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Tip 140: cortisol

Very preterm neonates are at increased risk for cortisol insufficiency in acute illness and stress, because of immaturity of the adrenal gland.

The adrenal neocortex generally does not synthesize cortisol until ~ 30/40. 71 more words


Book Excerpt - 'Patterns in Your Body' - The Endocrine System

A doctor once said to a friend of mine: “Your hormones make you what you are.” I see some truth in this because our hormones regulate our rhythm which is one of those fundamental parts of who we are. 640 more words


A slow road to recovery

It has been a month now that I have not restricted my insulin and I feel pretty damn great. My mood is more stable, I am feeling happier and more active. 936 more words


Obesity: far more complicated than dieting and exercise

Amanda Curran

June 22, 2015

While eating healthy and exercising is always good advice, physicians have largely overlooked evidence that suggests environmental factors are contributing to multi-generational obesity and related metabolic disorders. 1,191 more words


Being on the Rebound Increases Fluidity

Most of my life I was oblivious to the work of and overall life supporting purpose of the lymphatic system. Its main function is to transport lymph, a clear fluid containing white blood cells that supports the body in ridding itself of toxins, waste and other undesirable matter. 413 more words


Tip 11: congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Incidence is 1:18,000 (girls = boys).

~90% have 21-hydroxylase deficiency.

~50% present as a neonate (girls mainly with virilised genitalia, boys mainly with salt-wasting crisis). Some don’t present until after the first year of life. 28 more words