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Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Which ones?: Varies widely depending on which hormones are invovled. What are you experiencing? ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can hormone imbalances cause oxidative stress?

Can hormone imbalances cause oxidative stress?

Yes: Anything that affects your wellbeing can cause oxidative stress and premature aging. Did you ever notice that presidents seem to age about 10 years after just 4 years in office?! ...Read more

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Can anemia cause hormone imbalance?

Can anemia cause hormone imbalance?

Usually not: Really severe anemia can occasionally be associated with ovarian failure, but not usually. In men, really severe anemia should not be associated with hormones. ...Read more

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Can a miscarriage cause hormone imbalance?

Can a miscarriage cause hormone imbalance?

Misch causing imbal: Yes it can, as the early pregnancy started a hormone change that was interrupted, but may take considerable time to readjust to normal hormonal balance. ...Read more

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Can psychological stress increase cortisol levels?

Can psychological stress increase cortisol levels?

Yes......: The short answer is yes. The longer and still very inadequate answer is yes, but the effect can vary based on the type of stress, the chronicity of the stress, the age, gender, genetics and emotion traits of the individual being stressed and so on. Current theory would hold that the origin of many of the inflammatory conditions we face, including depression, can be found in question you ask! ...Read more

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Can depression cause hormonal imbalance?

Can depression cause hormonal imbalance?

Yes: A common feature of depression is a dysregulation of sex hormones (LH, FSH, testoterone), and the menstrual cycle. There are also the stress hormones: cortisone, ACTH. There are also changes in hormones related to bone maintenance and food metabolism. A related point: thyroid hormone deficiency can cause depression. ...Read more

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Can hormone imbalance cause body odor?

Can hormone imbalance cause body odor?

Yes: Not sure if you are female. Imbalanced hormones can lead to increase in sweating. Although sweat does not have an odor, when it is broken down by bacteria, an odor is created. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms which mimic menopause. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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Could hormone imbalances be cause excessive thirst?

Yes: There are many possible causes. If it is accmpanied by great hunger and large amounts of urine, one would suspect diabetes and test approprriately to be sure. ...Read more

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Can stress increase estrogen levels?

Can stress increase estrogen levels?

Complicated Question: From a symptomatic point of view, i many times see the exact oposite. Hormones such as cortisol, estradiol, estrone, estriol, testosterone, etc come from cholesterol via a specific pathway. Stress can increase cortisol levels, requiring a trasnformation from dhea to cortisol. This can lead to a reduction in estrogen because there is a reduced amount of "building" material to produce estrogen. ...Read more

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Could hormone imbalance balance out without intervention?

Which of: your body's thousands of hormones do you think are out of balance, and why? Try discussing it with your doctor, not the internet. ...Read more

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Is thyroid stimulating hormone related to probiotics?

Is thyroid stimulating hormone related to probiotics?

No: Some probiotics, taken at the same time as a thyroid pill might increase TSH by interfering with the pills absorption. ...Read more

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What's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

What's luteinizing hormone LH deficiency from--menopause?

Not deficient: Lh deficinecy does not go with menopause; in fact lh levels get very much higher during and after menopause. ...Read more

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Do endocrinologists test hormone imbalances in men?

Do endocrinologists test hormone imbalances in men?

Testosterone issues?: Endocrinologists treat most hormone related abnormalities. Possible problems with testosterone is a common concern that is typically over diagnosed by non endocrinologists. Testosterone is an addictive medication, regulated by the DEA as a controlled substance, and should not be used without a proper diagnosis of hypogonadism established. ...Read more

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Can depression be caused by undiagnosed hormone imbalance?

Depression: Possible, especially around end of menstrual cycles, is if female with hormone changes related to illness involving reproductive organs. ...Read more

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Can too much masturbation/sex and resulting hormone imbalance/vessel stress cause blood pressure&heart rate problems? If yes how does one fix them?

Can too much masturbation/sex and resulting hormone imbalance/vessel stress cause blood pressure&heart rate problems? If yes how does one fix them?

No: To the extent that you are involved with self sex to the exclusion of other productive activities, the obsession impairs your chances at those productive events.By itself it does not mess up your hormones or blood pressure, but obsessive behavior can lead you to ignore proper nutrition,sleep and exercise, resulting in poor health. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Hormone Imbalance (Definition)

Hormonal imbalance is when the chemicals from the brain controlling organs in the body are at a level that don't allow normal organ function. The organs may function at too high or too ...Read more