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Hormones

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Normal hormone levels are important to your well-being. Hormones control the activity of different cells and organs in your body. Some hormones regulate the way your body uses energy. Problems can happen when your hormone levels are out of balance, like with hypothyroidism or polycystic ovary syndrome. This can make you feel different, such as being extremely tired or having a fast heart rate. But hormone levels can drop as a result of a normal change too, like with menopause. Whatever the case, our topics can help you learn about hormone functions, disorders, and tests so you can know how to manage your hormone health.

Get started with these hormone topics:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Thyroid Hormone Tests
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Hyperthyroidism: Should I Use Antithyroid Medicine or Radioactive Iodine?
  • Menopause: Managing Hot Flashes
Health Topics
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Addison's Disease
  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Basic Metabolic Panel
  • Bioidentical Hormones
  • Birth Control Hormones: The Mini-Pill
  • Birth Control Hormones: The Patch
  • Birth Control Hormones: The Pill
  • Birth Control Hormones: The Ring
  • Birth Control Hormones: The Shot
  • Birth Control Pills: Missed or Skipped Periods
  • Birth Control: How to Use the Patch
  • Birth Control: How to Use the Ring
  • Birth Control: Pros and Cons of Hormonal Methods
  • Black Cohosh for Menopause Symptoms
  • Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, and Blood Sugar
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dawn Phenomenon and the Somogyi Effect
  • Diabetes-Related High and Low Blood Sugar Levels
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Emotions and Menopause
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hormonal Birth Control: Risk of Blood Clots
  • Hormone Treatment for Breast Cancer
  • Hot Flashes and Menopause
  • How to Take Birth Control Pills
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism: Graves' Ophthalmopathy
  • Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) in People Without Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infertility: Questions to Ask About Medicine or Hormone Treatment
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling (Ovarian Diathermy) for PCOS
  • Levothyroxine
  • Living With More Than One Health Problem
  • Low Testosterone
  • Melatonin
  • Menopause and Perimenopause
  • Menstrual Diary to Monitor Premenstrual Symptoms
  • Menstruation: Not Having a Period by Age 15
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Missed Periods and Endurance Training
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Getting Support
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Managing Your Energy
  • Night Sweats
  • Orchiectomy for Prostate Cancer
  • Oxytocin
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Prediabetes
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Hyperthyroidism
  • Relieving Menstrual Pain
  • Secondary Adrenocortical Insufficiency
  • Sick-Day Guidelines for People With Diabetes
  • Soy for Menopause Symptoms
  • Storing Insulin and Prefilling Syringes
  • Subclinical Hyperthyroidism
  • Subclinical Hypothyroidism
  • Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
  • Testosterone
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Hormone Production and Function
  • Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroid Screening Recommendations
  • Thyroid Storm
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Treating Diabetic Foot Problems
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Screening for Adults
  • Types of Insulin
  • Types of Thyroid Cancer
  • Unwanted Hair in Women
  • What to Do About Missed or Skipped Birth Control Pills
  • Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
Medical Tests
  • A1c Test
  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Test
  • Aldosterone in Blood Test
  • Aldosterone in Urine Test
  • Amylase Test
  • Antithyroid Antibody Tests
  • Blood Glucose Test
  • Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Test
  • Calcium (Ca) in Blood Test
  • Calcium (Ca) in Urine Test
  • Catecholamines in Blood Test
  • Catecholamines in Urine Test
  • Chloride (Cl) Test
  • Cortisol in Blood Test
  • Cortisol in Urine Test
  • C-Peptide Test
  • DHEA-S Test
  • Estrogen Test
  • Growth Hormone Test
  • Home Blood Sugar Test
  • Hormone Inhibin A Test
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Test
  • Ketone Test
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Test
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
  • Overnight Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Test
  • Potassium (K) in Blood Test
  • Progesterone Test
  • Prolactin Blood Test
  • Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test
  • Renin Blood Test
  • Testosterone Test
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Hormone Tests
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test
Make a Wise Decision
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Should I Have a Hysterectomy?
  • Diabetes: Should I Get an Insulin Pump?
  • Endometriosis: Should I Have a Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy?
  • Endometriosis: Should I Use Hormone Therapy?
  • Hyperthyroidism: Should I Use Antithyroid Medicine or Radioactive Iodine?
  • Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy: Should I Use Estrogen Therapy (ET)?
  • Hysterectomy: Should I Also Have My Ovaries Removed?
  • Menopause: Should I Use Hormone Therapy (HT)?
Take Action
  • Diabetes in Children: Counting Carbs
  • Diabetes in Children: Giving Insulin Shots to a Child
  • Diabetes in Children: Preparing a Care Plan for School
  • Diabetes in Children: Preventing High Blood Sugar
  • Diabetes in Children: Treating Low Blood Sugar
  • Menopause: Managing Hot Flashes

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