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What should the ratio be between your estrogen and progesterone levels be after ovulation?

What should the ratio be between your estrogen and progesterone levels be after ovulation?

Higher estrogen: You estrogen level in general should be much higher than your Progesterone levels. Normal estrogen levels are about 150-300 and normal Progesterone levels are about 10-25. ...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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What should my TSH level be ideally?

What should my TSH level be ideally?

Symptoms?: Some newer literature suggests TSH levels should be below 2.5, depending also on the presence or not of symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause your acth blood levels to change?

What would cause your acth blood levels to change?

Life: Spot acth levels fluctuate tremendously just from the transient stresses of living, or even without. Even if elevated from disease, they'll fluctuate wildly. This is why we try to suppress them and if we can't, disease is likely. ...Read more

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Is an anti-mullerian hormone level of 2.10 normal? Should i be concerned?

Is an anti-mullerian hormone level of 2.10 normal? Should i be concerned?

Depends: If you were 20 years old it would be low but it you were 40 it would be great! most women with an amh greater than 2.0 will conceive more easily than women with an amh lower than 1.0 . An amh of 2 is is about average for a 36 year old. Also remember testing from location to location vary and what may be normal for laborp labs may be different for quest labs or a hospital lab. ...Read more

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Must my hormone levels be tested before determining if menopause?

Must my hormone levels be tested before determining if menopause?

Menopause: You don't have to, but this will help establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should FSH level be if you are on HRT post hysterectomy?

What should FSH level be if you are on HRT post hysterectomy?

Not measured!: If you had a hysterectomy with oophotectomy (which is removal of the ovaries) your FSH will go very high, usually into the 100's. The FSH responds differently in different people to HRT. In some it does not change in others it comes to undetectable. What is important is how you feel not a number! Also, know in situation it is safe and appropriate to be on HRT, see link. ...Read more

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What can be done to lower tsi levels?

What can be done to lower tsi levels?

Treat Graves Disease: Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins (tsi) can be detected in the majority of graves' disease patients. The higher the levels, the more active the graves' disease is thought to be, so the disease must be treated to lower the antibodies. ...Read more

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If I want to asses my hormone levels (I'm male) specifically testosterone, what other hormones should I also get checked that may impact test lvls?

If I want to asses my hormone levels (I'm male) specifically testosterone, what other hormones should I also get checked that may impact test lvls?

Check w/your doctor: There is no reason to evaluate your "hormone" levels unless your doctor thinks there is a clinical indication to do so. Just ordering tests blindly without a medical indication is a significant waste of money. ...Read more

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I have abnormally high testosterone and dhea levels. Should i be concerned? Are there any specific tests I should undergo to determine the cause?

I have abnormally high testosterone and dhea levels. Should i be concerned? Are there any specific tests I should undergo to determine the cause?

How high?: I don't know what abnormally high levels mean, but with your current endocrine problems you definitely should be seeing a quality endocrinologist on a regular basis; it's much better than asking questions on the internet. ...Read more

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What causes a thyroid level to be low?

What causes a thyroid level to be low?

Hashimotos: The most common cause is hashimotos thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune slow destruction of the thyroid. It tends to run in families, but not perfectly. It is easy to fix with thyroid replacement. ...Read more

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What should T3 (liothyronine) levels be during pregnancy?

What should T3 (liothyronine) levels be during pregnancy?

Should be normal : Assuming you do not have thyroid disease then the t3 (liothyronine) level should be in the normal range. If you do have thyroid disease then you should be on medication to normalize the levels. ...Read more

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Does low testosterone levels always need to be treated?

Does low testosterone levels always need to be treated?

Not necessarily....: Generally, symptoms (such as fatigue, low muscle mass, low libido, etc.) are primary drivers of whether most people need to replace testosterone. The medical field is beginning to realize, though, that low testosterone levels are risk factors for a variety of chronic illnesses including dementia and earlier death. An informed conversation regarding the available literature is always a start. ...Read more

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What to do if elevated testosterone and dheas levels and pregnant?

What to do if elevated testosterone and dheas levels and pregnant?

Pregnant: Pregnant at age fifty can work out just fine but you need to see your obstetrician regularly. Obstetricians really know what they are doing to help you. ...Read more

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Tsh level is a 3 which is causing pharmacist to be concerned. I do have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what tests should be done?

Tsh level is a 3 which is causing pharmacist to be concerned. I do have many symptoms of hypothyroidism, what tests should be done?

Normal TSH 0.45-4.5: Why is your pharmacist concerned? Tsh of 3 is normal. Of course, we're trained to treat the person, not just the numbers so many of us will prescribe enough medication to achieve TSH of 1-2. Tsh less than 0.45 increases risk for hyperthyroidism eg palpitations, tremors, anxiety, insomnia, bone loss, etc. Further testing depends upon your symptoms. Bottom line: talk to your doc who ordered test. ...Read more

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What will happen if your thyroid levels are high?

Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it uaually causes symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It causes bone loss (osteoporosis) over time. It places a stress on your heart, which may be tolerated when young, but not with aging. Commonly caused by graves disease, toxic nodular goiter. It can be treated; you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What should I be taking to insure a high level of testosterone?

What should I be taking to insure a high level of testosterone?

Testosterone: No supplements increase testosterone no matter what you hear in the gym or read on the internet. Testosterone levels change with age and time of day. If you suspect a low testosterone see your doctor. Do not waste $ on "supplements". ...Read more