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I take Lamictal 300mg daily for bipolar. I was also diagnosed with a hormone imbalance. I get the pellet hormone replacement therapy every 6 months with testosterone pellets. My testosterone levels were at "4" when they did the blood work, but they shoul

I take Lamictal 300mg daily for bipolar. I was also diagnosed with a hormone imbalance. I get the pellet hormone replacement therapy every 6 months with testosterone pellets. My testosterone  levels were at "4" when they did the blood work, but they shoul

Inadequate data: There is inadequate data to give an opinion. Please clarify the reason why you were prescribed testosterone . It is very unusual to see testosterone implant therapy used in a female. Also please give precise details of the testosterone level ( total or free or bioavailable ?) and the lab value with units. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

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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Does hormone replacement therapy work-testorone im 56 have personal trainer, i see little results so far have tried pellets and shots

Does hormone replacement therapy work-testorone im 56 have
personal trainer, i see little results so far have tried pellets and shots

YES YES: Sometimes to reach optimal levels, it may take the 2nd insertion. If you aren't seeing the results, chances are your doctor did not dose you high enough. Most of my patients notice positive changes within a few days! for more information visit www.Doctorscotts.Com. ...Read more

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Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Can be, depends: Hormones are powerful things! they should be prescribed by licensed practioners acting within their scope of practice! they can be helpful for hot flashes, painful sex, night sweats, and bone health. Risks: blood clots, stroke, heart attacks. This is a personal decision between you and your doctor with a specific plan for results and followup. Fda approved=bioidentical! ...Read more

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What is hormone replacement therapy used for?

What is hormone replacement therapy used for?

Replace hormones: Hormones play an integral role in our health and wellbeing. For various reasons, some hormones may decrease which results in predictable signs and symptoms. Blood testing can detect deficient or insufficient levels of many important hormones. Replacement therapy is used to increase the levels of these hormones to healthy levels. There are risks and benefits to this therapy. Speak with your doc. ...Read more

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How risky can hormone replacement therapy be?

How risky can hormone replacement therapy be?

This just in...: As of this week (july 9) 15 leading american health organizations: the north american menopause society (nams), the american society for reproductive medicine (asrm), the endocrine society, and 12 other leading women's health groups issued a public statement that hormone therapy is still an acceptably safe treatment for menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Hormone replacement therapy can be taken as a pill?

Hormone replacement therapy can be taken as a pill?

Usually:: Estrogens, androgens, thyroid hormones, and corticosteroids can be taken as pills. People with lack of Insulin (diabetes mellitus type i) require injections, as Insulin is poorly absorbed in the bowel. ...Read more

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Is biochemical hormone replacement therapy effective?

Bioidenticals: Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bhrt) has gained popularity as a strategy for keeping hormones balanced beyond the body's ability to supply us. Bioidentical hormones are different from synthetic hormones because they are derived from sources such as soy and yams, that are naturally occurring. These hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones produces by our bodies. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy have significant risks?

Does hormone replacement therapy have significant risks?

It can: If not monitored. Estradiol and estriol levels are much higher in ovulating women & pregnant women, respectively. Birth control estrogen is 5x more potent than the estrogen used in hrt and carries risks of blood clots, heart attack etc. Estrone levels are high in overweight women who carry the same risks. Hrt that is not converted to estrone is the key, in my opinion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hormone replacement therapy for men?

Can you tell me about hormone replacement therapy for men?

Hormone replacement: I presume you have been diagnosed as having a low testosterone. If so your doctor should have examined you and ordered appropriate lab studies to put you on the right track. If you haven't seen your doctor about this do so soon. The testosterone drugs are all good and reliable but vary greatly in cost. ...Read more

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Can hormone replacement therapy make you gain weight or not?

Hormone replacement: Hormone replacement therapy means furnishing the body with hormones that are absent or low in quantity. Perfect example is taking thyroid hormone when you are hypothyroid (absent or low thyroid hormone levels). This may cause you to lose weight. Taking more steroids than is required might make you gain weight. ...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


Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement (Definition)

Hormone replacements are a kind of women's ...Read more