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how should i rebalance my hormones?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Blood test: Notice that dr. Dasilva talks about "optimal" blood levels. This is different than "normal range". It is very important to optimize hormone levels to get the most out of bhrt. All lab test results follow a bell curve, so if your levels are on the lower end of the curve, that places you in lowest end of the population being studied. Normal range means nothing in my opinion.
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Dr. Wendy Askew commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
I agree with Dr Treacy, though I do follow blood work, it is mostly to make sure that my patient's dont' have crazy high levels when utilizing bhrt. Optimal range for hormones and for some nutrients is very different than 'normal range'. Same for thyroid!
Mar 2, 2013

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

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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.
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Ant. Pit also secretes melanocyte stimulating hormone.
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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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