Bruce Jenner may be ready to live his life as a woman, but could his alleged gender transition be more trouble than it’s worth?
According to Dr. Harold Reed, who has never treated the 65-year-old former Olympian, the answer is yes.
“Someone’s age is a huge determinant as to whether they should be taking hormones or not,” Reed, who specializes in sex changes, tells 'Radar Online.'
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Considering Bruce is in his 60s, the doctor explains it could have a negative impact on him.
“We used to prescribe hormones for all transsexual and transgender people, regardless of their age," says Reed. "But about two years ago the National Health Bureau concluded that people who are on estrogen that are over the age of 55 have a much higher incidence of heart disease, heart attacks and coagulopathy.”
Bruce Jenner recently spotted sporting a more feminine look. (Photo Credit: Splash)
He continues, “Coagulopathy is a condition in which a person forms blood clots more easily than other individuals and it can also lead to strokes, heart attacks and other serious health problems.
“There is an advisory out for doctors in our profession that if you are treating a transsexual or transgender patient over the age of 55, you should not prescribe estrogen.”
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Following his fatal car crash, which left one woman dead, on Feb. 7, the father-of-six reportedly admitted to taking hormones.
Bruce allegedly began his transition in December 2014 when he shaved down his Adam's Apple.