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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does the medicine for high prolactin make you lose weight?

Does the medicine for high prolactin make you lose weight?

If you gained: Weight due to an elevated prolactin, the medication to lower prolactin (cabergoline) can allow you to lose weight, but doesn't make you lose weight. You still need diet and exercise. ...Read more

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After my treatment for high prolactin levels, can I still have children ?

After my treatment for high prolactin levels, can I still have children ?

Yes, if you've been: treated for high prolactin and have normalized, I see no reason why you can't have children ...Read more

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What is the treatment of high prolactin level .My is 248 ng/ml and doc prescribed me bromocriptine .Though it is expensive drug how long does it take?

What is the treatment of high prolactin level .My is 248 ng/ml and doc prescribed me bromocriptine .Though it is expensive drug how long does it take?

Prolactinoma: Generally tumor in pituitary gland generally benign. Causing elevation of prolactin level. Prolactin can cause sexual dysfunction in men prevent ovulation and normal body function in females. Can be treated surguically. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for high prolactin and ACTH but no pituitary tumor?

What is the treatment for high prolactin and ACTH but no pituitary tumor?

Find tumor or medica: Was the non-pituitary source confirmed by a nuclear scan? (More than "just" a CT scan or MRI?) If not, the next step's an Octreotide (OCT) scan. It should locate where prolactin's being made. If the OCT scan's negative, the next step's a FDG-PET scan; if THAT's negative, then chance with Ga-SSTR-PET scan. After finding the tumor, removal can lead to a cure! It's better than bromocriptine for life! ...Read more

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Prolactin level 33 reference range till 29 , can this be a cause of 2ry infertile ?How long treatment may take?

Prolactin level 33 reference range till 29 , can this be a cause of 2ry infertile ?How long treatment may take?

Maybe, but: Was it a fasting prolactin in the morning? If you'd eaten, if it was later in the day, if it was part of a more general exam (esp. Involving breast exam) it's unreliable. Check it again in any case. ...Read more

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I have elevated prolactin (57). Until treatment is rendered what can I do to ease symptoms. Insomnia mostly. I take melatonin currently. ?

I have elevated prolactin (57). Until treatment is rendered what
can I do to ease symptoms.  Insomnia mostly. I take melatonin
currently. ?

Symptoms of hi PRL: Hi. The common symptoms of high prolactin (PRL) are cessation of periods and breast milk. At age 47, you might have assumed menopause, but breast milk is not normal unless you're breast feeding. Headache sometimes. Insomnia not so common, so may or may not be related to hyperprolactinemia. Melatonin is fine and safe. I hope you've had your pituitary MRI. You'll hopefully start cabergoline soon. ...Read more

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Prolactin (Definition)

The pituitary gland makes many hormones. After delivery of a baby, the pituitary gland pours out prolactin which causes the breasts to produce milk. It may be abnormally produced and cause enlarged ...Read more