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which hormones affect appetite?

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Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 20 years experience
Many: Insulin, glucagon, ghrelin, leptin, cortisol, pyy, npy, glp to name a few.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Why is my appetite increased while pregnant?

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Progesterone: Progesterone and several other hormones that are secreted at high levels when you become pregnant are all appetite stimulants. Once pregnant, your body is geared towards storing as much food for the baby and for breastfeeding.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I tell the difference between my moods being just my hormones or something more serious?

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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Watch the timing: If your mood gets "bad" post ovulation, about 2 weeks into your cycle, or later and gets better as soon as your period starts. It may be hormonal. Keeping a healthy diet and exercising can help alot. If you are a candidate, birth control pills often help with pms. Even if it is "just pms" it can be debilitating. You should see your doctor for treatment.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How does hormone therapy work?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
By replacement: Hormone therapy is supplemental, replacing lost hormone to better levels.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What role might hormones play in anxiety?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety & hormones: Hormonal imbalance, especially in women, especially near menopause where levels of Progesterone drop. Progesterone is similar to serotonin & has a calming effect. This can be compounded by elevated levels of oestrogen, or use of birth control pill.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why can taking hormone supplements be dangerous at 80?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
It's not: Many women can safely use menopausal hormonal therapy as they age, even beyond 80. A thorough and thoughtful evaluation by a women's health specialist is recommended.

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