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Doctor insights on: Hormone List And Their Functions

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How can med students remember the parts of the brain, their functions, and disorders?

How can med students remember the parts of the brain, their functions, and disorders?

Most Medical Student: Most students remember the parts of the brain and their function usually either by rote memory or by association. ...Read more

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 it possible that Accutane affects other receptors and their functions in the same family? I. E vdr, ppar, thyroid receptor and such.

Is it possible that Accutane affects other receptors and their functions in the same family? I. E vdr, ppar, thyroid receptor and such.

Actually it does: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21103844 it's ;probably a good thing and it's raelly mild. I haven't heard of anything involving the thyroxine receptors.And this would surprise me greatly as the Accutane and thyroxine molecules are about as different as can be. ...Read more

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What are hormones and what are their function in human body?

What are hormones and what are their function in human body?

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 more

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Can all food contain iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Variable amounts: Plant food sources contain variable amounts of iodine, depending on the soil content of this mineral. In us you may use iodized salt that would cover the requirement. ...Read more

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What are some examples of homeostasis in the endocrine system?

What are some examples of homeostasis in the endocrine system?

If you: Don't have diabetes your body will keep your blood sugar in the normal range in spite of eating, fasting, exercise, etc. If they function normally, all of your other thousands of hormones will be kept at normal and appropriate levels. ...Read more

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What nutrients are required for creation of luteinizing hormone and testosterone?

What nutrients are required for creation of luteinizing hormone and testosterone?

Many: My best recommendation to use is to have a very well balanced diet high in vegetable fiver and water. For most people, the well balanced diet gives you what you need. ...Read more

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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

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

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Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Yes they do: Family physicians are trained to check, diagnose and treat functions of all vital organs.If there are any complicated cases they will refer the patient to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Are diabetes and thyroid problems every connected?

Are diabetes and thyroid problems every connected?

Autoimmune, yes: About 30% of people with type 1 diabetes will develop autoimmune thyroiditis. ...Read more

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If the hormones like prolactin, tsh, estrogen, progesterone etc are high is the body taking stress and anxiety?

If the hormones like prolactin, tsh, estrogen, progesterone etc are high is the body taking stress and anxiety?

Stress unlikely: Stress would be a very unlikely cause for elevation of all these hormones. You need a thorough work-up with a qualified endocrinologist to see of these hormones are actually elevated, and if they are, to discover and treat the cause. ...Read more

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What's the doctor's recommendation to increase TSH production and thus thyroid function?

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

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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

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 more

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How many organs are in the endocrine system?

How many organs are in the endocrine system?

Interesting question: Please go online and look for articles on hormones. One option is to go to Yahoo Images and look for Endocrine System. That should help answer your questions. ...Read more

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How many hormones are controlled by the endocrine system?

How many hormones are controlled by the endocrine system?

Hormone is system: 46 asks: How many hormones are controlled by the endocrine system? ANS: All of them. And likely many that we do not even know about yet. I recommend you go to uptodate.com and read about Endocrinology. You will like it. ...Read more

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Why do the mitochondria in people with acromegaly not work as well, since growth hormone makes mitochondria work better?

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

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

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 more

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Can big fluctuations in hormone levels, such as in perimenopause, contribute to the development of female cancers?

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

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What are the body functions regulated by parathyroid hormones?

What are the body functions regulated by parathyroid hormones?

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 more

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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?

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