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The Basics of Adrenal Gland Suppression Aug 8th, 2019

Our adrenal glands, although small in size, play a big role in the body’s daily functioning thanks to the hormones they produce. However, it cannot be denied that there are conditions that can develop in the body, whether inherited or not, wherein even these small organs may be affected. One...

The Basics of Cushing’s Syndrome Aug 6th, 2019

In 1932, American neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing described the linked findings between a specific pituitary tumor and certain physical manifestations such as abnormal obesity of the face. This condition was later renamed as Cushing Disease. Cushing’s syndrome as a terminology was used to refer to the cases wherein the same classic...

The Basics of Adrenal Fatigue Jul 15th, 2019

The adrenal gland when not healthy can develop various ailments that could alter its normal functioning. One of these adrenal gland ailments is called “Adrenal Fatigue”. Many questions surround adrenal fatigue. Is it real? Is it a myth? Is it different with adrenal sufficiency? What is Adrenal Fatigue? Around 1998,...

The Basics of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Jul 13th, 2019

The adrenal glands are supposed to be kept healthy in order for it to function of releasing hormones into ones’ bloodstream. However, several disorders may just affect the adrenal glands. One of these disorders would be congenital adrenal hyperplasia or CAH. In the US alone, 1 in 15,000 infants is...

The Basics of Adrenocortical Carcinoma Jul 11th, 2019

The adrenal glands are two small triangular-shaped organs resting atop the kidneys. These glands are responsible for producing hormones that are essential in controlling different functions in the body. Each adrenal gland has two parts – the cortex and the medulla. The adrenal cortex produces hormones that control blood pressure...

The Basics of Adrenal Gland Tumors Jul 9th, 2019

Adrenal glands are the triangular-shaped glands located on top of the kidneys. These small glands are also called suprarenal glands. These are responsible for producing hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism and immune system as well as our body’s response to stress.[1] There are two parts to the adrenal glands...

The Basics of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Jul 7th, 2019

Thyroid Cancer is characterized by abnormal malignant cells form in the tissues of the thyroid gland. Being a very small organ, the thyroid is just a little bigger than a quarter and can barely be felt through the skin, signs that the thyroid gland is healthy. Growths of lumps or...

The Basics of Medullary Thyroid Cancer Jul 5th, 2019

Cancer comes in many forms and one of these forms would be thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is deemed to be uncommon in comparison to other types or forms of cancers. In the US alone, about 64 000 new cases of cancer of the thyroid was estimated in 2016 while other...

The Basics of Euthyroid Sick Syndrome Jul 3rd, 2019

Euthyroid Sick Syndrome is not a real sickness, but rather a proper terminology used for findings related to the abnormalities found in thyroid hormone functioning even when the thyroid in itself is considered normal. It is also called "Non-thyroidal Illness Syndrome" and it usually occurs without preexisting dysfunction on the...

The Basics of Subacute Thyroiditis Jul 1st, 2019

Inflammatory diseases are some of the most common thyroid conditions encountered in the clinical setting. These types of thyroiditis are classified under three main categories – acute, subacute, and chronic. This article will discuss Subacute Thyroiditis. What is Subacute Thyroiditis? Subacute Thyroiditis category includes granulomatous or De Quervain’s Thyroiditis and...

The Basics of Postpartum Thyroiditis Jun 29th, 2019

Postpartum Thyroiditis is considered as the most common disorder of the endocrine system which is associated with pregnancy. It is not certain what causes this disease in mothers but the American Thyroid Association thinks it is quite similar to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis which is an autoimmune disease.[1] According to a 2011...

The Basics of Follicular Thyroid Cancer Jun 28th, 2019

Cancer is an ailment that is so broad and complex that most types of it do not have a solid cure as of yet. One type of cancer that can happen, but is not commonly heard of is the follicular thyroid cancer. What is Follicular Thyroid Cancer? Follicular Thyroid Cancer (FTC)...

The Basics of Thyroid Storm Jun 26th, 2019

Thyrotoxicosis is a condition in the endocrine system characterized by having an excess of thyroid hormones circulating in the body. This is often loosely used as a synonym of hyperthyroidism as both conditions are characterized by having an overactive thyroid gland. Thyrotoxicosis is quite common and treatments are already available...

The Basics of Thyroid Adenoma Jun 24th, 2019

The Thyroid gland is a small but essential part of our endocrine system, responsible for producing hormones that control our metabolism and heart rate among many others. There are instances when the thyroid malfunctions resulting to lumps growing around it. These lumps are called thyroid nodules. It is not crystal...

The Basics of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Jun 22nd, 2019

Hashimoto’s Disease or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland. It is considered as the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States, according to The American Thyroid Association[1]. It affects five (5) out of 100 people. It is also called Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis as it...

The Basics of Congenital Hypothyroidism Jun 20th, 2019

There are some ailments that develop during a person’s life. However, there are also those health issues that are present from birth. These ailments are often branded to be congenital in nature. One of these congenital ailments would be “Congenital Hypothyroidism”. What is Congenital Hypothyroidism? Congenital Hypothyroidism is an ailment...

The Basics of Thyroid Nodule May 30th, 2019

The thyroid is an important gland that needs to be kept healthy as much as possible. It works to keep the metabolism working properly. It secretes hormones that can affect the body’s temperature, the heart rate, and many other bodily processes. However, there are cases when thyroid issues arise. These...

The Basics of Thyroiditis May 28th, 2019

The thyroid gland is one of the many glands that contribute to the body’s proper functioning. The thyroid gland is mostly responsible for the body’s efficient metabolism. However, there may be factors that weaken the thyroid gland thereby causing the development of thyroid gland disorders. One of these disorders includes...

The Basics of Thyrotoxicosis May 26th, 2019

Of the many thyroid disorders researched by scientists and health professionals through the years, hyperthyroidism is one of the more commonly occurring illnesses and one that has baffled and at the same time amazed researchers. One reason is that the symptoms mimic those from other common diseases making it difficult...

The Basics of Grave’s Disease May 23rd, 2019

Thyroid-related diseases such as hyperthyroidism are fairly common as it can happen at any age. Although patients generally live their normal lives even with thyroid ailments, it is still best to understand the causes of a lifelong illness such as the Graves’ Disease. What is Graves’ Disease? Graves’ Disease is...

The Basics of Goiter May 21st, 2019

Thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits right in front of the larynx, at the base of the neck. It is responsible for producing certain hormones in the body such as Triiodothyronine (T3) as well as Thyroxine (T4). It works hand in hand with the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland...

The Basics of Thyroid Cancer May 19th, 2019

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located near the base of the neck. Its main function is to produce thyroid hormones, carried throughout the body via the bloodstream to help control metabolism. It also helps the body regulate energy use, heat production, and oxygen consumption. As small as it...

The Basics of Hypothyroidism May 17th, 2019

Hypothyroidism is the condition in which a person has an underactive thyroid gland. This means that the thyroid gland is weak and is not able to produce enough amounts of thyroid hormones to keep the body at an optimal state. There is no cure for hypothyroidism and most people affected...

Nutritional Imbalance: What Is This? May 15th, 2019

The human body requires an assortment of vitamins and minerals to work at full capacity, most of which can be obtained from the food that is consumed. The right proportions of micronutrients must be met in one’s daily diet to achieve optimal body functionality. Nonetheless, there are times when the...

The Basics of Hyperthyroidism Apr 29th, 2019

Hyperthyroidism is the condition of having an overactive thyroid gland. It is a lot more common than many people believe as most that are affected just live with their condition. Only in very drastic manifestations of hyperthyroidism will some people seek further medical assistance. According to The Mayo Clinic, hyperthyroidism...

Imbalances with Sex Hormones Apr 21st, 2019

Hormones play a vital role in your body’s functioning, acting as envoys between cells and organs. The endocrine system produces hormones that regulate our bodily functions such as our heart rate, mood, appetite, sleep cycles, sexual function, and reproduction to name a few. Although the aim is to keep our...

Learning Some Gastrointestinal Disturbances Apr 17th, 2019

Gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances are the diseases classified to be affecting the gastrointestinal tract. The GI is composed of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, as well as rectum. The liver, gall bladder, and pancreas are also affected as these organs aid in the process of digestion. GI disturbances can...

Adrenal Gland Disorders Apr 17th, 2019

The adrenal glands are orange, triangular-shaped organs resting atop each of our kidneys. These glands are in charge of churning out hormones that are vital in controlling how our body works. Each adrenal gland is comprised of two structures – the cortex and the medulla. Both regions produce hormones with...

Environmental Toxicity: What You Should Know About It Apr 16th, 2019

We live in a highly industrialized society where we are exposed to pollutants and harmful toxins on the daily. It is our unquenchable thirst for progress and development that we knowingly subject ourselves to environmental toxicity. Toxins are present everywhere. It is in the air we breathe, the food we...

Thyroid Gland Disorders Apr 16th, 2019

Thyroid gland disorders are some of the most common disorders to occur in a human body, but they are also often overlooked. The thyroid in itself is such a small part of the body that early diagnosis can be very tricky. Sixty percent of those affected are unaware of their...

Liver Dysfunctions That You Should Know About Apr 16th, 2019

As the second biggest organ found in the body, at the size of a football, the liver is in charge for many different functions in the body. Not only does the liver process every intake of food or fluids to create energy, it also rids the body of harmful elements,...

7 Natural Tips for menopause Relief Sep 22nd, 2018

According research, it has been known that many of the signs and symptoms of menopause were attributed to hormone-related issues. Listed here are a couple of simple guidelines to help you find relief from specific symptoms and signs. 1: Breast Discomfort- Brazier is the friend You may feel silly though...

5 Tips to Tell If You Are Pre-Menopausal Sep 22nd, 2018

Menopause is that particular time when the last monthly period occurred. It simply describes that exact reason for cessation of the monthly period. However in regular language, menopause holds both the duration before and after the precise duration of menopause. In medical terms, this is known as Climacteric. Within this...

Natural Relief for Night Sweats and Insomnia in Menopause Sep 22nd, 2018

More than one billion women on the planet are age 50 or older, using the average chronological age of menopause being 51 ½. Whenever a lady reaches menopause, she arrives at any given time of her life with increased liberties. It is the finish of her monthly menstrual bleeding, and...

Hormones and Weight Loss Sep 21st, 2018

The Question is Can Hormones Cause Weight Gain? The reply is yes! The significance of Hormonal Unbalances with regards to weight reduction is greatly underrated and misinterpreted. A typical misunderstanding is the fact that hormonal unbalances are restricted to women of the menopausal age. This might’t be further away from...