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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
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
Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely: There are gh receptors, igf-1 and gh releasing hormone receptors on the leydig cells. Boys born gh deficient have micro penis often. Their testes don't respond normally to lh during gestation. Pubertal development is hampered by gh deficiency until replaced. Men with gh deficiency can have impaired fertility. Replacing gh increases seminal fluid. Not sure if testo levels change +/- gh in adults. ...Read more
To some extent: Decline in hgh can lower the production of several other hormones to some extent. Aging is accompaned by declining testosterone levels also. Referred to as andropause. The decline is not as swift and dramatic as womens menopause, but it does cause symptoms that are reversed with testostterone replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Enlarged pituitary, no adenoma. Neurological endocrine system disregulation incl. fluctuating thyroid hormone w/goiter (when high). High urine pH 9.0.
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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?
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