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Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Symptoms hormone imbalance?

Which ones?: Varies widely depending on which hormones are invovled. What are you experiencing? ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Hormones: A tropic hormone is a hormone secreted by one gland and then stimulates another gland; for example, the pituitary makes TSH, which targets the thyroid and causes the thyroid to make T4 and T3 (liothyronine). The thyroid hormones (T4, T3 (liothyronine)) target other organs (heart, CNS, GI, etc), but not really other glands, so are not really tropic hormones. ...Read more

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Can hormone imbalances cause oxidative stress?

Can hormone imbalances cause oxidative stress?

Yes: Anything that affects your wellbeing can cause oxidative stress and premature aging. Did you ever notice that presidents seem to age about 10 years after just 4 years in office?! ...Read more

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Can anemia cause hormone imbalance?

Can anemia cause hormone imbalance?

Usually not: Really severe anemia can occasionally be associated with ovarian failure, but not usually. In men, really severe anemia should not be associated with hormones. ...Read more

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Can vitamins balance your hormones?

Can vitamins balance your hormones?

If you have a: low Vitamin D level, your parathyroid hormone can increase, and return to normal with normalization of vitamin D. Otherwise, vitamins don't "balance" hormones and hormones are rarely "out of balance". That's a popular, but nonsensical lay term. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Can hormone imbalance cause body odor?

BODY ODOR: A hormone imbalance can cause excessive perspiration which can then lead to body odor. This can occur in women during menopause. Sweat (perspiration) is essentially odorless. The odor comes from bacteria living in your armpits and other areas of the body. Change clothes daily; wash clothes often; use antibacterial soap. Stop eating garlic and onions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

Are ovarian cysts caused by hormone imbalances?

PCOS: There is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome where multiple cysts are seen in the ovary. Women who have this condition will typically have no periods or very irregular periods due to hormonal imbalance leading to absence of ovulation. So the answer to your question is yes, hormonal imbalance can lead to these cysts to develop. ...Read more

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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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Can balancing hormones cause weight loss?

What?: There are thousands of hormones and they generally are "in balance" unless you have a disease or an abusive life-style. Hormones can become "unbalanced" if you gain a lot of weight. The treatment is to lose the weight through diet and exercise to help your body regularize your hormones. The weight gain causes the imbalance, not the other way around. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts contribute to hormonal imbalances?

Can ovarian cysts contribute to hormonal imbalances?

Hmmm...: Hi. "Hormone imbalance" is a terrible term, and meaningless in medicine other than in describing complex systems to non-scientific people. Ovarian cysts are commonly seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome, which lay people may refer to as a "hormone imbalance". So, to me the question is meaningless, but to each his/her own. ...Read more

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What hormones suppress estrogen?

What hormones suppress estrogen?

Estrogen suppression: The most likely one would be testosterone. I would appreciate it if you would let me know some more detail. ...Read more

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What's LH hormone?

What's LH hormone?

Luteinizing hormone: Lh is a hormone made by the pituitary gland that in women causes the production of estrogen by the ovary (in men causes production of testosterone by the testicle). In women, there is also a mid cycle surge that promotes ovulation (egg release). ...Read more

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Linea nigra means hormone imbalance?

Not that i've heard: I believe it refers to that vertical line - or linea nigra - on your belly is a pregnancy trademark that shows up on moms-to-be. ...Read more

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Can depression cause hormonal imbalance?

Can depression cause hormonal imbalance?

Yes: A common feature of depression is a dysregulation of sex hormones (LH, FSH, testoterone), and the menstrual cycle. There are also the stress hormones: cortisone, ACTH. There are also changes in hormones related to bone maintenance and food metabolism. A related point: thyroid hormone deficiency can cause depression. ...Read more

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Can a miscarriage cause hormone imbalance?

Misch causing imbal: Yes it can, as the early pregnancy started a hormone change that was interrupted, but may take considerable time to readjust to normal hormonal balance. ...Read more

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Are bioidentical hormones better than regular hormones?

Are bioidentical hormones better than regular hormones?

Yes. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. Many doctors, including myself, consider them safer and more effective than non-bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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What's glucocorticoid hormone?

Hormon: Adrenall gland secrete glucoticoid that is the same as steroid/cortison. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Likely: There are gh receptors, igf-1 and gh releasing hormone receptors on the leydig cells. Boys born gh deficient have micro penis often. Their testes don't respond normally to lh during gestation. Pubertal development is hampered by gh deficiency until replaced. Men with gh deficiency can have impaired fertility. Replacing gh increases seminal fluid. Not sure if testo levels change +/- gh in adults. ...Read more