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Can a female who had bilateral pe's in her late20's take any type of HRT for menopause sympotms?Pes were a result of prolonged bedrest.

Can a female who had bilateral pe's in her late20's take any type of HRT for menopause sympotms?Pes were a result of prolonged bedrest.

Complex question: Pulmonary emboli, especially bilateral, are potentially fatal. I will presume you were rx with blood thinners (anticoagulants) for over a year when they occurred and haven't recurred and ur now peri menopausal. If you r speaking only of symptoms of menopause, i would say, definitely avoid hrt. Other non-risky medications (both otc and rx) can be effective rx for that problem. ...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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What causes the type of acute breathlessness where it hurts when breathing in and during expiration? The chest is clear, BP & HRT rate fine, heart murmur upper left & central chest.

What causes the type of acute breathlessness where it hurts when breathing in and during expiration? The chest is clear, BP & HRT rate fine, heart murmur upper left & central chest.

See your provider: This is usually due to irritation of the lung lining or to irritation of the nerve along the rib. In any case there are many potential causes for both of these. Most causes are quite benign but some are serious. You should see your provider to obtain a complete assessment for this. ...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?

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

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Hrt when to take it morning or night ?

Doesn't matter: Pick a time that you will remember to take it. ...Read more

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What will this do if you take HRT at 95?

HRT: Why would you spend money at 95 for hrt? Generally it will not make you young again no matter who tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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What is the best diet before you start hrt?

What is the best diet before you start hrt?

The same: It is always best to follow a diet of mostly natural sugars (fruits/veggies) and proteins with minimal processed sugars and starches. ...Read more

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I started hrt. How should I take my medication?

See label...: Take as with other medication, as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it better to take HRT in the morning or at night?

Is it better to take HRT in the morning or at night?

Depends: It depends on the hormone and the individual. For example, Progesterone is the best at night, it will benefit the quality of sleep. Hgh should only be taken at night before bedtime. Testosterone or estrogen can be taken either in the morning or evening. Thyroid hormones are best taken in the morning. ...Read more

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What is the latest news on hrt? Heard it changed again.

What is the latest news on hrt? Heard it changed again.

Everchanging: Well the latest news probably involves breast cancer. In younger post menopausal women estrogen seems to reduce the risk of breast cancer but certain combinations of estrogen and Progesterone seem to increase that risk. That is probably the latest info. ...Read more