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

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Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Ab Test- normal or abmormal

I had a variety of test ran on my thyroid and I'm waiting to see the DR. My question is the TPOAb reference rang is 0-34. Mine came back as 9 IU/ml. Is this still considered normal or abnormal? I also ...
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What is Surya Namaskar Yoga?

Can we cure hormonal imbalance by doing Surya namaskar? and what is the best time and place to do it ?
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Is there any risk from eating meals before/after HGH shots?

I'm undergoing HGH therapy, and I see a lot of conflicting information on the internet another whether or not it's truly bad to eat meals after/before the shots -- supposedly, it can increase the risk ...
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If a man occasionally wakes up after five hours of sleep, is it safe for him to take melatonin even though the night is almost over?

Melatonin, a hormone, is sold over-the-counter in the US and Canada. Bedtime is a good time to take melatonin Clinical psychologist Michael Breus writes: Melatonin is a sleep and body clock ...
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Estrogen level after sex

Estrogen levels ought to elevate after having sex in women and thus improve skin and hair quality. I do not find the scientific proof for this statement. Who can help?
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Link between phenylalanine and Hyperaldosteronism?

I've obviously googled, but I was curious if anyone with actual medical knowledge has seen any studies linking elevated dietary sources of phenylalanine and Hyperaldosteronism.
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Does taking melatonin cause a reduction in the amount of melatonin the brain produces?

I take melatonin fairly frequently, but I have noticed that it does not work as well as it once did. I am wondering if by taking melatonin, the brain reduces its natural production of melatonin.
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Refrigeration for peptides

I left a bottle of peptides on my desk without refrigeration for about 24 hours. Are the peptides ruined? My house is generally kept cool and the bottle was cool to the touch when I picked it up again....
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Is there any harm in taking a melatonin supplement every night?

I noticed that a bottle of melatonin supplement is labelled "For Occasional Sleeplessness". The use of the word "Occasional" surprised me. Is there any harm in an adult taking a melatonin supplement ...
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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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Does hyperthyroidism affect serotonin levels?

I have read that hyperthyroidism can cause depression. Is this because of low serotonin levels or is there is another cause? Does this kind of depression need to be checked by a psychiatrist? Edit (...
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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: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/11/what-is-melatonin-...
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Can pregnancy lead to growing taller?

In an adult that has finished growing, is it possible to grow more during pregnancy? I've been assured this is possible by some relatives, and also a friend who swears she grew an extra inch when ...
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Hashimoto thyroiditis leading to severe psychological problems and behavior changes?

Can Hashimoto thyroiditis lead to psychological problems and severe behavioral changes? Do existing psychological problems (anxiety, depression, etc.) 'compound' when layered with Hashimoto ...
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Is there a synergistic effect between phosphate and testosterone in respect to Physiology?

For example: A patient's blood analysis results come through, and it states that the patient has high testosterone and high phosphate levels. What are the likely causes of this, assuming/...
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Low dose and high dose dexamethason supression test

What is the difference between high dose and low dose dexamethason suppression test in Cushing Syndrome diagnosis?
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How does ones TSH tend to vary over the course of a day?

A single TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) blood test is commonly used to help diagnose thyroid problems, however my understanding is that the TSH tends to vary substantially over the course of a day, ...
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Routine exams in patients with hypothyroidism

In people with hypothyroidism that is being treated with thyroid hormones and that are not showing symptoms or hypothyroidism, how often should these tests be performed: TSH blood test T4 blood test ...
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Are there any hormones that are only present in children and not adults?

I am trying to ascertain whether or not there are hormones only evident in children which then desist with growth & age. I have found nothing of any use from google, wondered if perhaps here ...
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Causes of polypoid foveolar hyperplasia

Six years ago during an endoscopy, the gastroenterologist noted that he had seen a small nodule forming in my stomach. A recent endoscopy revealed 3 nodules. The biopsies showed that they were benign,...
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Do combined oral contraceptives cause weight gain?

I started Lo Loestrin Fe (a combined estrogen-progestin oral contraceptive pill) about 4 months ago. The first month on it, I got my period. The second month, I did not. The third month I got it. Now, ...
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What are the causes of Chronic Diarrhea?

What are the main causes for chronic diarrhea and frequent mouth ulcers when the following is true: Patient's hormones are normal Patient's endoscopy and colonoscopy are normal Patient does not have ...
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Usage of progesterone for recurrent miscarriages

On news and pregnancy sites* (which are notoriously full of things not supported by science), I have read that progesterone is sometimes given to women suffering from recurrent miscarriages (3 or more ...
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What are the testosterone tests that I can take to prove that my low libido is really a testosterone problem?

I understand that ( correct me if I am wrong) the Sex Hormone Binding Globulin ( SHBG) test is one of the tests that can be used to evaluate one's libido. The sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) ...
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What does metformin do to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Metformin is a drug used to treat diabetes but one of its off-label uses is to treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. What does metformin do for someone who has PCOS but does not have diabetes? Is ...
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Should chronic low cortisol be treated if the patient has no symptoms?

I discovered I have low cortisol levels (11,35 μg/dL) but I never had any of those symptoms listed here. My mom also has low cortisol levels. I have no HIV, no known auto-immune diseases, I believe I'...
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Is there a negative counterpart to endorphins?

A neuropeptide, I suppose, or some pharmacological activity that facilitates the transmission of pain or stress signals?
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Does inhibiting prolactin levels cause any health problems?

I am using a prolactin inhibitor drug called "Dostinex". In general, it has some positive effects on me (increased libido, better mood) and I haven't realized any bad side effects. I'm wondering, ...
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What is normal range of Anti TPO antiodies test?

What is normal range of Anti TPO antiodies test? My relative have undergone this test and got value 207. Her TSH is also 5.8
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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 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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"Narrow" Pure Androgen-secreting Adrenocortical Adenoma

I was looking for a case report or example to match something I've come across that I thought highly unlikely to the point of being untrue. That is a adrenocortical adenoma (AA) was functional but ...
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What are the natural and healthy ways to increase blood sugar?

Some relatives of mine have low blood sugar. Doctor told them to eat table sugar whenever they get a feel of low blood sugar. AFAIK table sugar is not good for health. What are the natural and ...
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What is the cheapest or more accessible way to measure day-to-day hormonal activity variation on a patient? [closed]

Let's say I have 24/7 access to a patient and I would like to record a complete profile of his/her hormonal activity throughout a period of time. I'm interested in the raw data. I want tons of ...
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Effects and side effects of artifical oxytocin

I have heard that oxytocin improves mood drastically, is secreted in the body during certain activities, can be synthesized artificially, and the artificially synthesized oxytocin can be consumed ...
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