What are the negative effects of hormone replacement treatment?

Cancer, DVT. Deep vein thrombosis(blood clots) and reproductive cancers(breast, vaginal, endometrial, ovarian and cervical) are negative effects that require an immediate discontinuance of hormone replacement therapy.

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Is hormone replacement not generally used because of negative health side effects especially related to cardiac issues?

See below. Hormone replacement is recommended for the short term treatment of symptoms related to menopause. Reasons not to use it include- hx or significant risk of the following diseases: blood clots, heart disease, breas cancer, stroke or active liver disease. The lowest dose to relieve symptoms should be used. Read more...

Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Yes. Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive, become Insulin resistant, lose their vitality. I'll post a page later that describes my own personal treatment success. I feel great at almost 52 years of age. Read more...
Very simular. Signs of decreasing testosterone levels include generalized fatigue, easier fatigueability, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, and decreased cognitive function. Testosterone product begins on average to decrease by 1 to 3% per annum from about age thirty. After appropiate labs, including a total and free testosterone, and psa, supplimentation can be very benefical . Read more...
Maybe. With hormone replacement for menopausal women, we have both observational & randomized controlled trials (rcts). The former give us hypotheses while the latter demonstrate cause & effect. We have lots of observational studies suggesting higher testosterone is better (lower all-cause, cardiovascular & cancer mortality). Short-term rcts haven't teased out all risks & benefits yet. Read more...
Yes and No. Men do not usually go through complete hormonal shutdown like women do in menopause. While it is normal to decrease a little, especially in your free testosterone, some men have greater drops and need treatment.For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. Read more...
Yes, but... Men have andropause, which is the male equivalent of menopause. Tthe reference range for testosterone is large, so many men who need testosterone are not being treated by their physicians. "normal" is not optimal. Symptoms of low testosterone include fatigue, belly fat, high cholesterol, depression, low sex drive, ed, decreased mental sharpness, irritabile and/or anxious mood, etc. Read more...

What do you think about natural hormone replacement treatments like tofu?

There is a role. Tofu and other soy products as well as herbals like black cohosh and red clover can be helpful in taking the edge off of symptoms. They are not very potent however, and will be ineffective if symptoms are severe. Read more...

How risky can hormone replacement therapy be?

This just in... As of this week (july 9) 15 leading american health organizations: the north american menopause society (nams), the american society for reproductive medicine (asrm), the endocrine society, and 12 other leading women's health groups issued a public statement that hormone therapy is still an acceptably safe treatment for menopausal symptoms. Read more...

Is biochemical hormone replacement therapy effective?

Controversial. The are no good studies that show the benefit of bio-identical hormones. Hence it is not offered by all physicians. Read more...
Bioidenticals. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (bhrt) has gained popularity as a strategy for keeping hormones balanced beyond the body's ability to supply us. Bioidentical hormones are different from synthetic hormones because they are derived from sources such as soy and yams, that are naturally occurring. These hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones produces by our bodies. Read more...
Very effective. 40 years old, asked: Is biochemical hormone replacement therapy effective? The simple answer to your question is bio identical hormones can be very effective but there are different sources of your bio identical hormones. I am going to assume that your question is referring to Bioidentical hormones as opposed to biochemical hormones. Bio identical hormone replacement is generally thought of as replacing your sex hormones. The distinction needs to be made hormone replacement therapy generally refers to using synthetic hormones, which have been an associated with many problems. (see the women's health initiative study) Bioidentical hormones suggest that it has a very similar chemical structure to the hormones that are found in our bodies naturally. For a multiplicity of reasons the hormones that are found in your body naturally can become deficient. This leads to many common symptoms that most people are aware of such as night sweats, hot flashes, irritability, and painful menstruation just to mention a few. The goal in replacing the hormones that are deficient is to alleviate the symptoms associated with hormone deficiencies. The symptoms of hormone replacement are generally associated with estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, progesterone, and cortisol. The causes of the symptoms are more related to the relationship of these different hormones as opposed to an absolute amount of deficiency in particular hormones. To state this way your hormones want to be in balance, keeping a very similar relationship one to another. By the time one gets symptoms there's usually a significant imbalance in the amount of one hormone in relationship to the others. Getting good results with natural hormone therapy/Bioidentical hormones will have a lot to do with the fund of knowledge of the healthcare worker that you're working with. Trying to correct multiple symptoms on your own may lead to frustration and failure. In our practice we have over 18 years of experience working with natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd. Read more...

Does hormone replacement therapy have significant risks?

Risks & benefits. There is a risk of clotting (stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis), gall bladder, liver disease. Estrogen alone has risk of uterine cancer. Risk of breast ca remains controversial. For each woman, the risks must be weighed against benefits. Not taking ht increases bone loss, hip fracture, incontinence, dementia, possible diabetes and colon ca. Read more...
It can. If not monitored. Estradiol and estriol levels are much higher in ovulating women & pregnant women, respectively. Birth control estrogen is 5x more potent than the estrogen used in hrt and carries risks of blood clots, heart attack etc. Estrone levels are high in overweight women who carry the same risks. Hrt that is not converted to estrone is the key, in my opinion. Read more...