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  1. September 12, 2017

    Parathyroid (PTH) Hormone Blood Test and Roles

      Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is secreted by the parathyroid gland which happens to be four little glands situated at the posterior surface of the thyroid gland. PTH is regulated by phosphate and calcium levels in the blood & acts…
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  2. August 28, 2017

    Inflammation: Blood Tests May Help Determine Causes

    Not inherently good or bad, Inflammation is the process recruiting immune cells to tissues in the body for immunity, repair and cell defense. Excessive levels can cause joint pain, inflammatory bowel disease, increased risk of several illnesses,…
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  3. August 22, 2017

    Having Body Aches? You May Want to Know Your CPK

    CPK (or CK) is creatine phosphokinase, an enzyme found mainly in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscle. It is tested by taking a blood sample. High CPK can indicate muscle destruction, heart attacks, central nervous system issues,…
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  4. August 15, 2017

    IGF-1: Roles and Potential Benefits

    By David Skutt IGF-1, What is it? IGF-1 is a hormone produced in our body that is structurally very similar to insulin. It has an important role in growth during childhood and in adulthood, continues…
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  5. July 25, 2017

    The Role of Estradiol in Males: Implications for Libido and Testosterone Replacement Therapy.

    Mario P. Trucillo, PhD Historically, when we think of sex hormones in men and women, we identify testosterone as the core regulator of orderly male growth and sexual function. In a similar fashion, we identify estrogens central to…
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  6. June 27, 2017

    Does Vitamin D Increase Testosterone ?

    Testosterone is the male hormone responsible for making us “feel like men, think like men, and look like men.” So in our never ending pursuit to raise our natural testosterone levels, we often look for positive…
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  7. June 15, 2017

    Vitamin D Deficiency: Should You Get Tested?

    Vitamin D is the name given to a vitally important group of micro-nutrients. When activated, vitamin D becomes a potent steroid hormone, switching our genes on or off, and…
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  8. June 08, 2017

    Testosterone production, action, and clinical manifestations of low testosterone.

    In the male body, the hypothalamus secretes gonadotropin-releasing hormone, or GNRH in a pulsatile fashion to stimulate the release of follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH and luteinizing hormone or LH from the…
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  9. June 07, 2017

    What Every Man Should Know About HCG, Testosterone and Testicular Size.

    Testosterone is one of the most important hormones for a man's health. While most people see it as the men fertility hormone, it does so much more: It plays a role in the development of…
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  10. June 04, 2017

    Why Men Should Be Tested Using the Sensitive Estradiol Test

    Recent studies show the importance of estradiol in men and how low estradiol can be detrimental for not only for bone but also for sex drive. Low estradiol has also been linked to fat gain. So, physicians should be careful about treating…
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