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Causes For Hormone Imbalance In Women
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
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
Usually no: During the time a woman is perimenopausal hormonal manipulation can cause some spotting or bleeding depending on how the hormones are dosed. Once a woman is truly menopausal hrt does not usually cause menstruation. Vaginal bleeding in the post-menopausal woman is considered abnormal & worthy of investigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopause: Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55. If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can. Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...Read more
Rarely given to men: Estrogen should not generally be given as hormone therapy to men. Exceptions are (very mrarely) treatment of advanced prostate cancer, or male to female trangender patients. I would expect estrogen to decrease horniness as testosterone is the most important hormone for male sex drive, and most men have much more testosterone than estrogen in their blood (a 10:1 ratio or higher is normal). ...Read more
Can big fluctuations in hormone levels, such as in perimenopause, contribute to the development of female cancers?
Yes: The hormonal changes that usually occur in the 10-15 years before menopause can contribute to many problems. Progesterone levels drop leading to "estrogen dominance". Fibroid and endometriosis growth can accelerate. Ovarian cysts can be more likely. The endometrial lining can become hyperplastic or thickened leading to polyps, atypia, and cancer. Get your regular checkups. ...Read more
Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?
It should: If hrt is given continuously, in other words, estrogen and Progesterone on a daily basis with no breaks, then you should not have any bleeding unless it is a breakthrough bleed. If you cycle on e and p and go off it them for 5 days then many women will experience light bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More specifics?: "hormone imbalances" in pediatrics has an entire subspecialty dedicated to it known as pediatric endocrinology. Your question is really far too general to be answered adequately for you. Can you be more specific about the problem? Also, i believe the best way to address these questions is to speak with your physician about them, and if they can't asnswer your questions, request a referral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello doctor can taking antibiotics for treating acne cause imbalances in hormones and monthly cycles of periods in females?
Wrong Forum: I am sorry but that answer would take up a whole text book. It is not simple or specific enough for us to answer in 400 characters or less. I am sure you can find resources on the web that can be much more thorough. Health Tap is for specific questions about one specific concern at a time. ...Read more
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Does taking tasly phytosoy tablets help balance hormones in women who is in the 30 thirties ? Also what are the signs that hormones are imbalance?
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