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Can iron supplement interact with your hormone medications?

Can iron supplement interact with your hormone medications?

Yes: They can interact with thyroid hormone medications. Do not take them at the same time. Ask your pharmacist. ...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


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What hormone medication does the doctor normally put you on to have normal periods if you have pcos?

What hormone medication does the doctor normally put you on to have normal periods if you have pcos?

Depends: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is good b/c it helps decrease the more androgens (more male hormones that all women have but greater ratios in pcos) or yasmin. Women who dont want birth control can try natural Progesterone to help balance the hormones and have regular periods. ...Read more

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Is fluocinonide .05% a hormone based medication?

Is fluocinonide .05% a hormone based medication?

Yes: It is a moderately potent corticosteroid, usually given as a topical cream, gel or ointment for skin problems. ...Read more

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My PMS is terrible, bad cramps, mood swings, is there any thing i can take to balance my hormones? What medications are often used, and what tests?

My PMS is terrible, bad cramps, mood swings, is there any thing i can take to balance my hormones? What medications are often used, and what tests?

PMS is terrible: Pms can be debilitating and there are options for treatment. The most effective means of controlling these symptoms involve suppression of ovulation with birth control pills, the NuvaRing or the Depo-Provera shot. Also, some women beneft from ssri medications (like prozac) taken during the second half of your cycle. There are other options as well, but these are a good start! ...Read more

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Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Will thyroid hormones or antithyroid medications interfere with a tc99m pertechnetate thyroid scan?

Not usually: Technetium is usually trapped by thyroid gland and used to determine in young children and infants the configuration of thyroid gland, hypoplasia, absence, or increased size or hyperplasia, or abnormal location. Radioactive iodine is used in older patients for determine function of thyroid gland, increased function or hyperthyroiidism or decreased function, hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant with irregular periods, thyroid problem, and irregular hormones? I take medication for my thyroid and i've been loosing weight.

How can I get pregnant with irregular periods, thyroid problem, and irregular hormones? I take medication for my thyroid and i've been loosing weight.

Multiple : Correcting the thyroid may help make the cycles more regular. This also may help promote ovulation which is critical to getting pregnant. If correcting the thyroid doesn't straighten out the cycles you may need an additional medication like clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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Medication for hormone inbalance. Overly hairy?

See your doctor: You may be overweight and Insulin resistant and even have pcos. You could also have genetic hair growth if you're from middle european ancestry. Your doctor can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Do acne medications contain hormones?

Do acne medications contain hormones?

Depends: Some women see improvement in acne when they take hormonal contraceptives.That said, none of the topically applied creams contain hormones. ...Read more

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I have upperlip pigmentation, cause may be high levels of estrogen' apart from bleaching creams, is there a cure or medication for hormone imbalance?

I have upperlip pigmentation, cause may be high levels of estrogen' apart from bleaching creams, is there a cure or medication for hormone imbalance?

Lip lesion: The question is if this lesion is new or old. Although melanoma is more often seen in the lower lip it can still be found on the upper lip. One might want to consider removal and pathological evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I still have aver. penis size if the problem is in Genetics or hormones, if I get medication?? im 16 yrs old. 3 inches when erect and its thin..

Can I still have aver. penis size if the problem is in Genetics or hormones, if I get medication?? im 16 yrs old. 3 inches when erect and its thin..

Move on please: It is getting to be obvious that you disrespect us here. Your question has repeatedly and accurately been answered for free. Dismissing the numerous physicians who have already responded is extremely inappropriate. If you don't like our answers why do you keep coming back? It is time for you to move on. ...Read more

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Is there medication for gyno? It seems my hormones are not balanced.

Is there medication for gyno? It seems my hormones are not balanced.

How do you know : Your hormones are not balanced? Which of your body's thousands of hormones are you referring to? What is gyno that apparently you feel needs to be treated? I would need to know all these things before being able to advise you, so i suggest you discuss with your own doctor. ...Read more

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I have a friend who has extra hormones which makes her horny all the time so is there any medication to reduce her hormones level?

Testosterone: The desire to have sex is complex and influenced by many factors. Testosterone is one factor which can increase libido. If your friend has a high level of testosterone, then she needs a thorough evaluation. There are sometimes medicines which can block or lower the hormone. ...Read more

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Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Adrenal: Of coarse there are medications for low adrenal hormones but if that has been documented surely your doctor has prescribed appropriate treatment for you.
If you have not had any studies related to adrenal hormones what are you concerned about?
If you have not seen your doctor about this please do so as soon as possible. Making the low adrenal hormones studies is easy. ...Read more

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What are somr medication i can take to lower androgen hormone levels?

What are somr medication i can take to lower androgen hormone levels?

Depends: Need 2B evaluated by an encrinologist if ur levels are abnormally high, i.E if you have congenital adrenal hyperplasia, in which case you would already be under an endo. Dr. Source of hormone needs to be eliminated if androgen level high from an androgen or testosterone secreting tumor. Advise against taking anti-androgen medication if your testosterone or androgen level is only high normal. ...Read more

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Medication sensitive an cant take hormones , severe balance trouble ect. durin post menapause . is physche ward appropriate ?

Medication sensitive an cant take hormones , severe balance trouble  ect. durin post menapause . is physche ward appropriate  ?

Criteria for admiss-: ion to a mental heath facility are a person's exhibiting behavior that harms herself or others; so, no. Recent-onset coordination & balance problems require physical & neurological exams by your primary care, who may refer you to a neurologist. You also need to see an endocrinologist, who will check for osteoporosis & other post-menopausal health issues , then discuss options for treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about a month ago. I have started new medication with no changes. I have endo could I just have a hormone imbalance?

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about a month ago. I have started new medication with no changes. I have endo could I just have a hormone imbalance?

Fibromyalgia: is difficult to treat and controversial. Please continue to see your doc and look into a mind-body approach to your pain. Search for the work of John Sarno, MD, One of his best books is "The Divided Mind." This is not all in your head but that contributes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there other medications beside ssri and hormones to treat pmdd? If yes what are they?

Are there other medications beside ssri and  hormones to treat pmdd? If yes what are they?

Yes, there are: The integrative management of pmdd and pms includes multiple modalities. Nutritionally: avoid caffeine, & eat high fiber with low animal fat diet (need omega 3's though); eat whole soy foods; vit b6, magnesium citrate or glycinate, vit d; calcium. Lifestyle: exercise & stop smoking. Botanicals: chasteberry, black cohosh, st. John's wort, evening primrose oil. Others: tcm & homeopathy. ...Read more

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amenorrhe since sep after stopping the pill. Tests show very low progesterone. Should I take medication or keep waiting to see if hormones balance out

amenorrhe since sep after stopping the pill. Tests show very low progesterone. Should I take medication or keep waiting to see if hormones balance out

Consider treatment: The low Progesterone levels may mean you are not ovulating. If you want to get pregnant, you may need the help of a medication such as Clomid (clomiphene).

Its not a bad idea to wait a year to see if you can do it on your own. ...Read more

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Im frm iraq, who has been married for10 years and weigh 55kgm infected pco and hormone disorder is there care or medication to eliminate pco permanetly?

Im frm iraq, who has been married for10 years and weigh 55kgm infected pco and hormone disorder is there care or medication to eliminate pco permanetly?

No: Unfortunately, pco is a genetic disease and there is no permanent cure for it. However, there are medications of lessen its effect and correct the hormonal imbalance it causes. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What hormone(s) cause acne in males? Please indicate what prescription drugs help, since no topical medications have worked these last 4 years.

What hormone(s) cause acne in males?  Please indicate what prescription drugs help, since no topical medications have worked these last 4 years.

Many options.: There are many prescription options for acne - too many to summarize here in 400 characters. A dermatologist will evaluate you and determine which ones will work best in your particular situation. That's why they require a prescription - because a professional has to prescribe them for you. ...Read more

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If being pregnant can put autoimmune in remission is there a medication with the same hormone that can do the same? Can this be a treatment?

If being pregnant can put autoimmune in remission is there a medication with the same hormone that can do the same? Can this be a treatment?

Autoimmune disease: Autoimmune disease is often less severe during pregnancy, for example with rheumatoid arthritis. It makes sense that if you could chemically simulate pregnancy, you might suppress autoimmune diseases. Unfortunately this isn't feasable as a long term solution and we don't have a perfect model. Prednisone is a steroid immunosuppressant but the side effects of long term use limit its use ...Read more

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I have Hashimtos, thyroid hormones @ normal levels right now, antibodies @ 197. I feel awful all the time, is there a medication to alleviate symptoms?

I have Hashimtos, thyroid hormones @ normal levels right now, antibodies @ 197. I feel awful all the time, is there a medication to alleviate symptoms?

Seek reason: Look for another cause. A few percent of Hashimoto folks get an encephalopathy that may be overlooked; this is independent of the thyroid hormone levels. Or you may have pernicious anemia or addisonism that can rush with Hashimoto's. Get with a subspecialist if required. ...Read more

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Will taking phentermine affect your hormones and/or thyroid function tests? I currently take phen and I'm hypothyroid so I take that medication also.

Will taking phentermine affect your hormones and/or thyroid function tests? I currently take phen and I'm hypothyroid so I take that medication also.

Not a problem: Phentermine should not cause hormonal issues and will not interfere with the medication you take for hypothyroidism. Please understand that phentermine only works while you are taking it and you must learn to change your diet and exercise patterns or the weight will come back when you stop the drug. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does hypopituitarism caused by an adenoma result in chronic hormone deficiency or is it more likely to be an episodic deficiency I have a macroadenoma causing hypopituitarism deficiency in, fsh/lh and acth and i' am currently taking medication for cortiso

Does hypopituitarism caused by an adenoma result in chronic hormone deficiency or is it more likely to be an episodic deficiency I have a macroadenoma causing hypopituitarism deficiency in, fsh/lh and acth and i' am currently taking medication for cortiso

Although : Although hypopituitarism is not episodic, you may indeed be hypothyroid. In the presence of a macroadenoma one cannot rely on the tsh. A low end of normal free thyroxine would, in my view, suggest that you are indeed hypothyroid especially if you have symptoms and have other hormonal deficiencies. I would tend to supplement you with thyroid hormone. You also may be growth hormone deficient. Growth hormone deficiency may cause fatigue. ...Read more

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