Articles for topic: hysterectomy
Women are ruled by their hormones, but how do you know if yours are in balance?
It can be an immediate journey into menopause and conventional advice is oestrogen-only HRT, but bioidentical doctors take a very different view.
Around 55,000 hysterectomy operations are carried out in the UK each year. This means about one in five women will have a hysterectomy at some point.
This ‘surgical menopause’ can help many symptoms, but may leave you with some you had not counted on.
Having an early menopause can have profound effects, whether occurring naturally or from a hysterectomy.
Do you know the effects of a hysterectomy and how your hormone balance will be affected?
This is a subject on which there can be confusion. So I asked Dame Dr Shirley Bond, a private GP with many years of experience of bioidentical hormones, about exactly which hormones are needed.
Women frequently ask if bioidentical hormones can be used after a hysterectomy. It is a common misconception that only oestrogen is needed but progesterone is also vital as US bioidentical expert Jeffrey Dach explains.