Hormones and Metabolism

Hyperglucagonemia (High Blood Glucagon Levels)

Almost all vital processes of the body require energy. Carbohydrates in food are broken into simpler units, mainly glucose. This glucose is utilized by cells to derive energy. Optimum concentration of glucose in the blood is required for healthy  functioning. It is maintained by hormones secreted from the pancreas – >> Read More ...

Adrenal Hemorrhage (Bleeding Gland)

What is adrenal hemorrhage? An adrenal hemorrhage is bleeding within the adrenal gland, the triangular-shaped gland on top of of each kidney. Adrenal hemorrhage is an uncommon condition but can be life threatening unless medical treatment is commenced as soon as possible. It can occur in a person of any age, but is more >> Read More ...

Subacute Thyroiditis (Temporary Thyroid Dysfunction)

What is subacute thyroiditis? Subacute thyroiditis is a condition where the thyroid gland is inflamed for short periods of time leading to overactivity, then underactivity and eventually returning to a normal state. The condition responds spontaneously meaning that it heals on its own although medication may be used to >> Read More ...

Weight Gain with Stress (Hormones, Diet and Exercise)

Does stress cause weight gain? There are several reasons for weight gain – some related to lifestyle factors (the most common causes), physiological responses like pregnancy and pathological factors like diseases of the thyroid or adrenal glands. Weight gain in most instances is a result of consuming more calories >> Read More ...

Untreated Diabetes Mellitus Consequences and Symptoms

Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as sugar diabetes, is a growing problem globally largely associated with a more sedentary lifestyle and obesity. Despite it being one of the more common chronic conditions in most populations, there is still widespread ignorance about the serious nature of this disease and the >> Read More ...

Insulin Resistance Information – Reverse, Weight Loss, Diet

What is insulin resistance? Insulin resistance is a state where the tissues of the body do not respond normally to the hormone insulin. The pancreas, a gland in the abdomen, secretes insulin in response to certain signals mainly a rise in blood glucose levels. Insulin then acts on various sites in the body to initiate >> Read More ...

Hyperuricemia (High Urate) Diet, Foods to Avoid and Treatment

Uric acid is produced in the body by the breakdown of purines. These purines in turn are sourced from the breakdown of genetic material when old or damaged cells are normally destroyed in the body. Other purines comes from the metabolism of purine-rich foods, primarily proteins, that are ingested. These are found in foods >> Read More ...

Pancreatic Cancer Location, Types, Symptoms, Treatment, Survival

What is Pancreatic Cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor that occurs in the pancreas. It is an important gland that regulates both digestive and metabolic functions in the body and these activities may be affected to varying degree with cancer. Although pancreatic cancer is not a common form of cancer and one of >> Read More ...
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