Hormones and Metabolism

Symptoms of Low or Underactive Thyroid, Hypothyroidism

Low levels of thyroid hormones, either caused by an underactive thyroid gland, or other disorders that affect circulating thyroid hormone levels (euthyroid sick syndrome) results in a range of symptoms that collectively indicate hypothyroidism. These symptoms may vary in intensity and in early stages of hypothyroidism, few >> Read More ...

Low Thyroid Test Levels

Hypothyroidism is a prevalent condition and may be the result of underlying conditions, like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. In order to diagnose an underactive thyroid and isolate the possible cause, a thyroid profile blood test may be requested by your doctor. Apart from confirming diagnosis and providing valuable >> Read More ...

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

What is Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease? Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disease, which is one of the leading causes of hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid functioning. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis causes primary hypothyroidism, where the underactivity is due directly to poor thyroid >> Read More ...

Diabetes and Immunity (Immune Causes)

Diabetes is a term for glucose intolerance where the body cannot adequately manage the blood glucose levels. This is usually caused by insulin resistance (intolerance), reduced levels of insulin or the absence of insulin. Insulin is the hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps regulate blood glucose levels. When insulin >> Read More ...

Blood Sugar Diabetes & Impaired Glucose Tolerance Levels

Diabetes mellitus (type 2 diabetes), also known commonly as sugar diabetes, is the inability of the body to maintain the blood sugar levels within a normal range. Prior to the onset of sugar diabetes, a state known as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or pre-diabetes, exists whereby the fluctuating blood glucose levels may >> Read More ...

Causes of Female Facial Hair, Beard – Hirsutism in Women

What is Hirsutism? Hirsutism is the excessive growth of thick hair, particularly on areas of the body not commonly seen in women. The hair growth in hirsutism is typical of male hair growth patterns, affecting the face (moustache/mustache or beard), chest, abdomen or back. While most women may have fine hair on these parts >> Read More ...

Rare Genetic Disorders: Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)

What Is Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)? Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is a rare genetic disease in which fructose cannot be properly metabolised in the body. Affected person suffers from a bad abdominal reaction (bloating, diarrhea, generalized malaise) after eating fructose-containing foods. HFI is an >> Read More ...

Causes of Hot Flashes in Menopause (Females and Males)

What Are Hot Flashes? Hot flashes (flushes) are episodes of intense warm feeling on the face and upper trunk that last from few seconds to few minutes. They are not the same as the low-grade fever, which usually lasts at least for several hours, and can be detected by the thermometer, while hot flashes cannot be. Hot >> Read More ...
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