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How to fix my LH FSH testasterone ? Three of them are low always due to problems in my hypothalamus

How to fix my LH FSH testasterone ? Three of them are low always due to problems in my hypothalamus

Anabolic steroids: Have you taken Anabolic steroids in the past, or are you on high doses of narcotics. Both can screw up the regulation of sex hormones. You need to see an endocrinologist for an expert opinion before you begin testosterone therapy which could be lifelong. ...Read more

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Hypothalamus (Definition)

An area of brain that deals with maintenance of homeostasis throughout the body. Important for temperature, appetite, weight regulation, coordination with other areas ...Read more


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Following a stroke that damages the hypothalamus, what would you expect the person to have problems with?

Following a stroke that damages the hypothalamus, what would you expect the person to have problems with?

Basic dysfunctions: Specific manifestations can include: alteration of temperature control, blood pressure lability, hormonal disregulation (such as menstrual abnormalities, sleep-wake cycle changes, increased or decreased appetite/weight status. These may be permanent. ...Read more

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Low Testostorone, low free T, low SBGH, normal LH, FSH, and TSH. Had increase in T with clomid (clomiphene). Does this rule out pituitary / hypothalamus problem?

Low Testostorone, low free T, low SBGH, normal LH, FSH, and TSH. Had increase in T with clomid (clomiphene). Does this rule out pituitary / hypothalamus problem?

Here are some ...: Congratulate for improving T with Clomid, (clomiphene) but need to correlate T-level with clinical low-T-related Sx. This indicates HPT(hypothalamus-pituitary-testicular) axis still functions but suggests some dysfunction in hypothalamus, which has been observed in those having taken CNS-effecting drugs such as opiates for a long duration. Nonetheless, you're in best possible care and continue its use. Best .. ...Read more

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If hCG is given to women for fertility then how can it be given to men for hypothalamic patuitary problems? And if it is given to men what does it do for them if they have hypothalamic patuitary problems?

HCG: Hcg is usally given to either men and women as a surrogate/substitute for luteinizing hormone (lh.) the HCG and lh molecular structures are nearly identical. In females lh triggers ovulations (among other things, ) likewise in males lh stimulates testicular leydig cells to produce testosterone (among other things.). ...Read more

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Can hypothalamic problems be caused by suffering from sever cold weather for years with proper headwear. I've hyperhydrosis, weight gain ED hair loss?

Hypothalamic problem: Hypothalamus is not damaged by cold exposure your problems are to diffuse to be related to one etiology bit a number could be related to anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypothalamus?

Regulation: An area of brain that deals with maintenance of homeostasis throughout the body. Important for temperature, appetite, weight regulation, coordination with other areas of brain and pituitary. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of having a defective hypothalamus?

Genetic defects: Genetic defects and chromosomal disorders are the main reason for hypothalamic disorders. Depending on the cause and the location of the lesions, there may be profound develpmental delay and hormonal deficiencies. Many of the pituitary hormones, such as oxytocin, adh, (vasopressin) and CRF will be absent and cause multi-system disorders. ...Read more

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Are there ways to test your hypothalamus? I get really cold and hot easily.

Are there ways to test your hypothalamus? I get really cold and hot easily.

Talk to your doctor: Temperature instability, which can be seen in hypothalamic dysfunction, isn't the same as feeling hot or cold. It means that core temperature isn't stable. Some have unexplained fevers which alternate with low body temps. It is very unusual and not typically seen as an only symptom of hypothalamic damage. ...Read more

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What is the cure for the hypothalamus?

Makes no sense: Hypothalamus is not a disease or condition. It is an anatomic part of the brain. You need it to function. Thus, there is no cure or treatment for a part of the anatomy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of encephalitis on the hypothalamus?

What are the effects of encephalitis on the hypothalamus?

Varies: If encephalitis spreads to the hypothalamus it is hard to predict, because there are many nuclei or "centers" in the hypothalamus that do very different and sometimes opposite functions. For example some people with encephalitis lethargica slept constantly while others could not fall asleep at all, because different nuclei were affected. ...Read more

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Does MS involve the hypothalamus?

Does MS involve the hypothalamus?

Yes, it surely can: There is considerable evidence that involvement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis can play a role in fatigue. Many ms patients do develop a variety of sleep disorders and a loss of hypocretin-i-secreting cells may be due to autoimmune mechanisms, perhaps enhancing daytime sleepiness. (seems some overlap with hla-dr-2 typing, as related to both ms and narcolepsy). ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of a stroke in hypothalamus?

What is the prognosis of a stroke in hypothalamus?

Guarded, but depends: The hypothalamus is a critical region and a stroke-either hemorrhagic or ischemic can have profound symptoms. It depends on the extent and size of the stroke. If there is coma as a symptom, the prognosis is not as good. ...Read more

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What tissues are controlled by the hypothalamus gland?

The hypothalamus: is not a "gland." It's a part of the brain. It doesn't "control" any "tissues." The functions of the hypothalamus are far too numerous & complex to be covered in 400 chsracters. A web search will turn up lots of information about it. Your curiosity is commendable but your question suggests to me that an introductory textbook of anatomy & physiology would be very beneficial to your understanding. ...Read more

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What does the paraventricular nucelus of the hypothalamus do?

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What does the paraventricular nucelus of the hypothalamus do?

PVN: Contains nerve cells which are activated by stressful or physiological changes, leading to release of pituitary hormones, as well as regulating appetite & autonomic functions. ...Read more

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How important is the hypothalamus gland in regulating weight?

Central: Hypothalamic disease affects the pituitary and the target organs controlled by the pituitary: adrenals, ovaries, testes, and thyroid. Hypothalamic damage can result from malnutrition, anorexia and bulimia, surgery, or head trauma causing disruptions in body temperature regulation, growth, weight, sodium and water balance, milk production, emotions, and sleep cycles control center for endocrine. ...Read more

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Could damage to the ventromedial hypothalamus cause nystagmus?

Could damage to the ventromedial hypothalamus cause nystagmus?

Hunger control: VMH is responsible for satiety. It is involved in Fear , feeding , thermorehulation and sexual activity. Nystagmus has many causes : vestibular disease, MS, Myasthenia Gravis, Lack of Vit B1 , commonly Ménière's disease, even Diabetes. Consult your Family Physician if you are experiencing abnormal movements of your eyes. ...Read more