Hormones 2016

Today I'm proud to announce the publication of "Hormones 2016" (gold cover edition) containing 780 pages of goodies, with one new hormone 'Triptorelin', and a major chapter called "README FIRST", which summarises all the drugs and gives their common side-effects, and links to their main entries. There is also a …

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Clinical Review: Breast Development in Trans Women Receiving Cross-Sex Hormones

Published online 16 December 2015

Abstract

Introduction

In trans women (male-to-female transsexual persons), cross-sex hormone therapy is administered to induce feminization. Breast development is an important part of feminization for most trans women.

Aim

The aim of this study is to assess the effect of cross-sex hormone therapy on breast …

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'Herbal Hormones 2015'

Date Modified Tags herbal / hormones

Things might be seen to be very quiet here with not many new posts, and the reason why is that I'm researching and writing "Herbal Hormones 2015". My self-imposed deadline is the end of August for all the researching and writing, and then a couple of weeks for indexing, tidying …

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Largest Study to Date: Transgender Hormone Treatment Safe

Cross-sex hormone treatment of transgender adults leads to very few long-term side effects, according to the authors of the largest study to date to examine this issue.

More than 2000 patients from 15 US and European centers participated in the retrospective study, called "Comorbidity and Side Effects of Cross-Sex Hormone …

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Effects of Estrogen Treatment on Sexual Behavior in Male-to-Female Transsexuals: Experimental and Clinical Observations

Published

Arch Sex Behav. 1985 Feb;14(1):29-40.

Abstract

The effects of oral estrogen treatment on sexual physiology and behavior were examined in seven presurgical male-to-female transsexuals engaged in cross-living. Subjects were studied prior to hormone treatment, during long-term hormone treatment, and during an experimental double-blind period in which …

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Endocrine and clinical effects of micronized estradiol administered vaginally or orally - [2001]

OBJECTIVE

To determine the impact of the vaginal route of micronized estradiol (E(2)) administration upon hepatic globulin and lipid production and upon the outcome of oocyte donation cycles in which the recipients received E(2) via this route.

DESIGN

Series report.

SETTING

University-based assisted reproduction techniques (ART) program.

PATIENT …

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Hormonal Involvement in Brain Functions

THYROID HORMONE

Hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone, TH) is a condition that causes a decline in metabolic function that slows arterial blood flow and impedes the delivery of key nutrients and oxygen to the brain. As a result, the person both thinks and moves more slowly. If not treated in time …

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Hormonal Sex Reassignment

Abstract

The author reviews the relevant current literature on the subject. He goes on to outline detailed treatment recommendations for MTFs with estrogens and antiandrogens. He highlights side effects and complications such as venous thrombosis, breast cancer in individuals with a predisposing family history and the rare incidence of prolactin …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Introduction

There are almost ten million menopausal women in the UK today, of whom 80 per cent will suffer from climacteric symptoms. Less than a quarter of these women, however, seek help. Unfortunately, of those who do seek medical advice, many have their questions or problems unresolved either due to …

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Hormone Treatment in Transsexuals

Authors - Henk Asscheman, MD and Louis J.G. Gooren, MD

Henk Asscheman and Louis J.G. Gooren are both affiliated with the Division of Andrology/Endocrinology, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam. Please send all correspondence to: Professor Louis J.G. Gooren, Free University Hospital, P0. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, the …

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Hormones: When Reality Takes A Break

by: Wendi Pierce

Recently I saw a cartoon in Tapestry that took a little while to sink in. The cartoon was a take-off on the drug addiction awareness ads running in many national publications. The original ad went something like this, "This is Crack, this is your brain on crack …

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Hysterectomy

Introduction

Hysterectomy simply means the surgical removal of the uterus. Having a hysterectomy can be devastating for some women, especially those who find difficulty in accepting an end to their fertility. For others, however, it is seen as offering a welcome relief from pain or discomfort, or debilitating heavy blood …

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Pharmacokinetics of Estrogens and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Abstract

Various estrogen preparations can be used in hormone replacement therapy for peri- and postmenopausal women. Different progestagens can be combined with these estrogens and different methods of administration, different dosages and administration schemes can be used. The pharmacokinetics can vary greatly in the same treatment according to the individual …

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The misery of hay fever

Exam time is a period of considerable stress for many young people and their families. But in addition to the rigour of the exams themselves, revision and examination periods coincide with the peak hay fever season. This includes not only GCSE's and A levels, but also most university and college …

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The Pharmacological Treatment of Transsexuals

Hormonal therapy for transsexual patients undergoing gender re-assignment suffers from a lack of knowledge about possible adverse effects. This article presents a description of some of the drugs we have found useful for management of these patients and gives an outline of our scheme for monitoring change.

The endocrinological management …

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Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual People: A Review of Treatment Regimens, Outcomes, and Adverse Effects

Abstract

Cross-sex hormone treatment is an important component in medical treatment of transsexual people. Endocrinologists are often faced with designing treatment recommendations. Although guidelines from organizations, such as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, have been helpful, management remains complex and experience guided. We discuss the range of treatment …

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Older Men Are as Responsive as Young Men to the Anabolic Effects of Graded Doses of Testosterone on the Skeletal Muscle

Authors

Shalender Bhasin, Linda Woodhouse, Richard Casaburi, Atam B. Singh, Ricky Phong Mac, Martin Lee, Kevin E. Yarasheski, Indrani Sinha-Hikim, Connie Dzekov, Jeanne Dzekov, Lynne Magliano and Thomas W. Storer.

Source

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism; (2005); Vol. 90, No. 2 678-688.

Although testosterone levels and muscle mass decline …

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Oral and transdermal estrogens both lower plasma total homocysteine in male-to-female transsexuals

Authors

Giltay EJ; Verhoef P; Gooren LJ; Geleijnse JM; Schouten EG; Stehouwer CD

Department of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 8129, Netherlands. [email protected]

Source

Atherosclerosis 2003 May;168(1):139-46 (ISSN: 0021-9150)

Plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) levels are on average lower in women versus …

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