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What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

What hormones help regulate human reproductive in male or female?

Lots: Many hormones regulate reproduction. Fsh and LH help to grow and mature the eggs. Tsh (thryoid hormone system) and prolactin (milk hormones) help regulate the environment of ovulation. Male hormones such as testosterone and dheas affect ovulation and implantation. This is just the beginning. ...Read more

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Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

There are many!: Hormonal, mood disorder, feeling unappreciated, anger, medications (aka Prozac (fluoxetine) type drugs). In men, metabolic sundrome related problems effect libido, as does smoking, adversely. ...Read more

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Is mental health related to male fertility?

Is mental health related to male fertility?

Yes: Stress is a factor in sperm production and delivery. Stress centers in the brain reduce FSH and lh, the hormones that trigger sperm production. Stress reduces erection and ejaculation, a problem for sperm delivery. Stress reduction can improve these problems. ...Read more

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Are people with chromosome disorders & abnormal syndromes capable of reproduction, breastfeeding, and ejaculating?

Are people with chromosome disorders & abnormal syndromes capable of reproduction, breastfeeding, and ejaculating?

Varies with problem: In trisomy 21, the females are fertile but the males are not. The females that carry fragile X are generally fertile and pass the disorder to some of their male offspring who will not be fertile as adults. There are thousands of syndromes, the specifics of which are beyond the space allowed here for answers. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy affect female reproductive organs negatively?

Can chemotherapy affect female reproductive organs negatively?

Chemo and ovaries: Yes, some chemotherapies can cause failure of the ovaries at an early age. ...Read more

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Are thyroid nodules possible in congenital hypothyroidism? 26 female

Are thyroid nodules possible in congenital hypothyroidism? 26 female

Nodules: Absolutely. Unless they are large, most nodules are found using an ultrasound. Larger nodules can be palpated in the office. People who are hypothyroid are at a slightly higher risk of having a nodule. ...Read more

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How are male fertility and marijuana related?

How are male fertility and marijuana related?

Not good: Limited data last i checked, but consensus is that it is likely harmful. How harmful is variable and obviously depends on usage. Studies on tobacco and male fertility are sketchy but suggest around 15% reduction per conception cycle. It's not a good idea (for alot of reasons) for men when trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Can alcoholism affect male fertility?

Yes: Alcohol use in men may have negative effects on sperm (decreased semen volume, movement, shape, and count), with inflammation and increased white blood cells in the semen. Alcohol intake is associated with lower levels of fuel (gonadotropins) from the brain and direct effects on the testes leading to lower testosterone. Interestingly, a specific component of red wine, myricetin may affect sperm. ...Read more

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Is there any research showing that laptops cause harm/cancer to male or female reproductive organs?

Is there any research showing that laptops cause harm/cancer to male or female reproductive organs?

Yes, indirectly.: The male testes are situated outside the body cavity because they are designed to optimally function a few degrees below normal body temperature. Sources of heat like warm laptops and electric blankets if used excessively can decrease male fertility. There is inconclusive data on whether electromagnetic fields from laptops and cell phones causes direct damage to these organs. ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more

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Are secondary sex characteristics linked to fertility in women?

Are secondary sex characteristics linked to fertility in women?

In a way: Normal fertility requires sexual maturity. Secondary sex characteristics (breasts, hips, pubic and axillary hair ) develop along a timeline to menstruation and sexual maturity. Assuming secondary characteristics have matured by certain age, they are not linked to fertility problems. Absent development can suggest problems, features like breast size or hair growth are largely irrelevant. ...Read more

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What brain parts control the female reproductive system?

What brain parts control the female reproductive system?

HPO (short version): It's called the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (hpo.) the highest center is the hypothalamus, which prouces gnrh; this talks to the pituitary gland, which will produce fsh and lh in response. The ovaries respond to fsh and lh. ...Read more

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Can substance abuse problems affect male fertility? 25yr)using 8yrs.Help please

Can substance abuse problems affect male fertility? 25yr)using 8yrs.Help please

See a drug counselor: It depends on what kind of substances you have used. Marijuana has been linked to decreased libido, impaired ejaculation, low sperm count and abnormal sperm mobility in males. You should discuss your history with a drug and alcohol counselor. Consider enrolling in an inpatient or outpatient program for best results. ...Read more

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Which doctor specializes in hormone therapy for reproductive disorders?

Which doctor specializes in hormone therapy for reproductive disorders?

Fertility Specialist: For Hormone Therapy for Reproductive Disorders, the following Healthcare Providers may be of value to a patient's concerns: OB/GYNs Fertility Specialists Endocrinologists Family Practitioners Lifestyle/Preventative/Holistic/Age Management Physicians ...Read more

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What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

Does not affect any: HIV causes Immune deficiency and patients are more prone to infections which most people with normal immune system do not get HIV does not directly have ant effect on the male or female reproductive system but are more prone to infections of the reproductive system indirectly ...Read more