Did you miss the HRT window?

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True Women's Health

True Women's Health

Күн бұрын

Many women have braved their way through menopause without the aid of hormone replacement therapy, thinking their symptoms will resolve themselves in time. But, there’s only a limited window of time in which post-menopausal women can safely start HRT. You may be worried that you’ve missed that train if it's been years after menopause for you.
Join Dr. Bitner on June 9th for the next Let's Chat episode as she discusses the symptoms that can be alleviated even years after menopause with new strides in medical technology. Even if you muscled through hot flashes and night sweats, and now years later are struggling with other post-menopausal symptoms like vaginal dryness and bladder urgency, we have good news! Treatment is available for you!

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@ccookie7913
@ccookie7913 2 ай бұрын
How sad so many women in the US know nothing about this. All I ever heard was it causes cancer. Been overwhelmed, stressed & really struggled to find a doctor of any kind here in CA for years. I'm 54 now, high cholesterol, overweight, stressed & insomnia since 30. Went through menopause 10 years ago, or more precisely 2013. Thinking that was it, I'd gone through it, like clockwork 6 months into 2023, I seemed to go through another level of decline. Vag dryness, NEVER had before. Like, not even trying to pay attn., but discomfort got my attn., at the exact same time extremely noticeable memory loss/brain fog. Also, skin thinning, joint stiffness. Just alarming. And now I've missed my window. Probably unnecessary. If I'd had ANY help before now, I may have slept better, which would have helped me to do everything else I needed to do to make sure my cholesterol & stress levels stayed under control. (among other things, I would've exercised more. Also, when you don't sleep, it's hard to not be in a state of panic a lot of the time.) Still can't seem to find a decent doctor out here. I already went through every doctor in my area on the NAMS website. They either are no longer practicing in the area or are involved in some sort of for-profit organization which I cannot afford, or not accepting new patients. I appreciate this info & it's too bad I didn't see it when it came out, although I still thought it was cancer-causing up until about 5 months ago. My concerns are bone decline, brain decline, skin sag & thinning, vag dryness & just shorter lifespan of lower quality. I haven't had a mate in a really long time but feel sex would no doubt be painful if I did. What a shame women are neglected & ignored in one of the richest countries in the world. I think French women can get help over the counter.
@et8488
@et8488 Ай бұрын
I am 64 years old and I was finally able to out all the dots together after having two cardiac work ups and three trips to the ER. I eat very healthy but my weight does not seem to budge. I have gained 70 lbs in spite of exercising. Went to my OB last week and asked her why we never discussed hormone replacement and she said I never asked her. I told prescribe them and she did. I’m looking forward to starting them next week
@luzfernandez-aviles6365
@luzfernandez-aviles6365 29 күн бұрын
you may want to look into Anna Cabeca "The girlfriend doctor" she has a cream called Julva, which is supposed to be geat for down there and helps with vag. dryness and more.
@anneg8319
@anneg8319 3 ай бұрын
Why are doctors so afraid to give HRT to women past this 10 year threshold? Let us decide on our quality of life!!!!!!
@soonkim8556
@soonkim8556 Ай бұрын
The 10 year window is not set in stones. There are many other resources that debunk that notion. Keep educating yourself.
@suzee2
@suzee2 Ай бұрын
I missed my window. Menopause at 53, have used Premarin in tiny amounts off & on. I used bio identical hormones, (Suzanne Somers system) for 2-3 years until I ran out of money. Was off hormones for 5 years but had dryness and low libido, so used some of my husband’s testosterone, VERY low dose, felt like I was as 20. Now I use Premarin or estradiol in very tiny doses just to be able to have sex. Without hormones, I hurt and bleed and with hormones, my vagina works. That’s it. I’m 70 and still enjoy sex when it happens. Too bad I missed the window because now I feel I’m choosing sex over health…but is life even worth living without sex? What a dilemma. I expected better from medicine as I traveled down this road from my 40s to 50s & on to old age. Sex still makes me FEEL alive…even if it kills me… sad…😢
@nccrchurchunusual7990
@nccrchurchunusual7990 6 ай бұрын
Cant believe there are not more comments. Great concise info. Thank you!
@dgeistlinger
@dgeistlinger 9 ай бұрын
Wow! I watched soooo many videos and this one was the best and most informative! Thank you! You really know your stuff and explained it all so well! Wish you were my doctor! Thanks again! Answered all my questions.
@Purify123
@Purify123 7 ай бұрын
Thank you so much for your vide😄s!!
@CCOREY5
@CCOREY5 6 ай бұрын
Everyone says something different. Many say if your have healthy biometrics, it’s not too late for hormones after menopause. Even into your 60s. It’s like no one really knows anything.
@ddmontg3402
@ddmontg3402 5 ай бұрын
I am so confused with everything I hear from my doctor to several doctors on Instagram and here.
@pejisan
@pejisan 2 ай бұрын
that is because it costs big $$$ to run a study and there is little value is HRT so what doctors mean is there are no studies showing it is safe. The WHI results were poor data science coupled with a poorly designed clinical trial. Get the word out.
@JohnMcAfee-se9ms
@JohnMcAfee-se9ms Күн бұрын
Try looking at scientific research. Why would a doctor know anything about some specialty endocrinology subject? They don't even know about nutrition or exercise (they take zero classes on this for their MD) so why would they be up on all the endocrinology literature. Doctors are not "seers" or "oracles".
@CCOREY5
@CCOREY5 Күн бұрын
@@JohnMcAfee-se9ms I’m talking about all the menopause experts…not any run of the mill gp.
@ddmontg3402
@ddmontg3402 5 ай бұрын
I’m so confused with everything out there information wise. Recently met with my gyn to discuss health concerns since I am just now learning all this about MHT and the benefits. I am almost 10 years out from menopause at age 60. Since my grandfather died at my age from a heart attack and my mom recently of dementia, my GYN didn’t think it was a good idea to start hormones. Then when I share this with some OBGYNs online, they state this is old way of thinking and could start them and especially because of the history of heart attack it would be protective for me? Who do we believe? Loads and loads of info and I am following and listening to a lot.
@tnprincess888
@tnprincess888 3 ай бұрын
The online OBGYN's are correct. Your doctor is misinterpreting the Women's Health Initiative study, or he/she is still saying the same thing they have heard for decades. I recommend Dr. Peter Attia's video "Menstruation, Menopause, and Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women". He discusses the horribly flawed WHI study and why they got it so wrong.
@ApacheMagic
@ApacheMagic 6 ай бұрын
1. If you’ve had 5 years of menopause then go on hrt, how long can you stay on it if you don’t have risk factors? 2. She. You go off hrt after 10 years of menopause will you go straight back into the hot flushes etc? I had last period 5 years before starting estradot and progesterone, which immediately saved me from my very extreme symptoms (everything bad except vaginal dryness) I’m terrified of going through anything like that 5 years again
@darrylwhitesall4565
@darrylwhitesall4565 7 ай бұрын
Thank you
@GladBurgio
@GladBurgio 10 ай бұрын
Average 5 to 7 years of symptoms? Its been 13 for me and no end in sight.
@iss8504
@iss8504 8 ай бұрын
My mom too except for her it's closer to 20 years
@GladBurgio
@GladBurgio 8 ай бұрын
@@iss8504 oh my, I feel for her! I found a doctor a month ago, who prescribed me a vaginal cream with testosterone & estriol. My hot flashes have decreased by 60 - 70% and I'm sleeping better. Hope this info helps you or someone else.
@gillianmillington7735
@gillianmillington7735 5 ай бұрын
me to
@paulalaird272
@paulalaird272 3 ай бұрын
This may sound crazy but when I cut out sugar, wine and other simple carbohydrates my hot flashes almost completely disappeared.
@user-ov4yb7oo1q
@user-ov4yb7oo1q Ай бұрын
I started at 57 and ten years on still having flushes,aching, anxiety etc. I tried HRT in the beginning but with no relief!
@probiotic1
@probiotic1 10 ай бұрын
If i take bcp during my 40s, can i transition to hrt in my 50s?
@annehathaway2107
@annehathaway2107 4 ай бұрын
Its very difficult to work with these constant symptoms no wonder over 10% of women quit because of it wish i could probably will have to in tbe end with no rwal undetstanding from work or famiy as tbey dont know how much i suffer.
@annehathaway2107
@annehathaway2107 4 ай бұрын
If you go on hrt surely you have to take them for life as the hormones they replace are gone?
@Veramelzo
@Veramelzo Ай бұрын
I am 53 years old. I have a severe headache during menopause and it does not respond to any treatment. Would Bhrt be helpful? Greetings to all my sisters from Istanbul❤
@luzfernandez-aviles6365
@luzfernandez-aviles6365 29 күн бұрын
It's so frustrating to hear all this info and then go to your GYN and they are not on board with what you are saying. Then you try to look into a gyn that is on board, and they don't accept health insurance, and if by chance you do find one that is on board and takes insurance, you have to wait six months to get an appointment. uggg
@nccrchurchunusual7990
@nccrchurchunusual7990 5 ай бұрын
Thank you. Where are you located? I need Help finding a dr...I just moved every obgyn I call is not accepting patients, never mind if they will even give me hrt.
@truewomenshealth
@truewomenshealth Ай бұрын
We are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
@monik8209
@monik8209 Ай бұрын
How can Mona Lisa treatment be as effective as oestrogen. Does it treat dryness (I don’t understand how) or does it just make the tissues resilient?
@truewomenshealth
@truewomenshealth Ай бұрын
Sorry, we missed this question! The MonaLisa Touch laser stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves the production of elastin and collagen to restore vaginal tissues.
@yogaexercise9637
@yogaexercise9637 6 ай бұрын
What can I do if I live in a small/mid-sized town and can't find a well-trained provider? Is there a reliable tele-medicine provider one could go to?
@truewomenshealth
@truewomenshealth Ай бұрын
You can look for a Certified Menopause Practitioner on menopause.org. We are able to do telehealth in a few states -- Dr. Diana Bitner is licensed in the State of Michigan and the State of Florida. Dr. Celia Egan is licensed in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, Colorado, and Alabama.
@crazy_tee
@crazy_tee 3 ай бұрын
I am.lost... had a partial hysterectomy about 10 years ago... then a year later went back and took one of the ovaries... I still have one ovary left... i have ZERO sex drive but had a low sex drive anyways and it does not bother me at all to have ZERO drive...lol... but do not know that I have any hotflashes...or anything menopause relatd... but now my blood work is horrible... triglyceride through the roof... cholesterol too high and low... pre diabetic...and hormones out of wack..Dr is puutting me on HRTs...and other meds to address the other issues... I DO NOT THINK IT IS SAFE...i think i have missed the window... but...have not experienced menopause symptoms that I know of..I am 54...going on 55
@aprilepp74
@aprilepp74 6 ай бұрын
How long does the monalisa touch last?
@truewomenshealth
@truewomenshealth Ай бұрын
Usually, after a series of 3 treatments 6 weeks apart, you will need one annual treatment.
@ddmontg3402
@ddmontg3402 5 ай бұрын
Are you part of NAMs?
@truewomenshealth
@truewomenshealth Ай бұрын
Yes! All of our providers are Menopause Society Certified Practitioners.
@Aki-wq6xh
@Aki-wq6xh 2 ай бұрын
Thsi makes me angry. I have found all these talk about the ‘window’ extremely disempowering /( Should i just give up now post ten years menopause even my cardiovascular system is healthy!?
@kimwood8311
@kimwood8311 2 ай бұрын
I just saw a nams gyn and she gave me a flat no. Im 68 and missd the window. It would increase chances of heart attack and stroke. But, im completely healthy, no meds and she gave me a flat NO. im going online.
@anneg8319
@anneg8319 2 ай бұрын
That's what happened to me too! With a name gyno!
@kimwood8311
@kimwood8311 2 ай бұрын
@@anneg8319 what are you going to do?
@Aki-wq6xh
@Aki-wq6xh 2 ай бұрын
I feel so conflicted too 😢
@homedogtwo8820
@homedogtwo8820 3 ай бұрын
This woman doesn't answer any comments at all,
@pejisan
@pejisan 2 ай бұрын
WAIT!!! you are ignoring all the covert symptoms of menopause!! Osteoporosis is the best known, but brain fog, dementia, cardiovascular disease, insomnia, depression, anxiety, etc. etc. are also menopausal just helping a few overt symptoms is a tiny piece of the problem.
@user-be5rt8xj9i
@user-be5rt8xj9i 4 ай бұрын
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