21Apr, 2018

Hormons effect on sleep

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Stages of sleep: is divided into non-REM sleep and REM sleep (rapid eyes movements). There are 3 phases of the non-REM sleep (NREM) sleep process and another of REM sleep. -Non REM phase: It is the first state of sleeping in which we enter and for most adults it will be the place that occupies 75% of the totality of your sleep. The No Rem stage is divided into 3 phases, in which the characteristics of the sleep are modeled, these are the following: Non-REM stage – Phase I It […]
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21Apr, 2018

Sexuality and Dysthymia

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Depressive disorders have a high prevalence in the world today. Among them, dysthymic disorder is one of the most frequent, being one of the disorders of high frequency in our times. Although dysthymia is a mild disorder in relation to the other affective pictures, its characteristics affect the quality of life in chronic form of those who suffer it. In the DSM IV (1994), the term “dysthymia” was changed to “dysthymic disorder”. A new change appears in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) […]
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7Apr, 2018

Epigenetics and hormones

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Epigenetics concept: Set of chemical reactions and processes that modify the activity of DNA without altering its sequence. The genome is the alphabet and the epigenome, its accentuation or its grammar. Putting an accent or another can change the meaning of a word even if the word is the same. Some of these processes are DNA methylation and histone acetylation. The term epigenetics was coined by the geneticist Conrad Waddington to define the study of the interactions between the genotype and the phenotype, that is, between the information encoded in […]
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7Apr, 2018

Hormonal Changes in Post Finasteride Syndrome:

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Changes in hormones: – Total Testosterone: Below what would be expected for the patient’s age. In many cases, such low levels that characterize hypogonadism – LH and FSH: Low-normal levels of LH and FSH. Similar to secondary hypogonadism. It is possible that finasteride may reduce pituitary activity in some men. As everything in this Syndrome, it is a theory that requires investigation. However, there are studies that show finasteride affects hippocampus. – Estradiol: Many show a high level of the hormone. -Prolactin: Some patients present an elevated prolactin level. However, […]
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