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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...

Hashimoto’s Disease: When the Thyroid Sleeps on the Job

Hashimoto’s disease, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is named after Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto, a Japanese physician and scientist. In the early 20th century, Dr. Hashimoto discovered a new form of thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. That new form of thyroiditis...

Why Prevention Is the Best Way to Treat Cervical Cancer. Plus, Learn the Causes, Symptoms and Other Treatment Options

Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death for cervix-having individuals living in the United States, according to statistics shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But since the late 1970s, the numbers of...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Symptoms and Natural Remedies

A hormonal disorder, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may cause women to suffer numerous unpleasant symptoms, including infrequent or long-lasting periods, higher androgen levels, and impaired ovarian function. While the condition affects a shocking 10% of women of childbearing age, unfortunately,...

Understanding Perimenopause: The Before, During and After

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops menstruating and is no longer able to bear children. Doctors refer to perimenopause as the time in which a woman is transitioning into menopause. Women who notice perimenopause signs...

Pernicious Anemia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Anemia is a common condition in which one does not have enough red blood cells or has blood cells that do not function properly. The result is a lack of oxygen flow to the body’s organs and tissues. There are...

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...

Graves’ Disease: Symptoms and Treatment for an Overactive Thyroid

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks itself. The body’s immune system is designed to produce antibodies to protect the body from foreign invaders including germs, bacteria, and viruses. In an autoimmune condition, the immune system...

Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A 9-Step Plan

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating long-term illness, yet its cause remains a mystery. CFS is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID)—a new name that some health advocates insist more aptly describes the...

Endometrial Cancer Symptoms and Treatments

Some women have a monthly cycle that runs like clockwork, while other women get to play the guessing game. Either way, most are familiar with their bodies and cycles and experience the occasional deviation from the norm. Cycle length, symptoms,...

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