Tag: Endocrinology

Problems with the thyroid can occur at any age. However, issues tend to occur in middle-aged individuals and women are thought to be up to ten times more likely to experience problems when compared to men. Thyroid problems can generally…

Though diabetes isn’t once the death sentence it used to be (thanks to modern medicine), it still needs to be properly managed to prevent adverse health complications. Unfortunately, many aren’t aware that they have it and many who have been…

It was in the 1990s that HGH deficiency in adults started to gain attention in the medical community. For decades, the primary focus was children since this hormone plays such an integral role in their growth and development. In adults,…

Hyperpituitarism is a condition in which the pituitary gland of the body is overactive. The pituitary gland is a pea sized small gland located at the base of the brain. It secretes various kind of hormones that control other glands…

Doctors often perform blood tests to determine if a person’s hormone levels are normal or if there is a problem. Doctors may check hormone levels if a person is going through menopause, puberty, fertility, and other conditions. The test is…

Calcium is an important mineral that the body needs. It helps build strong bones and teeth and also plays a big role in how the body functions. It helps regular blood pressure, hormones, enzymes, and muscle signals. When the body…

Blood consists of fluid called plasma and three major types of cells, the red blood cells (RBC), the white blood cells (WBC) and the platelets. The RBC contains haemoglobin, a red coloured molecule responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs…

Thyroid disease is a slowly progressive metabolic disorder. The incidence rate of thyroid disease is so frequent that it becomes endemic. Malfunctioning of the thyroid gland is the pathophysiology involved in thyroid disease. There are two types of thyroid disease…

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder having significant enhancement of blood glucose level or hyperglycemic condition. Diabetes is a chronic untreatable condition. Therefore, maintenance of normal blood glucose level is the only way to keep your diabetes under control. Uncontrolled long-term…

The blood glucose is a very commonly performed test to look at the levels of blood sugars in the body. Individuals may have high or low blood sugars from several causes and it is important to pick up on these…