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Was told im not a candidate for hormone therapy for menopause as I have migraine history and it increases stroke. Would just progesterone be ok?

Was told im not a candidate for hormone therapy for menopause as I have migraine history and it increases stroke. Would just  progesterone be ok?

Try SSRI: Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is only indicated if a woman is having significant symptoms likes hot flushes. If your dr. Determined that hrt is too dangerous for you, you should inquire about ssri treatment. Studies have shown that using ssris (like paxil) can significantly improve menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the claims against hormone therapy?

What are the claims against hormone therapy?

Blood clots: It slightly raise the risk of developing blood clots and certain kinds of other cancers. This is a detailed discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows your medical issues in detail. ...Read more

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Why is hormone therapy no longer controversial?

Why is hormone therapy no longer controversial?

Still a contraversy: Always weights its risks against its benefits. Ht is not without risks. ...Read more

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What type of hormone therapy is recommended at 60?

What type of hormone therapy is recommended at 60?

Not recommended: Usually hormone therapy is not recommended after age 60, because its risks probably outweight its benefits. ...Read more

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What is anti-hormone therapy?

What is anti-hormone therapy?

LuPron (leuprolide) Depo or SERMS: Lupron (leuprolide) Depo-Provera decreases fsh, thusly less production of estrogens. Selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms) may down regulate some estrogen sensitive sites in different organs. ...Read more

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Can hormone therapy cause cancer by itself?

Can hormone therapy cause cancer by itself?

Possibly,not typical: The uterus is at risk for precancerous changes or uterine cancer when estrogen is taken without progesterone. This is called unopposed estrogen. After a hysterectomy, no Progesterone is needed. Studies on breast cancer & hormone replacement remain controversial, but most evidence points to Progesterone as the culprit in breast disease. Stay posted as more knowledge about this topic changes often. ...Read more

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Is bio-hormone therapy for back pain effective?

Is bio-hormone therapy for back pain effective?

Probably not: If the cause of the back pain is not hormonal it is unlikely that hormone therapy will help. There are some hormones that have an effect on muscles but they usually do not cause relief of back pain. ...Read more

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Can menopausal hormone therapy help my symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms are usually hot flashes, that may occur at night, and vaginal dryness. Hormone replacement therapy can definitely help these, there are risks to this but for healthy people the risks are small and usually the benefits are great. Ask your doctor, preferably a gynecologist or women's health specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more