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Leptin is an Immune Hormone

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Despite being a hormone, leptin is integral to the immune system. In fact, leptin deficiency has been associated with impaired immunity and an increased susceptibility to infection. Leptin seems to play a role in both the innate and adaptive immune responses, and recent research suggests that it may even help modulate inflammation.

Understanding the role of leptin in immunity is important for developing better therapies for diseases where immunity is compromised.

Hormonal imbalance can cause a variety of symptoms, including irregular periods, weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, and difficulty conceiving. The exact cause of hormonal imbalance is often difficult to pinpoint, but it can be due to a variety of factors, including stress, diet, and certain medical conditions.

Treatments for hormonal imbalance vary depending on the underlying cause but may include lifestyle changes, nutrition, and diet. Although hormonal imbalances are often complex and nuanced, understanding the potential causes and symptoms can help you seek treatment and find relief.

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