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Natural Hormone Replacement After Hysterectomy
Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet procedure for my hormone replacement after my hysterectomy?
Balance is Key: If the surgical procedure included the removal of both ovaries, then one will experiece a sudden decrease of progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. Compounded pellet implants for women come in the forms of Estradiol and testosterone. Progesterone is rx as a topical, inj or oral. The advantage of the pellet implant tx is the steady-state delivery over 3-6 months. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
No need: If the ovaries have been left behind after a hysterectomy in a woman before menopause, there is no need to replace hormones, because the ovaries will still provide all hormones. Because of the surgery a woman may experience hotflashes for up to 8 weeks, after which things are usually back to normal. ...Read more
I am a 41 year old female. I have had a complete hysterectomy and am not on any hormone replacement. I am having hot flashes / cold chills all day. Wh?
I wake up at night drenched in sweat but it's only from lower abdominal down.. Hysterectomy 2005 w/hormone replacement. S/S only last 2 weeks.
What role does having a hysterectomy without hormone replacement play in weight gain? Can taking hormones help in losing weight?
Yes: Hormone replacement (hrt) should be given to all women unless they have significant contraindications. Unfortunately the medical sentiment has changed against hrt over the last decade. It is coming back but physicians are still very reluctant. Many benefits and few risks if done in non-oral fashion. Especially very important if the hysterectomy was done before age 50. Don't wait seek hrt. ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago. I am 42 years old. I am having night sweats and trouble sleeping. Do i need hormone replacement? I have one ovary.
Possibly: Go and see an ob/gyn doctor. Without a full history and physical exam and possible some lab tests, trying to make a diagnosis would only be guessing. Please go and get better soon. ...Read more
On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to end HRT for normal menopause age?
What's my risk of heart disease after a hysterectomy? My doctor recommended a hysterectomy and hormone replacement therapy, but i've read it can increase my risk of heart disease. I already have some risk factors. Does a hysterectomy make my chances of de
Yes: Absolutely one could use bioequivalent ie natural hormone replacement for menopause. I especially recommend it to patients whos are very sensitive to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. There are quite a few compounding pharmacies that can help one obtain these types of hormones for treatment. ...Read more
Which of: the thousands of hormones in your body are you asking about, Most so-called "natural" hormones are not standardized or regulated, potentially impure, and should be avoided like the plague. Check w/your doctor. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Could I get some information on natural hormone replacement?
Natural hormone therapy consists of replacing hormone deficiencies within your body with bio identical hormones. This implies that the hormones your taking into your body have a very similar chemical structure to the hormones that are already present in your body. Bioidentical hormones are traditionally given in a cream base and absorbed through the skin. Depending on what base they're put into most are absorbed in somewhere between 15 and 45 seconds. The advantage of absorbing through the skin is that they don't have to pass through the liver at which time some of the compound will be broken down and not be able to be utilized by the body.
Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy, which has been associated with a multiplicity of problems, that is not the case for natural hormone therapy. See the women's health initiative study for additional information on traditional hormone replacement therapy.
We have been using natural hormone therapy consistently in our office for the past 18 years with very impressive results. We use a questionnaire and saliva testing to first identify the status of the patient's hormone balance. Once we've identified the patient's hormonal status we use bio identical hormones to get the well-deserved balance. Many of the symptoms that women often take as normal such as menstrual cramping, heavy menstruation, irritability during the time of their menstruation, hot flashes and night sweats are not normal and can be significantly improved upon with natural hormone therapy.
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Very good: Plant estrogen like products have very limited effectiveness done in isolation, estrogen is often not what is deficient, but it is a balance of several different hormones that sole the problem. Saliva testing is a good way to get this information. Salvia testing tells you how much free hormone is available, and then with the help of some one experienced in natural hormone therapy, many problems ca. ...Read more
Options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read more
Bioidenticals: Bioidentical hormone replacement is the proper term for use of hormones that are like those you make in your body. Your hormone levels should be checked prior to starting therapy, so appropriate dosing is used, & follow up levels to be sure you are achieving desirable levels & ratios. Bhrt preserves muscle & bone, brain, heart, skin, & eye health. Subject too big for this paragraph-see specialist. ...Read more
It is not a good idea to alter the size of your breasts by altering your hormone levels. The level of one hormone has a huge effect on the level of the others and so adjusting one can have a widespread effect and results that you may not anticipate or want.
If you want larger, more shapely breasts your best best is to go with a breast implant. ...Read more
Yes if unbalanced:
The key to natural hormone replacement is balance. If balanced you should gain weight no more easily than you did when you were younger if you are eating a proper diet and exercising to maintain adequate muscle mass. Muscle mass controls your metabolic rate.
Too much Estradiol or Progesterone can cause weight gain. Too much testosterone can boost appetite. ...Read more
34 y/o female w/hormone imbalance, endo, Hashi's. Symptoms poss. early menopause. Seeking low-risk and natural hormone replacement therapy. Advice?
Had ovarian cancer at 31, on estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) hormone replacement for 20 yr dr wants me to stop med to naturally have menopause why and what can I expect?
I had a hysterectomy 5 weeks ago and i'm only a estrogen hormone replacement in my right arm is hurting could it be the of estrogen pills make it hurt?
No: It's complicated based upon symptoms, recently menopausal or not, family history, modality of delivery, etc. Your gyn md can explain in more detail. ...Read more
Unnecessary: "bio-identical" is a marketing term which generally refers to compounded preparations which may be of variable quality and strengths and are poorly regulated. Natural hormones are commercially available in standardized doses if that is what is preferred. ...Read more
Individualized Care: An endocrinologist working w/u would tailor hormone treatments 2 u, specifically. But in general, 4 someone ur age the endo would likely consider 2 classes of agents: (1) agents that block production of andogens -"male" sex hormones like testosterone. One commonly used is the drug spironolactone. (2) "female" hormones -typically some mix of estrogen & progesterone. Specifics: http://bit.Ly/17gtqra. ...Read more