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Surgical Menopause Hrt
With zero estrogen after surgical menopause, and no HRT how can I protect myself against the potenial side effects such as altzeimers, lung cancer et?
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
See below...: I would typically have a surgically menopausal woman on hrt until they would have gone through menopause naturally. The average age of menopause is about 51 years of age. At that point, you would re-evaluate the need for hrt. The biggest concern is loss of bone mineral density. ...Read more
Better choices: Alendronate or Fosamax should no longer be considered a "go to" medication for bone density. There are much better choices. Consult your primary care doctor about medicinal alternatives. The best therapy for a 38 y/o surgical menopause patient is regular weightbearing exercise, a well balanced diet, avoidance of nicotine, adequate calcium intake, and vitamin d3 at 5000 iu per day. ...Read more
I'm in surgery menopause. I take HRT . My 17 beta estradiol is only 28, 76 pg/ml ( normal 103- 572) . Why? What could i do?
I have a 1 CM breast cyst. I'm in surgery menopause and i take HRT . Can HRT get the cyst bigger in few months?
Needs evaluation: All breast masses regardless of how old you are should be promptly seen and evaluated by a doctor. Some can be influenced by hormones others no. You will need to find out what kind of cyst you have. ...Read more
Yes: Hormone therapy did -- and still does -- help with menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Some women still take them even though they are not as safe as once believed. For women who are experiencing or have just gone through menopause the risks of heart disease, stroke, and breast cancer are quite low, although not zero. Check out www.Menopause.Org or see your doctor. ...Read more
Several options: There are several things to try. Anti-depresssants have worked for many women (ssri's like Celexa or wellbutrin). Clonidine affects the blood vessels and can help hot flushes, especially at night. Gabapentin has also been used pretty successfully. All treatments (including doing nothing) have risks and benefits so talk to your doctor about your particular risks. ...Read more
I have been on HRT for 9 years having started menopause at 38 years of age. I'm concerned with long term use of hrt. Should i continue with this?
Probably: If you went in menopause at 38 that was very early and estrogen replacement is definitely recommended because normally your levels would be higher. You should continue until the average time women go into menopause which is ~ 51 y/o. Then be reevaluated by your doctor to see if continuing or trying to stop is the best option. More benefits of hrt are seen in younger women than older women. ...Read more
It's possible. : There are all kinds of remedies and medications which can treat each of the numerous different symptoms of menopause, some work better than others. However, besides bioidentical hrt, none of them address the primary problem of menopause (estradiol and Progesterone deficiency). ...Read more
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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