Anyone believe that women in menopause could benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

Yes. If someone is going through a miserable menopause, suffering from intolerable hot flashes & night sweats, emotionality, depression, cloudy thinking, etc, hormone replacement might help. But we do not recommend hrt in asymptomatic women for preventive purposes anymore since there is risk associated w/this therapy.

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Could hormone replacement therapy be given to elderly women to improve the healing time of wounds?

No. Not known to help in that respect. And the risks to that age woman would be significant depending on medical history. But hormones are not known to increase wound healing in that respect. Read more...
Avoid this. Poor wound healing could be from many factors, including compromised immune system, poor nutrition, active / chronic infection, immobility, circulatory problems (e.g. Peripheral vascular disease), deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals (e.g. Vitamin c, zinc), uncontrolled diabetes, and tobacco use. Hormone replacement therapy should not be started without consulting with a physician first. 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...

Are women using hormone replacement therapy at risk for other health conditions?

Yes. The estrogen hormone increases the risk of deep vein clots, a dangerous condition, to about twice the baseline rate. It also increases the risk of cancer of the uterus unless combined with a Progesterone hormone. This combination protects the uterus but somewhat increases the risk of breast cancer, an effect not seen with estrogen alone. Hormone replacement also increases the risk of bleeding. Read more...
Yes, but... Remember that Estradiol levels are much higher during ovulation than those typically achieved during hrt. The focus has primarily been on the negative aspects of hrt rather than the health benefits. That's an inflammatory reaction to hrt, ignoring all the positive aspects of hrt. See a physician that focuses on the positive, while monitoring for the negative. Read more...

In hormone replacement therapy, what exactly can topical testostorarone do for a woman?

Many things. Testosterone in women has many functions. Besides its psychological and sexual effects, adequate levels of testosterone play an important role in helping women maintain a healthy body composition. It is important for bone strength and development of lean muscle mass and strength. Testosterone also contributes to overall sense of well-being and energy level. 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 hormone replacement therapy for women cause loss of libido and difficulty achieving orgasm?

Possible. There are several side effects to hrt, and libido issues are one. Menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms in and of themselves, can wreak havoc on a woman's sex drive/libido and orgasms in general. Discuss with your rx'ing dr. And hopefully adjusting and or changing meds may help. Best wishes. Read more...
I am not. Aware of any evidence to support low dose hrt in post menopausel women having a negative effect on libido. Many things can, the biggest is fatigue. If u are up at night with hot flashes then, well, fatigue. With lack of estrogen vaginal tissue thing can occur creating pain and a negative association w/intercourse. Your decreased libido unlikely to improve by stopping hrt. Good luck. Read more...
HRT! Hormone replacement therapy with estrogen, such as 17-beta-estradiol is done usually with doses of 0.5 to 2 mg. This dose will not typically result in levels equivalent to premenopause. Also, there is a natural loss on the modest testosterone levels. You can ask your doctor if you are a candidate for an estrogen/methyltestosterone pill which can help! Read more...