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Can hormone imbalance cause body odor?

Can hormone imbalance cause body odor?

BODY ODOR: A hormone imbalance can cause excessive perspiration which can then lead to body odor. This can occur in women during menopause. Sweat (perspiration) is essentially odorless. The odor comes from bacteria living in your armpits and other areas of the body. Change clothes daily; wash clothes often; use antibacterial soap. Stop eating garlic and onions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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I took Plan B 10 times and I have been experiencing involuntary muscle spasms every part of my body. Could this be caused by hormonal imbalance?

I took Plan B 10 times and I have been experiencing involuntary muscle spasms every part of my body. Could this be caused by hormonal imbalance?

Too much plan B: Plan b is an excellent form of emergency contraception but it should not be used routinely. If you have used Plan B 10 times you need to be on another form of contraception. After you not tsken Plan B for some time i would see if your symptoms go away. If not, or if your symptoms get worse, you should look for other causes. ...Read more

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What causes hormone imbalance in women over 25? And how to stop it?

What causes hormone imbalance in women over 25? And how to stop it?

Which hormones?: And how many years past 25yo? Ovaries don't typically stop functioning until early 50s eg menopause. Adrenal & pituitary glands don't commonly cause imbalance. Thyroid can become over or underactive for unknown reasons, sometimes inflammation, sometimes infection. Pancreas' insulin can become insufficient due to obesity eg insulin resistant diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hormone imbalance in teens?

What are the causes of hormone imbalance in teens?

Ovaries: Depends what type of hormone imbalance you are talking about. Often times the ovaries don't make teheproper amounts of estrogen and or progesterone, so teens can commonly have irregular periods, you can do hormone blood tests and if nothing is out of the ordinary( like low thyroid, etc. ) the teen can be cycled on low dose birth control pills to regulate the cycles. ...Read more

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I am a girl and I have a hairy body do I have hormone imbalance?

I am a girl and I have a hairy body do I have hormone imbalance?

You may or may not: May be genetics, may be from high testosterone and dheas or just high circulating testosterone but normal overall testosterone so please see your gyn for an exam and blood work and an ultrasound and then there are various medical and surgical things u can do to try to get rid of the hair. ...Read more

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Body Odor (Definition)

Body odor is a symptom in which a person has a strong, undesirable odor usually coming from the mixture of sweat, bodily oils, bodily chemicals, and skin bacteria in the warmer, moist parts of the body. Babies and young children should have little or no body odor ...Read more


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Hormone Imbalance (Definition)

Hormonal imbalance is when the chemicals from the brain controlling organs in the body are at a level that don't allow normal organ function. The organs may function at too high or too ...Read more


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