Turner Syndrome and Hormone Replacement
Girls with Turner syndrome will need to take some hormone replacement, due to the fact that their bodies can not make enough of some of them on their own. Some hormones that a girl with Turner syndrome may be deficient in include:
Thyroid Hormone (if they have Hashimoto’s)
if you are a young adult with Turner syndrome (like me) you may have had a doctor put you on a birth control pill and tell you that it will give you all of the hormones that you need. However, most birth control pills do not have real progesterone in them, which is essential to protecting you against breast cancer and to your over all health. I would recommend talking to your doctor about bio-identical hormone replacement. That is what I personally do. To read more about all of this, please see my book “As a Butterfly: Turner Syndrome Survival Guide” and read the ‘Commonly Overlooked Problems’ section and ‘Tips for You’ section. Make sure you ask your doctor about checking your level of all of the above hormones. (I was severely deficient in testosterone, which can have many negative effects. This is commonly overlooked in women, but girls with Turner syndrome may need it.) Having the correct hormone replacement will help you to feel and look better. Your overall physical, emotional, and mental well being will improve greatly when all of your hormones are balanced.
What have been your personal experiences with Turner syndrome? Please let me know in the comments section. Thanks for reading!