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Stress and Weight Gain: Understanding the Connection

If there’s one thing that unites us, it’s stress. Unfortunately, all of this excess stress can lead to an increase in weight. And whether the extra weight is a result of overeating and unhealthy food choices, or your body’s response to increased levels of cortisol, getting a handle on stress is a priority if you want to...

Hormonal Imbalance (Tests & Diagnosis)

Tests and Diagnosis There’s no single test available for doctors to diagnose a hormonal imbalance. Begin by making an appointment with your doctor for a physical exam. Be prepared to describe your symptoms and the timeline along which they’ve occurred. Bring a list of all medications, vitamins, and supplements you’re currently taking. Your doctor may ask...

Hormonal Imbalance (Symptoms & Causes)

What is a hormonal imbalance? Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. Produced in the endocrine glands, these powerful chemicals travel around your bloodstream telling tissues and organs what to do. They help control many of your body’s major processes, including metabolism and reproduction. When you have a hormonal imbalance, you have too much or too little...

Oranges (Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits)

Oranges are among the world's most popular fruits. Also called sweet oranges, they grow on orange trees (Citrus x sinensis) and belong to a large group of fruits known as citrus fruits. Their true origin is a mystery, but the cultivation of oranges is thought to have started in eastern Asia thousands of years ago. Today, they...

Why Do I Keep Waking Up Tired?

It’s not unusual to wake up feeling a bit groggy. For many people, it’s nothing a cup of coffee or shower can’t fix. But if you regularly wake up tired, especially if you continue to feel fatigued throughout the day, there may be something else going on. Here’s a look at some common causes of waking...
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