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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. ". ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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 have TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy), diagnosed March this year. When I menstruate I get seizures. What can I do to stop the hormone imbalance?

I have TLE (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy), diagnosed March this year. When I menstruate I get seizures. What can I do to stop the hormone imbalance?

Catamenial epilepsy: This is not an uncommon scenario particularly in young women with epilepsy. Fortunately, this can be controlled in the vast majority of women with medications, sometimes with additional meds at the time of menses. Meet with your neurologist to discuss options to address these seizures at the time of your menses. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.

Same condition: Cystic acne is just more advanced/aggressive. Treatment needs more than topicals, like adding oral antibiotics or even accutane. Keflex is not a standard rx, but it might help some. Acne is (male) hormone related, but it also aggravated by stress, etc. ...Read more

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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) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can extreme motion sickness (especially around more hormonal times of the month) (not pregnant) be a sympt. Of seizure? Vest. Migraine?

Can extreme motion sickness (especially around more hormonal times of the month) (not pregnant) be a sympt. Of seizure? Vest. Migraine?

Unclear: I apologize but I do not understand exactly what you are asking. Extreme nausea should be evaluated preferably by a gastroenterologist. If the nausea is associated with a Migraine headache then it should be evaluated by a neurologist. If you do not have seizures or a known seizure disorder then nausea is not a likely indicator of future seizure activity. ...Read more

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Can anemia cause hormone imbalance?

Can anemia cause hormone imbalance?

Usually not: Really severe anemia can occasionally be associated with ovarian failure, but not usually. In men, really severe anemia should not be associated with hormones. ...Read more

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Can a miscarriage cause hormone imbalance?

Can a miscarriage cause hormone imbalance?

Misch causing imbal: Yes it can, as the early pregnancy started a hormone change that was interrupted, but may take considerable time to readjust to normal hormonal balance. ...Read more

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Can hormone imbalance cause bacterial vagnosis?

Possible: Diabetes in poor control can increase your risks. Early menopause can as well, it that seems unlikely at your age. Check w/your gyn. ...Read more

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Can depression be caused by undiagnosed hormone imbalance?

Can depression be caused by undiagnosed hormone imbalance?

Depression: Possible, especially around end of menstrual cycles, is if female with hormone changes related to illness involving reproductive organs. ...Read more

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What other conditions would cause night sweats other than hormone imbalance?

What other conditions would cause night sweats other than hormone imbalance?

Night sweats: Tuberculosis, other infection white blood cell cancer called lymphoma. Can of course include just being over heated. Thick quilts can sometimes aggravate. ...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

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