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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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

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Is androgens the same as adrenal hormones? What does it mean to have elevated adrenal hormones? Does it have any problems to do with the ovaries?

Is androgens the same as adrenal hormones? What does it mean to have elevated adrenal hormones? Does it have any problems to do with the ovaries?

Adrenals: Androgens are testosterone and dhea. Adrenal hormones are cortisol and dhea. If your adrenal hormones are high that is usually related to some sort of stress. This is not related to the ovaries. The adrenals are a separate organ. ...Read more

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Should i treat hyper androgen? And would checking and treating pcos, balance my hormones? P.S: I am getting married in 7 months.

Androgens: My answer is yes. If you're getting ready to get married in seven months i would start now to get these hormones under control so you will not have a difficult time conceiving down the road. Their different ways to approach this so ask your doctor. If you don't get good answers consider seeing a fertility specialist even though you are not considered infertile just yet. ...Read more

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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

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How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?

How are birth control pills and anti-androgens different in the aspect of lowering male hormones in a pcos woman?

Significant: Ocp's lower the testosterone level by suppressing the ovaries and allowing many of the cysts to resolve (each cyst in pco produces testosterone in addition to estrogen). An anti-androgen such as spironolactone serves to block the testosterone receptors and does not affect the actual level of testosterone. ...Read more

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I have PCOS. Estrogen is very low, high androgen. GYN not treating hormone levels. Joint problems, hirtuism. should hormones be regulated?

I have PCOS. Estrogen is very low, high androgen. GYN not treating hormone levels.  Joint problems, hirtuism. should hormones be regulated?

PCOS: It sounds plausible you may have PCOS if you have had hormone testing, BUT in most PCOS the estrogen is high, not low as you describe. There are other causes of elevated androgens that should be tested. If another problem is found, or if PCOS is confirmed then treatment should be given. Seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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How to increase testosterone hormone levels?

How to increase testosterone hormone levels?

Testosterone: If you think you have low testosterone please see your doctor to verify this. If you are indeed low you need to see both an Endocrinologist and Urologist. ...Read more

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What occurs if a guy took testosterone hormones?

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Something, nothing..: So let's be clear. Testosterone (steroid-type hormone) is available by prescription only. There are no otc supplements. Therefore, physicians should prescribe only to those who need more t. If you don't need it yet take it or if you take too much, many side effects are possible. Change in mood for worse, oily skin, acne, hair loss, prostate enlargement, male breasts, high blood pressure, etc. ...Read more

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What are all the roles of the hormone testosterone?

Testosterone: is the primary male hormone and has many functions in both males and females. Look at webmd or aace.com for more information. ...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)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more