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Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age

What’s the key to keeping your mind sharp and your brain healthy as you grow older? Online puzzles? Nutritional supplements? Mall walking? Pickle-ball tournaments?

The truth is, there’s no single “miracle cure” for memory problems or other brain changes that come with aging. But there is cause for optimism. Science points to a combination of social factors and healthy habits that—taken together—can help you build, preserve, and protect your brain’s function over time.

Continue reading “Keep Your Brain Healthy As You Age”

When should a woman see an endocrinologist?

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Many female health problems can be linked to the glandular or endocrine system.

 

Endocrinology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to hormones. Endocrinology covers such human functions as the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement.

Endocrinologists typically treat: 

  • Thyroid Disease
  • Symptoms include sudden weight change, heart rate fluctuation, swelling of the neck, mood or energy swings, hair loss
  • Pituitary Problems – i.e., Diminished fertility and libido, hair loss
  • Adrenal problems
  • Chronic, worsening fatigue and muscle weakness, loss of appetite, and weight loss
  • Ovarian Problems
  • Bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, appetite loss/ feeling full

Symptoms of these diseases are often first addressed by the patient’s primary care or OB-GYN physician.

If symptoms persist, patients should consider asking for a referral to an endocrinologist. 

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