Androgens are there both in men and women, in Men they are high amount compared to women, the ratio of androgen and oestrogen actually matters. Androgens are hormones which stimulate the hair follicle and sweat glands, as a result, hair growth in androgen-sensitive areas become more, also sweating increases. A little increase in androgen in […]
Introduction to Hormonal Disorders
Hormones are chemical substances produced by special glands in the body and taken to different parts of the body by blood for action, most of them are life-saving meaning without them we cannot survive.
Some examples are Insulin, Thyroid hormone, Hydrocortisone. Others are very much needed for well-being for our day to day life. Hormonal problems are common and can be there at any age.
Like, growth hormone problem can affect the height of children, it needs to be treated in childhood only. Here in this section, we discuss common hormonal disorders and their solution.
Primary infertility is defined as inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse. Approximately 30 percent of cases pathology is found in the man alone and in another 20 percent both the man and woman are abnormal. The causes of infertility can be classified as sperm related, ova related and lastly due to structural defects […]
What is polycystic ovary & how common is it? Polycystic ovary (PCO) also called Stein-Leventhal syndrome is a vast spectrum of disease affecting a women’s health ranging from: menstrual irregularities acne excess facial & body hair (hirsuitism) weight gain problems regarding fertility It is found in 10-20% of women of childbearing age. Almost 75% of […]
Cessation of regular periods in women is called menopause, the average of attaining menopause is 45 years. It can happen early as well where some health benefits for Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is there. In severe menopausal syndromes, we use a short course of HRT but prolonged use is discouraged currently for side-effects. Normal hormone […]
Androgens are there both in men and women, in men they are high amount compared to women, the ratio of androgen and oestrogen actually matters. Androgens are hormones which stimulate the hair follicle and sweat glands, as a result, hair growth in androgen-sensitive areas become more, also sweating increases. Androgen can come two sources, Adrenal […]
Excess unwanted hair in women and girls in face or other parts of the body is called hirsutism. There is no fixed amount of hair that is needed for diagnosis; it is the sensitivity of the individual. If you think you are not happy with the facial or body hair, then it is excess and […]
Steroids are a group of hormones of particular chemical structure, they are generated from Adrenal glands, ovaries and Testes. There are Different types of steroids are there in our body. Some steroids are life-saving, meaning without them we can not survive. Some steroids suppress inflammation and used clinically as anti-inflammatory medicine. Steroids come from Testes […]
In life it is very difficult to define stress, forget about quantifying it. With more and more modernization and heightened expectation of better and better performance, stress is increasing along with failure and depression. Some of the high-risk groups prone to stress related problems include professionals in the fields of software, pharmaceutical, banking & financial […]
Fat in tummy what we call as abdominal obesity has something different than rest of our body fat, in terms of metabolism. This fat is abnormal in the sense of metabolism and leads to a complicated metabolic situation called METABOLIC SYNDROME. This essentially is comprised of type 2 diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, increase the […]
What is steroid? Steroid is name of a hormone that comes from Adrenal glands mainly. There are different types of steroids in our body; they serve various types of metabolic function. Some of the steroids are life-saving, meaning without them we can not survive. Some of them suppress inflammation. Other steroids come from Testes and […]