Is there an effective hormone replacement therapy for alpha thalassemia?

No. There is no hormone therapy for Alpha thalassemia. Transfusions are the only effective treatment, and are given if a person's anemia is severe enough. For the mildly anemic, no treatment is needed.
Not that I know of. Optimal testosterone levels can promote optimal hematopoeisis (manufacturing of new red blood cells in the bone marrow). Folic acid, especially a good methylated form of it, might help.

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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...

I'm 42 and started to feel like I don't have a lot of energy or a sex drive and I've gained weight. Will hormone replacement therapy help?

Which hormones . The symptoms you describe are very nonspecific. Hormone replacement only helps those who are hormone deficient. In the presence of a described deficiency of thyroid hormone, replacement is very helpful. Replacement of estrogen and Progesterone in the peri menopausal is more controversial due to ongoing risk of clots and cancers. Rarer hormone deficiencies require an endocrine evaluation. 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...

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...

Can hormone replacement therapy help with anxiety and depression?

Anxiety/depression. Forget hormones for now - please see a Psychologist about your concerns. You don't mention your gender but I assume you are a woman! In that case you should also see a Gynecologist as well. Read more...