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What are some health risks that postmenopausal women must consider when contemplating estrogen hormone replacement therapy?
They must consider possible blood clots, breast cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
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No, not for myself anyway...I was actually on a path of gaining more weight than I ever had in my life going into menopause then I started a very low dose of HRT as reco…mmended by my OB/GYN. I was very apprehensive as I have read so many women's complaints on the internet regarding HRT and weight gain, the last thing I wanted to do is put on MORE weight; however my OB/GYN indicated that it was most definitely a myth about HRT and weight gain and that I may experience weight loss as the HRT was replacing the hormones that I was lacking and therefore I was actually putting on weight. Well, low and behold, my OB/GYN was correct, I am actually starting to loose.
Hormones effect the whole body. Hormones have an impact on the body's ability to cope with stress, fight disease, and metabolize calories. Though hormones typically bring to m…ind thought of reproduction and sex, hormonal imbalances in both men and women are implicated in a wide variety of symptoms that could be mistaken for other disease states and illnesses. In men, hormonal imbalance can have a physical effect as well as effecting the mood. Depression, anxiety, and anger or irritability can all be symptoms of hormone imbalance, particularly if mood problems accompany other symptoms like difficulty urinating or a lower libido. Difficulty losing weight and unexplained weight gain or weight loss, reduced muscular strength, water retention, and bloating may also signify that there is a hormonal imbalance in the body. Headaches, trouble focusing, fatigue, and low blood sugar as well as allergies can all be brought on by hormonal imbalance in males. In males, restoring hormone balance can promote a heightened sense of well-being both physically and emotionally. Women experience a different set of symptoms related to hormonal imbalance. Though hormonal imbalance has been primarily associated with menopause in women, it is also the cause of a lot of mood problems and symptoms of PMS. Women may experience difficulty sleeping, night sweats and hot flashes. Sex drive in women is also effected by hormonal imbalance. Women may also experience fatigue, foggy thinking, and insomnia. Endometriosis and fibrosis are health issues that are exacerbated and sometimes caused by hormonal imbalance. Both men and women can benefit from natural hormone replacement therapy to restore balance to the body. Having balanced hormones can increase quality of life and slow the aging process.
Yes, in the United States hormone replacement is legal. In fact, there are specialists in the area of age management. Ask your general practitioner for a referral or recommend…ation to a bioidentical hormone doctor.
Some very fragile patients may not be able to tolerate aggressive or hostile comments from group members. Patients who have trouble communicating in group situations may be at… risk for dropping out of group therapy.
No, it's considered experimental / investigational.
It is very likely that it would not be a problem, BUT! It Could depend on the type of HRT you are on. AND this is a question for either the Dr supervising your HRT or the Dr p…rescribing the Nurafen, not a free Q&A board.
One personal story goes like this:I get terrible hot flashes lasting up to l hr and feel as if i am steaming. I am 60 yrs old and have had hot flashes and night sweats for l2 …years. The Night sweats are so severe that I have to change my night clothes 3 to 4 times nightly. My day clothes i change twice mostly evening and night. I am going to Australia in November and it will be very hot. i would love to see my grandchildren but my sweats are so bad i don't know if i can face it. MORE ABOUT HRT: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) replaces the critical, key hormones that your body stops producing after your peak child bearing years; usually about 35-40 years old. When that production reaches a critical low, the body responds with over 40 typical aging symptoms. Hot flashes & night sweats, insomnia, fatigue & joint pain, weight gain, anxiety and depression are also common symptoms. There are many creams, patches, health food store and Internet potions and concoctions that for the most part don't work. If you are seriously uncomfortable and want serious medicine that will get rid of the symptoms and give you relief, please search for Pellet therapy HRT. Pellet therapy is done by MEDICALLY inserting a small pellet of 100% natural pharmaceutical grade Testosterone or estrogen under the skin. The pellet then slowly devolves and is absorbed by the body, replenishing the key hormones the body is deficit in. The pellets last up to 90 days and don't spike the body or create a hormone roller coaster, but do remove the symptoms & give relief, energy, sleep, relief from joint pain, insomnia and Hot flashes.
Bulimia is a serious eating disorder that can cause damage to the lining of the esophagus, and it can lead to the deterioration of tooth enamel over time. The acidity of the s…tomach is extremely low and only the stomach has the capability to sustain itself in such a low pH level. In the act of throwing up, the contents of the stomach are forced back upward through the gastroesophageal sphincter and through the esophagus. Too much damage to the esophagus can lead to esophageal cancer, and the overuse of the gastroesophageal sphincter can lead to heart burn.
Because of extended use of computers there are many health risks. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common health issues regarding computers because of repetitive motion whic…h pinches of nerves in the hands and wrists. Eye strain is another big concern from reading things on the computer screen for long periods of time.
To begin hormone replacement therapy, first you must discuss it with your regular doctor. There are great benefits to this type of therapy, but it isn't for everyone. Your doc…tor can help you determine if it's right for you or not. Then you will need to see a doctor who specializes in hormone replacement therapy. I strongly recommend that you undergo bioidentical hormone therapy, and avoid synthetic hormones.
Further QUESTION BY POSTER: My wife has had an en-topic pregnancy with ivf and started a second course of injections for new treatment we have stopped the treatment due to her… having doubts on all sorts of things could this be due to the treatment as it has now driven us apart. i understand this could be how she really feels but i do not know how we could go from a loving relationship to be where we are now have you any advice. A: A lot of psychological baggage in that question, Hormonal women are often not their most rational selves. They and you will be on an EMOTIONAL roller coaster for some time! But the let down for the failed pregnancy is a very rich soup of emotions & physical frustrations & PERHAPS she is taking that out on you. Seeing you as a part of the problem. The HRT Hormones should be 2-6 weeks to be out of her system, but the bad news is that it probably sets her own hormonal balance on its own roller coaster that could last for many months or longer. You need help, you need someone that can do some testing and really understands the values from the testing and what can be done with it.
Postmenopausal women are more prone to fractures due to the decrease in estrogen levels. The condition commonly attached to weak bones is call osteoporosis.
history of smoking; being overweight; high-fat diets; alcohol abuse; family history of heart disease; high blood pressure; high blood cholesterol levels; diabetes.
the new drug does not boost the breast cancer risk and does not have side effects like uterine bleeding, bloating, or breast soreness. Unfortunately, the drug may worsen hot f…lashes. Raloxifene is basically a treatment to prevent osteoporosis
The health risks of fumigation depend greatly on the type of fumigant used and the amount of exposure. Fumigants like chloropicrin, metam sodium, methyl bromide, methyl iodide… and Telone. Some symptoms included respiratory tract irritation, headaches, loss of coordination, slurred speech, skin burning and rashes, diarrhea, and acute kidney and liver failure.
Estrogen replacement therapy increases the amount of estrogen in one's body. It is primarily used to prevent postmenopausal symptoms in women who have had hysterectomies or oo…pherectomies and by transgendered persons who seek hormonal replacement therapy as a solution.