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Progesterone Hormone Therapy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Treatment for gender identity disorder may include hormone therapy, but much more is involved. There needs to be extensive psychiatric evaluation first, as well as much discussion and talk therapy. In some cases gender reassignment surgery is considered. However, gender identity issues may persist even after hormone therapy and surgery. Depression and anxiety are very common components too. ...Read more
No: Most women don't take hormones. It's fine not to treat the symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes will eventually go away. Some symptoms, like vaginal dryness will persist, but there are other ways to deal with that, or some women use hormone creams or rings that don't carry the risks of oral or patch-delivered hormones. ...Read more
Most definitely: The symptoms of menopause are caused by the deficiency of ovarian hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are critical to many aspects of metabolism and normal physiology. Replacement of the deficient hormones with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can restore natural balance, improve function, and make you feel better. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Only if appropriate: Growth hormone will only increase height if one is still growing. Once the growth plates ("epiphyses") have fused, or closed, one cannot gain further height. In general, the use of growth hormone to treat short stature is limited to children who have specific inherited abnormalities that affect their growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Some will say go cold turkey, others will say slow gradual wean, and yet others will say, geez they are 90, do we really need to stop if they have done well thus far. The answer lies in what disease processes she has-if she has cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, she needs to come off but do a slow wean over a month. ...Read more
Botanicals can help: Botanical medicine can be helpful for menopausal hot flashes. A couple possibilities include black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133 classical homeopathy with an experienced homeopath is also useful. Traditional chinese medicine & acupuncture as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low hormones: Your body needs hormones daily! taking them for 2 years was great for 2 years if that's how long you wanted to feel well. Now you need to go to a4m.Com website and use the physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc to help you evaluate your hormone levels and then get you started using safe bio-identical hormones rather than prescription synthetic ones so you'll feel well to 99 yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
..According to the nci , hormone therapy can be reversed before giving the second shot of degarelix is that true?
Hormone ablation: The only way to reverse this drug would be to give testosterone ? This is odd...Testosterone is not advised in prostate cancer pts.. Firmagon or dagarelix blocks testosterone for a month and perhaps longer....Within days of the injection testoterone levels are said to be castrate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi precious doctors,
i'm transsexual. My body is male but my feelings are completely woman. Can somebody help me on hormone therapy?
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
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