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Hormone Balance

Bone Health

by Henri J. Roca, MD, and Beatriz Olson, MD As you grow older, benchmarking your bone health becomes increasingly important. Your bones reach maximum density in your twenties and then begin to slowly decline. This decline markedly increases once menopause or andropause occur, during times of increased stress or infection, during times of significant nutritional…

QUESTION: Test and Treatments for “Low grade hyperthyroidism”?

QUESTION: Is there such a thing as “low grade hyperthyroidism”? If so what are the tests? and treatments? ANSWER: The Endocrine system is characterized by a gradation of dysfunction from none at all to extreme on both the overactive and the underactive ends of the scale. Medicine sometimes has trouble defining instances of dysfunction that…