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How will diet affect my hormones?

How will diet affect my hormones?

Many ways: If you consume a very restrictive diet, you may develop nutritional deficiencies which can alter the function of enzymes, organ systems, and hormones. Also consuming too much food and gaining weight can also affect hormones. Overweight men tend to have lower testosterone. Not clear if cause or effect. There are also a number of hormones that affect appetite and are altered by diet. ...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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How does acne affect most women?

How does acne affect most women?

Highly variable: Acne affects about 80% of the population. Women can get acne at any age. It can appear as papules (red bumps), pustules (red bump with pus coming to a head), comedones (whiteheads and blackheads), or cystic nodules (deep tender lumps underneath the skin). It can appear anywhere on the body including face, scalp, neck, chest, shoulders, back. It can be mild, moderate, severe. ...Read more

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How can taking female growth hormones affect men?

How can  taking female growth hormones affect men?

Dangerous: A very dangerous practice which can upset the natural balance of hormone secretion and cause severe problems. Only done by people with severe psychiatric problems. ...Read more

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How does menopause affect rosacea?

How does menopause affect rosacea?

Facial flushing: Rosacea is more typical at same age as menopause and facial flushing associated with menopause can aggravate rosacea. ...Read more

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How do hormone levels affect fertility?

How do hormone levels affect fertility?

Hormones: There are many articles online or in the local public library that will provide you with easy to read and understand information. That should answer most questions on fertility, but you may need to discuss with your doctor any concerns you have after reading. ...Read more

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How can alcohol affect your hormones?

Many: Alcohol can activate enzymes in your liver and increase the rate at which hormones, enzymes, medication, etc. Are metabolized. Specifically, alcohol can affect blood sugar if you drink and don't eat. Alcohol in very limited quantities is generally not a problem, but when ingested at greater than that level it can cause lots of problems, not just to hormones. ...Read more

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How can the sun affect acne?

How can  the sun affect acne?

Not alot: Sun does not generally affect acne but it in some individuals who are more prone to post-inflammatory hyperoigmentation may be experience increased darkening of the acne affected areas if exposed to the sun. Use non-comedogenic sunscreens in this instance. ...Read more

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How to treat imbalance hormones naturally? Does imbalance of hormones cause weight gain?

How to treat imbalance hormones naturally? Does imbalance of hormones cause weight gain?

Diet/exercise: The only natural way is to eat properly, exercise and lose weight if needed. There are thousands of hormones. Which ones do you think are unbalanced? Weight gain can lead to Insulin resistance w/hormone imbalance, particularly if you have a family history of diabetes. Lose weight if necessary. ...Read more

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How can your liver affect acne?

How can  your liver affect acne?

It doesn't: This question suggests you've been spending time at subscientific medical sites offering various treatments to "improve your liver"; presently they pretend to "help acne" this way. The most vicious is the "liver flush", in which you'll swallow a horrible concoction and pass weird stools that they will tell you are poisons from your liver. Get with a scientific physician for your acne. ...Read more

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How can hormones affect sleep patterns?

How can hormones affect sleep patterns?

Many different: Hormone abnormalities can affect sleep patterns, particularly thyroid. There are, however, much more common mental and physical abnormalities that can cause abnormal sleep patterns. ...Read more

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Tips on how to balance PMS hormone "fluctuations" without hormones or birth control?

Tips on how to balance PMS hormone "fluctuations" without hormones or birth control?

Who told: You that you have "fluctuations" in hormones, and which of your body's thousands of hormones are out of order? There are medications which can help pms; see your doctor. Don't assume it's due to "hormones". ...Read more

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How does insulin treatment affect mood?

How does insulin treatment affect mood?

Varies: Normally it wouldn't do anything but if your blood sugar goes very low with the insulin, you could experience irritability, confusion, shakiness, giddiness or even extreme exhaustion... ...Read more

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How does clindamycin affect your energy levels?

How does clindamycin affect your energy levels?

Usually not at all: This is not normally a side effect of clindamycin. However, any infection can cause low energy -- so I would guess that whatever infection you are being treated for is more likely the cause than the antibiotic. Discuss with the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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How does puberty affect your skin?

How does puberty affect your skin?

Oily skin and acne: Both males and females have increased testosterone during puberty which causes excessive sebum production which then plugs up the pores forming comedones (whiteheads, blackheads). These can become inflamed and infected with bacteria and form papules and pustules (pimples and zits). End result is oilier skin and acne breakouts, acne scarring, larger pores, and hair growth. ...Read more

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How does soy affect testosterone?

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How does soy affect testosterone?

Jury is still out: Recall that soy (protein) has been recommended as an alternative to estrogen to treat menopause in women. In men, estrogen (estradiol) decreases testosterone production. Therefore, if a guy ingests a lot of something that increases estrogen in his body, this could potentially decrease testosterone level. So while this is conjecture, read your ingredient labels carefully! ...Read more

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How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

HCG in pregnancy: HCG diet is an extreme diet which includes injections the hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) which is the hormone women make when pregnant. The diet was a 500 calorie diet which promotes weight loss which seems to be difficult to stay off - moreover HCG can cause severe muscle loss ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more