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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
Yes & no . . .: Depends upon what you're asking. While "bio-identical" is not a scientifically recognized phrase, concept makes sense: take things that are identical to what body produces. However, there are many commonly used medications that are not "bio-identical" so that really shouldn't be your guiding principle. Instead, ask about alternatives & what you hope to achieve. Re T, shots, patches & creams r good ...Read more
FSH,LH: Gnrh stimulates follicle stimulating hormone & luteinizing hormone which stimulates the ovary to produce estrogen and Progesterone which stimulates ovulation which causes increased Progesterone which causes secretory endometrium which prepares the endometrium to allow implantation of a fertilized egg. If no fertilized egg, Progesterone falls which stimulates gnrh to again rise & the cycle repeats. ...Read more
To some extent!: The single most common abnormality is a slightly high or borderline total testosterone and significantly increased free testosterone due to a low sex hormone binding globulin in females. Estrogen is unaffected! however, because of increased intra-abdominal fat which contains cyclic aromatase, which converts androsteindione to estrone and testosterone to estradiol, men have higher estrogens! ...Read more
By the follicle: An amazing dance of hormones coordinates the reproductive system. One of the thousands of egg sacs that are in the ovary matures each month during the reproductive years. During the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, the follicle releases estradiol, a potent estrogen. After releasing its egg, the follicle becomes a corpus luteum and makes Progesterone instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: It enhances the quality of life for both men and women by decreasing the diseases of aging. Cells that require estrogen use testosterone to manufacture estrogen inside the cell by a chemical conversion that uses an enzyme called aromatase.T is present ; extremely important in both women ; men pellet therapy is the only method that allows the body to control the release of hormones raising leve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: Gnrh would seem by its name to help release gonadotropin. And if used in a certain fashion it could cause the release of gonadotropins (lh, fsh). However when given in a shot and having a sustained effect on the pituitary, it actually suppresses the release of lh and fsh. And this aspect of the medication can be used to help in many situations. ...Read more
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
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
To some extent: Decline in hgh can lower the production of several other hormones to some extent. Aging is accompaned by declining testosterone levels also. Referred to as andropause. The decline is not as swift and dramatic as womens menopause, but it does cause symptoms that are reversed with testostterone replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are androstadiene, androsta (pro-testosterone compound) and hydroxyandrostendione considered as steroids?
Steroids : Yes, they all have the steroid structure. It is a chemical structure that starts with cholesterol. ...Read more
Complex: Fertility requires a number of hormones that need to be released in the right amounts at the right time in your cycles. For instance, fsh makes the follicles which contain the eggs grow, lh causes the eggs to release and estrogen and Progesterone prepare the womb for implantation. Production of too little or too much of these hormones or release at the wrong time can cause infertility. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal: Transgendered humans take hormones to assist in their gender transition. Those who are homosexual are comfortable with their gender and do not take hormones. Homosexuality is found in all sexual species on earth. It is a normal variant of the human experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does trying for pregnancy continuously through injectable hormone and IUI makes it much harder to get pregnant?hd 4 IUI 2 ended in miscarriage,worrid
We are trying for baby from last 4 months 2 months back i took hormones inject 1000mg as my hormones wre 318.Is thia the reason which is stopping baby?
Yes: It's a serious drug and needs to be appropriately taken under supervision of a physician. Some side effects of growth hormone are: brain bleed, pancreatitis, diabetes, hypothyroidism. Swelling, joint pain, muscle pain, headache, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, liver enzymes elevations, breast swelling, weakness... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
im about to start egg hormones injecting in two days. i stopped birth control pills on monday. two days ago my partner cam inside. is plan b safe ?
Unclear question: I am not sure what you mean by egg hormone injections? Are you referring to infertility treatments? If you are trying to avoid pregnancy and unplanned unprotected intercourse occurred then Plan B is an option. You would want to clarify with the doctor offering egg hormone injections what medications you are getting, why you are getting them and how that might interfere with Plan b ...Read more
Glucagon: Hi. Everyone who lives on insulin should have a glucagon emergency kit on hand. The diabetic can't use it herself/himself...it's meant for when the diabetic is too low to safely give sugar by mouth. Glucagon kit is prescription only, so you'll need to talk with your doc and get an Rx. Please have it on hand...it's critically important for diabetics with hypoglycemia unawareness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No set time..: The time of injection needs to be individualized, and optimal may vary from person to person. Prior question error. Was asked about side effects, hit recycle button by mistake. Side effects can include, allergic reaction to thengh or other ingredients in the Humatrope (human growth hormone) vial. Hypothyroidism, high blood sugar, particularly in diabetics. Certain disease, must not take it. These r only a few. ...Read more
Evening: Evening is best because you are not rushed...If it is for a child some need the numbing medicine before which takes 30 minutes. We do most growing at night so i suggest evening. You can also check with the endocrinologist that prescribed it for you. ...Read more
Iam 16.5 years old boy my height is 5'4 and weight is 53kg i want to increase my height can I inject the injection of growth hormone .Suggest.So worry?
No. Go for check-up.: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. One can ask the pediatrician at an annual check-up or extra office visit. ...Read more
Is it bad to not aspirate when subq injecting? I'm using a genotropin (human growth hormone) goquick pen and there's no way to aspirate, what's the worst that can happen?
Not necessary: In general, the purpose of aspirating is to detect if the needle tip is in a blood vessel. If it is, the needle can be moved slightly to avoid an injection into the bloodstream. If you are using an injection technique of pinching the skin and underlying tissue (shown on Genotropin (human growth hormone) web site), the blood vessels will be compressed while injecting. That should prevent injection into the bloodstream. ...Read more
A female aged 7, with bone age around 9.hormone tests were all normal,with little armpit hair.doctor adviced to inject decapeptyl.what is your opinion?
See endocrinologist: This female child aged 7 is having advanced bone age suggesting growth harm one activity ,also having little axillary hair.She may be going in for early onset of puberty .Get the opinion of endocrinologist ,discuss about decapeptyl ,and another blood test for harm one level . ...Read more
Yes: Yes. If you do get pregnant, the testosterone injections could cause masculinization of the female genitalia of a female fetus. Since you are 47 years old, chances of getting pregnant are much less. However, until you haven't had a period or cycle in 12 months, you still are not considered menopausal and could get pregnant. ...Read more
I take an injectible, serostim (human growth hormone) for cachexia, before I have taken the drug for 24 mo. Prior, can I expect similar results from this dosing schedule?
Maybe, maybe not: The same person, taking the same dose of hormone as in the past, after a break of some months, should be able to get similar effects if he is really the same person . . . Meaning that he has not changed much in disease status or severity, body weight, lab test results, dietary habits, exercise habits, other meds, etc... Otherwise, he may have more or less response to the same old medication. ...Read more
I am a 37 year old generally healthy male yet my DHEA S serum hormone level is always low at 75 normal (120 to 450) What might this indicate?
Unneeded testing: If you're healthy then I don't understand why you're getting these hormone tests. Abnormal lab tests in people who are well have a high likelihood of being false positives. There is no good reason to be checking a test like this if you're feeling well, no matter what the result is. ...Read more