Questions tagged [endocrinology]

The branch of physiology and medicine concerned with endocrine glands and hormones.

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Can long term sleeping at day damage your health?

I've passed half or more of my life, sleeping in very late and often after the sun rises. Now I believe that I'm already feeling its effect. Some of my hormones are under the ideal levels and I have a ...
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What are the long-term side effects of melatonin?

What are the long-term side effects of taking melatonin as an oral supplement? The couple of articles I have read are inconclusive:
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What are the benefits of high testosterone in men?

It's common to hear about products that claim to be testosterone boosters for men and vitamins that boost testosterone, but what benefits does high testosterone actually entail? For example, are ...
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What happens to a woman if she takes testosterone?

I'm interested in the changes that happen to the female body (let's say this person is 20) in the short (year one to five) and in the long term (20+ years). Let's assume that the dose of testosterone ...
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What is the time frame of developing adrenal suppression when taking oral corticosteroids?

I was prescribed a short-term prednisolone therapy. From my research, it seems that many of the side effects are associated with prednisolone replacing the natural corticosteroids produced by the body,...
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Why Dydrogesterone is no longer available in US? Why dienogest is not approved?

Dydrogesterone and Dienogest are very very helpful medications in treating endometriosis condition, and Dydrogesterone helps many women to become pregnant. They are widely used around the world and ...
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