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What Does It Mean When Your Hormones Are High
Depends: It depends upon which of the thousands of hormones are "high". How do you know one or more are elevated. If you have concerns or questions, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Hormones: I think it depends on which hormones you are referring to as being high. Is your beta hcg higher than expected? If this is the case then maybe you are further along than first thought. The expectation is for the hcg to rise, in fact double every 2 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid is normal: T4 can be high with normal thyroid function due to many factors. These factors are eliminated in the free T4 test, but the TSH is most important. Make sure you are taking brand name T4 replacement, as the generics, while cheaper, are unreliable. ...Read more
My hormone tests came in with high 3α-Androstanediol, high aldrosterone, high aldosterone, high 5a-THB, elevated 5α-reductase, and low 11b-hydroxyetiocholanolone. What can this mean?
Tests steroid metab: Apparently you are undergoing a work up for steroid and male hormones/androgen metabolism. These are unusual blood tests, and typically only performed when, usually a specialist, has a specific diagnosis in mind. I'm certain you can receive a better, more satisfying explanation by working with the doctor who ordered these tests. Pursuing that is your best option. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Need more: If the TSH is low, you need to check a free T4 and free T3 also to have a better idea of what's going on. I agree. Just going off what you gave so far, it implies hyperthyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does high prolactin and low leutinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone mean for a 33 yr old male?
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I have high cortisol levels. What does this mean? I am in perimenopause and have been tested for my hormone levels. A recent saliva test showed I have high cortisol levels. I have been suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia. I am under going
High : High cortisol levels should be confirmed and further evaluated by an internist or endocrinologist. Salivary testing is not mainstream and could be misleading. Stress can result in elevations of cortisol but these will usually suppress with Dexamethasone (this is part of the further testing). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does "feminizing" hormones mean? Male with high dhea, e1, e3 , progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits
Feminizing hormones: Estrogen(female hormone) and testosterone ( male hormone) are produced by male and female. Testosterone is predominant in male. Increased estrogen in male is usually caused by faulty metabolism of testosterone. Increased estrogen can cause prostate problems as well as lead to prostate cancer . Tmg ( trimethylglycine ) will healp with metabolism of t. Google: "adrenal fatigue" good luck! ...Read more
It's been six years since my dad has had prostate cancer. He has had radiation and hormone therapy. Now his gleason numbers are high now spots on spin. What doesit mean?
May have returned: Unfortunately this may mean that your father's cancer has progressed despite treatment. A high gleason score (8-10) independently predicts the odds of this as well as high psa score and abnormal exam findings. Fortunately there are many highly effective treatments available even in situations where the cancer has spread. An oncologist can help you decide on appropriate treatments for your father. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean to have high dhea sulfate levels (elevated adrenal hormones)? What are the problems associated with this? What can it lead to?
By itself: A high (how high) dheas level may mean nothing at all. I don't know why the level would have been drawn in the first place. It can be significantly (not slightly) elevated in a variety of ovarian or adrenal problems, including pcos. It is also stimulated by certain medications. As a solitary finding without other clinical information, however, it has no value. Talk w/the doctor who ordered it, . ...Read more
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