Category Archives: Hormonal Disorders

Menopause – Symptoms and Treatment

Symptoms of Menopause and Their Management Just as puberty is a transition phase between your childhood and adulthood, menopause is the transition from active reproductive phase of life towards reproductive retirement. Medically, it is defined as cessation (or stoppage) of menstrual cycles. Doctors declare a lady as menopausal if she has had no menses since […]

Recognizing and Treating Overactive Thyroid Gland

How to Recognize and Treat Hyperthyroidism? Over active thyroid gland results in hyperthyroidism. This condition is characterized by the production of excess of thyroid hormones. Recognizing Hyperthyroidism Though the symptoms mimic other conditions encountered in  day to day life, a careful observation followed by investigations may reveal the condition. Common Symptoms Loss of body weight, […]

Serum Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Lab Test

Serum Adrenocorticotropic Hormone, ACTH Test This hormone is synthesized by the pituitary gland and acts on the adrenal gland. Adrenals secrete cortisol, which is the chief hormone controlling stress and glucose metabolism, when stimulated by ACTH. Cortisol circulates in blood. Most of it is conjugated in the liver and stays in blood as inactive forms. […]

Post Menopausal Women With Hirsutism and High Testosterone

Hirsutism and Virilizing Signs in Post Menopausal Woman Q: Hello, my name is Dan. My wife, who is 60 years old, suffers from hirsutism with virilizing symptoms. Her testosterone levels are in the male range, and her LH is elevated. DHEA is normal. After a pelvic exam and transvaginal ultrasound, it was determined that she […]

Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS – Causes and Treatment

Managing Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS Most of the women feel some changes around their menses. These include physical changes as well as emotional disturbances. These changes or symptoms are different in different women. Also, some females are more prone to having them than others. Premenstrual Symptoms To list a few, these symptoms may include: Anxiety […]