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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Adiponectin (Overview)

Adiponectin (also referred to as gbp-28, apm1, adipoq and acrp30) is a protein which in humans is encoded by the adipoq gene. It is involved in regulating glucose levels as well as fatty acid breakdown.


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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates what?

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates what?

FSH,LH: Gnrh stimulates follicle stimulating hormone & luteinizing hormone which stimulates the ovary to produce estrogen and Progesterone which stimulates ovulation which causes increased Progesterone which causes secretory endometrium which prepares the endometrium to allow implantation of a fertilized egg. If no fertilized egg, Progesterone falls which stimulates gnrh to again rise & the cycle repeats. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
23 doctors shared insights

Adiponectin (Overview)

Adiponectin (also referred to as gbp-28, apm1, adipoq and acrp30) is a protein which in humans is encoded by the adipoq gene. It is involved in regulating glucose levels as well as fatty acid breakdown.


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What does adiponectin do?

What does adiponectin do?

See below: Adiponectin is a protein hormone that modulates a number of metabolic processes, including glucose regulation and fatty acid oxidation. Levels of the hormone are inversely correlated with body fat percentage in adults. ...Read more

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (gnrh) stimulates the production what?

Good question: Gnrh would seem by its name to help release gonadotropin. And if used in a certain fashion it could cause the release of gonadotropins (lh, fsh). However when given in a shot and having a sustained effect on the pituitary, it actually suppresses the release of lh and fsh. And this aspect of the medication can be used to help in many situations. ...Read more

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Secretion of adh(antidiuretic hormone) is inhibited by?

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Secretion of adh(antidiuretic hormone) is inhibited by?

Adh (vasopressin): Lesion in pituitary gland or kidney, such as tumor affecting aldosterone or causing dehydration or loss of fluids. ...Read more

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What hormone stimulates spermatogenesis?

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What hormone stimulates spermatogenesis?

Here are some...: It's hard to say which one stimulates which; oftentimes multiple factors are interacting to make a organ properly although one of the involved factors may play a major role for its overall functions. For sperm formation, FSH (follicule-stimulating hormone) is the key one but conjunction with healthy testicular tissue and LH as well as testosterone. More? Ask your Dr., preferably urologist. ...Read more

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Does hCG increase estrogen?

Does hCG increase estrogen?

Fertility: Hcg is made by the placenta of pregnancy. It functions by circulating throught the blood and 'maintaining' the corpus luteum in early pregnancy. The corpus luteum in response to continued HCG stimulation produces estrogen and progesterone. ...Read more

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What secretes testosterone?

What secretes testosterone?

Specialized glands: Brain signals regulateleydig cells in the testes which secrete testosterone. In males, most of the testosterone is produced in the testes and a small amount is derived from the adrenal gland. In females, small amounts of testosterone are produced in the ovaries and derived from the adrenal gland. ...Read more

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Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

No: There are some people who say it helps with PMS, but no scientific data showing it does anything at all. Should be avoided in pregnancy, breast feeding. ...Read more

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Does testosterone raise circulating aldosterone in the body?

Does testosterone raise circulating aldosterone in the body?

Testosterone aldo: When testosterone is given as a supplement in men with "low T", fluid retention is often noted as a side effect. The cause of this fluid retention is complex, and not just related to aldosterone levels. In a normal male with normal testosterone, this is not really a factor. ...Read more

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Does Metformin stimulates the ovaries?

Does Metformin stimulates the ovaries?

Not directly...: But it improves or abates insulin resistance, the cause of PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome, which causes anovulation! ...Read more

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Does exercise increase serotonin by stimulating the uptake of tryptophan by brain synaptosomes(sze py.1976)?

Does exercise increase serotonin by stimulating the uptake of tryptophan by brain synaptosomes(sze py.1976)?

Stress does: That paper describes increased uptake of tryptophan caused by glucocorticoids. If you stress yourself while exercising, you might get some increase in the uptake, however, direct connection between tryptophan uptake and exercise was not described. ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) raise shbg (sex hormone binding gobulin) levels?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) raise shbg (sex hormone binding gobulin) levels?

Interesting question: I have not found any publications specifically studying this question. Antipsychotics and Prozac (fluoxetine) can affect prolactin, potentially changing sex hormone levels. This may or may not relate to shbg levels, though. I did find one small (20 patients) study online concerning low testosterone levels and antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction: http://tinyurl.Com/mk84cfr further research needed. ...Read more

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What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

Low HGH: The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and parasellar tumors, for 15% of cases, the cause is unknown, and about 20% of cases are from extrapituitary tumors, and 5% from infiltrative or inflammatory lesions. Also, as we age, the levels of HGH decrease. ...Read more

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What is the leptin hormone?

What is the leptin hormone?

Product of fat cells: Leptin is a very important hormone that is produced by our fat cells (yes fat cells are active and considered an endocrine gland !) and play an important role in appetite regulation. It is believed that many obese people are "leptin resistance" as their appetite is not suppressed despite high leptin levels (leptin acts physiologically as an appetite suppressant). ...Read more

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Does hCG injections increase metabolism?

Does hCG injections increase metabolism?

No: Unfortunately the HCG injection weight loss claims have not been supported by science. It is sadly mostly a money-making gimick. Sorry. ...Read more

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Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read more

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Does increasing estrogen levels decrease chances of MPB?

Does increasing estrogen levels decrease chances of MPB?

Sorry: but what is MPB? Your masturbation did not cause your hair loss or any other adverse medical problems. Why do you think your estrogen level is increasing. Please provide more useful information. ...Read more

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Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Does exercise affect estradiol + estrone: progesterone ratio?

Yes: Any of these hormones can be affected by exercise. What matters most is the amount of fat you have in your body, because fat stores estrogen, which can affect the signaling for ovulation in your body, which can really affect the amount of progesterone that would be found on a blood test. ...Read more