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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...

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...

Heart Attack (Symptoms, Causes, & Prevention)

Overview A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. The blockage is most often a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries). The plaque eventually breaks away and forms a clot. The interrupted blood flow can damage...

Focus on Progress, not Perfection

Trying to be perfect can get in the way of healthy changes you're trying to make. Learn how focusing on progress, not perfection, can put you on a path to success. When you set out to accomplish a new goal, you might start off with gusto and determination. You may be highly motivated, ready to...
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