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what's the role of hormones in humans?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Chemical messangers: Hormones are chemical messangers in your body that tell different parts to do something whether its digestion, sex hormones, stress hormones, regulate blood pressure and heart function, control metabolism rate, etc.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Which hormones are secreted by the anterior pituitary?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
6 major ones: The anterior pituitary secretes 6 major hormones: 1. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth) which tells the adrenal gland to secrete glucocorticoids (a steroid hormone), 2. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) for the thyroid, 3. Follice-stimulating hormone (fsh) , 4. Luteinizing hormone (lh) both directed at the ovaries/testes, 5. Growth hormone (gh), & 6. Prolactin (prl) for the ovaries & breasts.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What happens if the pituitary produces too much or too little hormone?

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Dr. Justin Fuehrer
Dr. Justin Fuehreranswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
It depends: It depends on which hormone we are discussing. Effects ranging from gigantism/dwarfism, to inability to get pregnant are possibilities. So, it is difficult to say without knowing specifically which hormone we are concerned with. The six hormones produced by the pituitary are: fsh, LH (control sex hormones), gh (growth), TSH (thyroid), acth (adrenal), and prolactin (milk).
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the important hormones secreted by pituitary glands?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Many: The pituitary secretes a number of hormones, all of which are important. Anterior pituitary: follicle stimulating hormone, leutinizing hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone, prolactin, and growth hormone. Posterior pituitary: oxytocin and antidiuretic hormone. Each serves a different but very important role.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Ant. Pit also secretes melanocyte stimulating hormone.
May 14, 2012
TX
A 20-year-old female asked:

How do I get my hormones checked? What specific tests are there?

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Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Hormone check: The hormone could be checked blood or salive samples.The most frequent are: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, fshlh, shbc, estradiol, estriol, tsh, pth, and those related to adrenals , like cortisol.....As a family dr.And pcp we check frequently at our office, others patients go to gyn, but normally they check only less than your pcp , or holistic dr.Of course depends of your medical hx.Age, sex..
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the most effective pro-hormone on the market?

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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Pregnenolone or DHEA: I assume by pro-hormone that you mean a supplement the body would use to make hormones? If that is the case dhea or 7-keto dhea are utilized to make the male and female hormones. Then also pregnenolone which is converted into dhea and then the other hormones including pregesterone. Be careful - high doses can lead to trouble - your levels need to be monitored with a knowledgeable physician!

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