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What is a harmon test?

What is a harmon test?

No such...: This is not a standard test within medicine. Did you mean "hormone"? ...Read more

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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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I work at night and what's the harmon that is realist?

I work at night and what's the harmon that is realist?

Not sure: I am not sure what your question or concern is. I understand you work graveyard, but what about hormone (s)? Melatonin is a sleep hormone that is normally secreted by the brain itself in the evening to put it to sleep. ...Read more

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What exactly is a hormone?

BIG question!: Hi. In general terms, a hormone is a substance made in one place in the body and active at other places (the target tissues). Hormones bind specific receptors in target tissues and modify cell/tissue function. Hormones come in 4 broad categories: peptides/proteins, steroids, biogenic amines, and fatty acid metabolites. I've got monster textbooks that try to answer that question! :-) ...Read more

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Can age reduced hormone levels?

Can age reduced hormone levels?

Yes: Many hormones may dwindle through the years. The most commonly known is estrogen decrease causing menopause 48-52yo. Men may experience decreased testosterone levels resulting in fatigue and decreased sexual performance. Thyroid levels may decline with age requiring oral replacement. For argument's sake, Insulin levels may decline contributing to diabetes. Take a blood test if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Do hormone levels change with age?

YES: As the body ages, the levels of hormones diminish. In addition, the specific hormone receptor sites in the cells tend to change with age and become less sensitive and more resistant to hormone stimulation. Bioidentical hormone therapy (bht) is a great solution to these changes. Visit doctorscotts. Com for more info! ...Read more

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How to cure the hormone inbalance?

How to cure the hormone inbalance?

Questions?: There are thousands of hormones. Which do you think is out of balance, and why? Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How tp balance the hormone problem?

How tp balance the hormone problem?

Hormone Problem: The body has many hormones. As such, there are many hormone problems. These problems have specific solutions. ...Read more

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What causes change in hormone levels?

Hormone levels: Environmental toxins and endocrine disrupters, stress, nutritional deficiencies and genetic factors can all lead to fluctuating levels of all of the hormones produced by the endocrine system at any given time. ...Read more

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What can my hormone test results mean?

What can my hormone test results mean?

Can you be more...: Specific? What results did you have? Please submit more information so we can help you. ...Read more

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How to tell if hormone pills are working?

How to tell if hormone pills are working?

Hormone Pills: The answer really depends on why your are using the hormone pills. If you are using hormone pills for specific symptoms, then follow your symptoms. I am not a big fan of hormone pills because of the metabolism by the liver. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hormone problems?

Hormones: Meerkat, it would be easier to answer your question if you have certain symptoms that you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a leutienizing hormone?

Pituitary hormone: Hi. LH is a dimeric glycoprotein hormone (alpha & beta subunit) from the gonadotroph cells of the anterior pituitary under complex regulation by hypothalamic factors (GnRH), prolactin, & gonadal steroid hormone feedback. LH is important in gonadal steroid hormone production. It and FSH use the same alpha subunit and only differ by their beta subunit. Chorionic gonadotropin is an LH analog/agonist ...Read more

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Medication for hormone inbalance. Overly hairy?

See your doctor: You may be overweight and Insulin resistant and even have pcos. You could also have genetic hair growth if you're from middle european ancestry. Your doctor can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say hormone disrupt?

What does it mean when they say hormone disrupt?

Not a medical term: I have never heard those words used as a medical term. Where did you hear it from, and maybe you should ask that person. ...Read more

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Can women have hormone dysfunction after age 40?

Which of your: Body's thousands of hormones do you think is dysfunctional? If you mean problems with estrogen, periods, etc. The answer is definitely yes -- it's possible and not uncommon. If you have concerns, discuss the specifics with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say hormone disrupt?

Disruptor?: The endocrine system regulates all biological processes in the body by producing hormones. "hormone" or "endocrine disruptors" are substances that interfere with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones in the body that are responsible for development, behavior, fertility, and maintenance homeostasis. There are environmental substances that can do so. ...Read more

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I'm only 20 with hormone problems what should I do?

Depends on "problems: A baseline lab test, serum or saliva, may provide many answers for what may be causing the problems. Over exercising, heredity, diet and medications can all have an effect on hormone balance. Checking labs and addressing abnormalities is a good place to start, then may need further tests to evaluate ovaries, uterus, thyroid, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hormone?

See below: 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 one cell to another. ...Read more

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I have imbalence hormone problem what should I do?

Depends: Depends upon the problem. How do you know you have an imbalance? Check w/your doctor or endocrinologist to find out if one is present and how to fix it. ...Read more

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What type of drug I can use for hormone inbalance?

Which hormone?: Hormone imbalance is a broad term. You should see your doctor to determine what hormones are involved and what treatment is recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean wene your hormone levels are low?

Low Hormone Levels: Hormone levels can be low for various reasons, and it depends on the hormone. Progesterone production starts dropping by the late 20s. Estrogen eventually drops in late perimenopause and menopause. Testosterone can be low at any age really. DHEA is an adrenal hormone and mild androgen, so tends to follow adrenal function. Cortisol is the stress hormone and can become low for several reasons. ...Read more

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What can cause changes in a women's hormone levels?

Hormones: If your changes in hormone levels are the result of an examination by your gynecologist and laboratory tests your doctor should have discussed this with you. If you have not seen a doctor about this please do so. Many hormone changes can occur at your age. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for a boy to have high hormone levels?

Which hormone: There are thousands of hormones. Which one are you referring to? Some may be bad if high. Hopefully you're not taking hormones -- like anabolic steroids? I hope not, because those are definitely bad for boys, girls and everyone else that isn't deficient. ...Read more

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What are the age-related changes in hormone production?

What are the age-related changes in hormone production?

Estrogen decreases: Estrogen is an important hormone in both women and men. In women, it is produced by the ovary as long as ovulation is occurring, but after menopause (average age 52), this stops. The ovary still produces testosterone, as does the male testes, and this can be converted to estrogen, but in many persons, the production of testosterone also drops after age 75. ...Read more

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Why is my hormone level low and how can I bring it back up?

Low hormone level: Has this been noted by your doctor or are you noticing changes in your periods?
Gynecologists will take your history, complete a physical exam, and then make a decision about what hormone and at what level would be best for you. ...Read more

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Why is my hormone level low and how can I bring it back up?

Why is my hormone level low and how can I bring it back up?

Holy cow!: Hi. I hate to break it to you (not really), but there are a bazillion hormones in humans. WHICH hormone of yours is low??? ...Read more