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I Am A Women How Do U Know If U Have A Hormone Imbalance
How do you know?: Symptoms you might have from a hormone imbalance depend on which hormones are involved and your age and sex. Symptoms of female hormone imbalance at your age might include anxiety, mood swings, sleep disturbance, fluctuations in weight, fluid retention, etc. Other hormone imbalances could cause problems with your metabolism, changes in sex drive, depression, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a woman be tested for a hormone imbalance... I seem to still get acne I am tried, achy, irritable and other things..
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
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.
"Just Deeper": Hello, It's all just "plain old acne" except the cysts are deeper and scarier. Same process, same cause, overlapping treatments. For example, Keflex is used for all types of" plain old acne". This video may help get your mind around ths situation: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xyDI1EHkb04 I'll be here if you have any questions. Have a great day, -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
She has been on birth control before, acne meds, topical meds, and still has horrible acne. We think it is hormone imbalance. How to fix?
Various treatments.: While elevated glucocorticoids (or testosterone) cause acne, they cause a lot of other symptoms (obesity, thin skin glucocorticoids; male appearance if testosterone). Treatments Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and tetracycline. Topical retinoid medicines, such as tretinoin accutane, tazorac (tazarotene) ...Read 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
I have had hormonal acne, ovarian cyst, hair growth. All symptoms for imbalance I have. I know I have hormone imbalance so why did test come back norm?
How do you find out if you have a hormone imbalance? Experiencing acne, fatigue, hair loss and more.
Have fibroids, hair not growing on head but on the side of the bikini zone, acne scars for a while, do I have hormone imbalance? Please help.
Possible: Excessive hair growth in women is called hirsutism, there are several reasons for it, hormonal imbalance being one of them. Acne, hair growth and also irregular cycles are a part of condition called polycystic ovaries. Dibeties or Insulin resistance may also be associated conditions. The treatment depends on your plans for pregancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've got acne and a hormone imbalance. The dermatologist gave me minerva. Would triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) do the same job?
There are many: Some may include irregular menstrual cycles, acne, unwanted male-type hair growth, difficulty losing weight, obesity, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue... The list goes on and on. If you think you have an imbalance, see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in testing/treatment. ...Read more
Which hormones?: And how many years past 25yo? Ovaries don't typically stop functioning until early 50s eg menopause. Adrenal & pituitary glands don't commonly cause imbalance. Thyroid can become over or underactive for unknown reasons, sometimes inflammation, sometimes infection. Pancreas' insulin can become insufficient due to obesity eg insulin resistant diabetes. ...Read more
Wrong Forum: I am sorry but that answer would take up a whole text book. It is not simple or specific enough for us to answer in 400 characters or less. I am sure you can find resources on the web that can be much more thorough. Health Tap is for specific questions about one specific concern at a time. ...Read more
What imbalance?: If you are speaking about an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, then you would want to treat that with estrogen and Progesterone (typically in form of birth control pill). Make sure at normal weight (not too heavy/thin), and no problem with thyroid or vonwillebrand. Food and diet are not going to affect pituitary which regulates ovarian production of hormones that control menstrual cycle. ...Read more
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