Other Endocrine

Fast Facts - Pituitary Disease

Pituitary disease includes any disease that alters the pituitary gland and results in decreased secretion of one or more pituitary hormones. Hyperpituitarism, acromegaly, galactorrhea, and hypopituitarism are some of the most common pituitary diseases.

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Tips for Taking Thyroid Medication

thyroid medsDo you often feel fatigued, sluggish or weak even though you are being treated for hypothyroidism?  The answer may not be in the amount of medication you are taking, but in how the medication is being taken.

Taking your thyroid medication correctly is vitally important. Thyroid hormone, when taken orally, helps restore the body's systems that were impaired by a lack of the hormone. When your physician prescribes medication to assist your underactive thyroid, be sure to keep these steps in mind to ensure success with your medication:

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Tired All the Time-Your Diet May Be to Blame

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What you eat or don’t eat throughout the day can have a significant impact on your energy level. The fact is, despite trying to make diet changes that will lead to weight loss or better blood sugar control, many people continue to hang onto energy draining diet habits. Here is a quick look at some of those:

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Sleep Right to Avoid Fatigue

This country faces a looming deficit – a sleep deficit. A growing number of people do not get a sufficient quantity of quality sleep on a regular basis and the result is often chronic fatigue.

The average person needs about seven to eight hours of sleep each night to maintain energy, mental and physical health, blood sugar balance and to better manage stress, among other things.

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When you get fewer than seven hours of sleep, you may find yourself hungry all the time and gaining weight, finding it difficult to remember, concentrate or be creative.  You may even be anxious or depressed. Lack of sleep can also lead to a weakened immune system, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stress.

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Too Tired to Lose Weight?

sleep-alarm-00422198The first three letters in fatigue are F-A-T, but you don’t have to let exhaustion stand in the way of your weight loss and overall health goals.
 
 
Fatigue and low-energy are common complaints and may be the result of poor eating habits or an underlying health issue. That’s why it’s critical to find out the cause of your fatigue.
 
 

Eating for Energy

 
What you eat or don’t eat throughout the day can have a significant impact on your energy level and many people hang onto energy-draining diet habits. Here are some of the most common:

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