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Doctor insights on: Rebuilding Adrenals After Steroid Aromatherapy

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If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

Your "natural": Methods do not "boost" testosterone. That's determined by endocrine feedback mechanisms and other factors. Any increase in testosterone will lead to minor increases in estrogen due to hormone conversion, but they are insignificant and meaningless except in people who take excessive exogenous testosterone. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aromatherapy (Definition)

"Aromatherapy is used in a wide range of settings -- from health spas to hospitals -- to treat a variety of conditions. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. Several clinical studies suggest that when essential oils (particularly rose, lavender, and frankincense) were used by qualified midwives, pregnant women felt less anxiety and fear, had a stronger sense of well-being, and had less need for pain medications during delivery. Many women also report that peppermint oil relieves nausea and ...Read more


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Will deca or steroids that retain water help with tennis elbow? Cortizone (hydrocortisone) helped short term but is returning and effecting training again

Will deca or steroids that retain water help with tennis elbow? Cortizone (hydrocortisone) helped short term but is returning and effecting training again

Therapy is best: Steroid injections bring improvement 50% of the time at 6 weeks, but usually symptoms return. Subsequent injections buy less time and degree of relief. At 9 months and 1 year patient with therapy have been shown to fair the best, those with benign neglect the next best, and with steroids in third place. 90% of patients have resolution by 12 month. 10% require surgery. ...Read more

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Can I use avon moisture therapy intensive healing & repair extra strength cream both in the morning and before bed?

Can I use avon moisture therapy intensive healing & repair extra strength cream both in the morning and before bed?

You may use it twice: The cream may be used twice daily . Unless it cause any redness or skin irritationeczma to the area where applied . There seems to be no reason why it cannot be applied twice daily. ...Read more

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Can stem cell therapy repair si ligaments? I'm 22 was an avid athlete until 8 months ago. Feel hopeless need some help

Can stem cell therapy repair si ligaments? I'm 22 was an avid athlete until 8 months ago. Feel hopeless need some help

Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing. ...Read more

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How long till my body produces testosterone naturally after testosterone replacement therapy?

How long till my body produces testosterone naturally after testosterone replacement therapy?

Testicular function: Many people are getting testosterone therapy that do not need it. When you stop the drug, it will take several months for your testes to fully come back on line, assuming your pituitary - testicular function is normal. ...Read more

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How do multiple steroid shots effect cortisol level and adrenal functioning?

How do multiple steroid shots effect cortisol level and adrenal functioning?

Cortisol shots: Cortisol shots will increase your blood cortisol level and look after your adrenal glands. Please go online and look for "cortisol shots" - you will learn a lot. Take your time reading the several articles. ...Read more

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When a man who takes an excessive amount of performance enhancing steroids stops taking steroids, could the man essentially grow breasts and lactate?

When a man who takes an excessive amount of performance enhancing steroids stops taking steroids, could the man essentially grow breasts and lactate?

Yes: There is a substantial amount of evidence linking performance enhancing drugs and male breast enlargement. I would recommend consultation first with your primary care provider. If the breast enlargement is still present after stopping the supplements, you can seek consultation with a plastic surgeon for male breast reduction surgery. ...Read more

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How often do epidural steroid injections produce prolonged muscle wasting/weakness >10 months?

How often do epidural steroid injections produce prolonged muscle wasting/weakness >10 months?

They shouldn't : It is more likely that the cause of the weakness and muscle wasting is the reason you got the injection on the first place. You should follow up with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Testosterone Boosters pills sold in supplement stores, will it increase free testosterone for a 30 year male who lifts weights 4 times a week?

Testosterone Boosters pills sold in supplement stores, will it increase free testosterone for a 30 year male who lifts weights 4 times a week?

Low testosterone?: I agree that only testosterone will significantly raise levels, and that the exercise is more likely to have an effect than the booster pills. Please note also: Some medical societies recommend testosterone only for low blood levels w certain symptoms (eg thin bones, fatigue, breast tissue). Low testosterone in a young man can be a pituitary or testis problem, & should be evaluated by a doc. ...Read more

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Could glutamine sr from mhp contains steroids hormone ?

Could glutamine sr from mhp contains steroids hormone ?

Who knows: what's in it, but it's unlikely to be steroids. What is known is that it's a waste of your money and won't help with any medical condition known to man. Don't get your medical information from tv, friends, or internet scams. ...Read more

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Taking supplements for adrenal functions but need blood test..How long does siberian ginsing, licorice root and bovine stay in system?

Taking supplements for adrenal functions but need blood test..How long does siberian ginsing, licorice root and bovine stay in system?

Adrenal Fatigue: First off, in addition to dr. James wilson's af site, this guy has a good article on af, causes, treatment etc. http://tinyurl.com/b8x5rvr as to how long things are in the system...We look at what doc's call "half-life"..This is the time it takes to get 1/2 of it gone. They say it takes 5 half lives to totally clear it. The half lives are- sg .8-7.4 hrs lr 5 hours (what do you mean bovine?). ...Read more

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Lost 90% olfaction 5 days ago. (Taste as well). No trauma. Taking allopurinol 450 and Mitigare 0.6 for four daily as well as Mucinex (guaifenesin) D nightly ?

Lost 90% olfaction 5 days ago. (Taste as well). No trauma. Taking allopurinol 450 and Mitigare 0.6 for four daily as well as Mucinex (guaifenesin) D nightly

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Get a nose check: The sudden loss of the sense of smell without any history of trauma or injury can be concerning. The causes are many and include common things like allergy and sinus infection, to less common (nasal polyps) or rare (tumors of the nose or olfactory bulb). You would be wise to be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I heard taking vitamin b, iron, and calcium after medical abortion helps with the recovery process. True?

I heard taking vitamin b, iron, and calcium after medical abortion helps with the recovery process. True?

Advise Vit C, iron &: Abortion puts some stress on your body (though not much more than a heavy period) Supplements can speed recovery, Iron will help replace any blood loss, Vitamin C and Zinc also speed healing. I advise a healthy diet & good multivitamin. Extra calcium not necessary. I strongly advise homeopathic Arnica 30c before and after surgery (do morning and bedtime x 1 week. See http://tinyurl.com/hputeax ...Read more

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If patient w/ partial ai and pit tumor, while taking 20-30 mg hydrocortisone has cortisol of 45 and acth of 12, and when off hydrocortisone has cortisol of 10 and acth of 65, what would you conclude?

Cross- reactivity: Hydrocortisone cross reacts with the blood test for cortisol. So the higher cortisol level when on therapy probably reflects the medication being present in the blood. Depending on the time of day done, the other lab results might be normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more