Is HRT effective in treating hairloss in a woman who has experienced a total hysterectomy?

by Sue

I am totaly confused and do not know what to do. I experienced a complete hysterecomy at age 39 ( ovaries and uterous were removed).

I am now 49 years old and am experiencing alot of hair loss. I have never used HRT due to the risks. I have had my thyroid levels checked and also my iron levels checked along with my Vitamin D levels, they all are normal. I have gone to a compounding pharmacy and they have recommended taking estradiol d-tab 0.45 mg twice daily and progesterone sr 100mg once daily. Another health care professional said that I should not take progesterone because I have had my uterous removed and there is no benefit just risks. I am desperate to stop my overall hair thinning. Any advice I am so confused, I truly need some sound advice. Thanks.

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Mar 27, 2011
UNABLE to get responses
by: terry

I have been a part of this blog for along time. For some reason, I can see the posts being sent to my E-mail, HOWEVER, I read what is asked, then I CANT FIND OUT WHAT THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS ARE? Where are they posted? They used to be posted and answered right under what was written and NOW I CAN SEE NOTHING. I AM FRUSTRATED as I have asked myself about the Hair Loss, yet I am not getting responses? HOW CAN WE GET THE RESPONSES FOR ALL TO SEE?

HELP??

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Apr 03, 2011
Hi Sue
by: Wanda

Hi Sue
I too had a hysterectomy and have been told I don't need progesterone. A few web site I've found say that we should still be using it for the benefits of bone loss, memory etc. I'm on 0.3mg of premarin.
http://surmeno.blogspot.com/2009/12/do-i-need-progesterone.html
Look up sites devoted to surgical menopause and they can help.
I'd also be interested in finding out if I REALLY need this or if the Doctor is right and I only need Estrogen. I'l check back in to see if you've found out anything.

Apr 03, 2011
Postings
by: Terry

THANKS SO MUCH. I am not sure HOW I changed things. I used to receive the Question and then the Answer right away. That is what's wrong.

OK, Now May I ask, where is the main page to Change this to NOT receive the Notice, Unless the Answer is with it like the one I just got in my E-mail. That was PERFECT. I am very sorry I am such a pain to you very busy people.

Apr 06, 2011
Is HRT effective in treating hairloss in a woman who has experienced a total hysterectomy?
by: Wray

Hi Sue I'm pleased you have not opted for HRT, to my mind not worth the risk. So please don't consider taking the oestradiol. Progesterone has none, and is safe to use if you have had a total hyst. One thing many practitioners forget, it plays many roles in the body. It regulates gene expression, has a positive fundamental effect on cell differentiation and growth, with anti-oxidative and autoimmune anti-inflammatory mechanisms. It positively effects the nervous system by stimulating neurotrophic factors, quenching oxidative hyperactivity and regulating autoimmune responses. It does help hair growth, as evidenced by the millions of women who experience beautiful hair while pregnant. Vitamin D is also essential for the anagen phase of hair growth, are your levels normal? Why I ask this, is all labs still use outdated 'normal' levels. The vitamin D authorities now recommend no less than 50ng/ml, but better if it's in the 70-100ng/ml range. Please check yours to see if they do fall into this category, and for more info see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. This is an excellent video to watch too, see here. Please consider taking 2000mg/day N-acetyl cysteine, 2000mg/day inositol, 2-3mg/day biotin and 100mg/day thiamine (B1). All these help hair growth. For more info on progesterone please see our web page on Peri-menopause. I recommend using 100-200mg/day, always a minimum of twice a day too, as levels drop after about 13hrs. Take care Wray

Apr 07, 2011
Prog dosage
by: Wanda

Hi again, I recently bought a progesterone cream and have started using it (2 days now). It's made by Nutra Research Inc. in Canada. It says to take a 1/4 tsp and apply once daily. When I checked it out online, the website says it only has 20 mcg of progesterone. Is that enough of a dose if I take 0.3 mg of estrogen?

I just don't want to be wasting my time with something that won't work unless I bathe in it! LOL. Thanks for your replies :)

Apr 29, 2011
Hi Sue
by: Wray

Hi Wanda I don't believe any woman needs extra oestrogen, please see our page on HRT. Many doctors are ignorant of the fact we need progesterone for many other systems, not just for reproduction. It regulates gene expression, has a positive fundamental effect on cell differentiation and growth, with anti-oxidative and autoimmune anti-inflammatory mechanisms. It positively effects the nervous system by stimulating neurotrophic factors, quenching oxidative hyperactivity and regulating autoimmune responses. We do have more info on it's use on our page How to use progesterone and Menopause. If you should consider using it, please see our page on Oestrogen Dominance first, as this can occur. But please use sufficient, I recommend 100-200mg/day, anything less tends to stimulate oestrogen production. Take care Wray

Apr 29, 2011
Prog dosage
by: Wray

Hi Wanda The cream is not strong enough. As I said in my previous answer, it really needs to be 100-200mg/day to have any meaningful effect. Please try increasing it, that amount will not counter the oestrogen you are taking, and will probably make matters worse. Take care Wray

Apr 29, 2011
Postings
by: Wray

Hi Terry The webmaster was slightly out when he said you should get an answer within two days. It's now taking me about 10 or more days to reply as there are so many queries. I'm not sure how to change it so you don't get a reply, the easiest would be not to ask a question. It's only when you do that you get the reply. The notification is on the page which appears after you've submitted a comment. There's a small check box which if clicked will ask you for an email address, this then activates the notification. Take care Wray

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