Prolactin

Elevated Prolactin Linked To Breast Cancer

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IN LAST MONTH'S ISSUE OF LIFE EXTENSION magazine, we repeated our recommendation that prostate cancer patients should have there prolactin blood levels checked, as excess amounts of this hormone can promote prostate cancer cell proliferation and prevent successful treatment.

A new study indicates that high levels of prolactin predispose healthy women to an increased risk of breast cancer. Prolactin is produced by the pituitary gland and, along with other hormones, stimulates the growth of the mammary glands and the production of milk after childbirth.

Prolactin Secretion & Chinese Medicine

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Presents two published works on the Chinese medical treatment of prolactin imbalances. Pathological causes of hyperprolactinemia; Diseases corresponding to low serum prolactin; Capability of Chi...

Case Study: Pituitary Adenoma with Hyperprolactinemia

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This article documents one case of a prolactin-secreting pituitary macroadenoma successfully treated using acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition. The treatment was constructed using both tr...

Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin (Kyuki-chouketsu-in) Stimulates Lactation with Increase in Secretion of Prolactin

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Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin (Kyuki-chouketsu-in), a Traditional Herbal Medicine, Stimulates Lactation with Increase in Secretion of Prolactin but not Oxytocin in the Postpartum Period

The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin, a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, in stimulating lactation in the postpartum period. We...

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