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How long should a hormone replacement like estrogen be taken.?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: As long as necessary

But as short as possible.
It also depends upon which hormone you are referring. Type 1 diabetes is associated w/pancreatic failure which means no Insulin is produced. In this case, Insulin replacement is lifelong. Hypothyroidism is inadequate production of levothyroxine, so again, replacement is lifelong. Estrogen is trickier. Current thinking is only if you have symptoms, so for as short as possi.

In brief: As long as necessary

But as short as possible.
It also depends upon which hormone you are referring. Type 1 diabetes is associated w/pancreatic failure which means no Insulin is produced. In this case, Insulin replacement is lifelong. Hypothyroidism is inadequate production of levothyroxine, so again, replacement is lifelong. Estrogen is trickier. Current thinking is only if you have symptoms, so for as short as possi.
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Dr. Steven Ferguson
How long should a hormone replacement like estrogen be taken.? What we have found over many years of treatment with natural hormone therapy, after we have assessed the deficiencies with saliva testing, is that rarely are women deficient in estrogen. The challenge is a balance between estrogen, testosterone progesterone, DHEA and cortisol. One of the things we do with natural hormone therapy is bri
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