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What happens when estrogen levels are low?

What happens when estrogen levels are low?

Estrogen is a hormone that is most often associated with females, although men do produce small amounts. Declining estrogen can lead to a variety of health concerns and symptoms. Although estrogen is primarily associated with female development during puberty and the reproductive cycle, it affects everything from bone health to emotional well-being. Low estrogen levels […]

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Endorphins: Effects and how to increase levels

Endorphins: Effects and how to increase levels

Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally by the nervous system to cope with pain or stress. They are often called “feel-good” chemicals because they can act as a pain reliever and happiness booster. Endorphins are primarily made in the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, though they may come from other parts of the body as well. The […]

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What age do boys stop growing?

What age do boys stop growing?

Growth during puberty happens over an extended period, so it can be difficult to know when it has finished. We explain what to expect and how to know when boys are likely to stop growing. Every individual grows at different rates, and puberty begins and ends at different times for everybody. Puberty can last anywhere […]

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Can you live without a pancreas? What you need to know

Can you live without a pancreas? What you need to know

While it is possible to live without a pancreas, doctors only recommend removing a pancreas when a person has a serious medical condition such as severe recurrent pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. In most cases, medical treatments can take the place of the pancreas, but people living without a pancreas require diligent monitoring and medical care. […]

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Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life

Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of life

A new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy. These findings appear in the Journal of Urology. Testosterone is a steroid hormone involved in the regulation of sexual function, urinary health and metabolism as well as […]