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What does luteinizing hormone LH mean?

What does luteinizing hormone LH mean?

Turns yellow: Luteining hormone is a peptide (not a steroid) hormone in the pituitary gland of both females and males. Its name (lh) comes from one of its actions in females, which is 'luteinization' of ovarian granulosa cells. Luteinization means literally to 'turn yellow.' luteinization is a necessary change in the ovary so that it can produce Progesterone after ovulation. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Steiner
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Luteinizing Hormone (Definition)

Luteinizing hormone (lh) is released by the master gland (pituitary) in the brain to cause ovulation. The egg is released from the ovary and ready to be fertilized. The ovary also then produces Progesterone to prepare the inside lining of the uterus for implantation of the fertilized egg and support it until the placenta takes over production ...Read more


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How to increase luteinizing hormone lh?

How to increase luteinizing hormone lh?

Why: Why would you want to increase lh. A rise in lh signifies a low estrogen level in a female - which is menopause. There's no reason to, or method for, attempting to increase lh in an otherwise normal female. ...Read more

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What should I do to boost luteinizing hormone?

What should I do to boost luteinizing hormone?

Nothing: Luteinizing hormone is made by the pituitary gland. In men in stimulates the testes to make testosterone, in women it stimulates the ovaries to make estrogen as well as egg production. In women, there is natural cycle to the amount of lh made throughout the month. If your level is low, one needs to investigate for pituitary or hypothalamic problems. Taking hormones will also lower lh levels. ...Read more

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What causes luteinizing hormone to increase activity?

What causes luteinizing hormone to increase activity?

Time in cycle: Your hormones greatly fluctuate during different phases in your cycle. There are charts usually attached to lab reports that tell you what the average would be for where you are in your cycle. ...Read more

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Managing Menopause (Tip)

Managing Menopause

There are other treatments aside from hormones to help post menopausal symptoms. ...See more

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What would happen if you gave a guy luteinizing hormone?

What would happen if you gave a guy luteinizing hormone?

Leydig cells: Luteining hormone is a peptide hormone in the pituitary of females and males. Its name (lh) comes from an action in females, which is 'luteinization' of ovarian granulosa. In males lh stimulates the leydig cells of the testes to make testosterone. Please notice that unless done under supervision and in appropriately screened men, this is not an approved use and may be dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: luteinizing hormone?

Pituitary hormone: Luteinizing hormone is a hormone produced by anterior pituitary gonadotroph cells. In males lh stimulates leydig cell production of testosterone. In females, a surge of lh triggers ovulation and development of the corpus luteum. Ovulation prediction kits tend to use lh as an indicator of impending ovulation. ...Read more

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Managing Menopause (Tip)

Managing Menopause

Ask if hormones are right for you. If started early in, they may be a great benefit. ...See more

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What is the effect of high levels of luteinizing hormone (lh) on the ovary?

What is the effect of high levels of luteinizing hormone (lh) on the ovary?

Lh stimulates ovary: High lh levels occur when an ovary is not responding easily to the lh signal from the brain (as in possibly close to menopause). Lh can also be high because of the time in the menstrual cycle it was checked. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone (Definition)

Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH), also called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), is a chemical made in the brain, and controls the release of FSH and LH. FSH and LH are two hormones made by the pituitary gland at the bottom of the brain, and are called sex hormones because they ...Read more