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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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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 can I naturally balance my hormones?

How can I naturally balance my hormones?

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

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What are the average ratios for estrogen to progesterone and estrogen to testosterone and progesterone to testosterone? I know how to convert to moles

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

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How to cure naturally hormonal imbalance? I have pcos. . .

How to cure naturally hormonal imbalance?  I have pcos. . .

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

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Can testosterone and estrogen control how much body hair you get?

Can testosterone and estrogen control how much body hair you get?

Testostrone, yes: Androgen hormones like testosterone can cause abnormal male pattern hair growth if the female percentage rises above 2-3% of the total hormone levels. Genetics also contribute to extra hair growth(hirsutism). ...Read more

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How can i balance my hormones to stop facial beards? Am women of 21

How can i balance my hormones to stop facial beards? 
Am women of 21

Woman, beards?: Women in general have very little facial hair. Rather than thinking about messing around with hormonal manipulation probably a much safer route would be desolation-I.e. Hair removal at the root level. ...Read more

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How to cure the hormone inbalance?

How to cure the hormone inbalance?

Questions?: There are thousands of hormones. Which do you think is out of balance, and why? Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How to increase growth hormone in my body naturaly?

How to increase growth hormone in my body naturaly?

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

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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?

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

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How to boost progesterone naturally?

How to boost progesterone naturally?

Progesterone: Do you know your progesterone level is low? Why do you think you need to boost it? A visit to your doctor will sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What are some natural herbs to balance your female hormones?

What are some natural herbs to balance your female hormones?

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

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How to control thyroid naturaly?

How to control thyroid naturaly?

Take the: Prescribed medication to keep your blood levels normal. That's the "natural" thing to do. There are no magic foods, herbs, supplements or anything else that will help. ...Read more

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How to maintain stronger erections both: naturally and scientifically?

How to maintain stronger erections both: naturally and scientifically?

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

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How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

How do estrogen and progesterone hormones change with age?

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 more

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Was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis due to hormone fluctuation. How long will it take for my estrogen levels to re-balance themselves?

Was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis due to hormone fluctuation. How long will it take for my estrogen levels to re-balance themselves?

The response depends: On your body-may take days- weeks. Try otc Motrin , prescription muscle relaxers. Get enough sleep. Follow up with your gyn! take care! ...Read more

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Is there a way to balance hormones to prevent monthly migraines?

Is there a way to balance hormones to prevent monthly migraines?

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 more

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How one can to control losing balance?

How one can to control losing balance?

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

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Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?

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

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Some good ways to treat hormonal acne?

Some good ways to treat hormonal acne?

Scientific Rx: All acne is hormonal in spite of what anyone else may tell you. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need prescription-strength rx from your physician. It's a chronic disease you'll need to manage until it self-cures. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do you balance your hormones to help with acne and other issues without going on birth control?

Don't know: Which of your body's thousands of hormones you think need balancing. Check w/your doctor. There are many ways to treat acne. Don't know what your "other issues" are so can't advise you. ...Read more

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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'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?

It may flare up: If you discontinue your birth control pills , your acne may flare. You should probably continue the treatment for now. The alternative is to visit a dermatologist for alternate topical or oral tx. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

Balance hormones: Please contact your doctor about the two additional medicines. Often too many hormone meds counteract each other. Please let me know what your doctor thinks. ...Read more

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Is acne hormonal?

Is acne hormonal?

Yes: Ignore anything you read online about acne physiology, alleged subtypes, guessing underlying causes. All acne is manageable today. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How to treat hormonal acne?

How to treat hormonal acne?

Rx: The two ways to approach this are with a medicine called spironolactone which has antiandrogenic effects or with certain oral contraceptive pills like ortho-tricyclen. Spironolactone is often the better choice for adult women. ...Read more

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Is my adult acne be hormonal?

Is my adult acne be hormonal?

Yes: Most acne is actually tied up with the hormones. The real question is, "if i'm a woman, do I show other signs of too many male hormones? Male or female, do I show other signs of cushingism?" if yet, get worked up. In any case, acne's manageble with scientific rx. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Some good ways to treat hormonal acne?

Scientific Rx: All acne is hormonal in spite of what anyone else may tell you. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need prescription-strength rx from your physician. It's a chronic disease you'll need to manage until it self-cures. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat my hormonal acne?

Is there a way to treat my hormonal acne?

Birth control: Birth control pills or antibiotics can both work on hormonal acne. Either are to be used in combination with topical medications which decrease bacteria and unclog pores where acne forms.Antibiotics are not used at the same time as oral contraceptives because they may decrease the effectiveness of the ocs. ...Read more

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What are good hormonal acne home remedies?

What are good hormonal acne home remedies?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your mainstay over-the-counter remedy. You'd be wise to use it when you expect or have a flare. If you must use a "pop"/"holistic" treatment, try cider vinegar. Tea tree oil is a moderately strong estrogen and can make acne regress; some men have grown breasts using it. Lemons, honey etc. Will disappoint you. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken spirolactone for hormonal acne?

Has anyone taken spirolactone for hormonal acne?

Androgen blocker : Spironolactone blocks androgen effects on certain receptor cells. If your acne is due to excess testosterone, and you're a female, then it may help. ...Read more

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I have hormonal chin acne and nothing works, help?

I have hormonal chin acne and nothing works, help?

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

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How do you tell if acne is hormonal or diet related?

How do you tell if acne is hormonal or diet related?

Keep a diary: Hormonal acne is often associated with acne lesions along the jawline & sides of face, hormonal changes (e.g. Menstrual cycle, abnormal periods, etc), & sometimes unwanted hair growth. Few dietary causes of acne are substantiated by research studies. Dairy is one of the few research-supported causes of acne. Keep a diary of your breakouts, menstrual cycle, & diet. Consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is hormone responsible for acne at age 37years female?

What is hormone responsible for acne at age 37years female?

Testosterone?: You'll probably also get answers from specialists but just in case... I've heard that a slightly higher than usual relative testosterone level in women around your age can do it. Ask your doctor if a blood test can be done to decide tx if necessary. Best! ...Read more

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Please answer! what medication is prescribed in case of severe hormonal acne?

Please answer! what medication is prescribed in case of severe hormonal acne?

The hard stuff: All acne is tied up with hormones. For severe acne, if you are offered isotretinoin, consider accepting it, though it's not for the faint-hearted. If you're a woman, even severe acne may clear on the oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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