Hormones likely play a role in the development of adult acne, but hormones generally aren't the root cause of acne.
It's true that some people with hormonal imbalances due to diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome experience more problems with acne. However, most of those with adult acne have no measurable hormonal imbalance.
A number of so-called natural acne treatments promise to "equalize" hormonal imbalances to reduce adult acne breakouts. But "natural hormones" are often derived from plants. Their chemical structure is different from hormones produced in the body, so their effectiveness may be limited. And because hormonal imbalance isn't thought to play a major role in acne anyway, the premise behind such products is shaky at best.
Also, while the Food and Drug Administration has increased the regulations regarding quality and purity of dietary supplements, these products are still subject to far less oversight when it comes to effectiveness and safety.Read the whole article
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Herpes has been around a long time, to say the least. Ancient chimpanzees genetically passed oral herpes (herpes simplex 1, or HSV-1) to the earliest humans millions of years ago when our lineage split. And we almost missed out on catching that other scourge, genital herpes (HSV-2) -- almost. Unlike HSV-1,...Read More
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