Divigel

What is Divigel?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopause is medical treatment in surgically menopausal, perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Its goal is to mitigate discomfort caused by diminished circulating estrogen and progesterone hormones in menopause. Combination HRT is often recommended as it decreases the amount of endometrial hyperplasia and cancer associated with unopposed estrogen therapy. The main hormones involved are estrogen, progesterone and progestin. Some recent therapies include the use of androgens as well.

The 2002 Women's Health Initiative of the National Institutes of Health found disparate results for all cause mortality with hormone replacement, finding it to be lower when HRT was begun earlier, between age 50-59, but higher when begun after age 60. In older patients, there was an increased incidence of breast cancer, heart attacks and stroke, although a reduced incidence of colorectal cancer and bone fracture.

The current indications for use from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration include short-term treatment of menopausal symptoms, such as vasomotor hot flashes or urogenital atrophy, and prevention of osteoporosis. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology also released a position statement in 2009 that approved of HRT in appropriate clinical scenarios.

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Hi, My doctor wants me to try Menostar. I had a hysterectomy (ovaries removed) at age 36. I went hormone free for 4 years then went on divigel...

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Hello ma'am and welcome.

First of all, it is true that you are too young to be off hormones after the hysterectomy as this can reflect on your...

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I am post menopausal and my doctor recommended prometrium and divigel , lowest dose for lack of energy, insomnia and general "out of sorts". I am...

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Hi, being post menopauseal, and don't want to have pills, then you should have a balanced, and nourishing food, take more of green leafy...

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I really appreciate your concern, here it is being stated that you have a thyroid dysfunction and mostly could be...

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Hi, My doctor wants me to try Menostar. I had a hysterectomy (ovaries removed) at age 36. I went hormone free for 4 years then went on divigel...

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I'm 55 years old and a lifetime athlete and healthy eater. I had a hysterectomy in June 2013 as I had a cantelope sized tumor in my uterus and a...

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I am post menopausal and my doctor recommended prometrium and divigel , lowest dose for lack of energy, insomnia and general "out of sorts". I am...

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