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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Hormones: An interesting item. Please go online and look at the many articles that are easy to read and understand (don't spend time with the sophisticated arti ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Sex hormones: The pituitary gland controls both testosterone and estrogen with higher T levels in men and higher E levels in women. Could you let me know why you a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
BIG question!: Hi. In general terms, a hormone is a substance made in one place in the body and active at other places (the target tissues). Hormones bind specific r ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: Depends on which hormone but too much of certain hormone (cortisol, insulin...) can make you gain weight, regardless of whether it's from the outside ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Many hormones may dwindle through the years. The most commonly known is estrogen decrease causing menopause 48-52yo. Men may experience decreased test ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Many: Insulin, glucagon, ghrelin, leptin, cortisol, pyy, npy, glp to name a few.
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in Family Medicine
It can.: Oral Contraceptives frequently cause a mild elevation in blood pressure within the normal range; however, overt hypertension can occur. Early reports ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Not really: Misoprostol mimics a prostaglandin substance in the body. Prostaglandins are not true hormones because they are not secreted by a gland and do not tra ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Different.: Don't quite understand the question. But different hormones have different effects on the body. We have many hormones in our body. We have hormones ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Many ways: If you consume a very restrictive diet, you may develop nutritional deficiencies which can alter the function of enzymes, organ systems, and hormones. ... Read More

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