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

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Agree. A completely different hormone, human growth hormone, can speed up healing. It is currently not an accepted practice to use HGH for that purpose in the US. Also, Hyperbaric oxygen treatments help wounds heal much faster. Because of the expense and time, they are used only in extreme cases.
Dr. Hong-phuc Tran
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Hong-phuc Tran
Dr. Hong-phuc Tran
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