Prolactin - a hormone of the anterior pituitary. Pituitary - endocrine gland, located at the base of the brain and affects the growth and development of man.
Description and norm
The hormone prolactin is vital to the female body and all its effects and properties are directly related to reproduction. The main objective of the hormone - the effect on the breast. The substance regulates the appearance and lactation, it increases the secretion of colostrum, and turns it into a high-grade milk. Colostrum - liquid secreted from the breast before the birth process and for some time thereafter.
The norm in the body - from 136 to 1483 mkIE / ml. The specific value depends on the period of the menstrual cycle and pregnancy availability. The rate in a healthy male body - from 75 to 515 mkIE / l.
Prolactin and food
Products that trigger active prolactin production and contribute to its improvement in the body: protein foods (nuts, lean meat, fish), milk food (yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheese), and foods rich in fiber (fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals). to increase the hormone necessary to use these products in sufficient quantity.
Lowering the level of the hormone occurs only with medical preparations, in some cases -posredstvom surgery or radiotherapy. Significantly accelerate the reduction procedure can help teas and tinctures based on medicinal herbs: motherwort, chamomile, St. John's wort, yarrow. In addition, these funds will help with stress, insomnia and save normalize sleep.
Deviations from normymogut be due to natural causes or medications. Too low urovensvyazan with various diseases and patologiyami.Takoe state signals perenashivanii pregnancy or Sheehan's syndrome (pituitary apoplexy) .Sindrom Sheehan - functional insufficiency of anterior pituitary, one of the organs of the endocrine system.
Increased levels of the hormone also known as hyperprolactinemia. Increase may be due to natural causes: the level increases during a sound sleep, after exercise during pregnancy - and it does not mean zabolevaniyah.Vysoky hormone levels are not related to natural causes, is a sign of ovarian function. It is a huge variety of illnesses in the female line, at the same time accompanied by autoimmune diseases and stress.