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Can Healing Thyroid Help Serotonin Levels
Adaptogen: Classically considered an adaptogen, which means it supports many different appropriate reactions in a system that are protective or adaptive, it is thought to impact all the monoamines, of which Dopamine is one. It is claimed to increase impact of Dopamine responses possibly more than actually directly increasing levels, but that is controversial. ...Read more
If high cortisol can decrease serotonin levels then can low cortisol(like due to iatrogenic adrenal suppression) increase serotonin levels?
Will 10mg of amitriptyline increase serotonin and noreph. Levels to assist with stress and/or anxiety?
Yes: But please remember that there are a great many non caloric nutrients in natural food. You can't pick out one two and give them priority. ...Read more
Can metabolic research supplements raise liver levels, sugar levels and cause thyroid levels to be out of whack?
Ingredients: Since the FDA doesn't usually study supplements, we can't know their ingredients or side effects,but it is known that some supplements or herbs can have adverse effects on various organs. Show the supplement To your pharmacist who may be able to give you more helpful information. ...Read more
Increase tyrosine: Here's a nice wikihow on this topic: http://www.Wikihow.Com/increase-dopamine. Some foods high in tyrosine are almonds, avocados, bananas, low-fat dairy, lima beans, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. Limit refined carbohydrates - sugar and flour. Eat a diet high in antioxidants to prevent the degradation of dopamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hyperactive thyroid increase your testosterone lvl? And if so will thyroid medication help bring it down?
See answer: Testosterone (T) exists in blood in three forms: 50-60% tightly bound to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) protein (biologically inactive); 40-50% weakly bound to Albumin protein (active); and 3-5% unbound/Free T (active). Hyperthyroidism can cause higher levels of SHBG (inactive T) leading to higher serum levels of Total T, but unchanged or relative decrease in the two active forms of T. ...Read more
Caffeine depleted my serotonin levels and melatonin levels causing me to have anxiety. What natutal supplements can I take?
Assessment 1st: What you take depends on what the problem is, & what result you want. Before trying more supplements, it would make sense to see your doctor for assessment of the "derealization" and insomnia you mentioned in your additional patient information. These may be connected to more complicated conditions, and need specialized treatment for best results. Hoping for the best possible outcome for you! ...Read more
The results of : Studies on this subject are conflicting. So there's no conclusive evidence that ptsd can increase testosterone level. As a rule, stress lowers levels of male and female hormones. Take care! http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/22261549/?I=3&from=/12707485/related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could depression and anxiety which are linked to low serotonin levels be related to low adrenaline levels?
Possibly: Sanfran: some of the anti-depressants target norepinephrine. These include meds like Cymbalta and effexor (venlafaxine). So yes, it could be possible. That said, the serotonin/dopamine/norepinephrine theory of depression is just one part of understanding depression. I hope that helps! -- dr. Z (the healthy mind). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if morphine sulfate increases dopamine levels in the brain while decreasing serotonin levels 5-ht ?
Timing: There is more than one answer depending on timing. Opiates initially increase bothe Dopamine and serotonin levels. However, long term abuse can lead to lower than normal levels as you deplete the body's reservoirs of these neurotransmitters. It also makes a difference WHERE in the CNS you are trying to measusre these things. Most of the work has been done on mice and extrapolated to humans! ...Read more
Can the anti-depressant, cymbalta, (duloxetine) affect testosterone, LH, FSH, PRL or TSH levels in any way?
Here are some ..: The causes for low-T are many, can be primary or secondary. Over the last decade, more awareness in drug-induced HPG axis dysfunction has emerged leading to low-T. Now, it is increasingly known all drugs exerting their effects on CNS will in time affect HPG axis, notably the opiate-related drugs. For cymbalta (duloxetine), up to present, it does cause low-T in few patients, but reported at 0.07%. ...Read more
Beware: "chinese herbs" are seldom what they are supposed to be, are totally unregulated, are often western pharmaceuticals dressed up, and have caused epidemics of liver failure when someone has laced them with poison. Please be careful, and get with a mainstream physician for help conceiving naturally. ...Read more
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more
Can raising acetylcholine levels through supplements lead to insomnia? When acetylcholine is raised does that also raise dopamine too?
Not many: Unless you are having a specific deficiency, the only thing you can do try to allow your body to make more testosterone is eat a balanced healthy diet. There is no food that will force the testicles to make testosterone. Zinc deficiency may cause low testosterone but it is rare. ...Read more
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