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Is there anything I can do in my diet to help regulate my hormone levels?

Is there anything I can do in my diet to help regulate my hormone levels?

This is a broad Q: Do you mean hormones in a collective term ? Diet plays an important role in day to day cellular activity. If there is hormonal disturbance due to autoimmune destruction, then there is little to do in terms of changing diet. On the other hand, high Insulin state needs low car diet, high triglycerides need increased omega 3 intake, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Do diet pills (mainly hydroxycut) have any effect on prolactin and other hormone levels? Sister takes them and has elevated levels. Just began both.

Do diet pills (mainly hydroxycut) have any effect on prolactin and other hormone levels? Sister takes them and has elevated levels. Just began both.

Who knows: Since nobody knows what's in the otc products. Besides, they don't help any medical problem and may be toxic. She shouldn't get her medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Had radical prostactemy, PSA level that has been 0.8 in last 2 readings. Doing hormone treatment, should I do radiation as well or diet changes?

Had radical prostactemy, PSA level that has been 0.8 in last 2 readings.  Doing hormone treatment, should I do radiation as well or diet changes?

PSA pretty good..: Often, in your situation we would like to see the PSA be undetectable, but 0.8 is low & reassuringly stable. Only your treating physicians can advise you on the risks/benefits of adding a treatment such as radiation in your individual case. Besides generally healthy eating, two diets may reduce prostate cancer risk: Japanese-green tea/soy/veggies/fish & Mediterranean-tomatoes/garlic/olive oil,etc ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to regulate hormone levels during the perimenopausal stage?

What is the best treatment to regulate hormone levels during the perimenopausal stage?

HRT: Hormone replacement therapy. If there are no contraindications. The best approach is with Conjugated Estrogens which can be released only with prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the 2 major hormones of the pancreas help to regulate blood glucose levels?

Can you please tell me about the 2 major hormones of the pancreas help to regulate blood glucose levels?

Glucagon & insulin: Glucagon increases blood sugars by mobilizing sugars stored in the liver... It's actions are the opposite of insulin's, which reduces blood sugars by facilitating storage of glucose in tissues including the liver. The pancreas also makes enzymes that are important for the digestion of fats. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to keep my hormones in check? I feel like they're going crazy in my body. Exercise, diet, sleep, schedule, routine?

Is there anything I can do to keep my hormones in check? I feel like they're going crazy in my body. Exercise, diet, sleep, schedule, routine?

Too broad: Hi. There are a bazillion hormones in the body that regulate a vast and diverse array of physiological processes. People talk about their "hormones" like it's a small, tight category. Hormones regulate energy utilization and storage, sugar, fat, and protein anabolism & catabolism, your periods, breast milk production, water metabolism, stress response, growth, calcium, red blood cell production... ...Read more

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How will diet affect my hormones?

How will diet affect my hormones?

Many ways: If you consume a very restrictive diet, you may develop nutritional deficiencies which can alter the function of enzymes, organ systems, and hormones. Also consuming too much food and gaining weight can also affect hormones. Overweight men tend to have lower testosterone. Not clear if cause or effect. There are also a number of hormones that affect appetite and are altered by diet. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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