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What part(s) of the brain is/are involved with respiration? Would it be the hypothalamus?

What part(s) of the brain is/are involved with respiration?  Would it be the hypothalamus?

See below: Although the anatomy of respiration is complex and does involve peripherally the phrenic nerve to allow inhalation and expiration of the lungs, the main control area is at the base of the brain, the fourth ventricular region of the brainstem. ...Read more

Hypothalamus (Definition)

An area of brain that deals with maintenance of homeostasis throughout the body. Important for temperature, appetite, weight regulation, coordination with other areas ...Read more


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What is the cure for the hypothalamus?

What is the cure for the hypothalamus?

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. ...Read more

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What are the effects of encephalitis on the hypothalamus?

What are the effects of encephalitis on the hypothalamus?

Varies: If encephalitis spreads to the hypothalamus it is hard to predict, because there are many nuclei or "centers" in the hypothalamus that do very different and sometimes opposite functions. For example some people with encephalitis lethargica slept constantly while others could not fall asleep at all, because different nuclei were affected. ...Read more

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What to do about hypothalamus gland and weight loss?

Please : clarify what is going on with your hypothalamus so we can better answer your question. ...Read more

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Does resetting the hypothalamus affect pituitary tumor?

Depends on case: If you mean suppressing the gland, such as using bromocryptine for a pituitary adenoma, it can help control the symtpoms and prolactinomas can shrink. For other tumors, this may not be the case art all - for metastases to the pituitary or for craniopharyngioma, addressing hormone function generally does not affect the tumor's growth, although hormone symptoms can be relieved quite a bit. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How to fix my LH FSH testasterone ? Three of them are low always due to problems in my hypothalamus

How to fix my LH FSH testasterone ? Three of them are low always due to problems in my hypothalamus

Anabolic steroids: Have you taken Anabolic steroids in the past, or are you on high doses of narcotics. Both can screw up the regulation of sex hormones. You need to see an endocrinologist for an expert opinion before you begin testosterone therapy which could be lifelong. ...Read more

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Are there particular hormones produced and/or controlled by the posterior pituitary or hypothalamus?

Are there particular hormones produced and/or controlled by the posterior pituitary or hypothalamus?

Posterior pituitary: The posterior pituitary, or neurohypophysis, does not produce hormones, but stores and releases antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin, which is produced by the hypothalamus. ...Read more

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I have an "unremarkable" pituitary MRI but think something is wrong with my hypothalamus. Would hypo affect pituitary?

Yes: Hypothalamic dysfunction is a problem with the region of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps control the pituitary gland and regulate many body functions. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more