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Yes: Glandulars have been a traditional source of these hormones, but there absorption is not realiable. Check with your doctor or check out acam which is an organization that has investigated and held standards on hormone supplementation. They even have a physician referral on there website. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Yes.: Hypogonadism appears to be common among males who have sarcoidosis. In a 2007 belgian study, male patients with sarcoidosis had significantly lower median circulating levels of testosterone than healthy age matched controls. The mechanism is thought to be due to testicular dysfunction or disruption of the hormone signals from the pituitary or hypothalamus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab tests: SED 25, glucose 80, luteinizing horm 5.0, thyroid stimulating horm 0.966, FSH 7.1. All on 12/17/14. Related to chronic hives?
No: See a dermatologist. Do you take aspirin or any meds or any herbs or vitamins, etc.? Hives for over 6 weeks is termed chronic urticaria and is usually not allergy. Meanwhile you can try Zyrtec (cetirizine) (cetirazine) 1 or 2 a day. Sometimes larger doses may be used. There is a chance it could make you sleepy. ...Read more
Hla+, ana-, ccp-, I have si joint inflammation, does my ESR levels will spike/ come positive cause of inflammation?
Ls -dx biopsy 2x protopic-no help estrace (estradiol) for thinning tissue freq flares on clob/estrace (estradiol). Peer rev studies lack of testosterone receptors ls opinio?
Potent Steroid Best: The evidence of topical testosterone being useful in the treatment of lichen sclerosis is weak. Most studies demonstrate better control with the potent corticosteroid clobetasol dipropionate (0.05%). The benefit of using Protopic is mixed. I would recommend seeing a board certified dermatologist for this condition. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi cortisol: Yes. Chronically high cortisol is very damaging by causing inflammation throughout the body. It leads to higher incidence of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and many more. This is why proper sleep, exercise, other forms of stress reduction such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation are so valuable. ...Read more
Yes: Testosterone is broken down into Dht & Estradiol (e2). Too much Dht is associated w/hair loss & prostate enlargement. Too much e2 is associated w/gynecomastia, eg nipple sensitivity and/or male breast development (moobs). Different medications can stop metabolism of t but can also upset balance (think of a seesaw). So if Dht goes down, e2 might go up. And vice versa. Talk to doc & monitor levels. ...Read more
Neither: Androgel & Androderm (along w/axiron, fortesta, striant & testim) are just different forms of testosterone. None are better for everyone. It all depends upon cost to you (think insurance or lack thereof) as well as route & frequency of application. Of course, there's always injectable testosterone, too, which is typically cheapest but it's a shot, at least once weekly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What pituitary hormones cause the adrenal gland to produce mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, and androgens and estrogens including pregnenolone?
Pituitary & steroids: Hi. Pituitary ACTH regulates adrenal cortisol production; it also acutely stimulates aldosterone, but is not the principle regulator. LH principally stimulates gonadal steroid hormone production (both genders make androgens & estrogens, but in opposite dominance). Pregnenolone is early in the steroidogenic pathway in both adrenals and gonads. Good luck! ...Read more
Are androstadiene, androsta (pro-testosterone compound) and hydroxyandrostendione considered as steroids?
Steroids : Yes, they all have the steroid structure. It is a chemical structure that starts with cholesterol. ...Read more
Can inflammation from a severe lupus flare cause an elevated d dimer of 1600? Crp over 200. Esr 50.
See below: Elevated CRP and ESR can be signs of lupus glare up. Lupus can cause hypercoagulable state (meaning you can form clots in the body even if you don't need to). D- dimer is a test for to check for by products of clots in the body. Elevated d dimer needs to be attended by doctor asap. ...Read more
With medication.: The adrenal glands produce androgenic hormones that can be blocked with medication. Aminoglutethimide, ketoconazole, abiraterone & tak-700 (orteronel) are examples, blocking the synthesis of steroid compounds in the glands. Other essential hormones that are blocked may need to be replaced. Surgical removal of both glands would also eliminate adrenal androgens, but it is not done for this purpose. ...Read more
Is PCOS or non classic CAH?FSH/LH are 1:3 ratio Testosteron Androstenedion 17Oh Progesteron are high Cortizol DHEA-S SHBG PROLACTIN Normal ACTH low
ACTH stimulation: If you have features of both problems, the male hormone levels and menstrual irregularities and infertility are the hallmarks of a diagnosis of PCOS. What does your Endo or Gyne/Endo say about this ? Ask them for answers, which may include an ACTH stim test to see how your pituitary axis is functioning to start with, followed by more adrenal function testing... ...Read more
In PCOS patients can high bioavailable testosterone cause high LH, or does the high LH cause bio test to increase? Insulin, total testosterone normal.
Testosterone: testosterone production in females in mostly from the theca cells of the ovarian cortex, stimulated by LH from the pituitary. High testosterone may feedback to suppress LH, but not the other way around. The amount of available (free) vs. bound is not directly influenced by LH. ...Read more
My Testosterone, Thyriod, DHEA-s, 17- OHP, Cortisol, Prolactin & BP are normal level. But my Androstenedione is very high. What could this indicate?
Hard to tell: One would expect the T levels to be elevated as well. I am not sure what very high means. Sometimes in polycystic ovarian syndrome androstenedione is elevated. The fact that DHEAS, T are normal is reassuring. I would suggest talking with your ordering physician about this so that they can determine how significant this result really is. ...Read more
How to know either it's from adrenal or pituitary gland that cause my hypocortisolism MRI pituitary normal. Acth level low.H/o exogenous steroid 2010.
Stimulate adrenals: Have your doctor do an adrenal stimulation test to check your adrenal response. Acth levels are often inaccurate and frequently not diagnostic. If you're on cortisone replacement already, it doesn't make much difference what the cause is, however your pituitary function can be analyzed one hormone at a time. Check w/an endocrinologist. ...Read more