There’s been a lot of controversy about whether or not obesity should be considered a “disease.” According to H.J. Blair, MD, an internal medicine specialist in Saginaw, Mic ...
Can high levels of hCG imply you have twins? Learn more about the “pregnancy hormone” and how weekly hCG levels can differ in ...
Hypothalamic obesity refers to excess weight gain that follows an injury to the hypothalamus. Learn about its effects.
Adrenal cancer is a rare cancer affecting only one or two people per 1 million population. It usually occurs in adults, and the median age at diagnosis is 44 years. Although adrenal cancer is ...
Hormones are chemicals that act as messengers in the body. Estrogen and progesterone are the primary reproductive hormones responsible for preparing the body for pregnancy. Some reproductive hormones ...
An estimated 30% of adults in the U.S. have metabolic syndrome, which is not a disease itself but rather a group of interrelated conditions that increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, ...
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that’s produced by the placenta and is very important in pregnancy. Urine and blood pregnancy tests work by detecting hCG and, when hCG is present, the ...
The human body wants blood glucose (blood sugar) maintained in a very narrow range. Insulin and glucagon are the hormones that make this happen. Both insulin and glucagon are secreted from the ...
A safe and highly effective drug for weight loss has long been one of the most elusive goals in medicine. That’s why several “game-changing” new medications—that can help reduce body weight by 20% or ...
HumulinR (regular insulin human suspension) is short-acting insulin that helps to lower your blood glucose after you’ve eaten. The pancreas normally releases insulin both when we eat and throughout ...