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Problems With The 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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