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What's my risk of heart disease after a hysterectomy? My doctor recommended a hysterectomy and hormone replacement therapy, but I've read it can increase my risk of heart disease. I already have some risk factors. Does a hysterectomy make my chances of de

Hello. . Hello. If you ovaries are not removed; it won't change your risk for heart disease. However if both your ovaries and uterus are removed (which it looks like is the case for you since your doctor is recommending hormone replacement therapy) that can increase risk. With a total hysterectomy your estogen levels will drop. Estrogen helps to protect against heart disease. You develop a "surgical menopause" and this can lead to increasing sustances in your blood that cause clotting as well as making your blood vessels more susceptible to plaques or clots forming. Read more...
Heart disease. The risk of heart disease increases after a hysterectomy due to the decline in estrogen that has protective actions toward heart disease. I would look into bio-identical hormone replacement. Read more...

Transgender fitness. Male to female. Women tend to be more flexible than men. Will hormone replacement therapy also increase my flexibility?

Not really. Interesting question. This is technically possible, due to effects on ligaments, BUT, the effect would likely be quite minimal. Try yoga or stretching band exercises- these will probably work better. Read more...
Depends. The flexibility that females enjoy come from shallower hip sockets as well as improved ligament laxity......i don’t think supplemental estrogen will help a lot with this. Read more...

Is 20 yr old a good age to start hormone replacement therapy to become a female?

A Team Decision. Any one considering a gender re-assignment should be comprehensively evaluated by a team consisting of a psychiatrist, psychologist and endocrinologist as well as a sexual re-assignment plastic surgeon. There are too many factors involved in making the decision to pursue re-assignment, rather than say any particular age is okay. Read more...

Can you tell me about hormone replacement therapy for men?

Several options. Hormone replacement for men may involve multiple hormones. These include thyroid, adrenal hormones, and sex hormones like testosterone. I presume you are referring to testosterone. The first step in hormone replacement is determining a need. Does the patient have signs and symptoms of low testosterone? From there, your doctor will review all of the replacement options of which there are many. Read more...
Hormone replacement. I presume you have been diagnosed as having a low testosterone. If so your doctor should have examined you and ordered appropriate lab studies to put you on the right track. If you haven't seen your doctor about this do so soon. The testosterone drugs are all good and reliable but vary greatly in cost. Read more...

Can anyone tell me about natural hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidenticals. Bioidentical hormone replacement is the proper term for use of hormones that are like those you make in your body. Your hormone levels should be checked prior to starting therapy, so appropriate dosing is used, & follow up levels to be sure you are achieving desirable levels & ratios. Bhrt preserves muscle & bone, brain, heart, skin, & eye health. Subject too big for this paragraph-see specialist. Read more...
Bioidenticals? Sham. No valid studies comparing bit with conventional HRT exists. While some conceptual advantages exist, they are still lurking. For most women Estradiol (17-beta) is the best, particularly given transdermally, versus orally, thereby avoiding first-pass effects through the liver. If a women has a uterus pure Progesterone versus higher potentcy synthetic analogues is best! Read more...

Any problems in women over 60 who resume hormone replacement therapy?

Yes! Over a decade ago, women's health initiative turned hormone replacement on its ear. Initially, we told everyone to throw the baby out w/bath water. Now, a decade later, we're beginning to think that hrt is only bad if you start it 5-10yrs post-menopause when you have no good reason (if you're asymptomatic, you don't need it) & just want to protect "something". Whi shows there's no prevention. Read more...
Yes. The risks and benefits of such therapy must be evaluated on a case by case basis by an experienced physician. Hormone replacement is a general term and may include a number of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, hgh, dhea, pregnenolone, oxytocin, melatonin, thyroid, cortisol. The key is effective and safe treatment. This requires ongoing medically supervised treatment. Read more...