Certain side effects and risks have been associated with Hormone Replacement Therapy.

In women, these risks include, but are not limited to, an increased risk of:

  1. Developing endometrial cancer,
  2. Developing breast cancer,
  3. Developing blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, or other cardiovascular problems,
  4. Causing tissue edema,
  5. Causing changes in lipids,
  6. Causing a permanent or long-term enlargement of the clitoris,
  7. Causing permanent hair growth on one’s face, chest, buttocks, or other areas of the body,
  8. Causing severe acne,
  9. Causing a woman’s voice to permanently deepen or deepen for an extended period of time,
  10. Causing menstrual or menstrual-like bleeding in a menopausal woman, and
  11. Developing psychological changes such as increased anger or aggressive behavior.
  12. There is currently no FDA Approved testosterone treatment for women.  Testosterone treatment for women is considered “off-label”.

In men, these risks include, but are not limited to, an increased risk of:

  1. Developing prostate cancer,
  2. Developing blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, or other cardiovascular problems,
  3. Causing tissue edema,
  4. Causing changes in lipids,
  5. Causing testicular atrophy,
  6. Causing infertility,
  7. Developing breast tissue similar to that found in a woman,
  8. Causing head hair loss,
  9. Causing permanent hair growth on one’s face, chest, buttocks, or other area of the body, and
  10. Developing psychological changes such as increased anger or aggressive behavior.

The physicians and practitioners at Hormone Health Weightloss and ReGenerative Therapy are always available to discuss your individual medical situation and help you evaluate the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy.

 

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