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Which hormone causes acne in males?

Which hormone causes acne in males?

Testosterone and dhe: Acne can be seen in men of all ages due to hormonal fluctuations. Improving the acne is good skin care, improving your diet (eat low glycemic, more fruits and veggies rather than refined foods, decreasing dairy) and the use of peels or lasers depending on how severe it is. You have Accutane as an option but only for severe acne. ...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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Can a hormone imbalance be the?Cause of acne?

Can a hormone imbalance be the?Cause of acne?

Yes: If a woman has much acne, it is likely to be due to extra androgens, especially if her periods are not quite normal; this is very common and your family physician or gynecologist has already considered it. A man's acne is usually just from him having plenty of testosterone, which is a good thing; acne is easy to treat with real medications. ...Read more

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Which herbs can treat the hormonal imbalance that causes acne?

Which herbs can treat the hormonal imbalance that causes acne?

Acne is not caused: By hormonal imbalance, but is a hormonally-related concern. There are no herbs that can treat acne. See a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis, care, and recommendations. The genetics of skin structure and type, in conjunction with hormone changes (usually at puberty, but also with pregnancy) are the "causes" of acne. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, oligomenorrhea, no hirsutism, acne, normal hormone profile. What could be the cause?

Irregular periods, oligomenorrhea, no hirsutism, acne, normal hormone profile. What could be the cause?

Ovulatory disorder: You probably do not have pcos but with irregular periods you have some form of ovulatory dysfunction; probably hypothalamic pituitary dysfunction. With a normal hormone profile you do not have anything to worry about but i will be harder to get pregnant and probably will need fertility medications to induce regular ovulatory cycling. ...Read more

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Are my elevated hormone levels the cause of this acne?

Are my elevated hormone levels the cause of this acne?

No way to tell: If you're a female, acne in adult life or severe acne as a teen may tell of a hormonal problem especially if your periods aren't quite right. Most men are maxed-out on testosterone between the ages of 13 and old age, and there's no explaining why one guy gets acne and the next guy doesn't. I was able to stop taking meds for acne at age 50. You can stay clear using meds as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why hyperthyroid can cause gynecomastia? What's the connection thyroid hormone and estrogen, testosterone?

Why hyperthyroid can cause gynecomastia? What's the connection thyroid hormone and estrogen, testosterone?

Complex interaction: Gynecomastia can occur in hyperthyroidism due to an induced increase in peripheral aromatase activity leading to an increase in circulating estrogen levels, and thus decreased testosterone levels. Most of the estrogen in men is made from the peripheral conversion of testosterone and other androgens to estrogens. Other mechanisms are probably at play as well. ...Read more

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What causes acne other than hormones and what prevents it?

What causes acne other than hormones and what prevents it?

Diet, occlusion: Many factors can aggravate acne including sugar, whey, milk, .Thick occlusive pomades can clog the pores and cause acne. Sweating can also be a factor. Even medications containing high doses of iodine can occasionally bring out acne. ...Read more

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Is acne a symptom of hypogonadism hormone problems?

Is acne a symptom of hypogonadism hormone problems?

ACNE: It is common in puberty due to increase in hormones and stress in that age group. ...Read more

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If high testosterone causes acne, why does high oestrogen in milk/dairy cause acne?

If high testosterone causes acne, why does high oestrogen in milk/dairy cause acne?

Minor mystery: And a very good question. The strongest epidemiologic link between acne and diet implicates milk / dairy rather than chocolate. This predates the flap about injecting cattle with hormones. Actually, nobody knows why. If it was really the Estrogens in milk / dairy, men who drink a lot of milk would get gynecomastia and everybody would know this, and that doesn't happen. Hope you're successfully rxd. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have weekly 'surges' of hormones form low cortisol from over-medicated testosterone and other chemical imbalances, with bad anxiety?

Is it possible to have weekly  'surges' of hormones form low cortisol from over-medicated testosterone and other chemical imbalances, with bad anxiety?

No, not really: Testosterone and cortisol are inversely related. Age, anxiety ; depression can cause cortisol levels to go up. Higher levels are not necessarily due to excess testosterone treatments. Testosterone is an anabolic steroid and causes the buildup of lean muscle mass and strength and cortisol is a catabolic steroid. It does the opposite and is linked to ischemic heart disease due to Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have adult acne due to flucuating hormone levels?

Is it possible to have adult acne due to flucuating hormone levels?

Absolutely: This is true whether you are a man or a woman, and there's no predicting when a flareup make take place, though for some women it is monthly. Anything from sunlight to a meal rich in iodine can trigger acne as well. Fortunately, it's almost always manageable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there some chemical relationships between the hormones that cause anxiety and autoimmune disease that is not related to depression hormones?

Are there some chemical relationships between the hormones that cause anxiety and autoimmune disease that is not related to depression hormones?

Challenging question: It will require some reading on your part. Here are some references. www.apa.org/monitor/dec01/anewtake.aspx www.Mnwelldir.Org/docs/immune/psychon.Htm psychoneuroimmunology. A harvard www.Altjn.Com/perspectives/stress.Pdf stress and psychoneuroimmunology revisited: using mind-body interventions to reduce stress ... ( brain and spinal cord). Stress can also be an internal sensory. ...Read more

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Is it true that adult acne is the result of a hormonal imbalance in the body? I'm thinking about trying a natural hormone acne treatment.

Is it true that adult acne is the result of a hormonal imbalance in the body? I'm thinking about trying a natural hormone acne treatment.

Hormones likely play a role in the development of adult acne, but hormones generally aren't the root cause of acne: It's true that some people with hormonal imbalances due to diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome experience more problems with acne. However, most of those with adult acne have no measurable hormonal imbalance. A number of so-called natural acne treatments promise to "equalize" hormonal imbalances to reduce adult acne breakouts. But "natural hormones" are often derived from plants. Their chemical structure is different from hormones produced in the body, so their effectiveness may be limited. And because hormonal imbalance isn't thought to play a major role in acne anyway, the premise behind such products is shaky at best. Also, while the Food and Drug Administration has increased the regulations regarding quality and purity of dietary supplements, these products are still subject to far less oversight when it comes to effectiveness and safety. Adult acne can be a distressing and frustrating problem. Successful treatment of severe adult acne may take months or even years. But the good news is that effective treatments are available. If you're concerned about adult acne, consult a dermatologist to learn more about safe, proven treatments. Also, check with your doctor before taking any dietary supplements, especially if you have any underlying health conditions. ...Read more

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Why doctors disagree that masturbation not causes acne?My 8 yr experience proves that masturbation cause hormonal changes in body which caused acne!

Why doctors disagree that masturbation not causes acne?My 8 yr experience proves that masturbation cause hormonal changes in body which caused acne!

Faces in the clouds: People see correlations that don't exist and even find them persuasive. If a person comes in saying they believe a particular superstition, some physicians will agree with the person in order to keep that person's business. Life events may raise testosterone and in turn make you more excited. Wonder why you have not sought effective treatment for your acne in the first place. ...Read more

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Is there any natural way (except for taking hormone pills )to produce more female hormones and treat hormonal imbalance?

Is there any natural way (except for taking hormone pills )to produce more female hormones and treat hormonal imbalance?

Negative "feedback": Well, this answer may qualify as "negative feedback", but actually that is what happens when one takes exogenous hormones, the endocrine system actually shuts down production of the natural hormone. So, no there is no good way to make more hormones except weight gain in which fat actually converts androstenedione to estrone an active estrogen which is NOT recommended. ...Read more

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Is DHT (dihydrotestosterone) related to testosterone level and other hormones?

Yes: Testosterone is broken down into Dht & Estradiol (e2). Too much Dht is associated w/hair loss & prostate enlargement. Too much e2 is associated w/gynecomastia, eg nipple sensitivity and/or male breast development (moobs). Different medications can stop metabolism of t but can also upset balance (think of a seesaw). So if Dht goes down, e2 might go up. And vice versa. Talk to doc & monitor levels. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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