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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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I am using bee pollen and i read on the internet that it has hormones like androgen, progesterone, ... Is it ok to take it when I am on accutane?

Bee pollen has: No hormones, or anything else of medical value. It's a waste of money and can be dangerous in some sensitive and allergic people. ...Read more

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Unexplained hi BP.220/120.Hi MCH +bicarb.Low Ferritin and T4+VitD,low hormones,albumin,androgens.Feel anxious,heart racing.Now on BP meds,bit better?

Unexplained hi BP.220/120.Hi MCH +bicarb.Low Ferritin and T4+VitD,low hormones,albumin,androgens.Feel anxious,heart racing.Now on BP meds,bit better?

Many causes: There may be many causes for your problems. Most importantly they need to determine why your BP is so high. Possibly just uncontrolled high BP, but they should make sure you do not have pheochromocytoma which is a tumor that secretes adrenalin like hormones that can cause extreme elevation of BP. The other lab tests can be evaluated later, but BP must be controlled ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do females lower androgen hormone level in the body?

How do females lower androgen hormone level in the body?

Same answer: Need 2b evaluated by an encrinologist if ur levels are abnormally high, i.E if you have congenital adrenal hyperplasia, in which case you would already be under an endo. Dr. Source of hormone needs to be eliminated if androgen level high from an androgen or testosterone secreting tumor. Advise against taking anti-androgen medication if your testosterone or androgen level is only high normal. ...Read more

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What are somr medication i can take to lower androgen hormone levels?

What are somr medication i can take to lower androgen hormone levels?

Depends: Need 2b evaluated by an encrinologist if ur levels are abnormally high, i.E if you have congenital adrenal hyperplasia, in which case you would already be under an endo. Dr. Source of hormone needs to be eliminated if androgen level high from an androgen or testosterone secreting tumor. Advise against taking anti-androgen medication if your testosterone or androgen level is only high normal. ...Read more

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Pcos pearl shaped cysts, all hormones normal no androgens high, all ratios normal lh/fsh, hyperhidrosis, what/why is this happening please help?

Pcos pearl shaped cysts, all hormones normal no androgens high, all ratios normal lh/fsh, hyperhidrosis, what/why is this happening please help?

Not PCOS: Reading your question, the only clear-cut problem i see is hyperhidrosis. This is not a disease and it's hard to quantify "some people just sweat more than others." it is not clear from above that you have pcos; if you do, this wouldn't even be in the top 10 likely causes. Thyroid disease, pituitary disease, and diabetes are sometimes linked to hyperhidrosis, but the list goes on. ...Read more

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Is there a birth control pill that can lessen androgen hormones?

Is there a birth control pill that can lessen androgen hormones?

Maybe: In women, androgens are produced in the ovary and the adrenal gland. If, after appropriate evaluation, the androgens are found to be produced in the ovary (and are not so elevated as to raise the concern that they might be produced by a tumor) birth control pills can lower the androgen level because they "turn off" the production of all hormones by the ovary. ...Read more

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What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

Although the levels : Of hormones are normal, i suspect the bioavailability or functionality of these hormones are still off - with higher testosterone and lower estrogen bioavailability. This may explain the underdeveloped breasts. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview?Page=1. ...Read more

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What is the best hormone pill and anti androgen pill to fasten your feminization? What milligrams?

What is the best hormone pill and anti androgen pill to fasten your feminization? What milligrams?

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I get nightmares every day i wish i didn't mess with hormones! will using anti-androgen/testosterone blockers help?

I get nightmares every day i wish i didn't mess with hormones! will using anti-androgen/testosterone blockers help?

Confusing question: Your question is not very clear...However, my best guess is that you a) took some testosterone and b) began having problems with nightmares and c) now have anxiety about these nightmares. If those assumptions are true. Consult with a md about weaning off the testosterone. If the nightmares persist there is a medication that might help (prazosin). ...Read more

Androgen (Definition)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very ...Read more


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Testosterone (Definition)

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