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How To Balance Hormone Levels Naturally
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
Exercise & lose fat: First, let's clear a common misconception that's used to separate you from your money. There is no dietary supplement that will naturally & safely increase testosterone. In other words, there are no testosterone boosters, at least not in the States. Maybe in India but not here. Instead, get rid of fat that converts T into female hormone. Check out http://goo.gl/X4tjR & http://goo.gl/TMde33 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Inactive Thyroid: You cannot not. Even a naturopathic physician would tell you this. The medication to replace the thyroid you need is some of the safest, least expensive and effective medications developed. ...Read more
H-P-T axis: Hi. It's an interplay in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (H-P-T) axis. The hypothalamus secretes thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF), which stimulates the pituitary to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid gland to take up iodine, organify, make, and release thyroid hormones (mostly T4, but a little T3 (liothyronine) too). The thyroid hormones feed back to suppress TRF & TSH. ...Read more
Exercise & nutrition: Strenuous exercise & clean nutrition helps your body produce testosterone as well as shed fat which is where testosterone is converted into estrogen (female hormone). So do all that you know you should do to get healthy rather than focus on numbers. If you've tried your best & your body isn't responding, then ask your doc for appropriate testing to see if you're low. But don't worry 'bout # now. ...Read more
No reason to: There is an immense amount of nonsense on the internet about human growth hormone. There are some bona fide reasons to use it, such as any premie with IUGR may benefit for catch-up growth and to attain a normal adult height. If a full grown man takes it, it may cause acromegaly (think of the James Bond "Jaws") because bones can't grow longer, just wider. An endocrinologist can evaluate if ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay Healthy: The following should help: * exercise regularly * consume a low fat, high protein diet with a goal bmi between 19-24 * stay hydrated * get between 8-10hrs sleep nightly * don't smoke....Anything * alcohol: low & sporatic consumption * drugs: prescriptions only and only if you need them * check your total testoterone level to make sure it is above 300 ng/dl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Our body is a piece of impeccable machine of full automation, which's unique individually as genetically pre-coded to run its course over our life time. There has been no specific foods known to effectively enhance fertility although tones of myths abound notably in the cultures of long history. Yet, the surest way to keep up vitality and fertility as well & long as possible is healthy lifestyle. ...Read more
Focus on food > fads: After reviewing the scant data from the present HCG diet and the one in the 70s, i still believe a reproductive endocrinologist can comment best on effects of hcg. Wrt being on the diet when ttc or pregnant, i say avoid lo-cal. There are few times in life when diet matters more. The goal is to have the healthiest body for the healthiest baby. Eating 3 toxin-free balanced meals with snacks is best. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sleep well to grow: Growth hormone is released during sleep-so if you can get good quality sleep, that will help your body regulate it's own hormones. We call sleeping well-'sleep hygiene'. Also, before the invention of the electric light, diaries indicated we slept TEN hours a night on average, not just 8. Try keeping a sleep log to see if you're getting good enough sleep (running a sleep deficits means you are not) ...Read more
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