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Forum Name: Endocrinology Topics
Question: are all symptoms related?
|fattycat - Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:13 am||
female 26 years old
In the past few months I have been experiencing hair loss and have been being treated but the underlying cause for the hair loss has not been identified. I had several pre exhisting medical conditions, reactive hypoglycemia, borderline high blood pressure, and parasomnia. During tests it has reciently been found that I have an irregular heart beat and high level hyperlipidemia. I am beginning to suspect that rather than being seperate medical issues that these (minus the parasomnia) are some how related. If so what could it be and should I be seeing someone about a heart condition or about my blood sugar levels?
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:27 pm||
How about your menstrual cycle? Is it regular? Do you have any pelvic pain?
There might be a hormonal disturbance that explain your symptoms, but there are many causes that give similar clinical picture. Thus a thorough history and physical examination is essential to direct physician for certain causes.
One of these causes that is common at your age is :
Polycystic ovary syndrome -PCOS- is a condition in which females may have problems in
their menstrual cycle,
excess hormones including insulin production,
heart, blood vessels,
and physical appearance (obesity).
acne, oily skin, or dandruff
high blood pressure
hair loss in specific parts due to high androgen level
Cause of PCOS are not known yet and diagnosis is confirmed
by Abdominal US in addition to the other labs.
I advised you to seek direct medical (gynecologist or endocrinologist) consultation.
Keep us updated.
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