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Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Possibly: If hormones are out of whack and estrogen depleted it may help but usually there is a relative estrogen dominance even in menopause and sometimes progesterone, like Prometrium (micronized progesterone) or a bioitentical cream, may be of more benefit. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Is there a safe estrogen replacement?

Is there a safe estrogen replacement?

That depends: While there is still significant disagreement in the scientific community, the negative estrogen press over the past few years was really about a specific patient population and a specific estrogen-progesteron medication. It does not apply to all estrogens, and all patient populations. Make sure your physician is studying the medical journals and not usa today for their medical information. ...Read more

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How come a woman who has had a hysterectomy and only takes estrogen replacement, doesn't become estrogen dominant without the progesterone?

How come a woman who has had a hysterectomy and only takes estrogen replacement, doesn't become estrogen dominant without the progesterone?

Because the theory: Is flawed. Estrogen dominance is a theory about a metabolic state where the level of estrogen outweighs the level of Progesterone in the body. This is said to be caused by a decrease in Progesterone without a subsequent decrease in estrogen. The theory is popular among natural health practitioners, but is generally not recognized by mainstream medicine. It's another internet scam. ...Read more

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Ive had a total hysterevtomy and am taking estrogen replacement. Im always hungry. Is this normal, and will it go away?

Ive had a total hysterevtomy and am taking estrogen replacement. Im always hungry. Is this normal, and will it go away?

Not estrogen: This is not usually a side effect of hysterectomy or estrogen therapy so I don't know if it will go away. Talk to your doctor about what might be going on. ...Read more

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Can estrogen replacement after hysterectomy make your breasts larger?

Can estrogen replacement after hysterectomy make your breasts larger?

Yes: Estrogen does stimulate breast tissue. If your does is too high it can also cause persistent tenderness. Tell you prescribing doctor if this occurs. ...Read more

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Estrogen replacement therapy effects on health?

Estrogen replacement therapy effects on health?

Depends on age: Early estrogen replacement rx (hrt) is of major value in women with either surgical menopause or early menopause in diminishing the likelihood of heart disease. It diminishes the chance for osteoporosis and colon cancer. It makes a females sexual-life longer. However, in older females with metabolic syndrome, or who have been off or never on hormones, a serm like Evista (raloxifene) may be better option. ...Read more

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I am a 59 year old female. I am wondering what the latest view about estrogen replacement for my age group is. I have never been a cigarette smoker but I do drink alcohol. ?

I am a 59 year old female.  I am wondering what the latest view about estrogen replacement for my age group is.
I have never been a cigarette smoker but I do drink alcohol.  
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Disagreement: There are variable opinions about estrogen replacement. The real data about breast cancer risk was in a very specific population and included one specific estrogen/progesterone medication. Pt's on estrogen along actually did well, discuss w/your doctor, but make sure they haven't gotten their information from cnn or dr. Oz. If you use estrogen, use lowest dose and watch duration of therapy. ...Read more

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If you have a medical hysterectomy can you go through menapause? I had a medical hysterectomy and was wondering if i will go through menapuse? I am 56 years old had my hysterctomy about 6 years ago i was on an estrogen replacement therapy for about one ye

If you have a medical hysterectomy can you go through menapause? I had a medical hysterectomy and was wondering if i will go through menapuse? I am 56 years old had my hysterctomy about 6 years ago i was on an estrogen replacement therapy for about one ye

Hi. : Hi. Yes, if you had a hysterectomy with removal of your ovaries, you can have the same menopausal symptoms that woman go through who still have ovaries and a uterus. Symptoms can include: hot flashes, night sweats, depressed mood, mood swings, fatigue, tenderness of your breasts, vaginal dryness, weight gain and osteoporosis. This can feel quite miserable. I recommend that sit down with your doctor and advise him or her of your symptoms. There are approaches that don't require hormone replacement therapy and treatments using hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Ert (Definition)

Therapy meaning hormones to replace the hormones your ...Read more