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Hormone List And Their Functions
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 it possible that Accutane affects other receptors and their functions in the same family? I. E vdr, ppar, thyroid receptor and such.
Messengers: Hormones are chemicals released by one part of the body to allow it to communicate with another part of the body. Hormones affect nearly every function of the body such as growth, metabolism, and reproduction. Thyroid stimulating hormone, growth hormone, testosterone, insulin, and adrenaline are just a few examples of the many types of hormones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Found out I have low t4, hypothyroid. Is my hypothalamus and pituitary functioning as it should? Will t3/4hormone meds assist in correcting all issues
See endocrinologist: The best test for diagnosing hypothyroidism is a TSH level. If it is elevated, you have primary hypothyroidism and your pituitary/hypothalamus works fine. If your TSH is normal, it is possible that you could have a pit/hypoth problem, but this should be diagnosed by an endocrinologist. Simply putting you on t3/t4 will not help you if you don't have a true thyroid problem. ...Read more
If the hormones like prolactin, tsh, estrogen, progesterone etc are high is the body taking stress and anxiety?
See details: You misunderstand the disease and the lab tests. If your thyroid function is low, then your TSH level would be elevated. To correct a hypoactive thyroid, you need to take thyroid replacement medication. ...Read more
Can one go about healing their mind and bodies from depression by raising bdnf levels through exercise and natural means? Does psych medicin work same
Possibly: It depends on what kind of condition you're trying to heal your mind and body from. Research does show that in depression, exercise may be as effective as antidepressants. Also, more work is showing that not only do antidepressants affect neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine -- they may also affect neurotropic factors like bdnf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do the mitochondria in people with acromegaly not work as well, since growth hormone makes mitochondria work better?
Investigation: continues into the mechanism of impaired production of ATP in acromegaly. Hypothesis include long term effects of increased GH on insulin sensitivity, increased utilization of fatty acids with subsequent impairment due to accumulation of by products of fatty acid metabolism and unspecified problems with energy flux. Some of these seem to persist even after treatment of acromegaly. ...Read more
What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?
Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can big fluctuations in hormone levels, such as in perimenopause, contribute to the development of female cancers?
Yes: The hormonal changes that usually occur in the 10-15 years before menopause can contribute to many problems. Progesterone levels drop leading to "estrogen dominance". Fibroid and endometriosis growth can accelerate. Ovarian cysts can be more likely. The endometrial lining can become hyperplastic or thickened leading to polyps, atypia, and cancer. Get your regular checkups. ...Read more
Bone, kidney.: Parathyroid hormone maintains a normal blood calcium by releasing calcium from bone, returning calcium from filtered calcium in the kidney and by stimulating production of active vitamin d in the kidney which helps calcium absorption through the intestine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In autoimmune issues do similar systems get affected in familes. Eg, glands and glands or organs and organs, for different members? Or is it random?
Partially random: There are many ai diseases. Some of them have a genetic component and affect primarily one tissue, for example rheumatoid arthritis. These diseases will affect the same tissue. However other ai diseases with many manifestations such as systemic lupus will not necessarily affect the same tissues. ...Read more
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