11 Answered Questions for the topic Endocrinology

Endocrinology Biochemistry Physiology

07/29/19

Biological Pathway of Lipid Hypothesis?

I've read a lot on both sides of the debate of low carb vs low fat diets trying to make some sense of what is being proposed. The lipid hypothesis runs roughly along the lines that we have lots of... more
Endocrinology Biochemistry Sleep

07/19/19

What causes humans to be sleepy?

Is there a hormone or group of hormones that regulates when we feel sleepy late at night, or in the morning? Or is sleepiness caused by some other non-hormonal mechanism? (e.g. pure... more
Endocrinology Biology Human Biology Sleep

06/27/19

Can parts of a human brain be asleep independently of each other, or vary in the times required for them to fall asleep?

I know that some birds and marine animals can continue complicated activity (swimming, flying?) while one hemisphere of their brain is asleep.I'm interested if human brain has some parts of it that... more

06/01/19

Why would lactate be high in diabetics?

Why are lactate level high in diabetes? For example, type II diabetes are resistant to insulin. If those patients are insulin resistant their gluconeogenesis should be working at a high rate and,... more
Endocrinology Biochemistry Physiology

05/24/19

What is the physiological difference between cortisone and cortisol?

There is only hydrogen bond different. Cortisol is synthesized by our body, while cortisone is given to the patient. Why you cannot give cortisol directly to the patient?I think the reason is... more
Endocrinology Nursing Weight Medications

05/24/19

Do combined oral contraceptives cause weight gain?

I started Lo Loestrin Fe ([a combined estrogen-progestin oral contraceptive pill](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_oral_contraceptive_pill)) about 4 months ago. The first month on it, I got... more
Endocrinology Nursing Weight Medications

04/29/19

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.... more
Endocrinology Anatomy Physiology Medicine

04/03/19

Could a high TSH level mean a problem with the pituitary gland?

When our physician suspects we might have a problem with our thyroid he sends us to check the TSH level in our blood. If there is a lot of TSH in the blood it means that the thyroid can't work... more

03/26/19

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,... more

03/18/19

Do combined oral contraceptives cause weight gain?

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