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How To Know If You Have A Hormone Imbalance
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
Blood test(TFTs): Your doctor can examine you and tell you if you might have it in which case a simple blood test called thyroid functions(tsh level is the simplest test) can be done to confirm it. ...Read more
Thyroid Problem: Thyroid problems may or may not involve too little or too much thyroid function. Too little - cold insensitivity, fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, constipation; too much -- heat intolerance, rapid pulse, weight loss, tremor, and more. An enlarged gland, a goiter, may be found on exam. If a nodule is found or suspected, an ultrasound exam will demonstrate the anatomy. Blood tests measure function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: On what your symptom complex is. The history and physical exam will guide the provider to select the appropriate tests that need to be obtained. ...Read more
How do u know if u have a progesterone deficiency and i if you do have that deficiency can u by a pill over-the-counter if you trying to get pregnant?
Bloodwork or biopsy : A Progesterone deficiency can be diagnosed by bloodwork around day 20 or a biopsy a few days after ovulation. A Progesterone deficiency is a sign of an ovulation problem and the treatment is to fix ovulation. Most of the drugs used to treat this require a prescription. ...Read more
How do you find out if you have a hormone imbalance? Experiencing acne, fatigue, hair loss and more.
Do you think I have a hormone imbalance I've always had acne but it's become worse and now it's on my back face, neck, been to dermatologist B 4..???
Just manage it: If your monthly cycle is normal, you will not find a treatable underlying cause for your acne. If I understand your history, you are using doxycycline as sole therapy for acne. You need to add a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide. You may also benefit from a medicine like spironolactone, and various forms of the oral contraceptive pill can work as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..
Around the time i started experiencing heavier than my normal bleeding i started getting horrible acne. Could it be a hormone imbalance w/no ovulation?
Possible: You are asking an excellent question whose answer is not simple. Your heavier menstruation or abnormal menses can indicate hormonal irregularities, but not always. These changes (for example pcos) can be linked to acne. Discuss this with your obgyn or dermatologist. They can check with some blood work. ...Read more
What is the difference between cystic acne and common minor acne? D.O. Thinks my acne is maybe from hormone imbalance and gave me keflex.
Same condition: Cystic acne is just more advanced/aggressive. Treatment needs more than topicals, like adding oral antibiotics or even accutane. Keflex is not a standard rx, but it might help some. Acne is (male) hormone related, but it also aggravated by stress, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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