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How leptin can cause pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am trying to figure out how leptin works in a obese person which causes the prevention of reproduction - I am wondering if you can help me with a translation of a resource I found?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi there...
User :   Will you be able to break down a resoure I have in simple language fo me?
Doctor :   leptin is a hormone that helps to achieve satiety
Doctor :   when you take this medication,, the hormones act metabolicallly and help to achieve satiety and reduce the appetite .
User :   when leptin acts on a specific follicular cell receptor it may mediate reduction in insulin-induced steridogenesis in both ganulosa and theca cell
User :   can you define what follicular cell receptor are?
User :   what are ganulosa and theca cells?
Doctor :   follicular cells, theca cells and granulosa cells are type of cells within the Islet of langerhans complex within the pancreas.
User :   how are they related to reproduction system?
Doctor :   these cells produce hormones like insulin, glucagon and others
User :   can you also tell me what this means "LH inhibit - stimulated oestradiol production by the granulosa cells
Doctor :   they are in no way related directly to reproduction
Doctor :   LH is lutinising hormone , that is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain
User :   what is oestradiol? granulosa cells?
Doctor :   this hormone , regulates the secretion of estrogen from granulosa cells in the ovary
User :   and is estrogen needed for female reproduction?
Doctor :   yes , definitely
User :   Is there anyway I can send our chat to my email?
Doctor :   estrogen , progesterone, FSH (follicular stimulating hormone) and LH are all needed in development of the reproductive function in the female
User :   the reduction in insulin can cause infertilty?
Doctor :   yes, you can send a email and request for the chat to be sent to you
Doctor :   and they will do it for you
User :   ok thanks!
User :   Have a great day!
Doctor :   yes, reduction in insulin, is seen in diabetes, and diabetes, does result in reduced fertility
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   yes, np...have a good one!
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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