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Scott D
On 4/19/2012 at 5:59 PM, Guest Melissa.1957 said:

Dr. Becky Allison discusses the study and how it relates to MtF woman. Dr. Allison is a cardiologist and a transwoman. It is a very good read

http://www.drbecky.com/hormheart.html

This answers one of my concerns about my 11 yr old son if he eventually gets HRT.  His mother has Factor V Leiden.

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Jani423

Hello Scott.  I think the take away from this article is this.

"A much better drug is estradiol, a naturally occurring estrogen.... This not only gives better absorption, but avoids the metabolism by the liver which might stimulate more blood clotting problems. Estradiol can also be given by injection or by transdermal patches, but the sublingual route seems to me to be the best. I believe the use of estradiol rather than CEE will reduce a person's health risks, and urge physicians to change their patients to estradiol."

 

don't believe many, if any endocrinologists are prescribing CEE any longer as the benefits of bio-identical are superior.  

 

Jani

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Charlize

Heart disease and stroke are one of the reasons we are here at Trans/Pulse.  Many folks self medicate for many reasons but it is a dangerous practice.  I have severe coronary artery disease (CAD) and am monitored quite regularly.  Topical estradiol is a much safer route as Jani pointed out and with a good endocrinologist, who know a persons medical history risks are greatly reduced.  I may not have a great many innings left due to my heart disease but the peace of mind and absence of the stress i had throughout my life is so much reduced it feels that that should be a factor as well.

 

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Charlize

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TessaOKC

I have occasional AFIB and PVC's (heart palpitations) and I have asked over and over again if it is still safe to be on HRT. I asked my Endo, family doc, cardiologist and even the dermatologist and each one said no problem. My endo just waved her hand in the air and said, "Psst, no problem". 

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