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How can reproductive hormones affect epileptic seizures?

How can reproductive hormones affect epileptic seizures?

Medication Effect: For the most part reproductive hormones do not cause seizures or worsen them. However, they can affect the absorption of anti-seizure medication and that can make those medicines less effective. Or the anti-seizure medication for instance can make birth control pills less effective. ...Read more

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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


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Can chemotherapy affect female reproductive organs negatively?

Can chemotherapy affect female reproductive organs negatively?

Chemo and ovaries: Yes, some chemotherapies can cause failure of the ovaries at an early age. ...Read more

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Do snri antidepressants affect hormone levels in women?

Do snri antidepressants affect hormone levels in women?

Good question: This is an interesting question, given the effects of these medications on sexual function in both genders. Also some evidence shows that they can help with vasomotor flushing in menopausal women. I don't know of studies specifically looking at sex hormone levels and snri's. Their effects on sexual function and hot flashes seem based more other mechanisms than direct hormone levels. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance affect fertility hormones such as fsh, estradiol?

Does insulin resistance affect fertility hormones such as fsh, estradiol?

To some extent!: The single most common abnormality is a slightly high or borderline total testosterone and significantly increased free testosterone due to a low sex hormone binding globulin in females. Estrogen is unaffected! however, because of increased intra-abdominal fat which contains cyclic aromatase, which converts androsteindione to estrone and testosterone to estradiol, men have higher estrogens! ...Read more

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Which hormones interact with the reproductive organs?

Which hormones interact with the reproductive organs?

Many hormones affect: The most well-known reproductive hormones are the gonadotropins, fsh and lh, from the pituitary gland, and the steroid hormones, estrogen and Progesterone in women, and testosterone in men. The gonadotropins stimulate the gonads, and the gonads make hormones that stimulate uterine lining and secondary sex characteristics. ...Read more

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How can taking female growth hormones affect men?

How can  taking female growth hormones affect men?

Dangerous: A very dangerous practice which can upset the natural balance of hormone secretion and cause severe problems. Only done by people with severe psychiatric problems. ...Read more

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How does thyroid stimulating hormone affect sexual reproduction?

How does thyroid stimulating hormone affect sexual reproduction?

Many Ways: Thyroid hormone can have many effects on reproduction. When the thyroid is too high or too low you may not ovulate. Even if you do ovulate the quality of ovulation may be impaired. Thyroid hormone can affect your milk hormone (prolactin) and cause that to be too high which can have similar effects. ...Read more

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Does resetting the hypothalamus affect pituitary tumor?

Does resetting the hypothalamus affect pituitary tumor?

Depends on case: If you mean suppressing the gland, such as using bromocryptine for a pituitary adenoma, it can help control the symtpoms and prolactinomas can shrink. For other tumors, this may not be the case art all - for metastases to the pituitary or for craniopharyngioma, addressing hormone function generally does not affect the tumor's growth, although hormone symptoms can be relieved quite a bit. ...Read more

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Can diet pills affect your reproductive system?

Can diet pills affect your reproductive system?

Diet pills: They can, but it is impossible to know what pill will hurt you. Diet pills and herbal supplements are not regulated by the fda and therefore basically anything can be sold as a diet/weight loss supplement. Given this, i would never recommend a diet pill or herbal supplement. ...Read more

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Can legal testosterone boosters affect epilepsy negatively?

Can legal testosterone boosters affect epilepsy negatively?

Don't risk it: There are no testosterone boosters;, no matter what the internet and tv and your friends may tell you. The only way to boost your testosterone is through a healthy life style, proper nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of toxins like alcohol and tobacco. Save your money, and your health. ...Read more

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Could risperidone affect testosterone levels in men?

Could risperidone affect testosterone levels in men?

No but....: Risperdal is infamous for increasing prolactin. Prolactin in turn reduces sex drive and performance. In very high doses, elevated prolactin will lead to abnormal periods (women), and breast development / even milk production. Easy to get lab - fasting morning level. ...Read more

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Does taking hCG affect fertility in all cycles?

Does taking hCG affect fertility in all cycles?

Not in all cycles: Hcg, the pregnancy hormone, can be used as a trigger to ovulation. Structurally similar to luteinizing hormone, but longer lasting, HCG helps the follicle release the egg and switch from making estrogen to making progesterone, called luteinization. Hcg is also occasionally used to help the follicles mature. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Can hypothyroidism affect fertility?

Yes: Abnormal thyroid function, either high or low, can affect fertility. It can also affect the development of the fetus, so you want to make sure thyroid levels are normal during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can having ringworm affect a womans reproductive organs?

Can having ringworm affect a womans reproductive organs?

Yes: Ring worm occurs in the groin quite commonly. You may try an over the counter remedy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more