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What is hrt? Does someone tht has premature menopause really need it? What are the pro and cons?

What is hrt? Does someone tht has premature menopause really need it? What are the pro and cons?

HRT: Hrt is hormone replacement therapy. It is very important for patient with premature menopause or premature ovarian failure. Without hrt, you will developed some of menopausal symptoms and consequences such as hot flush, mood disturbance, early heart disease, bone fracture, decreased libido and sexual function, et al. ...Read more

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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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How safe is hrt?

How safe is hrt?

SAFE for many women: Hrt (and its reputation and safety) constantly changes as new studies come out. Here is the best review: in patients with no increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, or blood clots, trans-dermal hrt (patch, cream, gel) is relatively safe, and safe for just a few years, but as few as necessary. An even better review: talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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Which HRT works best?

HRT: I presume you mean Hormone Replacement Therapy. Pharmaceutical reps, all nice folk, come often to the doctor with new information about their "wonder" drug. The drugs are almost always very reliable but the doctor really won't know which new product is best for which patient. Take your doctor's advice which may or may not be sound. Free meds will be given but the next lot will likely be expensive ...Read more

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How do I know when i need hrt?

How do I know when i need hrt?

Possible symptoms: Menopause is defined as no periods for 1 year, but you can be perimenopausal for 15 years before menopause! the symptom list is long, but many note difficulty sleeping, foggy brain, memory lapse, hot flashes and night sweats. Saliva tests give you a good idea of tissue levels of hormones, so your doctor can make an educated estimate of how much you need in replacement with bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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What is your opinions about hrt?

What is your opinions about hrt?

HRT: In my opinion should be reserved for moderate to severe menopausal symptoms. Usually bad hot flashes and night sweats. Take care! ...Read more

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Who absolutely must not take hrt?

Breast cancer patien: Hrt has been implicated in the induction of breast cancer. If you have had this condition you should stop this especially if your tumor was estrogen positive. There is an increased risk of breast cancer in the post menopausal who take hrt to prevent menopausal symptoms so it is a personal choice of symptoms v. Risk. Discuss this with your ob0gyn. ...Read more

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If you had a pe can you take hrt?

Not advised: You need to have a long conversation with your doctor but it seems risky. ...Read more

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What age should I stop taking hrt?

I agree, it depends: Some women go through the "change" late or early. The current studies show that the safest time to start hrt is around menopause... After that there is some risk of stimulating growth of breast ca in the first few years... After that it appears that it is ok to continue for as long as you continue to feel is provides some improvements in your life... ...Read more

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What must I do if I want to stop hrt?

What must I do if I want to stop  hrt?

Talk to your doctor: You should talk to your doctor before starting or stopping any prescription medication. ...Read more