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what are some natural treatment options when the hypothalamus gland is not functioning?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not really.: Who diagnosed your hypothalmus as " not functioning." if this were completely true, you would not be asking this question, since the hypothalamus controls pituitary function and hormone secretion. Their are supplements (argine/ornithine) that can bolster hgh secretion by the pituitary, but none have a direct function on the hypothalamus.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the causes and effects of having a defective hypothalamus?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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HP axis: Hypothalamus-pituitary axis (glands) in the brain produces important hormones that regulates your thyroid, testosterone, estrogen, steroid production. That regulate immune system, blood pressure, sugar level, sex drive, reproduction, menopause, obesity. Please, consult with your physician, endocrinologist. I have many patient with productive life despite having endocrine hormones conditions.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What happens if my hypothalamus is not functioning properly? Will I lose my appestat?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No.: No.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the cure for the hypothalamus?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Makes no sense: Hypothalamus is not a disease or condition. It is an anatomic part of the brain. You need it to function. Thus, there is no cure or treatment for a part of the anatomy.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Following a stroke that damages the hypothalamus, what would you expect the person to have problems with?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Basic dysfunctions: Specific manifestations can include: alteration of temperature control, blood pressure lability, hormonal disregulation (such as menstrual abnormalities, sleep-wake cycle changes, increased or decreased appetite/weight status. These may be permanent.
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A 52-year-old male asked:

Any link between aspergers syndrome & hypothalamus dysfunction?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Maybe: There were news media reports in the mid 2000's regarding oxytocin & aspergers. The latest definitive article i found, from mit & published 2010, indicated the lower amounts of oxytocin produced could be implicated in social awkwardness of neuropsychiatric disorders. But did not have a cause & effect relationship. The hypothalamus is the last common neural pathway for social interaction in mammals.

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