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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?

Exercise: The best defense against chronic diseases (including cancer) is living a healthful lifestyle (i.e. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet, exercise, stress reduction, don't smoke, avoid toxins and carcinogens.). ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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For how long should the typical woman take HRT after surgical menopause at 38?

For how long should the typical woman take HRT after surgical menopause at 38?

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

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Should the typical woman take alendronate after surgical menopause at 38 if is already on hrt?

Should the typical woman take alendronate after surgical menopause at 38 if is already on hrt?

Better choices: Alendronate or Fosamax (alendronate) 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

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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'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?

Dont check estradiol: The reason to take hrt after menopause is to relieve the symptoms of menopause, not to produce a "normal" Estradiol level. There is no reason to be checking this level as long as your symptoms are resolved. ...Read more

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Can oral contraceptives be used as HRT after surgical menopause?

Can oral contraceptives be used as HRT after surgical menopause?

Surgical menopause: Yes bc pills can be used, however these are all synthetic chemicals and not bio-identical to ones natural hormones that are supplied to the body before menopause. To get superior treatment ask for bio=identical hormone therapy to balance your hormone system. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

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

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After menopause, please give me advise on hrt?

After menopause, please give me advise on hrt?

Easy or hard?: How has menopause been for you? Ez or hard? The kind of challenges you face determine whether or not you want treatment and what kind of treatment. Short term HRT may the answer for some women. Others choose diet, exercise, supplements or acupuncture. Some of us breeze through this transition & don't need to do anything at all. So it really depends. Hope you find what you need. ...Read more

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What is the best HRT for a menopausal woman who has had endometriosis?

What is the best HRT for a menopausal woman who has had endometriosis?

Patch: There is no correct answer to that question, but probably an estrogen patch will be of most benefit. And if you have a uterus, probably continuous Progesterone will be of some benefit in helping to suppress any residual endometriosis. But there are many different ways to go about this. ...Read more

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Is bioidentical HRT worth the risk if you do not have any menopause symptoms?

Is bioidentical HRT worth the risk if you do not have any menopause symptoms?

I think so. : In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Find an integrative medicine doctor who specializes in menopause. They are best trained to prescribe bioidentical hrt. ...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