CategoryEndocrine Disorders

Understanding Thyroid Function and the Problems That Can Occur


The thyroid hormones are a complex and delicate balance of hormones that are largely responsible for controlling the metabolism. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid hormones are not produced in great enough quantities, leading to lethargy, weight gain, low mood and other issues. Hyperthyroidism meanwhile is the reverse effect leading to hyperactivity, anxiety and weight loss. While...

A List of Hormones and Their Effects on the Body


It’s very common when it comes to health and fitness to read things while nodding, despite actually having relatively little understanding of what they are or how/why they affect the body. Take hormones for instance. Sure, we know that hormones control our emotions and to an extent our body composition. But do we really know how that happens or why it happens? This is most apparent when you...

Hypothyroidism – Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatments


Hypothyroidism is the condition of having a thyroid gland which is not producing enough of specific hormones. The normal, and necessary, balance of chemical reactions is thrown off when the thyroid is under producing. When left untreated it can cause a variety of health problems including heart disease, infertility, joint pain, and obesity. Fortunately, tests are available to easily diagnose the...

How to Get a Super Fast Metabolism


Having a super fast metabolism is something that everyone seems to want. The reason being of course that those people with fast metabolisms are the ones who are generally the mesomorphs among us – the ones with the lean and ripped physiques who build muscle quickly but burn fat even quicker. Those of us who have slow metabolisms on the other hand find ourselves struggling to keep up and though we...

How to Make Food Digest Faster


Digestive problems and issues seem to be popping up left and right in today’s society. Many believe this is because people have become lazy in choosing well-balanced foods. In addition, many people today find themselves eating on the go and in a hurry. This can lead to improper digestion and a number of gastrointestinal issues. Fortunately, this can be corrected with very little effort by...

What Is Energy Metabolism?


Energy can be defined as the capacity for doing work. Metabolism is the sum of processes by which the body handles a particular substance. When scientists study energy metabolism, therefore, they are studying the processes that handle energy in the body. What Is a Calorie? The energy value of foods or beverages is expressed in terms of the kilocalorie. If a food is burned and the heat produced is...

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