Routine screening exams are an important part of managing your health. Preventive health screenings for women are used to screen for diseases, discuss lifestyle habits, and assess risk for future problems.
January is Thyroid Awareness Month!
The thyroid sits just below your larynx near the base of your neck. This approximately 2-inch-long gland is part of your endocrine system and controls your metabolism.
Why is my Iron Low? I Supplement Most Days with Iron but Yet It Doesn’t Seem to Improve!
Iron is a mineral required by the body for healthy growth and development. This essential element aids in the production of hemoglobin, a protein found in red blood cells. When there is a lack of iron in the body, it is known as iron-deficiency anemia.
Healthy Living Profile
February is love month, love for your heart that is. For over 60 years the Heart and Stroke Foundation has been fighting heart disease and stroke through educating the public, raising funds for research, and supporting recovery. February is typically the month that the Heart and Stroke Foundation increases it’s campaigning for this worthy cause. As stated on their site “the threat of heart disease and stroke is more urgent than ever, with our ageing population and rising rates of obesity and diabetes”.
Taking care of our liver
What is Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)? It is defined as the build up of extra fat in the liver that is not caused by alcohol. As it progresses, it can develop into liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
My Hair is Falling Out, Could it be Hormones?
Yes, it absolutely can be your hormones and it often is! While I’ve seen hair loss due to low iron and other nutritional deficiencies, I usually see patients with thinning hair due to hormonal causes.
What does the Thyroid Do?
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that spans approximately two inches long in the front of the neck. It is an important part of the endocrine system and is responsible for producing hormones that control many of the body’s vital functions, including metabolism.
Progesterone Anxiety Connection
What is Progesterone ?
Progesterone is a female sex hormone produced mainly in the ovaries following ovulation each month. It is crucial part of the menstrual cycle.
Progesterone helps to regulate your cycle, but its main job is to get your uterus ready for pregnancy. After you ovulate each month, progesterone helps thicken the lining of the uterus in preparation for a fertilized egg. If there is no fertilized egg, progesterone levels drop again and menstruation begins. If a fertilized egg does not implant in the uterine wall, progesterone helps to maintain the uterine lining throughout pregnancy.
ABCD’s of Skin Cancer Identification Vancouver
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and one of the easiest to identify. Unlike other cancers that develop unseen, skin cancer generally results in physical symptoms you can see on the skin.
Belly Fat and the Metabolic Syndrome
“The results from both epidemiological and physiological studies have demonstrated a strong association between excess abdominal adipose tissue and the presence of metabolic risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), including insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and increased circulating inflammatory proteins”(1).