Luteinizing Hormone

Definition of Luteinizing Hormone:

Anterior pituitary hormone stimulating estrogen production by the ovary; promoting formation of progesterone by the corpus luteum in women and stimulating testosterone release in men.

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Andropause/Male Menopause

...recommendation Tribulus
“...It has also been reported to increase the body's natural testosterone and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels...”
...recommendation Acetyl-L-Carnitine
“...Predictably, treatment with testosterone increased serum total and free testosterone and decreased luteinizing hormone levels, but carnitine's effect on these hormones was not significant...”
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Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...recommendation Test for Hormones
“...When considering lab testing, a full panel of tests should be considered such as DHEA, testosterone (total and free), DHT, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), estradiol, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), prolactin (best taken at 9am to avoid diurnal variations), progesterone and a PSA test for prostate cancer...”

Fibrocystic Breast Disease

...the condition
“...Vitex stimulates the pituitary gland to produce more luteinizing hormone, and this leads to a greater production of progesterone...”

Gamma Oryzanol a treatment
“...For menopause, it may affect a key hormone, luteinizing hormone.  Gamma oryzanol may also interfere with the absorption of cholesterol into the body from food, thus reducing cholesterol levels in the blood...”

Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“...Some of the tests available to females include ... Blood tests – levels of estrogen, progesterone, Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), and androgens will be measured...”


...the condition
“...In the case of most pituitary hormones, including Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH), the presence of hypothalamic hormones signals the pituitary to increase production...”


...the condition
“...Below is a list of the hormones secreted by the pituitary and their functions ... luteinizing hormone (controls sexual function in males and females)...”

Menopausal Issues

...recommendation Vitex / Chasteberry
“...The ability of vitex to increase the secretion of luteinizing hormone which raises progesterone levels is the likely mode of action...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...the condition
“...Possible causes include those associated with hormone changes such as too much estrogen or prolactin, too little or poorly timed luteinizing hormone, and polycystic ovarian disease...”
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...the condition
“...Anovulatory or estrogen breakthrough bleeding is caused by the production of estrogen without normal surges of luteinizing hormone (LH) and secretion of progesterone from the corpus luteum...”
...recommendation Vitex / Chasteberry
“Vitex acts on the pituitary gland in the brain to adjust levels of LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)...”

Ovarian Cysts

...the condition
“...Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a separate condition, causes follicular cysts to develop as a result of pituitary overproduction of luteinizing hormone in an attempt to initiate ovulation...”

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

...the condition
“...These two hormones are LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone)...”
...recommendation Weight Loss
“Weight reduction can not only reverse testosterone and luteinizing hormone abnormalities and infertility seen with PCOS, but also improve glucose, insulin and lipid profiles...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...recommendation Vitex / Chasteberry
“Vitex increases luteinizing hormone production while inhibiting the release of follicle stimulating hormone, leading to an indirect increase in progesterone and a normalization of prolactin levels...”

Testosterone Levels, Test a treatment
“...If testosterone is low, a full hormonal evaluation consisting of LH (luteinizing hormone), prolactin, FSH and TSH may be recommended...”

Tribulus a treatment
“...In 1981, Tribestan was incorporated into mainstream medical treatment in much of Eastern Europe for improvement of libido and erectile function, increasing serum concentration of testosterone and luteinizing hormone (LH), and stimulation of spermatogenesis with increased concentration of sperm and an increase in sperm motility and viability...”

Vitex / Chasteberry a treatment
“...Vitex increases luteinizing hormone production while inhibiting the release of follicle stimulating hormone, leading to an indirect increase in progesterone and a normalization of prolactin levels...”
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