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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Does soy milk cause acne?

Does soy milk cause acne?

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


Dr. Yash Khanna
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If I am on mirena, can I drink soy milk daily? Will it help with hormonal acne, or is there something else i can take?

If I am on mirena, can I drink soy milk daily? Will it help with hormonal acne, or is there something else i can take?

OK TO DRINK SOY MILK: It is ok to drink soy milk if you are on mirena, but there is no evidence that it will help with hormonal acne., . ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Melaragno
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How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

Rashes common: I'm assuming your baby is fairly new Rashes need to be seen for correct identification Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms as well such as gas, irritability. rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Does soy milk cause breakouts?

Does soy milk cause breakouts?

Not specifically: but soy does have some estrogen-like properties. Hormonal imbalances do play a role in acne. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Francine Yep
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How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?

How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?

Ask Grandmom: What does your grandmom eat? You will most likely do well with the foods that your ancestors eat [asians may not handle dairy and wheat so well. Anglos may not handle soy so well]. Most problems: powders & pills, not food. Your goal: keep your isoflavones less than 100 millgrams a day. [see comment for more info]. ...Read more

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Dr. Herbert Shuck
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Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Has potential: People including children can have allergies to soy which can then block thyroid. We test and treat allergies. Wait until they are tested. ...Read more

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Dr. Hung Khong
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Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

No: There is no scientific evidence that dietary soy food (milk, tofu, ect...) is linked to the development of breast cancer in women or men. And it does not cause lumps in men's breasts. If a man has a lump in his breast, he should immediately go see his doctor for an assessment. Breast cancer does develop in men, albeit much less common than in women. ...Read more

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Dr. Georgia Latham
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Could drinking soy milk while pregnant with my baby boy have caused his hyposplasia?

Could drinking soy milk while pregnant with my baby boy have caused his hyposplasia?

Highly unlikely: Hypospadias is among the most common birth defects in the world, occurring inapproximately 1 in every 200 boys. High doses of estrogen during pregnancy has been found to be associated with higher incidence of hypospasia in animals, this has not been found with phytoestrogens. Soy contains phytoestrogens. The cause of hypospadias is unknown. It is not likely to be related anything you did. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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Does soy milk cause man breasts? I noticed my chest looking 'breasty' when I substituted soy for dairy milk.

Does soy milk cause man breasts? I noticed my chest looking 'breasty' when I substituted soy for dairy milk.

Possibly: Unless drank in ginormous amounts soy does contains estrogens which could theoretically cause breast development but I strongly doubt it ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Soy and gynecomastia: Soy does have estrogen like properties but it would be unlikely that consumption in moderation would produce gynecomastia. Gynecomastia in men occurs when testosterone is out of balance with estrogen, and causes of this include drugs/medications, alcohol, endocrine disorders, tumors, obesity, et al. Stopping soy products and monitoring for breast reduction can help determine if soy is causing it ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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