Hormones and Metabolism

Digestive Hormones – Chemicals that Control Digestion

What are Digestion Hormones? Digestive hormones (gut hormones) are chemical ‘messengers’ which signal the gastrointestinal tract and accessory organs to perform different actions in order to coordinate the digestive process. It may act on an entire organ, part of the organ or specific tissues and cells to : >> Read More ...

Diabetes, Leg and Feet Swelling on Both Sides With Numbness

Cathy Asked : I am a 52 year old female and recently I have been experiencing persistent swelling of both legs which were paining at first but now there is some numbness. I was diagnosed with diabetes around the age of 45 and over the past 3 years I have been on metformin. I do not have any leg sores or anything of the >> Read More ...

Medical Weight Loss

What is medical weight loss? Medical weight loss is defined as a weight management program that is developed and monitored by a medical professional, either a family doctor or specialist physician. In medical weight loss, the therapeutic program is approached as a doctor would for any disease and the management is based on >> 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 Causes of Chronic Diarrhea in Adults and Children

Rare causes of chronic diarrhea (lasting over 3 weeks) are listed below; symptoms are added to help to recognize a cause. Read about common causes of chronic diarrhea and causes of acute (sudden) diarrhea. Causes of Chronic Diarrhea in Adults 1. Diabetes Old patients with long lasting, poorly controlled diabetes may >> 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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