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Doctor insights on: Prempro Hormone Replacement

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Which is better for hormone replacement therapy: prempro or combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone)?

Which is better for hormone replacement therapy: prempro or combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone)?

Prefer Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone): Most importantly because it is a patch vs a pill, sometimes for an individual though, one may be better tolerated that the other and one may be more effective than the other. All things being equal, topical therapy is preferable for relief of menopause symptoms. However, Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is probably more protective for osteoporosis ...Read more

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

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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Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Crying spells: The hormone replacement can only be decided after you have had a complete medical history, physical exam, and laboratory tests. Please see your gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Crying spells: If you are going through menopause and have not yet seen your gynecologist to advise you, please set that up. Crying spells may be related to menopause but it would still be in your interest to see a Psychologist at least once. You will get over this concern!! ...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 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 who's 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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What do you think of bio-identical hormone replacement?

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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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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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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Does hormone replacement come in pills or syringes? Or both?

Does hormone replacement come in pills or syringes? Or both?

Depends on hormone: Which hormone needs replacing? Thyroid hormone and Hydrocortisone can be taken as pills. Estrogen may also be taken as patches or creams. Testosterone can be given as injections or through the skin (patches, gels). Insulin has to be injected (syringe, pump). ...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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How long should a hormone replacement like estrogen be taken.?

How long should a hormone replacement like estrogen be taken.?

As long as necessary: But as short as possible. It also depends upon which hormone you are referring. Type 1 diabetes is associated w/pancreatic failure which means no Insulin is produced. In this case, Insulin replacement is lifelong. Hypothyroidism is inadequate production of levothyroxine, so again, replacement is lifelong. Estrogen is trickier. Current thinking is only if you have symptoms, so for as short as possi. ...Read more

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Should I take hormone replacement wven I still have 1 ovary left?

Not if it is working: You should not need to consider whether to go on hormone replacement if you have at least one functioning ovary. If due to surgery, chemotherapy or other reasons that ovary is not functioning, you should have a discussion about the pros and cons of hrt with your doctor. ...Read more

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Conjugated Estrogens And Medroxyprogesterone (Definition)

Conjugated estrogens|medroxyprogesterone is a hormone replacement which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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Prempro (Definition)

Prempro is a hormone replacement which is a kind of women's ...Read more