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Due Hormonal Imbalance
Depends what kind: It depends on what kind of hormone imbalance. If you have irregular periods or you're trying to get pregnant without success, see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist (rei). For other hormone problems like thyroid problems or diabetes, you should see a medical endocrinologist for help. ...Read more
Specific: There are no 'non-specific' hormonal imbalances. For insomnia related to specific endocrine problems you diagnose and treat the underlying cause: thyroid disease is treated with thyroid medication, etc. Females with insomnia related to menopausal changes can use hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more
Hi the spotting has been going on for almost 2months now. I have visited my gp and they said it was due to hormonal imbalance?
I joined medschool 2 years ago and since then my periods have been irregular due to hormonal imbalance. What must I do to regularize my periods?
Schedule follow up: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I feel like my recent panic attacks are due to hormonal imbalance. Never had a history of it. What hormone could be the prob? What should my dr check?
Panic attacks: Always a good idea to check with your doctor. Hormonal changes could create panic attack like symptoms. Or you doctor may not find any irregularities with your hormone levels and you may be experiencing out of the blue panic attacks. If that is the case, they is very effective treatments for panic attacks (cbt for panic disorder). http://lightonanxiety. Com/node/35483. ...Read more
Been having brown discharge for a week now, have unprotected sex, been on depo for about 9 mnths Is the excessive discharge due to hormonal imbalance?
Hard to tell you: The cause of your "excessive discharge" may not be determined without a Gyn evaluation, examination of your vagina, cervix and some microscopic and microbiological tests of the discharge. Remember that "unprotected sex" increases your risks of STIs ; long-acting-reversible contraceptives like intrauterine devices and subdermal implants are much more effective (>99%) than Depo-Provera (90 to 94%) ...Read more
Can pituitary adenomas cause a decrease in sense of smell due to hormonal imbalance? Which hormones are out of balance with hyposmia?
Not usually: Hormonal alterations based on resection of a pituitary adenoma do not typically cause changes in smell. However, there is a dependency on how an adenoma was removed; there is a small incidence of hyposmia with a endoscopic transsphenoidal surgerical approach. ...Read more
My periods are regular but due to hormonal imbalance my doc put me on the pill im scared when I come off it permanently they'll be irregular will they?
You won't know till you try.
Why are you scared of the pill? If it is making you feel better keep going with it.
If you are not feeling better follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
I have horizontal nail ridges on thumb and little finger for 6 months now. Is it due to hormonal imbalance, nerve damage, or anemia?
Beau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also also be a sign of zinc deficiency. ...Read more
Everytime I have my period, I am always bound to have bumpy pimples around my face. Is it due to hormonal imbalance? Please advice me some vitamins to control it.
I have moderate acne due to hormonal imbalance. I am currently on differin gel and mynocin antibiotics. Should I start Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bc or accutane?
My chest and face break out due to oil, hormonal imbalance, and high stress. What acne product do you recommend?
Prescription Rx: It's not stress. If you're a man, it's not a hormonal imbalance. If you're a woman, consider going on the oral contraceptive pill. Acne on the trunk will require a combination of topical (benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid) and prescription systemic Rx. It's not your lifestyle; the cause is obscure. Do what you need to. Best wishes. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my chest and face break out due to oil, hormonal imbalance, and high stress. What acne product is best for me?
Scientific Rx: Listen, Jake. Don't try to figure out why you have trunk acne. It's not a "hormonal imbalance", stress, hygiene, or anything lifestyle-related. It's you. It will eventually remit. Until then, you must manage it with a physician's help. Acne on the trunk will require a topical such as benzoyl peroxide plus usually a systemic antibiotic for a while. If you're offered isotretinoin, go for it. Cheers. ...Read more
Usually: Controlled by your genetics. Breast size is extremely variable and not considered an abnormality or deficit because your breasts are smaller than another woman's. Breast size has nothing to do with femininity or sexiness. It's a western culture thing about size. ...Read more
Many: It really depends on the cause. Women are more prone to heavy or painful periods. Women can be at a higher risk of uterine cancer. Would may be at a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease. That is why it is important to first determine the cause and not just begin a general treatment. ...Read more
Recently, I had an acne breakout following my intake of creatine and whey protein. My dermatologist advised that it was due to a hormonal imbalance?
I am experiencing anxiety. It was brought in by a hormonal imbalance due to a immunogentic reaction. Will buspar (buspirone) help get my hormones back in balance?
Your DR must feel that is possible.
Give the medication time to work and you will have your answer. ...Read more
Probably: Fibroids are muscle tumors of the uterus and less than 1% are cancerous. Depending on size and location, fibroids can cause pain, bloating, abnormal bleeding to anemia and even to needblood transfusions. Large one press on bladder and ureter and can cause urinary frequency and kidney blockages. There is a med to shrink them which causes temporary menopause & the fibroids grow back when themed iy ...Read more
Ovulation signs: The challenge with irregular periods is that it is more difficult to predict ovulation. If you are extremely irregular you may need to consult a specialist about medication to help. Otherwise, an "egg white" vaginal discharge appears and sexual desire tends to increase preceding ovulation. Some women get a pain to one side & your "basal body temperature" may drop slightly just prior to ovulation ...Read more
One nipple duct leaking milky fluid on last day of my period. Just had TSH tested: 2.43. Is this due to hormonal imbalance? 28 yr female, never pregnant
What can I do to help my PSCO? I have acne, gain weight so easily, and struggle with hormonal imbalance. Is there medication I can try?
Maybe you mean: PCOS:polycystic ovary syndrome. The exact cause is unknown but your symptoms along with irregular periods and infertility are common. There seems to be problems with excess insulin and/or insulin resistance, excess androgen, weight gain. Along with lifestyle, treatments include combination birth control pills for hormone regulation, metformin to address insulin issues, etc. See GYN/Endocrinologist ...Read more
Acne: Nobody is completely sure what causes acne. Experts believe the primary cause is a rise in androgen levels - androgen is a type of hormone. Androgen levels rise when a human becomes an adolescent. Rising androgen levels make the oil glands under your skin grow; the enlarged gland produces more oil. Excessive sebum can break down cellular walls in your pores, causing bacteria to grow. ...Read more
Do hormonal medicines increase weight. I have hormonal imbalances due to which I have facial hair growth and in general a lot of body hair.
Some: Some, like Insulin resistance, can lead to obesity and abnormal hair growth (pcos), metformin is often effective at restoring normal menses and fertility and helping with weight loss. Diet/exercise is very important. I am not familiar with your two medications, so can't tell you if they're helping or causing the problem. ...Read more
Acne is not caused: By hormonal imbalance, but is a hormonally-related concern. There are no herbs that can treat acne. See a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis, care, and recommendations. The genetics of skin structure and type, in conjunction with hormone changes (usually at puberty, but also with pregnancy) are the "causes" of acne. ...Read more
Birth control pills: If the acne is caused by hormone imbalance, the first thing to do is make sure there are no hormonal issues such as thyroid problems that need to be corrected first. Usually, the first line is use birth control pills and add other drugs to block testosterone if the problem is not improved. ...Read more
As for other acne: Excess androgens in a woman, and extra cortisol in a man, can both produce acne. While you're being worked up and treated, topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day is often plenty. For hyperandrogen in women, eating sensibly, weight reduction and especially aerobic fitness are often very helpful. ...Read more
Serious Rx: I see you are a female in your 20's. If a treatable cause of your hormonal imbalance cannot be identified or treated, then manage as any other acne. The oral contraceptive pill, if right for you, may clear you. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend, and your physician may add an antibiotic, topical spironolacton, topical retinoic acid or any of several others. ...Read more
I read a blog saying that Chin acne was the cause of hormonal imbalance If so how would I go about being tested for An imbalance?
The other way around: Chin acne does not cause a hormonal imbalance, but a hormonal imbalance may cause chin acne or other locations of acne. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if blood tests are needed, to check levels of certain hormones such as cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, LH, FSH, etc... The patient should be ready to give a detailed menstrual history and describe her cycles and any symptoms. ...Read more