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Hormones
Has info on hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid tests. Also has links to info on PMS and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Thyroid Hormones
Thyroid hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body. Too much thyroid hormone speeds things up and too little thyroid hormone slows things down. They: Control the rate at which your body burns calories (your metabolism). This affects whether you gain or lose weight. Can slow down or speed up your...

Hormone Treatment for Breast Cancer
Some breast cancers need the hormones estrogen or progesterone to grow. These cancer cells have "receptors" on their surface that let hormones in. One type is called estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer. Another type is called progesterone-receptor-positive (PR+) breast cancer. Hormone treatment may be used to...

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Test
An adrenocorticotropic hormone test measures the level of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the blood to check for problems with the pituitary gland and adrenal glands. ACTH is made in the pituitary gland in response to the release of another hormone, called corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), by the...

Thyroid Hormone Tests
Looks at various tests used to check how well the thyroid gland is working. Covers what results might mean. Also looks at what might affect a test. Offers links to info on other tests that might be useful, including thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test.

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test
Discusses blood test used to check for thyroid gland problems. Explains how TSH causes thyroid gland to make hormones that help control metabolism. Covers how it is done and test results.

Growth Hormone Test
A growth hormone (GH) test measures the amount of human growth hormone (GH) in the blood. GH is made by the pituitary gland and is needed for growth. It plays an important role in how the body uses food for energy ( metabolism). The amount of GH in the blood changes during the day and is affected by exercise, sleep...

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test
A follicle-stimulating hormone test measures the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in a blood sample. FSH is produced by the pituitary gland. FSH helps control the menstrual cycle and the production of eggs by the ovaries. FSH also helps control the production of sperm. The amount of FSH varies throughout the...

Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Test
A luteinizing hormone test measures the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) in a sample of blood or urine. LH is produced by the pituitary gland. LH helps regulate the menstrual cycle and egg production ( ovulation). LH levels normally change with the phase of the menstrual cycle. This hormone goes up fast just before...

Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Test
Covers why and how parathyroid hormone tests are done. Covers what possible results might mean. Includes info on what might affect the test.

Bioidentical Hormones
Bioidentical hormones are made in a lab. They are based on compounds found in plants. They have the same structure as the hormones your body makes. Many commonly prescribed forms of estrogen and progesterone are bioidenticals. Some examples include Estrace and Prometrium. These types are approved and regulated by the...

Hormone Inhibin A Test
The inhibin A test is done to measure the amount of this hormone in a pregnant woman's blood to see if the baby may have Down syndrome. Inhibin A is made by the placenta during pregnancy. The level of inhibin A in the blood is used in a maternal serum quadruple screening test. Generally done between 15 and 22 weeks...

Thyroid Hormone Production and Function
The thyroid gland uses iodine from food to make two thyroid hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). It also stores these thyroid hormones and releases them as they are needed. The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, which are located in the brain, help control the thyroid gland. The hypothalamus releases...

Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Hypothyroidism
Thyroid hormones help regulate the way the body uses energy. You need thyroid hormone replacement when you do not have enough thyroid hormones in your blood (hypothyroidism). Depending on the cause of your hypothyroidism, you may need to take thyroid hormones for the rest of your life. Thyroid hormones are usually taken...

Menopause: Should I Use Hormone Therapy (HT)?
Guides you through the decision to use hormone therapy (HT) for menopause symptoms. Explains what menopause is and what to expect. Lists risks and benefits of HT and other treatments to try. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (Androgen Deprivation Therapy, or ADT)
Hormone therapy treats prostate cancer by lowering the level of certain hormones in the body. These hormones are called androgens. Prostate cancer needs androgens to grow. The main androgen is testosterone. Reducing the level of testosterone can slow the growth of prostate cancer and even shrink the tumors. The...

Parathyroid Hormone Cartridge (PARATHYROID HORMONE - SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTION)
This medicine will be given to you at home. This medicine is used by injecting it into the skin. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for the correct places on your body where this medicine can be injected. Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring dose and using syringe. If you have any...

Follicle Stimulating Hormone/Luteinizing Hormone Injection (MENOTROPINS - SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTION)
For infertility. Brand Name(s): Menopur. Generic Name: Follicle Stimulating Hormone/Luteinizing Hormone.

Infertility: Questions to Ask About Medicine or Hormone Treatment
When thinking about medicine or hormone treatment for infertility, ask your doctor these questions. Are there are any long-term risks related to the treatment? Do I need to change my sexual activities during treatment? Your doctor may have suggestions for timing sex to increase the chance of getting pregnant. How long...

Endometriosis: Should I Use Hormone Therapy?
Guides you through decision to use hormone therapy to treat endometriosis. Covers how endometriosis may affect you. Covers how hormone therapy works. Lists reasons for and against hormone therapy. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Tesamorelin Injection (TESAMORELIN - INJECTION)
This medicine is used by injecting it into the skin. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for the correct places on your body where this medicine can be injected. Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring dose and using syringe. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor, nurse, or...

Oxytocin
Explains how oxytocin creates the let-down reflex and shrinks the uterus.

Somatropin Injection (SOMATROPIN - INJECTION)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: endocrine disorder, growth disorders, decreased appetite. Brand Name(s): Humatrope. Generic Name: Somatropin.

Somatropin Cartridge (SOMATROPIN - INJECTION)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: endocrine disorder, growth disorders. Brand Name(s): Genotropin, Humatrope, Omnitrope, Saizen. Generic Name: Somatropin.

Desmopressin Injection (DESMOPRESSIN - INJECTION)
Carefully follow the instructions for preparing this medicine before injection. Always inspect the medicine before using. The liquid should be clear and colorless. Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color. Keep medicine in refrigerator. Do not freeze. Protect from light. Never use...

Somatropin Pen Injector (SOMATROPIN - INJECTION)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: endocrine disorder, growth disorders. Brand Name(s): Norditropin, Nutropin. Generic Name: Somatropin.

Somatropin Injectable Solution (SOMATROPIN - INJECTION)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: endocrine disorder, growth disorders, nutritional malabsorption, decreased appetite. Brand Name(s): Omnitrope, Saizen, Serostim, Zomacton. Generic Name: Somatropin.

Somatropin Prefilled Syringe (SOMATROPIN - INJECTION)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: endocrine disorder, growth disorders. Brand Name(s): Genotropin. Generic Name: Somatropin.

Desmopressin Oral Tablet (DESMOPRESSIN - ORAL)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: bed wetting, hormone imbalance. Brand Name(s): DDAVP. Generic Name: Desmopressin.

Desmopressin Nasal Solution (DESMOPRESSIN SOLUTION - NASAL)
Keep this medicine in the refrigerator. This medicine is for use in the nose. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine is sprayed into the eyes. Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly. Read and carefully follow package...

Desmopressin Nasal Spray
Some brands of this medicine must be stored in the refrigerator while others may be kept at room temperature. Please speak with your pharmacist about how you should store your medicine. This medicine is for use in the nose. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine is...

Pegvisomant Injection (PEGVISOMANT - INJECTION)
This medicine will be given to you at home. This medicine is used by injecting it into the skin. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for the correct places on your body where this medicine can be injected. Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring dose and using syringe. If you have any...

Levothyroxine Oral Capsule (LEVOTHYROXINE - ORAL)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: low thyroid levels, cancer. Brand Name(s): Tirosint. Generic Name: Levothyroxine.

Liothyronine Oral Tablet (LIOTHYRONINE - ORAL)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: diagnostic test, low thyroid levels, cancer. Brand Name(s): Cytomel. Generic Name: Liothyronine.

Megestrol Oral Suspension (MEGESTROL SUSPENSION - ORAL)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: cancer, decreased appetite. Generic Name: Megestrol.

Corticotropin Injectable Solution (CORTICOTROPIN - INJECTION)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: allergic reaction, arthritis, autoimmune disorder, inflammatory disease, multiple sclerosis, seizures. Brand Name(s): Acthar. Generic Name: Corticotropin Repository.

Desmopressin Metered Dose Nasal Spray 0.15 mg/spray (DESMOPRESSIN 1.5 MG/ML SPRAY - NASAL)
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light. This medicine is for use in the nose. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine is sprayed into the eyes. Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly. The first...

Desmopressin Sublingual Tablet (DESMOPRESSIN DISINTEGRATING TABLET - ORAL)
Place the pill under the tongue and let it dissolve. Keep the medicine in its original container. Limit the amount of water or other beverages for 1 hour before and 8 hours after taking this medicine. Peel back foil, carefully remove tablet using dry hands. Do not push the tablet through the foil. This medicine will...

Estradiol Vaginal Insert (ESTRADIOL INSERT - VAGINAL)
For menopausal symptoms. Brand Name(s): Imvexxy. Generic Name: Estradiol.

Levothyroxine Oral Solution (LEVOTHYROXINE SOLUTION - ORAL)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: low thyroid levels, cancer. Brand Name(s): Tirosint. Generic Name: Levothyroxine.

Prasterone Vaginal Insert (PRASTERONE INSERT - VAGINAL)
This medicine is for use in the vagina. DO NOT take this medicine by mouth. This medicine needs to be placed into the vagina. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly. Use the applicator to insert the medicine high into the vagina. Use the medicine at about the same time each...

Levothyroxine Oral Solution 20 mcg/mL (LEVOTHYROXINE SOLUTION - ORAL)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: low thyroid levels, cancer. Brand Name(s): Thyquidity. Generic Name: Levothyroxine.

Megestrol Oral Suspension (MEGESTROL CONCENTRATED SUSPENSION - ORAL)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: cancer, decreased appetite. Generic Name: Megestrol.

Follitropin Alfa Injection (FOLLITROPIN ALFA - INJECTION)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: female fertility, hormonal disorder. Brand Name(s): Gonal F. Generic Name: Follitropin Alfa.

Desmopressin Metered Dose Nasal Spray (DESMOPRESSIN SPRAY (NOCTURIA) - NASAL)
For urinating during nighttime. Brand Name(s): Noctiva. Generic Name: Desmopressin.

Levothyroxine Injection
For low thyroid levels. Generic Name: Levothyroxine Sodium.

Follitropin Beta Cartridge (FOLLITROPIN BETA CARTRIDGE - INJECTION)
This medicine is used by injecting it into the skin. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for the correct places on your body where this medicine can be injected. Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring dose and using syringe. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor, nurse, or...

Teriparatide Pen Injector (TERIPARATIDE - INJECTION)
For bone strength. Brand Name(s): Forteo. Generic Name: Teriparatide.

Thyroid (USP) Oral Tablet (THYROID - ORAL)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: low thyroid levels, cancer. Brand Name(s): Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid, NP Thyroid, Westhroid, WP Thyroid. Generic Name: Thyroid (USP)

Follitropin Alfa Pen Injector (FOLLITROPIN ALFA PEN - INJECTION)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: female fertility, hormonal disorder. Brand Name(s): Gonal F. Generic Name: Follitropin Alfa.

Levothyroxine Oral Tablet (LEVOTHYROXINE - ORAL)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: low thyroid levels, cancer. Brand Name(s): Euthyrox, Levo-T, Levoxyl, Synthroid, Unithroid. Generic Name: Levothyroxine.

Abaloparatide Pen Injector (ABALOPARATIDE - INJECTION)
For bone strength. Brand Name(s): Tymlos. Generic Name: Abaloparatide.

Follitropin Alfa Injectable Solution (FOLLITROPIN ALFA MULTIDOSE VIAL - INJECTION)
This medicine is used for the following purposes: female fertility, hormonal disorder. Brand Name(s): Gonal F. Generic Name: Follitropin Alfa.

Women's Health
Provides links to info on common concerns of women's health. Includes info on birth control, hormone therapy for menopause symptoms, abnormal pap tests, and fertility problems. Also looks at pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.

Potassium (K) in Urine Test
Discusses test to check level of potassium (K) in urine. Includes info on what affects potassium levels in the body such as kidney function, blood pH, and hormones. Explains how and why test is done. Covers what results mean.

Testosterone Test
A testosterone test checks the level of this male hormone (androgen) in the blood. Testosterone affects sexual features and development. In men, it is made in large amounts by the testicles. In both men and women, testosterone is made in small amounts by the adrenal glands, and in women, by the ovaries. The pituitary...

Progesterone Test
A progesterone test measures the amount of the hormone progesterone in a blood sample. Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries during release of a mature egg from an ovary (ovulation). Progesterone helps prepare the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to receive the egg if it becomes fertilized by a sperm. If...

Gastrin Test
A gastrin test measures the level of the hormone gastrin in the blood. Gastrin is produced by cells, called G cells, in the stomach lining. When food enters the stomach, G cells trigger the release of gastrin in the blood. As blood levels of gastrin rise, the stomach releases acid (gastric acid) that helps break down...

Hypothyroidism
Covers hypothyroidism, which happens when the thyroid doesn't make enough thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) hormones. Includes causes like thyroiditis. Covers tests for TSH, T4, and T3. Also includes info on treatment with medicine such as levothyroxine.

Sexual and Reproductive Organs
Includes info on follicle-stimulating hormone test, pelvic inflammatory disease, and semen analysis. Also has links to info on hysterectomy, vaginal yeast infections, and enlarged prostate.

Potassium (K) in Blood Test
Discusses blood test to check level of potassium (K) in blood. Includes info on what affects potassium levels in the body such as kidney function, blood pH, and hormones. Explains how and why test is done. Covers what results mean.

Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Test
Gives info on test for BNP hormone to tell how well the heart works. Tells how BNP checks for heart failure. Tells how to get ready for test. Includes what results mean. Also discusses things that affect test results, such as some health problems and medicines.

Noninsulin Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes
Make sure you know about each of the medicines you take. This includes why you take it, how to take it, what you can expect while you're taking it, and any warnings about the medicine. The information provided here is general. So be sure to read the information that came with your medicine. If you have any questions or...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Discusses polycystic ovary syndrome, a problem in which female hormones are out of balance. Discusses PCOS early symptoms like heavy bleeding or facial hair. Also covers more serious symptoms like miscarriages or infertility. Includes info on treatment.

Diabetes: How to Give Glucagon
People with diabetes sometimes get very low blood sugar. If they are unconscious, they need glucagon right away. Glucagon is a hormone that raises blood sugar quickly. It can be given as a shot or as a powder that's sprayed into the nose. If someone close to you has diabetes, you may need to give them the glucagon shot...

Estrogen Test
An estrogen test measures the level of the most important estrogen hormones in a blood or urine sample. It measures estradiol, estriol, and estrone. Estradiol is the most common type of estrogen measured for nonpregnant women. The amount of estradiol in a woman's blood varies throughout her menstrual cycle. After...

Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
Discusses cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrium). Covers having too much estrogen as most common cause. Discusses treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, and hormone and radiation therapy.

Thyroid Screening Recommendations
Experts do not agree on whether adults who don't have symptoms of thyroid problems should have a thyroid test. The American Thyroid Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommend that testing be considered for those older than age 60. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force makes no...

Night Sweats
What are night sweats? Night sweats are heavy sweating during sleep. This kind of sweating is different than the occasional sweating people have from sleeping deeply, being in a warm room, or having too many blankets. Night sweats are often so heavy that your clothing and sheets are soaked to the point that you have to...

Hyperparathyroidism
What is hyperparathyroidism? Hyperparathyroidism means that one or more of your four parathyroid glands may be too active. These are tiny glands in the neck, behind the thyroid gland. When they're too active, they make too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone helps control how much calcium is in your blood. When...

Thyroid Nodules
What are thyroid nodules? Thyroid nodules are growths or lumps in the thyroid gland. This gland controls how your body uses energy. Most thyroid nodules are not cancer and do not cause problems. Many don't even need treatment. A thyroid nodule may cause problems, such as making too much thyroid hormone. When this...

Cushing's Syndrome
What is Cushing's syndrome? Cushing's syndrome is a rare problem that happens when you have too much of the hormone cortisol in your body. Cortisol is especially important in controlling blood pressure and metabolism. But it affects almost every area of your body. Normally, your body keeps the level of cortisol in...

Secondary Adrenocortical Insufficiency
What is secondary adrenocortical insufficiency? Secondary adrenocortical insufficiency is a condition in which a lack of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) prevents the body from producing enough cortisol. Production of cortisol is controlled by the action of ACTH. ACTH is produced by the pituitary gland. This gland is...

Thyroid Cancer
Discusses causes and symptoms of thyroid cancer. Covers factors that increase risk, including exposure to radiation. Discusses diagnosis and treatment with surgery, radioactive iodine, and thyroid hormone therapy.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
Discusses diabetic ketoacidosis. Covers causes and symptoms. Discusses how it is diagnosed and treatment options.

Low Testosterone
What is low testosterone? Men who have low testosterone do not make enough of the male hormone called testosterone. This hormone allows men to develop and keep physical male traits. It's also one of the hormones needed for sperm production. Low testosterone is also called testosterone deficiency or hypogonadism. Low...

DHEA-S Test
DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) is a male hormone (androgen) that is made in the adrenal glands. The body turns it into testosterone. A test for DHEA-S checks the level of this hormone in the blood. Testosterone affects sexual features and development. In men, it is made in large amounts by the testicles. In...

Type 2 Diabetes
Information on type 2 diabetes. Describes how insulin is made and used by the body. Describes symptoms and how type 2 is treated. Provides info on blood sugar (glucose) levels. Discusses obesity's role in type 2 diabetes. Discusses exercise and diet.

Hot Flashes and Menopause
A hot flash is a sudden sensation of intense body heat, often with profuse sweating and reddening of the head, neck, and chest. These symptoms can occur with mild to severe heart palpitations, anxiety, irritability and, rarely, panic. Hot flashes are the most common symptom of a woman's changing estrogen levels around...

Type 1 Diabetes
Covers type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. Describes how pancreas regulates blood sugar (glucose) levels. Includes info on hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Discusses treatments, including insulin.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound
Covers imaging test to check the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands. Includes info on problems the test checks for, such as lumps in the thyroid gland or enlarged thyroid and parathyroid glands. Covers how it's done. Discusses possible results.

Overnight Dexamethasone Suppression Test
The overnight dexamethasone suppression test checks to see how taking a steroid medicine called dexamethasone changes the levels of the hormone cortisol in the blood. This test checks for a condition in which large amounts of cortisol are produced by the adrenal glands ( Cushing's syndrome). Normally, when the pituitary...

Types of Thyroid Cancer
There are different types of thyroid cancer. They are based on what the cells look like under a microscope. Your treatment will depend on which type of thyroid cancer you have. These include: Papillary thyroid cancer. This is the most common type of thyroid cancer. It's often only found in one lobe of the thyroid...

Pancreatic Cancer
Describes pancreatic cancer. Talks about symptoms and what tests are used to diagnose it. Provides treatment details. Lists factors that raise your risk.

Amylase Test
An amylase test measures the amount of this enzyme in a sample of blood taken from a vein or in a sample of urine. Normally, only low levels of amylase are found in the blood or urine. But if the pancreas or salivary glands become damaged or blocked, more amylase is usually released into the blood and urine. In the...

Thyroid Scan
A thyroid scan uses a radioactive tracer and a special camera to measure how much tracer the thyroid gland absorbs from the blood. The tracer can be swallowed or can be injected into a vein. It travels through your body, giving off radiation signals. The camera "sees" the signals and can measure how much tracer the...

Addison's Disease
What is Addison's disease? Addison's disease develops when the adrenal glands, which are above the kidneys, are not able to make enough of the hormones cortisol and, sometimes, aldosterone. Your body needs both of these hormones to work as it should. Cortisol helps the body cope with extreme physical stress from...

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
What is abnormal uterine bleeding? Abnormal uterine bleeding is irregular bleeding from the uterus. It may be bleeding that is heavier, lighter, or lasts longer than your usual period. Or it may be bleeding that doesn't occur at your regular time. Let your doctor know if your bleeding is different than usual. They can...

Antithyroid Antibody Tests
Thyroid antibody tests measure the levels of antibodies that can destroy thyroid tissue or make the cells produce thyroid hormones. They are blood tests. Antibodies that destroy thyroid tissue can lead to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Antibodies that make the cells produce thyroid hormone can lead to...

Chloride (Cl) Test
A chloride test measures the level of chloride in your blood or urine. Chloride is one of the most important electrolytes in the blood. It helps keep the amount of fluid inside and outside of your cells in balance. It also helps maintain proper blood volume, blood pressure, and pH of your body fluids. Tests for sodium...

C-Peptide Test
Discusses C-peptide test, used to tell the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, find the cause of hypoglycemia, or check whether a pancreas tumor (insulinoma) was completely removed. Discusses how the test is done and how to prepare for it.

Unwanted Hair in Women
What is unwanted hair in women? Hirsutism (say "HER-suh-tiz-um") is extra hair on a woman's face or body. This hair is dark and coarse. It grows in a male pattern: on the face, like a man's facial hair, or on the body, especially the chest and back. What causes it? Usually extra hair growth (hirsutism) is not a medical...

Renin Blood Test
A renin assay blood test is done to find the cause of high blood pressure (hypertension). Renin is an enzyme made by special cells in the kidneys. Renin works with aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands) and several other substances to help balance sodium and potassium levels in the blood and fluid levels in...

Calcium (Ca) in Urine Test
A test for calcium in urine is a 24-hour test that checks the amount of calcium that is passed from the body in the urine. Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and one of the most important. The body needs it to build and fix bones and teeth, help nerves work, make muscles squeeze together, help blood clot...

Prolactin Blood Test
A prolactin test measures the level of the hormone prolactin, which is made by the pituitary gland, in your blood. Pregnant women have high levels of prolactin, which helps make breast milk. During pregnancy, prolactin levels increase by 10 to 20 times. After the baby is born, prolactin stays high if you are...

Aldosterone in Blood Test
An aldosterone test measures the level of aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands), in the blood. Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood. The kidney hormone renin normally stimulates the...

Aldosterone in Urine Test
An aldosterone test measures the level of aldosterone (a hormone made by the adrenal glands) in the urine. Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body. This helps control blood pressure and the balance of fluids and electrolytes in the blood. The kidney hormone renin normally stimulates the...

Type 1 Diabetes in Children
Covers type 1 diabetes in children. Includes info on managing diabetes. Discusses using glucose monitors for blood glucose testing. Includes links to info on dealing with diabetes in school. Includes info on hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

Prediabetes
Covers warning signs that you may be at risk for type 2 diabetes. Includes causes and symptoms. Looks at lifestyle changes to get your blood sugar levels back to a normal range. Includes tips on diet, weight loss, and exercise.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Covers symptoms of PMS such as bloating, muscle aches, and mood swings. Discusses possible causes and what increases your risk. Covers treatment with lifestyle changes, antidepressants, or birth control pills. Covers surgery for severe form (PMDD).

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