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Name: CK

I am 32 years old and had a full hysterectomy 11 months ago. I find it very difficult to find information pertaining to hysterectomy at a young age. I need to make an educated and informed decision just what to do about hormone therapy. HELP! Should I or shouldn't I? Premerin? Premerin/Progesterone? Estratest? Can you help me? CK

CK, having had a surgical menopause at such a young age, I would assume your physician to definitely go on hormone replacement because you have the potential to spend more than two thirds of your life without estrogen, which could be very harmful to your bones and heart. The fact that you had your ovaries removed as well would leave me to recommend taking Estratest or Estratest HS on a daily basis so that you also replace the testosterone that is no longer being made by the ovaries. Testosterone is very important for energy, bone growth and sense of well-being. Also you might want to look at chapter 6 of my book Making Love the Way We Used To...Or Better, which discusses this in more detail.

Dr. Alan Altman

Author of "Making Love the Way We Used To...Or Better."


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