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What is Cushing's Disease? Aug 2nd, 2021

Weight gain, fatigue, and muscle weakness are all symptoms of several different medical conditions. However, they’re also very common signs of Cushing’s disease, which is the result of elevated levels of cortisol in your body. While this seems like a scary diagnosis, there are treatments that can help. At the...

How Low Testosterone Affects Your Life Jul 12th, 2021

Testosterone is the main male hormone that shows up during puberty and helps give you the traits that make you male. However, testosterone can become too low, which leads to unpleasant symptoms if it's not treated. Although scary, low testosterone is completely treatable. At the Endocrinology and Osteoporosis Centers of...

5 Signs of Hyperthyroidism Jun 15th, 2021

Thyroid disorders are pretty common, but differentiating between these disorders and other issues can be tricky. This is because many of the symptoms are vague, and could point to other problems as well. However, if you have a thyroid problem, knowing the signs and symptoms is imperative to getting the...

The Dangers of High Cholesterol May 20th, 2021

As medical researchers have investigated the role cholesterol plays in the body, the prevailing opinion on the subject has changed. Even with our current knowledge, advice about cholesterol, maintaining healthy levels, and managing its intake continues to evolve.  What we do know is that your body needs cholesterol to help...

How We Help You Manage Your Diabetes Apr 1st, 2021

Diabetes is a widespread health problem that can lead to potentially dangerous complications. While approximately 10% of Americans have diabetes, nearly a third have prediabetes and might not even know their health is at risk.  If you have concerns about diabetes or a recent diagnosis, there is good news. In...

Spotting the Warning Signs of a Thyroid Disorder Mar 10th, 2021

Your thyroid is a major hormone gland that directs the function of many body systems. Any condition that affects thyroid function alters hormone production and disrupts the normal workings of your body. Thyroid disorders are common, affecting more than 20 million people in the United States. Though anyone can develop...

5 Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Osteoporosis Feb 5th, 2021

Osteoporosis comes from the Greek, meaning “bones with holes.” When bones lose minerals like calcium faster than the body can replace them, and when cell destruction outpaces cell construction, the bones become less dense, looking a bit like Swiss cheese in cross-section. As a result, they lose strength, becoming more...