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A Patient Guide to the Entire Endocrine System: Hormones, Glands & More

The endocrine system is probably one of the most important systems in your entire body. 


Because it produces the hormones that make You You

Small changes to these hormones can result in big symptoms in your quality of life. 

Fatigue, weight gain, mood changes and libido changes are just some of the consequences of hormone imbalance in this system. 

This guide will teach you everything you need to know (from the perspective of a patient) about your endocrine system and how to determine if you are suffering from hormone-related issues.

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What does “Euthyroid” Mean? Definition, Symptoms & More

If you have thyroid disease then understanding what euthyroid is incredibly important. 

If you aren't in a euthyroid state then you may suffer from the symptoms of hypothyroidism such as weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, dry skin and more. 

This article will teach you everything you need to know about this term including how to determine if you really have normal thyroid function, the symptoms associated with thyroid problems and how to test for thyroid issues...

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Thyroid Ultrasound Patient Guide – Everything You Need to Know

Do you need to get a thyroid ultrasound?

Do you already have your results in hand?

Are you confused as to why your Doctor would order this test?

Are your results confusing to you? 

In this post, you will learn the basics of thyroid ultrasound testing including why Doctors order this test, what type of information it gives you about your thyroid gland, how to interpret your results and more

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What Does your Thyroid Do? 10 Critical Functions to Know

For this article we are going to start with some of the basics: 

What does your thyroid gland do?

What does your thyroid gland control?

How do you know if you have thyroid problems?

What are you supposed to do if you suspect you have these problems?

What types of thyroid problems exist that cause issues for people? 

All of these questions and more will be answered in this post so let's dive in

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Menopause Diet Guide: What to Eat (& Not Eat) for Weight Loss

Are you struggling with weight gain at menopause?

If so then you are not alone. 

Many women find that they gain an extra 10-15 (or more) during the menopause transition. 

If you fit into this category then understanding what foods you should be eating (and avoiding) is an important step in helping you lose those extra pounds. 

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about menopause and your diet including what you should be eating, how often you should be eating, and if you should take HRT or other weight loss therapies that compliment dietary changes

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The Best Menopause Test: How to Confirm you are in Menopause

Are you suffering from depression, weight gain, hot flashes or menstrual irregularities?

Are you approaching the age of 50? 

If so, then these symptoms may be attributed to the decline in important sex hormones which is seen during the menopause transition. 

You can easily identify if you are in menopause with some very simple tests. 

In this guide, you will learn more about the best tests for menopause, how to identify if you are in this transition period, the symptoms associated with this transition and how to use your lab tests to help you with treatment options

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