Hormones


Hormones and Hormonal Health

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Adrenal Fatigue—How Stress Affects Hormone Levels

Hypothyroidism—Self-check and Treatment

Posted by Medical Board on March 24, 2017 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

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

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Testosterone—The Universal Hormone Function, Deficiency, and Treatment

Posted by Medical Board on March 13, 2017 in Heart Health Hormones Men Women No Comments

Often referred to as the “male” hormone, testosterone is actually present in both sexes, for very important reasons. These are chemical messengers that are produced primarily in the testes of males, and in the ovaries of females, that regulate many functions within the body. Testosterone is referred to as an “androgen” hormone, because it is

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Thyroid Disease—The Symptoms, Cures and Causes

Posted by Medical Board on March 6, 2017 in Hormones Men Women No Comments

How common is thyroid disease? While approximately 20 million Americans are affected by thyroid disorders, only about half are ever diagnosed. Thyroid dysfunction is so prevalent however, that about one in every eight women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime.[4] What types of thyroid diseases exist? The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base

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Testosterone Levels in Women—Testing & Therapy

Posted by Medical Board on March 6, 2017 in Hormones Women No Comments

While researchers continue to maintain that frequency of sexual activity is often a predictor of general well-being, one U.S. study found that nearly one-third of women of reproductive age, and over half of postmenopausal women complained of low libido.[6] The Role of Testosterone and Libido in Women Scientists know that a number of factors influence

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