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What to know about lipase tests and the pancreas
A doctor will order a lipase test if they suspect that a person has a problem with their pancreas. When the pancreas is inflamed, it often produces more lipase than usual. If the results of a lipase test show high levels, a person may have pancreatitis. Learn more about lipase levels and how to lower them here. (Medical News Today)

Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry. (Medical News Today)

Could platypus venom help to treat diabetes?
Sometimes, the solution to a problem comes from an unexpected place. Here is a case in point: platypus venom might soon play a role in treating diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What causes forehead acne?
Forehead acne and pimples are common, especially during puberty. There are many reasons why someone might develop acne on their forehead, and they can often treat the condition at home. In some cases, however, someone may need to see a doctor. Here, we cover the causes, treatment, and how to prevent forehead acne. (Medical News Today)

What to know about low blood sugar in the morning
Blood glucose levels drop during the night, which means that people with diabetes may experience low blood sugar in the mornings. This is called morning hypoglycemia. Low blood sugar is anything below 70 mg/dL. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for low blood sugar in the mornings here. (Medical News Today)

Why does perimenopause cause ovary pain?
Perimenopause is the time when the body is preparing for menopause, and it can last several years. During this time, hormones levels fluctuate. This can cause irregular menstruation that may be more painful than usual. Read on to learn what causes perimenopause ovary pain, in particular, and how to treat the symptoms. (Medical News Today)

How are liver function and cholesterol production linked?
The liver has many roles, one being to make cholesterol while another is to remove excess amounts. Healthy cholesterol levels are essential for the liver to function correctly. When the liver has too much cholesterol, there are several things people can do. Learn more about the liver and cholesterol here. (Medical News Today)

What happens when calcium levels are high?
Hypercalcemia occurs when a person has too much calcium in their blood. Possible causes include overactive parathyroid glands, too much vitamin D, cancer, and a range of other factors and conditions. In this article, learn how hypercalcemia affects the body, how to prevent it, and how calcium levels can be reduced. (Medical News Today)

What does elevated transaminase mean?
Liver enzymes control processes that filter toxins from the body. There are many types of enzymes, and transaminases are a key group. When a person has too many of these enzymes, they are diagnosed with transaminitis. Here, learn what transaminitis does to the body, why levels become elevated, and how they are lowered. (Medical News Today)

What is myxedema and how is it treated?
Myxedema refers to both a form of severe hypothyroidism and a number of effects that hypothyroidism can have on the skin and other body tissues. Find out here why myxedema occurs, and the symptoms it can cause. We also examine a rare, life-threatening complication called myxedema coma that can occur in untreated cases. (Medical News Today)

Can estrogen levels affect weight gain?
Changing estrogen levels may appear to be linked with weight gain, particularly around menopause. In this article, we examine what the relationship between estrogen and body weight is, and how it can affect weight gain. Also learn about the role of estrogen, when levels may decrease, and how to manage weight gain. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean when you have a cold nose?
A cold nose can be uncomfortable when the weather is chilly. But there can be other potential causes, including an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism, and stress at work. Treatment depends on the cause of a cold nose, but there are many simple ways to get warmed up. Learn more here and when you should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about multinodular goiter
A multinodular goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland with several nodules. It may not cause any symptoms, but a large goiter can cause difficulty breathing or swallowing or be related to hyperthyroidism. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for multinodular goiter, and its relation to cancer here. (Medical News Today)

Diaphoresis: What causes excessive sweating?
Diaphoresis refers to excessive sweating with no clear cause. In this article, we look at the possible reasons for diaphoresis, including hyperthyroidism, diabetes, menopause, allergic reactions, and medication side effects. We also look at treatment options, how to prevent excessive sweating, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Why all men 'should be concerned about declining testosterone'
A new study finds a strong link between low total testosterone and chronic diseases in men of all ages, especially in the under-40 and 60-plus age groups. (Medical News Today)

What causes black gums?
The gums come in many natural colors, including red, pink, brown, and black. However, changes in gum color can indicate an underlying health problem. In this article, learn about what causes black gums, including smoking, gingivitis, Addison’s disease, and amalgam tattoos. We also look at treatment and prevention. (Medical News Today)

How estrogen therapy could prevent type 2 diabetes
Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms by which the hormone estrogen could prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in women who are postmenopausal. (Medical News Today)

Eating out increases exposure to 'hormone disruptors'
A new study finds that eating at restaurants might increase our exposure to phthalates. Perhaps you should stay home and cook dinner, after all. (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Does the thyroid play a role?
Chronic fatigue syndrome remains a puzzling condition with unknown causes. A recent study now asks whether or not thyroid hormones could be at its root. (Medical News Today)

The best diets for Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Learn about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid to help alleviate symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease. Do gluten-free or low-GI diets help? (Medical News Today)

What causes your lip to twitch?
A look at lip twitching, a complaint causing involuntary movement. Included is detail on the role caffeine intoxication plays and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What happens when estrogen levels are low?
Low estrogen levels can cause a range of symptoms. This article includes detail on signs of low estrogen and examines the risk factors. (Medical News Today)

What foods should you eat if you have pancreatitis?
We take a look at how diet can help with pancreatitis, including foods to eat and foods to avoid. We also examine diet tips and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

How weight loss makes us hungrier
Although obese participants had higher levels of hunger and satiety hormones after 2 years of sustained weight loss, hunger hormones seemed to be stronger. (Medical News Today)

Endorphins: Effects and how to increase levels
Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally in the body to cope with pain or stress. Learn about how they affect mood disorders and other conditions. (Medical News Today)

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