your response. Don't get medical info from tv, friends and the internet. Yohimbine won't do anything positive for you either. ...Read more

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Is a super beast test booster with dhea safe for an 18 year old?

Beast tester booster: Absolutely not. Long term effects are unknown ...Read more

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Is It Safe To Take Dhea And Citalopram?

Is It Safe To Take Dhea And  Citalopram?

Serotonin: Always is to run it by your prescriber. Sometimes that isn't helpful. Don't just take it. Check interaction checker like: http://reference.medscape.com/drug-interactionchecker -I am not endorsing this one specifically. Some don't include all supplements, so you have to use good judgement and search. In this case there is reason to worry, need to follow up with MD and follow their advice ...Read more

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Natural remedies to lower female dhea levels?

Natural remedies to lower female dhea levels?

DHEA: Dhea is the precursor for stress hormones and adrenal hormones, high level is generally beneficial, but excess levels are associated with increased hair growth in women. Discuss with your doctor and consider natural remedies to boost female hormones like phytoestogens. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more