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Can a female develop a seizure disorder because of hormone imbalance?

Can a female develop a seizure disorder because of hormone imbalance?

Not develop: Some women with epilepsy have a change in seizure frequency with their cycle (there are several patterns to this). Hormones can influence seizures, but they don't cause them. This is referred to as "catamenial epilepsy. ".

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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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Can a hormone imbalance be the? Cause of acne?

Can a hormone imbalance be the? Cause of acne?

Yes: If a woman has much acne, it is likely to be due to extra androgens, especially if her periods are not quite normal; this is very common and your family physician or gynecologist has already considered it. A man's acne is usually just from him having plenty of testosterone, which is a good thing; acne is easy to treat with real medications.

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Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..

Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..

Hormones, acne: Yes, a woman can be tested for hormone imbalance through blood, saliva or urine. I use a combination of these to fully evaluate these problems.

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Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Around the time I started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding I started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?

Possible: You are asking an excellent question whose answer is not simple. Your heavier menstruation or abnormal menses can indicate hormonal irregularities, but not always. These changes (for example pcos) can be linked to acne. Discuss this with your obgyn or dermatologist. They can check with some blood work.

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What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.

What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.

"Just Deeper": Hello, It's all just "plain old acne" except the cysts are deeper and scarier. Same process, same cause, overlapping treatments. For example, Keflex is used for all types of" plain old acne". This video may help get your mind around ths situation: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xyDI1EHkb04 I'll be here if you have any questions. Have a great day, -Dr. Neal Schwartz

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She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?

She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?

Various treatments.: While elevated glucocorticoids (or testosterone) cause acne, they cause a lot of other symptoms (obesity, thin skin glucocorticoids; male appearance if testosterone). Treatments Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and tetracycline. Topical retinoid medicines, such as tretinoin accutane, tazorac (tazarotene)

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Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4.???

Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4.???

Just manage it: If your monthly cycle is normal, you will not find a treatable underlying cause for your acne. If I understand your history, you are using doxycycline as sole therapy for acne. You need to add a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide. You may also benefit from a medicine like spironolactone, and various forms of the oral contraceptive pill can work as well.

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Have fibroids, hair not growing on head but on the side of the bikini zone, acne scars for a while, do I have hormone imbalance? Please help.

Have fibroids, hair not growing on head but on the side of the bikini zone, acne scars for a while, do I have hormone imbalance? Please help.

Possible: Excessive hair growth in women is called hirsutism, there are several reasons for it, hormonal imbalance being one of them. Acne, hair growth and also irregular cycles are a part of condition called polycystic ovaries. Dibeties or Insulin resistance may also be associated conditions. The treatment depends on your plans for pregancy. Hope this helps.

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Can testosterone boosters cause seizures or has testosterone/hormones got nothing to do with epilepsy and causes of seizures?

Can testosterone boosters cause seizures or has testosterone/hormones got nothing to do with epilepsy and causes of seizures?

Sorry, but: There are no testosterone boosters;, no matter what the internet and tv and your friends may tell you. The only way to boost your testosterone is through a healthy lieve style, proper nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of toxins like alcohol and tobacco. Save your money, and your health.

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Are focal seizures caused by hormonal change?

Are focal seizures caused by hormonal change?

Could be provoked: The hormonal issues can increase likelihood of seizure activity, but are not the underlying cause. Therefore, you need to be evaluated for a focal brain lesion, metabolic imbalance, toxins, medication side effects, contact with recreational drugs, vitamin deficiencies, chronic infections, etc.

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What to do if I have a friend who is pre op male to female. This person is taking the hormones and had a seizure is this okay and normal?

What to do if I have a friend who is pre op male to female. This person is taking the hormones and had a seizure is this okay and normal?

Not OK: The hormones usually don't cause seizures out of nowhere. S/he needs to be evaluated, preferably by a neurologist

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Can having seizures be connected with hormone in balance in women?

Can having seizures be connected with hormone in balance in women?

Unlikely, but possib: Generally no, theoretically, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which is underdiagnosed in women, could cause sodium abnormalities which could in turn lead to seizures, but this is an unlikely cause.

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How can reproductive hormones affect epileptic seizures?

How can reproductive hormones affect epileptic seizures?

Medication Effect: For the most part reproductive hormones do not cause seizures or worsen them. However, they can affect the absorption of anti-seizure medication and that can make those medicines less effective. Or the anti-seizure medication for instance can make birth control pills less effective.

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Are hormone/birth control pills (ex:Sprintec) able to control petit mal seizures especially for someone that has increased seizures during menses?

Are hormone/birth control pills (ex:Sprintec) able to control petit mal seizures especially for someone that has increased seizures during menses?

Work with Neuro: Birth control pills do not control petit mal seizures. Anti epileptic drugs control seizures. (AED) All women taking AEDs of childbearing years should be taking Folic acid. AED medications can induce hepatic enzymes that increase the metabolism of oral contraceptives. I advise your friend to go back to the Neurologist and work on a treatment plan tailored for her particular case. It is dangerous for seizures to remain untreated.

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Would getting a partial hysterectomy help lessen my catamenial, ie hormonal, seizures? Bc I have long periods and can't take birth control bc I have APS.

Would getting a partial hysterectomy help lessen my catamenial, ie hormonal, seizures? Bc I have long periods and can't take birth control bc I have APS.

Catamenial seizures: Catamenial seizures are related to neuronal sensitivity due to hormonal changes. Hysterectomy by itself without oophorectomy does not affect hormones and therefore will not have any effect on seizures.

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...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