Is Gynecomastia More Harmful To Men Than We Know?—The Impact of Excess Breast Tissue on Males
It may seem like a harmless body image issue, largely benign without physical symptoms that could harm, but the psychological effects of extra breast tissue for men and boys can be devastating. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Dr. Brian I. Labow, author of a Boston Children’s Hospital study, even mild
Hyperthyroidism—What Your Hormones Could Be Hiding?
If you’re one of hundreds of thousands of individuals who experience strange symptoms such as, nervousness, fatigue, sensitivity to heat, and hand tremors, you may be suffering from a condition known as, “hyperthyroidism”. The disease that produces an overabundance of thyroid hormone affects women 2 to 10 times more often than men, and individuals over
High Cholesterol and Heart Disease—Causes, Risks and Treatment
High Cholesterol, Just The Facts Every day, millions of Americans live with cholesterol levels that could put them at risk for heart attack or stroke. In fact, less than 1 in 3 adults with high LDL “bad” cholesterol have the condition under control, and less than half (48%) are receiving treatment to lower LDL levels.
Heart Disease Explained—The Many Risk Factors, Causes, and Treatment
Heart Disease Statistics, Heart Disease Facts According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, which includes coronary heart disease, hypertension, and stroke, kills more Americans every year than any other medical condition. In fact, coronary heart disease is responsible for 1 in 4 U.S. deaths annually, and more than 610,000 lives. What is heart disease?
Hypothyroidism—Self-check and Treatment
What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism, also referred to as underactive thyroid, or low thyroid, is a common endocrine disorder whereby the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone to regulate many important processes, including metabolism. This hormonal deficit slows the body down, affecting appetite, body temperature, energy level, cognitive function, and reproductive cycles (in women