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What Is Cushing’s Syndrome (Hypercortisolism): Symptoms and Treatment

What is Cushing’s syndrome? Cushing’s syndrome, also known as hypercortisolism, describes distinct symptoms exhibited in individuals who suffer prolonged exposure to the hormone cortisol. The condition is very rare, as it only affects 10 to 15 per 1 million people...

The Female Athlete Triad: A Medical Syndrome with 3 Conditions

The female athlete triad isn’t one condition but a trio of interrelated health problems that vary in severity. Common in teenage and adult female athletes, these issues include: Energy deficiency, with or without disordered eating Menstrual disturbances and amenorrhea (abnormal...

Anorexia Nervosa: Signs, Symptoms, and When to Seek Help

Do you know someone who is suffering from disordered eating? Anorexia nervosa is a serious, often life-threatening condition in which an individual’s fear of gaining weight prevents him or her from getting enough calories. The result is a dangerously low...

Osteopenia Treatment: Let’s Exercise Those Bones!

Roughly 33 million people over age 50 in the United States have low bone density of the hip. About 4 in 10 Caucasian females, as well as a growing number of Asian and Hispanic women, in the U.S. will suffer...

The Effect of Protein and Amino Acids on Bone Health

A large part of our lean body mass is the skeleton, which includes all the mineralized bones and the structural and mechanical support of cartilage and tendons. Most everyone recognizes calcium, vitamin D, and other minerals as key nutrients for...

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