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Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet procedure for my hormone replacement after my 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

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Hormone (Definition)

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


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What is a good hormone replacement after a hysterectomy when the ovaries are left?

What is a good hormone replacement after a hysterectomy when the ovaries are left?

None: If the ovaries are left behind, no hormone replacement is necessary as they are still producing estrogen. After moenopause, only estrogen will be needed if desired to treat symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a good hormone replacement after an hysterectomy with the ovaries left in?

What is a good hormone replacement after an hysterectomy with the ovaries left in?

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

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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.

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.

Night sweats: Hi. Night sweats could signal some serious conditions including infections and leukemia/lymphoma. Have you had any loss of appetite or weight loss? Any cough or fever? I recommend you see your doc. Hopefully it's nothing, but you need to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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What role does having a hysterectomy without hormone replacement play in weight gain? Can taking hormones help in losing weight?

What role does having a hysterectomy without hormone replacement play in weight gain? Can taking hormones help in losing weight?

Weight gain: Hysterectomy does not cause weight gain and hormones don't help with weight loss. After an evaluation to make sure that your thyroid is okay, exercise and calorie restriction help with weight gain. ...Read more

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Is prescription hormone replacement therapy after a full hysterectomy recommended?

Is prescription hormone replacement therapy after a full hysterectomy recommended?

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

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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.

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

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On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to end HRT for normal menopause age?

On hormone replacement therapy  since  hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to  end HRT  for normal menopause  age?

Add progesterone: Estrogen continues to be made from the fat cells and adrenal glands so you need to be on natural Progesterone forever to balance the estrogen. It stimulates the p53 gene to protect you from cancers. ...Read more

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Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

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

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Hello doctors, i need info on natural hormone replacement?

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

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How effective is natural hormone replacement in fibromyalgia?

How effective is natural hormone replacement in fibromyalgia?

Possibility of good: When you check the saliva test of a patient with fibromyalgia, you often find several deficiencies. Treat what you find to be deficient and the possibility of good results is high. ...Read more

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I would like info on natural hormone replacement?

I would like info on natural hormone replacement?

Info: If your body is working well you do not need hormone replacement, natural or otherwise.
What is prompting you to even consider this? ...Read more

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Could I get some information on natural hormone replacement?

Could I get some information on natural hormone replacement?

See below: 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.

Thanks for the question, if I can be further assistance to you contact us at the concierge service with healthtap.com ...Read more

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What do you think about natural hormone replacement treatments like tofu?

What do you think about natural hormone replacement treatments like tofu?

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

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Natural remedies to take for hot flashes? My hormone replacement doesn't work well

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

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Can anyone tell me about natural hormone replacement therapy?

Can anyone tell me about natural hormone replacement therapy?

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

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What natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy are available?

What natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy are available?

Several: There are several as mentioned. Yet, none match the potential of optimized estradiol, estriol, Progesterone & testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Can natural hormone replacement help with breast growth?

Can natural hormone replacement help with breast growth?

Bad idea: 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

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Can natural hormone replacement therapy cause weight gain?

Can natural hormone replacement therapy cause weight gain?

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

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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?

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?

Ask your doctor: It is a good idea but your doctor should explain the risks and benefits of hormone replacment therapy(hrt). It is not a good idea to take hrt for life long as it can cause breast cancer. ...Read more

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I've had a hysterectomy. Not on replacement hormones. Could this cause low blood pressure.

Generally not: It can cause some fluctuation of your blood pressure, but generally not true low blood pressure. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Although it is unlikely, you could have a blood clot in that arm. Blood clots are more common after surgery and with estrogen therapy. I would advise seeking care quickly to make sure there is no significant problem. ...Read more

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If there is a simple answer to the question, must I or mustn't I take hormone replacement?

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

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Are women happy with hormone replacement?

Are women happy with hormone replacement?

Some are: And some aren't. It depends upon the specific situation, the problems being treated, the agent used to treat it and which hormone (or hormones) you're replacing. Generally, most women are positive and happy, but there are always exceptions. ...Read more

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What do you think of bio-identical hormone replacement?

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

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What's the hormone replacement for transgendered m to f?

What's the hormone replacement for transgendered m to f?

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

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What does hormone replacement have to do with osteoporosis?

Prevents: Women rapidly lose bone density (strength) in the first 2 years after menopause. Hormone replacement can slow or prevent that rapid loss, preventing osteopenia or the more severe osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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Hormone Replacement (Definition)

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