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Insulin Resistance – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

One of the most common medical problems recently is the insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a condition and a driving factor to gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. It is when the body cannot respond properly to the insulin produced by the pancreas.   Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells of [...]

2018-02-20T15:07:14+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Causes and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition that seems to affect more and more people around the world. It consists of a reduced function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces three important main hormones that affect every cell in the human body and many of the important metabolic reactions. These hormones are triiodothyronine, thyroxine and calcitonin. [...]

2018-02-20T15:00:38+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Reasons Why People Develop Thyroid Nodules

The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland located at the base of your neck, above the breastbone. Despite its small size and weight, it is one of the most important glands in the human body due to its many functions. The thyroid gland has two separate lobes and usually it is impossible to manually [...]

2018-02-26T19:19:13+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Receiving an Asperger’s Diagnosis

As a parent, hearing your child has Asperger’s can be a very scary ordeal. While you may be relieved to finally have a diagnosis, the fear of the unknown can be quite overwhelming. What is Asperger’s Syndrome? Asperger’s Syndrome is a certain type of autism. Autism affects how the suffer communicates, socializes and understands speech. [...]

2018-02-26T19:19:34+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease

Hashimoto's thyroid disease is an unfortunate condition where your immune system attacks the thyroid gland. Your thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland found near the base of the neck directly below the Adam's apple. The thyroid is an integral part of the body’s endocrine system, which makes hormones that control a number of the body's functions. [...]

2018-02-26T19:19:41+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

If you are unfamiliar with the disease, you may be wondering what exactly is Parkinson's? Parkinson's disease, sometimes referred to simply as PD, is described as a neurodegenerative condition that most commonly afflicts dopamine-producing neurons in a certain region of the midbrain known as the substantia nigra. For most patients, symptoms usually progress slowly over [...]

2017-12-18T13:23:33+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A Dysfunctional Thyroid Can Wreak Havoc on Your Life

Since it is the controller of countless other hormones, if thyroid dysfunction happens it can wreak havoc on your health, creating discomfort and sometimes severe symptoms if hormone levels remain abnormal. Recognizing common signs and symptoms of thyroid problems and knowing when to seek medical attention could save you a lot of misery and potentially [...]

2017-12-18T13:14:12+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|