Category Archives: Endocrine System

Thyroidectomy Recovery

A thyroidectomy is most often performed by a general surgeon; however, there are times an otolaryngologist may be called in to perform the surgery. Done under general anesthesia, the surgeon makes a small cut in the front part of the neck. He takes extra care while making this incision: he must avoid damaging the laryngeal… Read More »

Iodine Overdose

Most people could not eat enough iodine loaded foods in one day to cause a toxicity in their body. Most of us only get around 210 to 300 micrograms of iodine a day. Levels a bit higher than this can be handled by the body. Larger amounts could be toxic, especially to children. Children, because… Read More »

Thinning Eyebrows

Eyebrows are an important facial feature, as they help to frame and define your eyes. Anyone who is interested in grooming has most likely thought about how to get their eyebrows looking at their best. Unfortunately, sometimes a person can suffer with thinning eyebrows, which can cause self consciousness. The eyebrows may become patchy, thin,… Read More »

Cortisol Blocker

Cortisol is a steroidal hormone that’s produced in the adrenal glands as a response to stress. However, cortisol is always present within the body. The cortisol level is kept balanced by other hormones, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Cortisol helps to keep your blood pressure steady and regulate… Read More »

High Uric Acid Symptoms

The condition of having disproportionate amounts of uric acid in the blood stream is referred to as a condition called hyperuricemia, or more commonly called high uric acid levels. In some people, a rise in uric acid levels may not be diagnosed due to them being asymptomatic. There are those, however with high levels of… Read More »

Elevated Testosterone Levels in Women

Testosterone is often thought of as a male sex hormone. It is responsible for the normal growth of male sex organs, stimulates the growth of pubic and facial hair, deepens the male voice, and is an essential hormone in men’s sexual behaviors. Testosterone is made in the adrenal glands of both sexes, and in the… Read More »

High TSH Levels

Thyroid stimulating hormone, or TSH, is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland. The main function of the pituitary gland is to produce TSH and stimulate the thyroid gland into producing triidothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). The normal range for TSH levels is 0.4 to 4.0mIU/L. Any levels above 4.0 are high and may result… Read More »

Female Hormones For Men

Estrogen and progesterone are female hormones that can be used to treat medical conditions in males. Men with prostate enlargement, aromatase deficiency and testicular cancer can benefit from taking these hormones. The use of female hormones in men will supress the production of testosterone. Testosterone is needed for the proper development and maintenance of every… Read More »