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Leptin Hormone Treat Type Diabetes
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
Product of fat cells: Leptin is a very important hormone that is produced by our fat cells (yes fat cells are active and considered an endocrine gland !) and play an important role in appetite regulation. It is believed that many obese people are "leptin resistance" as their appetite is not suppressed despite high leptin levels (leptin acts physiologically as an appetite suppressant). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gained weight and leptin is high. How do I lower my leptin hormone? Is there any medicine? Should i go to an endocrinologist?
Leptin up if obese: Leptin goes up with obesity. Normally, a high leptin means you are full and you are not hungry. With obesity, the patient gradually becomes resistant to the high leptin and still feels hungry even with a high level of leptin. So, there is no need to see a doctor. Best to go on a careful diet and exercise to lose the weight. ...Read more
Leptin is made by fa: Leptin is made by fat cells in response to meals and calorie availability. When energy is present in abundant amounts, fat cells tell your body to consume fewer calories. Obese patients can be "leptin resistant" with high levels of circulating leptin without it having a strong inhibitory effect. ...Read more
Leptin: Is a hormone that regulates energy intake & expenditure, including appetite & metabolism. It acts on the hypothalamus part of the brain where it inhibits appetite by counbteracting the effects of neuropeptide y & anandamide (both are feeding stimulants, and also by increasing synthesis of the appetite suppressant alpha-msh. Lack of leptin causes uncontrollable food intake & obesity. ...Read more
Is the 'venus factor' diet genuine? As in it says the hormone leptin is why women retain weight/fat. Due to having me, i can no longer excercise
Leptin is a hormone: That mediates long-term regulation of energy balance, suppresses food intake and thereby induces weight loss. Resistance to leptin can cause obesity. Venus factor is a rigorous program. Seek individualized plan relevant to your situation with physical therapist and/or nutritionist, and improve sleep hygiene as good sleep increases leptin. Consider leptin resistance diet and lifestyle changes. ...Read more
Yes: There are many hormones that help modulate energy balance in the body. Leptin is one hormone (of many) that makes you feel full. Ghrelin is one hormone (of many) that makes you feel hungry. There are other hormones and neurotransmitters that keep the system redundant and hard to modify. ...Read more
Weight management: Leptin is made by the fat cell and correlates strongly with weight/obesity. If you gain weight, fat cells get bigger, and leptin increases. Lose weight, and it goes down. Lose too much weight and it gets too low, and this accounts for the loss of menstruation in very thin women. ...Read more
Evidence suggests ..: Leptin signals the brain that the body has had enough to eat, producing a feeling of satiety. A very small group of humans possesses homozygous mutations for the leptin gene, leading to a constant desire for food and resulting in severe obesity. Over consumption of carbohydrates without sufficient exercise can lead to Insulin resistance and blood sugar elevation which characterize diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a problem of y: Yoru pancreas secreting enough Insulin when you need it. The types of diabetes i and ii also affect your bodies response to sugar intake (or carb). Basically you need to see a doctor when you have diabetes. You also need to get a glucose meter so you can monitor it yourself. That you can buy over the counter. In general fasting (early morning) glucose is one goal.. And then over the day... ...Read more
Cause of T2DM: It starts with Insulin resistance , esp in muscle and liver. Ir is in part genetic, but worsened by obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Initially, you make more Insulin to compensate for the ir. But in time, your pancreatic b-cells can no longer keep pace with the ir, and your glucose elevates. So the dysfunction is Insulin resistance plus b-cell dysfunction. ...Read more
Is diabitic type 2 is high risk pregnacy?what are risk assosiated with it?i am over weight have diabetes t2 under active thyriod and hormonal imbalanc
High risk pregnancy: Hi. Yes pregnancy in diabetics is high risk. You need to very tightly control your blood sugar. Your high risk OB or endocrinologist will help you. If poorly controlled, fetal risk is increased in multiple ways (you have an OB...talk with her/him!). Don't blow this off! For your baby and yourself, be healthy and in control! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clarify.: Please clarify what you are asking about. ...Read more
Why can hypersecretion of hormones (e.g. hyperpituitarism or hyperthyroidisim) result in diabetes?
Insulin/Amylin/GLP-1: Insulin is available in many different preparations that differ based on their duration of action. Amylin is co-secreted with Insulin in those without diabetes and can be injected before meals with Insulin as symlin (pramlintide). Glp-1 replacement hormones are used in type 2 diabetes and are available as either a twice daily (byetta), once daily (victoza), or a once weekly injection (bydureon). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any endocrinologists who specialize in hormones not diabetes out there in wa who do not require a referal?
Maybe: I'm sure there might be. Check with your local medical society. They may have that information available. ...Read more
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