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About Hormones and Hormone Problems

Hormones and Hormone Problems

About Hormones and Hormone Problems

I had just finished a talk, and as usual, folks were milling around looking to get some questions answered. A woman named Nancy steps out of the crowd. She's in her early 50’s with a whole slew of symptoms that I’ve heard many times before; Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia,

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Fibromyalgia Latin for “Muscle Fiber Pain”

fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Latin for “Muscle Fiber Pain”

The location of the nine paired tender points that comprise the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia.

The first thing I think about when I hear the dreaded diagnosis is something one of my professors in pharmacy school used to talk about at least once

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Lupus is a Disease of the Immune System

Lupus is a Disease of the Immune System

Lupus is a Disease of the Immune System

Lupus is a non-tissue specific (it can show up in many parts of the body) autoimmune disease with broad based symptoms, the most common of which is a butterfly shaped pattern of redness that appears on the face. At one time physicians used to believe it was

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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Late last week the FDA approved a new drug to treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). The medication, called macitentan (Opsumit, Actelion) is the second drug approved this month to treat the debilitating disease. Earlier, the regulatory body approved a medication called riociguat (Adempas).

Micrograph showing a plexiform lesion of the

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Adult Persistent Acne or APA

Adult Persistent Acne

Adult Persistent Acne or APA

SUMMARY

Millions of Americans have Adult Persistent Acne APA? Think adrenal and ovary/testes hormones Causes as always: digestive, insulin, blood sugar, adrenal stress Ovarian involvement sometimes results in cysts in the ovaries. This condition is called Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome Symptoms include obesity, blood pressure issues fertility development of

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Vitamin E Is Misunderstood

Vitamin E Is Misunderstood

Vitamin E Is Misunderstood

Of the six essential vitamins (D, E, A, K, C and the B complex) perhaps none is more misunderstood and unappreciated than Vitamin E. Originally discovered as an anti-sterility factor (tocopherol is Greek for “to bear children”), today Vitamin E is known to provide support for a wide variety of biological

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Peanuts & Peanut Butter

The Peanut

Peanuts & Peanut Butter

There is no food that speaks to the American childhood experience more clearly than the peanut, the source of that quintessential piece of culinary Americana, peanut butter. Peanuts were originally cultivated in South America by Peruvian Indians who are considered to be the first indigenous groups to domesticate the legume

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Top 12 Heart Nutrients Part 2

Heart Nutrients

Top 12 Heart Nutrients Part 2

According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, nearly one in 5 Americans is dealing with some form of heart disease. Much of this is needless suffering and can be alleviated with appropriate life style strategies.

Exercise is important. So is making good food choices and being

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