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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. William Singer
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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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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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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

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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Are growth hormone deficiencies correlated blood sugar level problems?

Are growth hormone deficiencies correlated blood sugar level problems?

Mostly in babies: Congenital gh defciency can present with hypoglycemia in a baby. On the flip side, excessive gh causes high blood sugar in children and adults. ...Read more

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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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Problems due to endo hormonal imbalance / mestrual problem?

Problems due to endo hormonal imbalance / mestrual problem?

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

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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 thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

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 more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

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

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

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 more

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Could hormone imbalance balance out without intervention?

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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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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Could elevated troponin levels be related to thyroid or infertility problems?

Very rarely, : Patients diagnosed with amyloidosis could have elevated troponin and thyroid dysfunction simultaneously... But this is rare...http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc1860726/. ...Read more

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Can hormones being unbalanced cause issues with fertility in females?

Hormones: What exactly do you mean by "unbalanced" hormones? Are your periods regular? Is the bleeding excessive? A visit to your obstetrician or gynecologist would be in order. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency cause blood sugar problem?

Can growth hormone deficiency cause blood sugar problem?

Yes: Untreated gh deficiency in infants may cause low blood sugar. Likewise, gh is a diabetogenic hormone and can raise blood sugars, sometimes too much. ...Read more