How does pollution affect us

In recent years, pollution alarms have been sounding in major European cities. In Spain, there are up to 15,000 premature deaths per year due to its consequences on health. Respiratory, cardiovascular, skin, psychological problems… How does pollution affect the immune system? Good health depends largely on a strong immune system, which has the ability to … Read more

Intermittent fasting is not just eating less

Intermittent fasting is not just eating less. Nowadays it seems that many people live to eat and this attitude has led to the worldwide epidemic of obesity and its related pathologies. For this reason and given the difficulties in losing weight, there is also an opposite orientation which is not to eat, to fast. Fasting … Read more

Why do I have a high prolactin level

Prolactin is a polypeptide composed of 199 amino acids that is secreted primarily by the lactotrope cells, which are located in the anterior pituitary gland. To a lesser extent, it can be produced in other organs or areas, such as the immune system, the central nervous system, the placenta, the uterus or the mammary glands. … Read more

Thyroid diseases

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, just above the windpipe that plays a key role. It makes, stores and releases hormones, called T4 and T3, which activate metabolism and regulate the function of every organ, tissue and cell in the human body. Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism This is … Read more

Myths and truths of the differences between men and women

Our starting point will be the scientifically demonstrated theory that the cognitive (perceptual and information processing), emotional and perhaps pulsional patterns of men and women are different, being conditioned by brain anatomy and exposure to different hormones. It is known that prenatal exposure of the fetal brain to androgens (male hormone) at a critical gestational … Read more

What you need to know about testosterone therapy

Low testosterone causes symptoms in men that are often associated with age, but this is not the case. It is advisable to see a specialist in Endocrinology to determine what is happening to your body. Changes produced by testosterone treatment Before starting a testosterone treatment it is important to know what changes you can and … Read more

Losing weight beyond dieting

In general, an inadequate diet and a sedentary lifestyle are usually the causes of overweight and obesity. But it should not be forgotten that there are other factors that can lead to obesity, such as suffering from endocrine-metabolic diseases like insulin resistance, suffering from endocrine deļ¬ciencies like hypothyroidism or experiencing the side effects of corticosteroids, … Read more

The risks of thyroid disorders

Thyroid hormones are hormones produced by the thyroid gland and have the function of “setting the speed at which all the cells in our body work”. Without thyroid hormones you cannot live. The hormones must be in the normal range, neither high nor low. Having low thyroid hormones means that the heart slows down, the … Read more

Health and disease: from gods to robots

The first organized beliefs about health and disease in human groups, apart from the instinctive medicine itself as in the rest of the animals, must have appeared around half a million or a million years ago and must not have been very different from those of the current peoples living more or less isolated and … Read more

Thyroid hormones: neither high nor low

Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland, and their function is to set the speed at which all the cells in our body work. They are metabolic hormones, which should be in the normal range, neither high nor low. Having low thyroid hormones means that the heart slows down (brachycardia), the intestine works less … Read more