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How To Balance Hormones Naturally For Acne
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
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
Why: Hormones don't generally get "out of balance", that's a lay concept not a medical one. If you have a hormonal problem due to genetics, environment, medication, illness, etc. Your endocrinologist can diagnose and treat that for you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
What are the average ratios for estrogen to progesterone and estrogen to testosterone and progesterone to testosterone? I know how to convert to moles
They change: The ratios of these hormones change in reference to each other throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. That is they are not static in relationship to one another. You likely can look up the physiology textbook or reference online they can give you approximations of where these hormones are in relationship to each other throughout the cycle. ...Read more
There is no natural : There is no natural cure for pcos, it is a complex problem not fully understood involving Insulin resistance and elevations of androgens ( male hormones) leading to imbalance which causes sx of irregular menses, excess hair growth, hair loss, acne and infertility. Treatment involves regulating the period, treating Insulin resistance, wt loss and controlling unwanted hair and hair loss. ...Read more
Please see the : The following article that has many good suggestions on how this can be done naturally. Best wishes. www.livestrong.com/article/28867-naturally-increase-hgh... Hgh, or human growth hormone, also known as somatropin or simply gh, ... Can you naturally increase hgh levels? Last updated: aug 29, 2013 ... ...Read more
How to get rid of tan, acne breakouts and oily skin.What should I include in my diet?And how to grow and maintain good hair?
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Avoid: The natural thing is to leave your hormones alone; they're probably balanced perfectly as is. If you have problems, get evaluated by your doctor and get it diagnosed and treated properly. Don't take some store-bought or internet junk that you don't know what it is or what it's supposed to do. Won't help you and could harm you. Don't get medical info from friends, tv, or the internet. ...Read more
Check out these: Links.U also mentioned about blurry vision ; breathing problems which may suggest circulation, heart and lung conditions, diabetes etc , possibly contributing to ur impaired sexual prowess.Take care! http://www.Menshealth.Com/mhlists/sexual_health/ http://www.Healthline.Com/health-slideshow/erectile-dysfunction-herbs http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/features/protect-your-erection-11-tips. ...Read more
Levels Decrease: As the body ages, the levels of these hormones diminish. Replenishment of hormones to optimal, physiological levels has been shown to alleviate age-related changes in your body. For a long description of the role and importance of these two hormones, visit: http://doctorscotts.Com/bioidentical-hormones.Php hope this answers your question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis due to hormone fluctuation. How long will it take for my estrogen levels to re-balance themselves?
Sometimes: Depending on the regularity and timing of a migraine. Migraines that come around or during menses can freq be prevented with a continuous ocp. (only take active pills everyday and avoid cyclic pills). A pill was marketed that added a slight boost of estrogen in last week that was helpful for some patients. If not on a pill, estrogen patch for 1-2 weeks may help some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise/Vision/Plan: The government offers many resources for exercise that improves strength, balance, and fitness. See http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/ also look for a local program in your area called a matter of balance. http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/a-matter-of-balance.html maintaining good vision and removal of potential stumbling blocks at home are also important to avoid falls. ...Read more
Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?
Balancing estrogen?: Maybe. There's no good studies ; little theory; it's targeted for bodybuilders abusing steroids. You're an adult now. You're also taking prednisone, which i must suppose is prescribed by a physician for something really serious. Your life is too difficult already for you to be called "the guy with the __s". You owe it to yourself to have definitive treatment, which is office surgery. ...Read more
I got mono a little over 4 years ago now and have had severe acne ever since. Is there a possible correlation? Does mono mess up hormonal balance?
It's moot: There's no understanding why some people get acne and others don't, beyond that it's sometimes a marker for hormonal disturbances in women. If you've got severe acne, it's your right to have it treated effectively. I'm going to assume that you are using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and that you are not clear. Make an appointment with your personal physician now. Best wishes. ...Read more
I've been put on birth control for my cystic acne and it's now my 7th month and i've cleared up. I want to get off bc, how can I balance my hormones?
I'm 21 with acne (not toot muxh) and hirsutism. I have very regular periods and a normal hormonal balance. Do you think its an ovarian kyst? Im afraid
Not likely a cyst: A woman with acne and hirsutism and regular periods is usually normal. An ovarian cyst that makes testosterone is quite unusual. Acne and hirsutism is more likely due to family genetics or to pcos. I have my patient with that get blood tests. A family doc, gynecologist or dermatologist can check this for you. Good luck. ...Read more
I continuously have acne on my chin I hear that hormones cause it.. Should I ask the doctor for a hormonal and balance blood test?
Yes: You should always feel free to talk to your doc and do your research on the net before hand. There are plenty of good resources available to find stuff out. Good sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com ...Read more
I take Minerva -35 birth control pills for acne. Is it safe to start taking saw palmetto and evening primrose oil to help balance my hormones?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: It's moot. If you're a woman and your periods are irregular, or if you are either gender and have strong evidence of Cushingism, I'll give you a definite maybe that you have a hormonal disturbance. Most adults with acne have no demonstrable hormonal troubles -- I was able to stop taking Rx at age 50 -- and you'd do best to manage it just as a teen would. Benzoyl peroxide and maybe prescription Rx. ...Read more
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
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
Limited use: In a woman, significant acne may warn of an underlying disturbance in hormones; it prompts the workup in hope of perhaps identifying an underlying cause of this and other health issues. Treat the acne as you would ordinarily, with a topical such as benzoyl peroxide and perhaps a supplemental Rx like an antibiotic. ...Read more
Probably, but see MD: Normally it decreases pretty soon after puberty, but can continue well into age 20 and above. In the modern era, no teen should put up with untreated acne, especially if there are more or less continuous lesions or if there are any pits or scarring as a result. Easy treatment, such as a daily antibiotic pill, usally is effective. Don't wait for end of puberty -- discuss with your doctor now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benzoyl peroxide: Apply as tolerated. This will control the less severe cases; your physician may have something else to add that's right for you if it is not sufficient. ...Read more
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