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Doctor insights on: Corticortropin Releasing Hormone

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Is there something like a melatonin releasing hormone, kind of like some of the other pituitary hormones have?

Is there something like a melatonin releasing hormone, kind of like some of the other pituitary hormones have?

None discovered yet: Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland in response to light/dark cycles and other stimuli. It doesn't change much when persons are placed in dark rooms for several days. Also nocturnal mammals like rats have the same secretion schedule as animals active in daytime. High dose melatonin can actually influence pituitary secretion of prolactin. Thanks for trustnig HealthTap! ...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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What exactly is hormone chemotherapy?

What exactly is hormone chemotherapy?

Hormonal therapy: Certain breast cancers are hormone drive, estrogen receptor positive. Hormonal therapy block receptors or formation of hormones in that way it decrease tumor growth and decrease the chance of recurrence of disease. ...Read more

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Could you please describe how hormone structure determines its function?

Could you please describe how hormone structure determines its function?

Hormone-Receptor: Hi. All hormones work by binding very specifically with high affinity to their cognate receptor. This is often describe as lock & key; only one specific key will open a lock. The receptor has a binding pocket for the hormone, and the hormone's structure is what makes it have binding specificity for its receptor. Hormone binding to its receptor sends a signal to cell to regulate some function. ...Read more

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Hi I have been to the doctors today and they told me my body isnt releasing a certain hormone that it should be and I can't remember the name of it could you help me if I tell you the symptons... Always feeling tires heavy bleeding clotting and always fee

Hi I have been to the doctors today and they told me my body isnt releasing a certain hormone that it should be and I can't remember the name of it could you help me if I tell you the symptons... Always feeling tires heavy bleeding clotting and always fee

Call the doc: It's hard to second guess what he/she told you. If you can't remember, call back and ask the question directly to your doctor. From what symptoms you gave before it was cut off, it sounds like a thyroid deficiency but can't say for sure. ...Read more

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Could I get some information on natural hormone replacement?

Could I get some information on natural hormone replacement?

See below: Could I get some information on natural hormone replacement? Natural hormone therapy consists of replacing hormone deficiencies within your body with bio identical hormones. This implies that the hormones your taking into your body have a very similar chemical structure to the hormones that are already present in your body. Bioidentical hormones are traditionally given in a cream base and absorbed through the skin. Depending on what base they're put into most are absorbed in somewhere between 15 and 45 seconds. The advantage of absorbing through the skin is that they don't have to pass through the liver at which time some of the compound will be broken down and not be able to be utilized by the body. Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy, which has been associated with a multiplicity of problems, that is not the case for natural hormone therapy. See the women's health initiative study for additional information on traditional hormone replacement therapy. We have been using natural hormone therapy consistently in our office for the past 18 years with very impressive results. We use a questionnaire and saliva testing to first identify the status of the patient's hormone balance. Once we've identified the patient's hormonal status we use bio identical hormones to get the well-deserved balance. Many of the symptoms that women often take as normal such as menstrual cramping, heavy menstruation, irritability during the time of their menstruation, hot flashes and night sweats are not normal and can be significantly improved upon with natural hormone therapy. Thanks for the question, if I can be further assistance to you contact us at the concierge service with healthtap.com ...Read more

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Are human growth hormone supplements bad if not abused. Just in moderation even for sports or gym purposes?

Are human growth hormone supplements bad if not abused. Just in moderation even for sports or gym purposes?

Why bother?: They're pricey, they're cheating, and they offer little benefit unless you want to end up grotesquely muscled. Whoever's trying to sell you this is probably claiming benefits that it cannot deliver. Why not be able to tell everyone, truthfully, "This is entirely natural." ...Read more

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What do I need what kind of hormones do you think it will work?

What do I need what kind of hormones do you think it will work?

Hormone: Hormones should only be used therapeutically in the case of a hormone deficiency. Even then, not all hormones are recommended for replacement. ...Read more

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Cholesterol, hormones, salt, glucose can all be measured from blood. Is it possible to measure level of hydration via blood? 2 c if I have enough h2o

Cholesterol, hormones, salt, glucose can all be measured from blood. Is it possible to measure level of hydration via blood? 2 c if I have enough h2o

Inferred: Sate of hydration can be inferred from blood levels of protein, hemoglobin, sodium etc, by comparing with earlier levels. Measurement of serum osmolality provides an independent measure of the solute content of blood. ...Read more

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