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by 817 · March 01, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Hello Ladies, I had my Mirena IUD removed 7 months ago. My acne has grown much worse since then and I'm wondering how long this will last. My paleo diet gave me great skin and I'm so sad to see it ruined by having this unnatural device... (more)

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by 0 · February 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Hi, I'm 34 and been struggling with thyroid and testosterone issues for the last couple of years (hypothyroid and hypogonadism). While most of my doctors won't search for a root cause, I have one who encouraged me to start paleo. It took a... (more)

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drdeb 0 · February 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Congratulations on your success with your paleo lifestyle.When men are overweight, adipose tissue converts testosterone into estrogen. Your pituitary "sees" estrogen and testosterone the same, so it does not increase the release of LH and FSH in... (more)

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by 77338 · July 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Do adrenals increase their size and secretory capacity with stressors commonly assoc. with adrenal hormone secretion? Ie. do the glands adapt to accomodate stress rendering distress eustress proportional to gland size and secretory capacity(within... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · May 19, 2011 at 12:55 AM

As far as I understand the adrenal glands can increase in size in response to chronic stress. I found this one study on rats: Chronic stress induces adrenal hyperplasia and hypertrophy in a subregion-specific manner. Hyperplasia means an... (more)

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by 20 · September 04, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Hello everyone! I was recently diagnosed with low Estradiol and LH levels. Apparently my FSH levels are fine, which seemed to confuse my family doctor. Does anyone have any information about why these two hormones might be low (in isolation), and... (more)

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Valerie_5 0 · May 11, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Pituinary gland is located next to your optic nerve in the brain and responsible for producing estadiol and lh. It is relatively common to have non cancerous tumors there. You need an MRI to figure it out. You need to see a neurosurgant

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by 0 · March 27, 2013 at 1:31 AM

i know that insulin is storing hormone, so that's the reason we avoid carbs. what about muscle building, i mean is it possible to grow muscles with 0 carbs a day.

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dzone 0 · March 26, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Troll answer censored... already flagged.

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by 50 · March 20, 2013 at 2:49 AM

if milk has hormones, why doesn't everyone who drinks it have acne? I heard it's the hormones, and other properties or factors like intolerance, but if it were the hormones that everyone who consumes it would be affected by the hormones, because... (more)

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by 993 · January 19, 2013 at 7:00 AM

This is probably a gross question and if the mods delete it I'll understand, but I've (for years) noticed that I have hair growing between my boobs, and it's getting thicker and darker. Most of the time I wear T-shirts, but when I wear low-cut... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · January 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Go see the doc. If it can't be fixed with hormones, then you can do laser hair removal.

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by 15 · November 01, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Hi, I was just wondering if there are any Paleo women out there who have undergone a complete hysterectomy and were able to stop their hormone replacement therapy while on a paleo diet? thanks! Jeanine

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Jeanine_1 0 · November 01, 2012 at 11:46 PM

thanks for the response! Do you mind if I ask how old you are? I'm 42 and my doctor just advised against weaning off the estrogen therapy. He tried to scare me silly by telling me of vaginal atrophy, my bladder dropping and osteoperosis. Now I... (more)

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by 578 · October 02, 2012 at 2:51 AM

Does fruit lower testosterone because of the fructose or insulin?

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CJ_4 0 · October 01, 2012 at 10:24 PM

There would be an awfully lot of berry and apple eating guys that....well, never mind.

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by 1190 · September 27, 2012 at 3:51 AM

This may seem like a strange and hopefully not too provocative question, but many people who have gone paleo report having better libidos. Obviously one's libido is effected in part by one's hormone balance which we know is effected by... (more)

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John_the_Drunkard 0 · September 26, 2012 at 10:28 PM

'Traditional Chinese Medicine' is just that, traditional. Chinese tradition is not superior to European tradition, just different. Anyone who attempted to practice 'Traditional European Medicine' would (rightly) end up in jail. Traditional... (more)

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by 1637 · September 12, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Hello all, I am sure this has been asked here before, but I can't seem to find it... I am getting a full women's hormone panel done and just wondering when is the best time of the month for the test? I have read 4-5 days after the end of the... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · September 12, 2012 at 1:35 AM

I think it depends on which hormones you're specifically looking for. I had a huge workup done about 2 years ago and I think I collected the sample (24-hour urine collection) on day 21 of my cycle. It wasn't supposed to be a specific day, though.... (more)

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by 1883 · September 02, 2012 at 5:24 AM

Has anyone on here had any luck controlling PCOS symptoms with Paleo? I was just diagnosed and they want to put me on hormone therapy, but i would prefer to control it with a healthy diet and lifestyle. i eat whole30 compliant diet 99% of the... (more)

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Lizzy555 0 · September 02, 2012 at 5:24 AM

I've been paleo for almost 2 years, I did feel great once I went paleo but something still felt wrong. I had facial hair, depression, acne, heavy painful long lasting periods. I just got my hormonal blood test done last week and turns out i have... (more)

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by 6218 · August 03, 2012 at 8:40 PM

So a friend asked me about this, and I really didn't know what to tell her. Thanks in advance for your help! Anyone have any experience treating luteal phase defects and/or deficits with Paleo in women? Did Paleo fix it for your and/or your... (more)

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Pete_Lohstroh 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Howdy, This is an issue that should be handled by an OB/GYN. The treatment course may involve hormone replacement/suplementation. Dragonfly: I would be hesitant to give medical advice over the interweb. Balancing hormones is not so easy. The... (more)

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by 220 · April 24, 2013 at 9:49 PM

I study anatomy and physiology and my lecturer said that people usually go into a state of gluconeogenesis (conversion of amino acids and fats to carbs) in around 6-10 hours without eating. This state is brought on after the liver has run out of... (more)

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Dax 0 · April 24, 2013 at 9:49 PM

What I am confused about is if after a bout of fasted exercise if you then have a high protein meal what happens is your insulin raises slightly while glucagon soars to keep blood sugar high because there is little or no carbs in your meal.... (more)

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by 25 · March 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM

I'll try to keep this long story short. For over a couple of years now I've been having low test sides. My sex drive is now non existent and is causing relationship problems for me. So I went to the endo last summer and had blood work done.... (more)

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Samuellohan 0 · March 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Low testosterone levels may be caused by a number of factors. For example – there may be a problem at the level of the hypothalamus or pituitary to produce appropriate amounts of LH and FSH to stimulate testosterone production. Another possibility... (more)

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by 466 · October 03, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Female, 40 years old. PCOS, 5'8, 208 pounds. Big muscles, big stomach. I'm on metformin and BCP for PCOS. I take ambien for sleep. I've had two sleep studies done--1 diagnosed me with insomnia (duh), the other said RLS. I sleep great with the... (more)

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CAJ 0 · October 03, 2012 at 4:59 PM

For those with burning scalp read: http://www.ehow.com/about_5447789_burning-scalp-syndrome.html and http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/sym/scalp_burning_sensation.htm (more)

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by 163 · March 30, 2012 at 3:24 AM

I have been very active ever since I was in middle school, and have always had extra fat around my waist that seems to never disappear. I'm beginning to think I have hormonal problems or something along the lines of adrenal fatigue. When I was 12... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · December 05, 2011 at 12:03 AM

You should talk to your Dr. tell them your problem and ask for a full blood test which includes Test, estrogen, LH, cortisol, Vit D levels, B, estradiol, and all the normal tests.

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by 15070 · November 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I know the 'set point' theories are debated, but many people certainly find that they tend to hang around a certain weight, or hit weight loss plateaus. This can be due to a lot of things... What about something like testosterone levels? If... (more)

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gifford 0 · September 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I'm not entirely sure what you're asking... but my body doesn't produce enough testosterone, so I inject it each week. I take blood tests every once in a while and if the results are in "normal male range" I continue the same dose, but if they are... (more)

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by 70 · September 27, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Can anyone recommend a good doc in S. Fl that is functional? Hormonal help is what I am seeking but trying to steer clear of quacks. I already checked out the physicians registry but didn't find much. Thanks

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Dextery 0 · September 27, 2011 at 3:09 PM

If I lived in South Florida, I would seek out Dr. Ken Tourgeman in Fort Lauderdale. He is a Nephrologist who is totally paleo. This is one of his best entries. There are many. http://nephropal.blogspot.com/search/label/Paleolithic%20Diet He... (more)

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by 109 · September 26, 2011 at 12:16 AM

I am thinking of taking recombinant human growth hormone and was wondering what the Paleos think about this drug(however "un"-paleo it may be). I have heard many horror stories about altered bone structure and facial appearance. My interests in... (more)

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · September 26, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Any time you supplement a hormone it will cause the body to downregulate it's own secretion of said hormone. This can be a problem with hormones that are meant to achieve cellular signaling in part through pulsatile secretion (sharp spikes in... (more)

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by 25197 · March 17, 2011 at 1:22 AM

When you get your Vitamin D level checked what other labs do you ask your doc to run? Do your docs even routinely screen you after the levels are rechecked?

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Kate_1 0 · March 02, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Any labs you would suggest? I'm 52, and I don't think my doc has ever ordered anything but a cholesterol check.

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by 1776 · July 05, 2011 at 9:22 AM

and if you have, how have you used the data to improve your health? i am about to get my male v, urine metals, and spectracell complete nutrient tests back and hopefully see why i am stuck where i am. will post when its ready. thanks

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dzone 0 · May 24, 2011 at 6:36 AM

not me i havent

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by 20469 · March 31, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Interesting article here: http://donmatesz.blogspot.com/2011/01/practically-primal-guide-to.html Don tracked antibiotic intake in farm animals and found they only seem to consume similar levels, by weight as humans. Plus said animals must undergo... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · January 14, 2011 at 6:57 PM

I too read this and felt relief as it affords households like mine, which subsist almost entirely on conventionally raised meats, a bit of grace. As Flavio mentioned, offsetting the cafo O3/O6 imbalance with fish intake may be a decent compromise... (more)