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  1. PCOS or polycystic ovaries have various origins. They could be caused by a thyroid or cortisol deficiency or excess prolactin. This should be treated by an experienced clinician that understands the relationship between the endocrine system and ovarian cysts. It could also be associated with an essential fatty acid deficiency. The metabolic hypothesis is touted by those that don't seem to understand the role of the endocrine system. Unfortunately this is going to be the vast majori
  2. In this context I am referring to more than you had when not experiencing the symptoms of acne. With few exceptions that are not applicable to most, acne is caused by an increase in free testosterone. It's quite easy to prove this. We simply look for cases of acne in populations where testosterone is very low. For example prepubescents and the elderly. Here I am referring to the vast majority that equate to statistical significance. As a side note, I was not referring to myse
  3. If you are female, the most natural way to combat excess testosterone is estradiol. There are other medications that will do this however; the results will not be a balanced system. Unless you are experiencing hirsutism, deepening of your voice and genital changes, it;s unlikely your testosterone is too high. In fact elevated T will provide many benefits. If you are taking a synthetic progesterone, it will amplify the effects of testosterone. Also, Many women experience acne from elevated D
  4. keep this in mind. All acne is hormonal. In fact it's free testosterone that ramps up sebum production. Sugar causes your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin is required to store fat. Since sebum is partially fat, increases sugar and insulin can exacerbate fat excess sebum. The acne you see today started developing at least 2 months ago. You can't associate something you did yesterday to new lesions. dermodex can be a problem with a small number of patients.
  5. Sugar results in an insulin spike. Insulin allows your body to store fat. Sebum is partially composed of fat. Free testosterone starts the process of follicles producing sebum and sugar (resulting in elevated insulin) turbocharges the process. Intercourse causes 2 problems. 1. increased sweating and therefore more sebum production; and 2. Mixing of sebum from your partner, further exacerbating the problem. At 30 you most likely have foliculitis - not acne. Ask your doc
  6. "Could be hormonal"......of course it's hormonal. How many 5 year old kids do you know with cystic acne? How many do you know that are post-pubescent? All acne is caused by elevated free testosterone. In a normal system, most females experience acne from elevated dhea. This hormone is excreted along with cortisol. So, the more stress you are under the more dhea is released. Estradiol works to neutralize the effects of testosterone. Progesterone amplifies testosterone's e
  7. Acne is primarily causd by elevated free testosterone and secondarily by insulin. It is NOT caused by elevated estradiol. Progesterone both compliments and antagonizes (neutralizes) the feminine effects of estradiol. If you have chronic progesterone deficiency, then estrogen will be unopposed for long periods of time resulting in a magnification of fhe female attributes. Exaggerated hour glass shape with larger hips and breasts. If you have thin hips and small breasts you do NOT hav
  8. MissC. Cortisol is responsible for maintaining: 1. Glucose levels 2. Blood pressure 3. Immune system. It also helps you to handle stressful situations. If you have a cortisol deficiency, you are more likely to feel incapable of handling normal daily stress. You will be more likely to see yourself as a victim. When you are exposed to high levels of stress, you may need to lay down and rest or you may be inclined to have a very short temper, have periods of screaming and yelling followed
  9. Thyroid controls a metabolism and body temperature. Classic signs are thinning outer eyebrows, sub-orbital edema (lower eye lid swelling), elevated blood pressure, cold extremities, myxedema, diffuse hair loss, lower core body temperature and a number of others. Since thyroid controls metabolism system wide, correcting the imbalance could also increase the production of other hormones. There are 2 very important pieces to that cant be missed. 1. Check 8 am cortisol as a deficiency will i
  10. It could be a cortisol deficiency. How old are you?
  11. I don't look like a lumberjack. I have a mild voice? Not very deep. I have no aggression issues(other than the below) nor do I have an impulsive behavior. I also don't have aggression even when drunk. I'm very different though when someone is aggressive towards me. No balding issues. ETC? Maybuh. what about the beard?because this is partially why i started taking saw palmetto, see i'm almost 30 and i have the beard of of a 16y kid(by the way saw palmetto grew me a bit of more excess hair w
  12. I don't look like a lumberjack. I have a mild voice? Not very deep. I have no aggression issues(other than the below) nor do I have an impulsive behavior. I also don't have aggression even when drunk. I'm very different though when someone is aggressive towards me. No balding issues. ETC? Maybuh. what about the beard?because this is partially why i started taking saw palmetto, see i'm almost 30 and i have the beard of of a 16y kid(by the way saw palmetto grew me a bit of more excess hair w
  13. This is the easiest scenario to resolve. You are most likely estrogen deficient. You would need an evaluation and blood work (21st day of cycle). If estrogen deficiency is the diagnosis, then your doc might add something like this: 2.5 - 3.75 g of Transdermal Estradiol 0.6 mg/g on days 5-25 in the morning; and 100 mg micronized progesterone on days 15-25 before bed. The nice thing about this for you is that estrogen protects you from the side effects of testosterone. So, adding estrogen/pro
  14. Wishclean, I didn't answer your question regarding stress and cortisol. Cortisol has 3 main functions. Regulate glucose Regulate immune system Regulate blood pressure. This is a very important hormone. When we are stressed, cortisol is released, blood pressure rises, glucose is made available and the neurotransmitter dopamine is stimulated. This prepares you to handle the stressor. Over time the adrenal system can become fatigued from constant stimulation and a deficiency results.
  15. There is an easy way to distinguish between estrogen dominance and progesterone deficiency. Estrogen dominance impacts the entire cycle. Progesterone deficiency will only be noted the last half of the cycle. So, if you have painful/swollen breasts only during the later half of your cycle, then that's progesterone deficiency.
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