You’re not imagining things when it seems that the allure of sweet and fatty foods gets stronger when you’re tired or run down. Research has found a link between sleep and our endocrine system.
Understand the early signs of menopause and learn ways to ease the transition
During the postpartum period, new moms may be emotionally sensitive or experience mood swings. This is known as the “baby blues” period, and for many new moms it will usually subside after about two weeks. But at least one in nine new moms develop a more serious condition, postpartum depression, which can negatively impact the [...]
In 2008, my blood pressure went up after I had my first child. I exercised and it went down to normal. Then in 2011, I had my second child and it went up again. This time, exercise did not reduce it. My doctor thought it might be hormones so he [...]
I was having a routine check with my gynecologist when she found a thyroid nodule. For about a year before I had been feeling anxiety but another doctor had dismissed it and told me I was fine. I won the lottery when I saw someone who understood hormones. I met [...]
Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I'm strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, [...]
Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying "C" is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn't know what was going on.
You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women specifically, obesity also may be a contributing factor in [...]
"I had breast cancer on one side, then it went to the other side, and a year later it spread to my pelvis," says Heidi Chance, a 52-year-old breast cancer survivor who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to have her adrenal glands removed because they were creating excess [...]