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Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery

Thyroid hormone treatment after surgery requiring heart bypass spe...a or surgery or during a critical illness, thyroid hormone concentrations plummet. Many experts thought this was an adaptive response by the body to minimize m...

Cinnamon May Help Diabetics

...ed fat cells recognize and respond to insulin, the hormone that removes excess glucose from the blood and deposits it into cells. In a test tube and in animal studies, the spice appeared to increase glucose metabolism by about 20 times. While it is too soon to recommend the spice as a regular treatment for t...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce the risk...adiol with or without cyclic norethisterone--or no hormone replacement therapy. The women were followed for 4 years. Overall, 134 women received hormone replac...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

The thyroid hormone replacement prescription drug, levothyroxine sodiu... intellectual development. Low levels of thyroid hormone or hypothyroidism may be due to a birth defect for examole partial or complete absence of the thyroi...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce the risk...adiol with or without cyclic norethisterone--or no hormone replacement therapy. The women were followed for 4 years. Overall, 134 women received hormone replac...

Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer

...s not suggested for women whose tumors do not have hormone receptors. 2. Women who have had a mastectomy and have four or more cancerous lymph nodes can best benefit from post-surgical radiation. At this point the panel says there is not enough evidence that women with three or fewer cancerous lymph nodes ...

Gene linked to early puberty in girls

... the gene breaks down testosterone, and this, male hormone is essential for attaining puberty....

Diabetes and Depression often go hand-in-hand

...s. Depression can promote resistance to insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Insulin resistance is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Getting proper treatment for both depression and diabetes in very important. Fighting depression can prevent diabetes and also its complications. Therefore, treatment ...

Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes

...s system. Diabetes is caused by the deficiency of hormone insulin, secreted by the pancreas and that is essential for converting sugar, starches and other foods into energy for cells. Lacking insulin, sugars build up in the blood rather than entering cells to fuel them. The result is that the body's cells...

Risk of heart disease begins in teens

... in which the body no longer produces insulin, the hormone that clears the blood of glucose after a meal and deposits it into body cells to use as fuel. Patients must inject insulin several times a day to manage the disease. Complications of diabetes include heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and limb ...

Hormone replacement Therapy a headache

Researchers from Sweden warn women undergoing hormone replacement therapy against the risk of uterus c...e rapidly," she said.A close watch on women taking hormone replacement therapy is recommended to counteract harmful effects....

New treatment for Osteoporosis

... people age, their bones become weak and their sex hormone levels decrease. The most common treatment is hormone replacement therapy. But this can increase the risk of cancer, especially in women.// At the Univ...

Iron supplementation for a common side effect

... say that iron decreases levels of nitric oxide, a hormone that is known to irritate the lungs. It is very difficult to state that iron should be recommended to patients on ACE inhibitors who are troubled by a cough. Since this is a small study, it is too soon to come to conclusions. Extensive work should pr...

New FDA Approved Drug NATRECOR For Heart Failure Patients

... is a biologically engineered version of a natural hormone that helps dilate blood vessels. That dilation helps blood flow from the weakened heart. But it also can cause seriously low blood pressure. Two years ago, the FDA rejected approval of Natrecor because it caused so many cases of hypotension rates ...

Estrogen lowers cancer risk

...s new research bolsters the theory that the female hormone estrogen might protect women from colorectal cance...y due to estrogen found in oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy. Regular screening after age 50, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy we...

Relieve hot flashes

...ver its use in breast cancer survivors because the hormone may stimulate breast cancer growth.// The herb black cohosh seems to alleviate hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, and is approved for this purpose in Germany. Vitamin E, at a dose of 800 international units (IU) per day, is modestly effe...

Flaxseed fights cancer risk

A new study suggests that flaxseed lowers female hormone levels and may thereby reduce breast cancer risk.T...eds are rich in lignans, which resemble the female hormone oestrogen.// High levels of oestrogen are linked to breast cancer and lignans may lower levels by ...

Early puberty linked to nutrition

...angerous pathologic mechanisms. The leptine is the hormone of the obesity secreted by the adipose tissue, the responsible of the acceleration of the process, because it acts as a chemical mediator that sends signs to the central nervous system. Also the early menstruation is usual in those who have a reduc...

Nitric oxide involved in high blood pressure

...od pressure causes inactivation of nitric oxide, a hormone involved in blood pressure control which worsens the problem. If high blood pressure is left untreated, it does not stay at one elevated level, but tends to spiral out of control. According to the researchers at the University of Texas, this study wa...

Decision making made easier

...lled with women deciding whether or not to opt for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and with men considering the treatment options for prostate problems. In both instances, the videodisc was liked by both patients and doctors and played an important part in helping the patient to come to a decision they wer...

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