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What do TSH levels mean?

What do TSH levels mean?

A thyroid-stimulating hormone test measures the levels of this hormone in the body. The test helps determine whether or not the thyroid, a small gland in the throat, is functioning correctly. The thyroid releases hormones that regulate metabolism and other bodily functions. Normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels typically fall between 0.4 and 4.0 milliunits per […]

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How can I balance my hormones?

How can I balance my hormones?

A hormonal imbalance can significantly impact mood, appetite, and overall health. Some factors, including aging, are beyond a person’s control. However, manageable elements such as stress and the diet can also influence hormone levels. The endocrine system circulates hormones, which perform various functions throughout the day. Even small changes in hormone levels can result in […]

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What is an estradiol test and why is it used?

What is an estradiol test and why is it used?

An estradiol test is a simple blood test to measure the amount of estradiol in a person’s blood. Estradiol, also known as E2, is one of the four types of estrogen that the ovaries chiefly produce. The adrenal glands, placenta, testes, and some tissues also produce smaller amounts of this hormone. The right estrogen levels […]

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Diaphoresis: What causes excessive sweating?

Diaphoresis: What causes excessive sweating?

Diaphoresis refers to excessive sweating for no apparent reason. Often, an underlying medical condition or a natural life event, such as menopause, cause this type of sweating. Sweat is the body’s natural way to control its temperature. A person usually sweats due to physical exertion, raised body temperature, or exposure to heat. The sweat acts […]

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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 […]