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Hormone replacement- is the dose and duration of prometrium (micronized progesterone) used in menopause dependent on the dose of estrogen being used by the patient.?

Hormone replacement-  is the dose and duration of prometrium (micronized progesterone) used in menopause dependent on the dose of estrogen being used by the patient.?

Not necessarily: If you still have a uterus, then you need a combination of estrogen and progesterone. The Progesterone can by taken continuously or in a cyclic fashion. Remember, you are only using the minimum dose of hormones to treat the symptoms that are bothering you. Discuss these doses with your doctor.

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

Does hormone replacement therapy using estradiol and progesterone cause weight gain?

No: Not consistently anyway. Women going through menopause often gain some weight, so it commonly gets blamed on hrt.

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Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Individual: Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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How risky is using hormone replacement to stop abnormal menopausal bleeding?

How risky is using hormone replacement to stop abnormal menopausal bleeding?

Not: Usually not a risk with short term use. Discuss with your gyn.

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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 >>.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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