Tag - hormones

NEWS IN BRIEF

At least one doctor is less than enthusiastic about the fountain of youth hormone drug test being tested on patients over 60. Newcastle upon Tyne consultant endocrinologist Fredrick Clark is criti ...

Over-the-counter sleeping pills

Insomnia may seem like a minor complaint, but it can have debilitating effects. At least 10 per cent of UK adults suffer from lack of sleep at some time, which can affect productivity at work, physical coordination and social interaction. Insomnia...

PCOS and syndrome X

Q I’ve heard a lot recently about syndrome X, but I don’t really understand what it is. Can you please explain what the symptoms are, who is likely to develop it and how it can be treated? - AJ, Plymouth

Polycystic problems

Q My 23-year-old girlfriend suffers from irregular periods and serious pelvic pain. She is slim and blood tests show normal hormone levels. Yet, a year ago, her ultrasound was highly suggestive of polycystic ovaries. Her periods have regulated...

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