Pituitary Gland Disorders


What does the pituitary gland do?

It is a small organ situated at the bottom of the brain, the dimension of a pea, and considered the master gland of the body.  The main function of this gland is to produce various hormones to facilitate various functions in the body.  It is important for the pituitary gland to function appropriately for the smooth functioning of other parts of the body.

The gland is divided into two parts namely the anterior pituitary gland and the posterior pituitary gland.  This gland is connected to the hypothalamus of the brain which controls the activity of the gland.  The anterior portion is connected to the brain through few vessels whereas the posterior portion is actually a part of the brain that secretes various hormones into the bloodstream as directed by the brain.

Hormones of the pituitary gland

The following are the hormones secreted by the anterior pituitary gland:

Somatotropin

An important hormone responsible for regulating growth in children as well as maintain body composition in a healthy manner.  It helps in regulating muscle mass and bone mass in adults.  Contributes to the distribution of fat molecules throughout the body.

Prolactin

his hormone is responsible for various functions of the reproductive system.  It is involved in stimulating the breast after childbirth for the production of milk.  It is responsible for producing the sex hormones from the ovaries of women and testes of men.

Corticotropin

Regulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol adequately.  Cortisol is essential for our survival since it is considered the stress hormone.  Cortisol regulates blood pressure as well as blood sugar in the body.

Thyroxine and triiodothyronine

Regulates thyroid gland to produce the essential thyroid hormones.  Thyroid hormones play an important role in managing the body’s metabolism, energy levels, as well as the activities of the nervous system.

Luteinizing hormone

This hormone is responsible for testosterone production and ovulation.

Gonadotropins

This hormone regulates sperm production and estrogen production in women.  Gonadotropins and luteinizing hormone work together to promote the normal functioning of the testes and ovaries.

Endorphins

These are hormones that are connected to the pleasure centers of the brain and provides pain relief.

Enkephalins

These hormones promote pain relief and are closely related to endorphins and provide a similar effect.

Beta-melanocyte-stimulating hormone

This hormone is responsible for increasing pigment levels when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation.

Hormones stored in the posterior pituitary gland

Antidiuretic hormone

It is commonly known as vasopressin, which manages the water levels in the body.  It is responsible for keeping the body hydrated by limiting the loss of water in the form of urine.

Oxytocin

An important hormone that helps during pregnancy, which helps labor to progress.  After childbirth, it helps the milk to flow from the breasts for breastfeeding.

Disorders associated with the pituitary gland

Pituitary Tumors

Pituitary tumors are quite familiar in adults and are considered the most common type of pituitary disorder.  Tumors affecting the pituitary gland are not considered cancerous in the majority of the cases.  Pituitary tumors are classified as secretory tumors and nonsecretory tumors.  Secretory tumors lead to production of excess hormone from the pituitary gland.  On the other hand, nonsecretory tumors do not produce hormones.  Problems arise from the tumors when they grow bigger and may obstruct the normal functioning of the gland.  The problems caused by these tumors are divided into three main categories and include:

  • HypersecretionExcess secretion of hormones triggered by a pituitary tumor.
  • HyposecretionHormone secretion is hindered due to the presence of a large pituitary tumor, which obstructs the gland to perform its functions. Radiation and surgery also can lead to hyposecretion.
  • Tumor mass effectsThis is a condition which occurs when a pituitary tumor becomes larger and creates problems for the gland as well as to the brain. Symptoms of headache, vision problems, and other related issues may arise due to the mass effect of the tumor.

Other pituitary conditions

Craniopharyngioma

This is considered a rare type of tumor affecting the pituitary gland.  Craniopharyngioma can cause pressure on the hypothalamus of the brain where the posterior portion of the gland is connected.  These tumors grow faster in children and slower in adults.  These tumors can cause headaches, vision problems, as well as affect thirst, hunger, and sleep patterns.  These tumors can affect the production of growth hormones as well as cause early onset of puberty.

Empty Sella Syndrome

This is a disorder affecting the bony structure that surrounds the pituitary gland called sella turcica.  Empty Sella syndrome is divided into two types namely primary and secondary.  During primary Empty Sella syndrome, the pituitary gland flattens and tends to become smaller due to an anatomical defect affecting the gland.  This condition is generally associated with people who are obese or have high blood pressure.

This does not affect the functioning of the gland and generally functions normally until being discovered when a brain MRI is done.  Secondary Empty Sella syndrome is caused due to the regression of pituitary gland within the cavity.  This condition may cause early onset puberty in children, deficiency in growth hormone, etc.  They may also cause problems with menstrual periods, infertility, and also cause fatigue.

Sheehan’s Syndrome

This syndrome generally affects women who experience severe uterine hemorrhage during childbirth.  This may cause severe blood loss causing tissue death in the pituitary gland and cause hypopituitarism.  Abnormalities of the placenta and multiple childbirth such as twins and triplets lead to hemorrhage in the uterine cavity.

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

This is an inherited syndrome which is passed down from the family.  When a person is affected by this syndrome, multiple glands in the endocrine system may develop growths and lead to increased production of hormones.  This can lead to various complications and can only be diagnosed when more than one gland is affected.

Lymphocytic Hypophysitis

This is another cause of hypopituitarism which is associated with childbirth.  It is considered to be highly rare and the reason behind this occurrence is yet to be found.

Hypopituitarism

A condition where the gland produces a little or insufficient amount of hormones.  This can affect the growth as well as the reproductive system.

Acromegaly

Increased amounts of growth hormones are produced during this condition.  This leads to excessive growth of the hands and feet.

Diabetes insipidus

Excess secretion of vasopressin hormone leads to this condition.  The main cause is due to head injury, surgery, or a tumor.  People with this condition experience frequent urination that is heavily diluted.  It can also lead to an increased amount of thirst.

Cushing’s disease

The noncancerous adenoma formed on the pituitary gland releases increased adrenocorticotropic hormone.  This leads to easy bruising weight gain, high blood pressure, and weakness.

Hyperprolactinemia

Excess amount of prolactins are found in the bloodstream.  This causes infertility as well as decreased libido.

Symptoms of pituitary gland condition

The above-discussed condition can cause numerous symptoms related to the pituitary gland and these include headache, memory loss, hypertension, weakness and fatigue, weight gain, problems with the reproductive system such as erectile dysfunction, infertility, irregular periods, insomnia, lactating when you are not breastfeeding, etc.  These symptoms can be easily treated when the underlying cause is identified.

Diagnosis of pituitary gland problems

Laboratory testing is used to determine the excess or deficient hormones leading to pituitary problems.  It can also indicate the severity of the disorder and can be done on regular intervals to manage the hormone levels.  Few pituitary disorders are inherited and hence needs to be monitored regularly throughout the lifetime.

Laboratory testing includes measuring the hormone levels from the pituitary glands as well as from the endocrine glands.  Some of the hormones that are tested include prolactin, LH and FSH, TSH and free T4, ACTH and cortisol, GH and IGF-1.

Pituitary hormones are released in the blood in order to allow the blood to perform certain functions such as remain relatively constant with the help of TSH hormone, vary over the course of a day with the use of cortisol hormone, vary over a cycle with the help of FSH and LH during the menstrual cycle, and increase in specific situations with the help of prolactin and ACTH when breastfeeding or during a stressful situation.

Since hormones cause so many variations in the blood, tests are undertaken after the person has taken medication to either suppress or stimulate the production of hormones.  For example, testing the urine and serum osmolality can diagnose diabetes insipidus.  In certain conditions, imaging tests are conducted to evaluate and detect tumors with the use of CT scans and MRI.

Conventional treatment for problems related to the pituitary gland

The cause of the disorder determines the treatment for this condition.  The following treatments are rendered when a pituitary tumor affects the gland.

  • Surgery is recommended when the tumor is diagnosed and causing problems with daily activities. Transsphenoidal surgery is undertaken by accessing the tumor through the nose.  This is a highly complex surgery and requires a high level of expertise.
  • Medications are prescribed to block hormone action, as well as to shrink pituitary tumors. This helps in reducing the compression caused by the tumor.
  • Hormone replacement therapy with the use of supplements is provided to add a missing or deficient hormone.
  • Finally, targeted radiation therapy is attempted in conjunction with other treatments to reduce the size of the tumor size.

Treatment may or may not work to resolve the problem.  In some cases, surgery or radiation can cause further complications and lead to more severe problems.

Natural ways to treat pituitary related problems

Adaptogen Herbs

These are herbs that balance, restore, as well as protect the body.  They help in normalizing physiological functions.  These herbs are particularly helpful to boost the reproductive health of both men and women by improving fertility and libido.  Adaptogens also help protect the heart by regulating blood pressure.  People suffering from hypopituitarism have a higher risk of acquiring cardiovascular issues and hence adaptogens help reduce this risk factor.  Ginseng, holy basil, ashwagandha are some of the examples for adaptogens.

Healthy Fats

Consuming healthy fats in the form of avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, as well as salmons can balance hormones naturally.  Short, medium and long-chain fatty acids are essential for the body to create hormones.  They help in reducing inflammation and improve cardiovascular health.

Exercise

Growth hormones can be increased with the help of exercise.  Studies have documented that exercise can increase growth hormone levels by 300 to 500%.

Sleep

Following a healthy sleeping pattern with at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night is essential for normal hormone balance.  The body regulates cortisol levels in the middle of the night by working on a schedule.  This helps the stress hormones to be balanced and provide energy during the day.

Related Conditions

Want to live a healthy lifestyle?

Subscribe to free FactDr newsletters.

REVAMP YOUR

If you're enjoying our website, we promise you'll absolutely love our new posts. Be the first one to get a copy!

Get factually correct, actionable tips delivered straight to your inbox once a week.

I want the latest scoop on :

We hate spam too. We will never share your email address with anyone. If you change your mind later, you can unsubscribe with just one click

By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the FactDr Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of FactDr subscriptions at any time.

 

 

 

 

Related Conditions

Trending Topics

Ferritin blood test
Ferritin Test Ferritin test is a blood test that provides vital information on the level of RBCs and iron in…
ASTtest-liver
AST- Aspartate Aminotransferase Test AST test is a blood test that is used to measure the level of a particular liver enzyme…
Pulmonary Function Tests Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are non-invasive breathing tests employed for diagnosing and monitoring lung diseases such as bronchitis
random blood sugar test
Random Blood Sugar Test The random blood sugar or RBS test is a blood test prescribed mainly to check the level of…
anti-thyroglobulin antibody
Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody test Anti-thyrogloubin antibody test measures the level of antibodies that attack the thyroid gland cells and are hence indicative…
Maltitol: Things you must know about this artificial sweetener Sugar alcohols are produced by fruits and vegetables. Maltitol is an artificially produced sugar alcohol and is used…
cardiolipin antibody igm
Cardiolipin Antibody (ACL) –IgM Test The types of cardiolipin antibodies are the IgG, IgA and IgM types and this particular test measures the…
lipid-profile
Lipid Profile Lipid profile is a blood test that provides complete information on how much cholesterol is present in the…
Vitamin K2: 8 reasons why you need this bone-building & cancer-fighting nutrient Vitamin K2 is claimed to be essential for your bone health, for reducing the risk of cancer, and…
abdominal-CT-scan- image
Abdominal CT scan Abdominal CT scan is a diagnostic imaging technique that provides a clear picture of the state of internal…
TBHQ: A carcinogen lingering in your child’s favorite snacks TBHQ - Why you should shun the practice of eating instant noodles or microwave popcorn to get rid…
Lectin: The common link of proteins between peas and people Lectins are a type of protein that are found majorly in legumes. Most people are find it easy…
The real reason why you shouldn’t be eating ramen noodles Instant ramen noodles might be your go-to snack for your hunger pangs. But with each spoonful you are…
cytomegalovirus iGG
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)- IgG Test The cytomegalovirus IgG is the immunoglobulin protein produced by our immune system when the body is infected by…
rubella IgG test
Rubella IgG Test The rubella IgG test is a blood test that checks for the rubella virus IgG antibodies present in…
passion fruit juice
Passion fruit: How one exotic fruit can help you fight infections and cancer! Passion fruit: Why does this exotic fruit have such an enticing name? And how can it protect you…
Bloodtestalbumin
Albumin Test Albumin test or blood serum test is a liver function test that measures the amount of the protein…
Top 6 remedies to treat a razor burn at home Symptoms of razor burn include bumps on the skin, redness, and irritation of the skin. Find easy and…
hlab27 test
HLA-B27 test The HLA-B27 is a blood test that is used to determine the level of a particular protein called…
Stye : The best natural home remedies to ease the pain Styes developing inside the eyelid tend to be more painful whereas external styes are less painful and ooze…
diverticulitis diet
Diverticulitis diet: The right way to eat if you suffer from the disease Are you suffering from diverticultis but clueless about your diet ? Read this complete plan for diverticulitis diet…
How do neutrophils protect you from fatal bacterial attacks? During an infection, certain enzymes alert the mature neutrophils.  Neutrophils then travel through the bloodstream to the affected…
IGE test
IgE test – Immunoglobulin E IgE or immunoglobulin E test is a test that measures the level of IgE in the blood and…
POSTPRANDIAL-BLOOD-SUGAR
Post-Prandial Blood Sugar Postprandial blood sugar test is an important diabetes diagnosing tool. This simple blood test measure the level of…
folate test
Folate test The Folate test is used to measure and monitor the levels of folic acid in the blood. The…
beautiful smiling woman enjoying high fiber energy bar with roughage
The importance of roughage in diet Eat these high fiber foods to increase your dietary roughage. Quick tips to boost daily roughage consumption. Check…
HELICOBACTER_PYLORI---IgG
Helicobacter Pylori – IgG Test Helicobacter pylori IgG test is a blood, saliva, and urine test performed to determine if the patien is…
lifestyle diseases
The Big 5 lifestyle diseases: How your everyday living might be killing you You'd be shocked to know how unhealthy and potentially fatal your everyday routine could be. Has the modern…
Juice Plus: Can you really replace actual fruits with pills?  Juice Plus supplements intend to fill nutritional gaps present in our daily diet. But how successful have they…
BRAT Diet: What is the right way to follow this diarrhea-relieving diet? BRAT diet, a simple diet consisting of just bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, can help you combat the…
beta hcg test
Beta hCG Test A Beta hCG test measures the level of human gonadotropin hormones present in the blood that is primarliy…
serum zinc test
Serum Zinc Test The serum zinc test is a blood test performed to assess the zinc level in the blood (serum)…
Poop chart: Top things you didn’t you your poop could reveal about you Bristol poop chart was designed during the 1990s in order to help doctors identify various types of poops…
Free T3 test
Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) Test The free triiodothyronine or FT3 test is an important blood test that is used to detect the level…
lipoprotein A
Lipoprotein (A) Test Lipoprotein (A) test is used to measure and monitor the levels of LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein) in the bloodstream in…
TPAB test
Treponema Pallidum Antibody(TPAB) test Treponema pallidum bacteria a gram-negative bacteria that has helically coiled, corkscrew-shaped cells, responsible for STDs such as syphilis.
dandelion weight loss
Caralluma Fimbriata: How to eat this cactus to lose weight Caralluma fimbriata is a miracle cactus that can be safely consumed by most for losing weight and boosting…
serum electrolyte test
Serum Electrolyte If there is an electrolyte imbalance in the body, a serum electrolyte test will help to find out…
low fodmap plan
Troubled with IBS? Here’s a complete roadmap to the low FODMAP diet Leaky & inflammatory gut troubling you? No medicine bringing you relief from the pain? Why not try the…
dance health benefits
5 unbelievable effects of dance on your overall health! You enjoy dancing, but did you know what else it does to your body? Dancing is not only…
Piaget stages: Do they accurately describe the way the human brain develops?  A common assumption was that children are less competent thinkers as compared to adults, but this was refuted…
Silicon Dioxide: How can a component of sand be essential to your wellbeing? Silicon is one of the most abundant elements in the nature. Find out how silicon dioxide can prove…
Chlorella: Therapeutic powers of the billion-year-old algae now within your reach Chlorella - A billion year old nutrient-rich algae that can potentially ward off cancers and high cholesterol; the…
beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgG
Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 antibody test involves detecting and measuring the presence of the IgG class of beta…
hidden benefits walking
9 benefits of walking we bet you didn’t know! Did you know walking can be the miracle pill for eternal youth? Everyone knows walking is good for…
Milk Thistle skin
Milk Thistle: Find possible cures for fatal diseases in these purple blooms Milk thistle is well-known for treating liver conditions. However, did you know that it comes with a plethora…
maltodextrin sugar
Maltodextrin: What are the hidden health benefits of this food additive? Maltodextrin is one of the few food additives that has been relatively deemed safe. Many experts now have…
ketoacidosis diabetes
HB1Ac Test HB1Ac test is an important blood test that is used to measure the levels of glycated hemoglobin in…
autoimmune diseases facts
Autoimmune Diseases: Find out if your body is attacking you right now Did you know your body can harm itself? What are autoimmune diseases and why does it harm some…
green poop causes
Green poop : What are the reasons and how can you correct it Ever sneak a peek down the toilet only to shockingly find green poop? Why does our poop turn…
myelogram
Myelography Myelography is an important diagnostic tool that is used to investigate and identify abnormalities in the spine and…
bilirubin-test-result
Bilirubin Test Bilirubin is a substance produced in the body as a result of red blood cell breakdown. A bilirubin…
RHEUMATOID_FACTOR_(RF)
Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Rheumatoid factor or RF is a blood test used to diagnose painful joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis…
free thyroxine ft4
Free thyroxine test (FT4) The FT4 or free thyroxine test is a blood test used to detect the level of free thyroixine…
thyroglobulin test
Thyroglobulin (TG) Test Thyroglobulin test helps in measuring and monitoring the concentration of thyroglobulin. The thyroglobulin test can be used as…
shiitake mushrooms healthy
What are Shiitake Mushrooms and why should you eat them? Shiitake Mushrooms are well known for their smoky and robust taste. However, did you know they are replete…
hidden causes obesity
8 hidden causes of obesity you probably didn’t know! Did you know that around 2 billion people worldwide are either overweight or obese? Are you too a…
occupational hazards types
Occupational Hazards: How to vouch for your health at your workplace Occupational hazards affect millions worldwide. Chemical spills, faulty wires, deadly pathogen, and work-stress can happen anytime. Follow these…
Quinine: How gin and tonic came to be known as a potent health elixir The discovery of quinine-containing tree bark is sometimes considered the most serendipitous medical discovery of the 17th century.
eating disorder anorexia
Eating Disorders: Lifestyle choice or a psychological condition? Is eating disorder just a harmless bad habit? Or does it represent grim psychological disorders? Do you want…
Spirulina: Battle diabetes and cholesterol with this blue-green algae Spirulina, a species of salt water algae, has now become a billion dollar industry. How you can use…
Barium-enema
Barium Enema Barium enema is also known as colon x-ray. Here, the patient is asked to consume small amount of…
tonometry
Tonometry Tonometry uses a device called tonometer to measure the pressure inside the eye. This pressure is depends upon…
The science behind daith piercing: Can it really cure migraine? Since the ear has several pressure points, it is believed that daith piercing activates the vagus nerve and…
BoneMarrow-Biopsy
Bone Marrow Biopsy Bone marrow biopsy is a diagnostic procedure where a small amount of bone marrow is extracted from hip…
Panera bread steak arugula
Panera Bread: The truth behind this “healthy” restaurant chain What to order and what to avoid when dining at Panera Bread ? Know more about this popular…
Urologist: When should you visit one and why? A urologist can treat not only genitourinary problems of both men and women but also can treat various…
EMA antibodies
Endomysial Antibodies (EMA) Test EMA test is an investigative blood examination to locate the presence of certain antibodies, called Endomysial antibodies or…
DHEAS test
DHEA Sulfate (DHEAS) Test DHEAS or DHEA Sulfate test is prescribed if an individual shows symptoms of abnormal adrenal actvity such as…
Chromium Picolinate: An essential mineral supplement for faster weight loss Did you know that about 1.6 million deaths were directly linked to diabetes globally? How is it linked…
reflexology massage
Top reasons why you should go for a reflexology massage today Reflexology involves the application of pressure to your feet and hands to encourage self-healing. Could this be beneficial…
Eustachian Tube : Functions and top home remedies to prevent its infection Pressure equalization, mucus drainage and protecting the middle ear from bacteria and viruses are the three important functions…
GGt test
GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect the extent of…
anti ds dna test
Anti Ds-DNA antibody Test The  Anti Ds-DNA antibody test is used to diagnose the disease called lupus or more aptly the SLE(Systematic…
Kava: Is it the healthy substitute for alcohol you have been waiting for? Native to the beautiful South Pacific islands, Kava is a famous beverage rooted in the local culture. It…
Hysteroscopy_procedure
Hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive tool to help specialists view the uterus to diagnose and even treat several…
blood ketone test
Blood Ketone (D3HB) Test The Blood Ketone Test is used to measure and monitor the levels of ketone in the blood which…
Psyllium Husk: More than just an effective natural laxative Psyllium husk, or isabgol, is a popular natural laxative . But did you in addition to regulating bowels,…
Pescatarian Diet 101: What are the inherent health advantages of this diet? People opt to become a pescatarian in order to enrich their bodies with the essential health benefits that…
CBC blood test
CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test refers to the test that measures the number of RBCs, WBCs, etc…
EEG
Electroencephalogram – EEG EEG or electroencephalogram is a diagnostic tool used to access the functioning of neurons and brain activity to…
CEA_test
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test CEA or carcinoembryonic test detects the presence of CEA antigen in your blood mainly & determines the effectiveness…
stress depressed anxiety
Are you depressed or just stressed? Know when to see a doctor Why are some people more anxious than others? Is being depressed the same as feeling sad? Have you…
sleep deprivation
Don’t let your sleep deficit grow into memory loss or heart attack Why is sleep important for us? How could sleep deprivation harm you? We bet you didn't know about…
Moringa drink
Moringa: This could be the most nutrient-dense food known to us! Moringa is a lush green tree brimming with over 90 essential nutrients required for a healthy mind and…
How accurate is the hair follicle drug test? Hair follicle drug test is one of the best ways to identify drug use in professional circles. But…
shakeology woman
Meal replacement or protein drink? Learn all about Shakeology and its claims Shakeology from Beachbody claims to be the most suitable shake that can aid in weight loss, regulate blood…
blood elements analysis
Blood Element Analysis Test A blood element analysis is a blood test performed to measure the level of toxic elements such as…
Helicobacter pylori IGA
Helicobacter Pylori – IgA Test The H.pylori IgA test is a blood test used to identify the level of IgA antigen in the…
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) test Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme that is found in every cell of the body and it plays…
Jicama: A fiber-rich tuber for your weight loss goals Pronouced as HEE-kah-ma, Jicama is the "new kid on the block" that has taken the world by the…
Dragon Fruit – Blessing from Nature’s Basket The dragon fruit is packed with nutrients and yet low on calories and is the dream food that…
Hydroquinone: Is it the best topical treatment for hyperpigmentation? Darkening of the skin due to high melanin levels is called hyperpigmentation.  Hydroquinone interferes with melanin production thus treating…
arterial-blood-gas
Arterial Blood Gas Analysis Arterial blood gas analysis is a diagnostic procedure used to determine the volume of oxygen and carbon dioxide…
Cystoscopy Cystoscopy is intended to look at the abnormalities in the ureters, bladder, and urethra, to assist surgeries performed…
SIBO Diet: The important dos and don’ts of this gut-healing diet A SIBO diet is a diet that works by eliminating certain sugars from your diet and adding fibers…
Sputum test Sputum test is a commonly used diagnostic tool that is used to examine the presence of pathogens in…
Chest X-Ray A chest x-ray is a diagnostic test that uses x-rays to visualize the structures inside your chest. It…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Squid-ink-spaghetti
Squid Ink: A unique food coloring and flavoring agent Want to add a unique black color to your pasta, noodles and ice-creams? How can you use squid…
Coconut sugar: What is it and is it healthier than table sugar? In the long list of things that the wonderful coconut gives us, coconut sugar is another remarkable addition.…
GM Diet: The fastest way to lose weight or yet another hoax diet? General Motors started this trend of extreme dieting for 7 straight days to ensure its employees were able…
Trisodium Phosphate: How a paint thinner made its way into your breakfast Ever thought how toxic chemicals find their way into our foods? How can they harm our body? And…
Tamarind: The top health benefits of this staple Asian ingredient Did you know this sweet and sour pulpy fruit does more than just add a tangy flavor to…
Tart Cherry: The healthiest excuse for taking that second serving of pie Tart cherry has been traditionally used in delectable desserts such as pies. Recent studies have revealed that its…
Top reasons why you need to pay attention to your vitamin B6 intake Vitamin B6- An essential water-soluble vitamin. Its deficiency leads to physical changes such as sores & glossy tongue…
thyroid_scan
Thyroid Scan Thyroid scan is a diagnostic procedure that aims to view the thyroid gland and detect any growths or…
ureteroscopy
Ureteroscopy Ureteroscopy is the diagnostic procedure which is used for the detection of the kidney stones in addition to…
smelling-salts-benefits
The actual science behind smelling salts and how it helps in injury recovery Most smelling salts are a mixture of ammonium carbonate and some perfumes which are sniffed by an individual…
What to eat, what not to eat in the South Beach Diet? The South Beach Diet is one among the most popular weight loss programs that have been the talk…
The Cabbage Soup Diet: The healthiest way to instant weight loss Cabbage soup diet rapid weight loss diet for those who want to shed those extra pounds in less…
These are the top foods to increase your hemoglobin count It is important to add iron-rich foods into your diet in order to increase hemoglobin. Deficiency of hemoglobin could…
Balneotherapy jacuzzi
5 things you didn’t know about balneotherapy and how you can do it at home Sauna baths have been popular since a long time. But how much more beneficial can balneotherapy be as…
Anti-CCP Test – Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Anti-ccp or ACCP test is a blood test that is primarily employed to diagnose the onset of rheumatoid…
beta 2 glycoprotein 1 igm
Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgM The Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgM test detects IgM class of antibodies in the blood.The presence of beta-2…
sugar toxic health
Sugar: 7 new shocking truths revealed about the sweet poison Can drinking soda bring you closer to death? Is sugar slowly poisoning you and your family? You would…
ashwagandha brain
Ashwagandha: The best-kept secret of Ayurveda now revealed! Ashwagandha literally means "smell of horse". Don't get bogged down by that one tiny detail because this ayurveduic…
castor oil hair
Castor oil : A vitamin-rich oil for shiny locks and healthy bowels Castor oil bestows unlimited benefits, whether you use it for your hair or skin. But did you know…
Salt dangers
Sodium chloride: The wonders and dangers of the simple table salt Sodium chloride is a salt containing sodium and chlorine ions at a 1:1 ratio. It is edible and…
How cooking with CLA safflower oil can help you lose weight? Read and discover more about CLA safflower oil and how it can aid faster fat metabolism in people…
diabetes symptoms in women
FBS Test – Fasting Blood Sugar FBS or fasting blood sugar test is a blood test that is used to determine the level of…
Alp enzyme-test
ALP test – Alkaline Phosphate ALP or alkaline phosphate is an enzyme mainly produced by the liver and gallbladder. ALP test measures the…
anoscopy
Anoscopy Anoscopy is an invasive diagnostic procedure where a small device known as anoscope will be inserted in the…
erythropoetin test
Erythropoietin (EPO) Test Erythropoetin stimulates the production of RBCs in bone marrow thus an erythropoetin test is done to diagnose blood…
Pumpkin Seeds: Why pumpkins are more than just for pies! Pumpkins have been long associated with Halloween carvings and delicious pies. But did you know that pumpkin seeds…
dandelion health benefits
Dandelion: Little parachutes of health and wellness for your whole body Dandelions are not just bright looking blossoms that cheer your mind. These are powerpacked with essential nutrients that…
glutamine workout
Glutamine: Why is this the right choice for muscle-gain supplement? Glutamine can help you gain muscles and build higher immunity. Read more to find out how you can…
Garlic health benefits cloves
Garlic: Nature’s white pill as an effective home remedy What are the secrets hidden in these tiny white pills? Find out the immense health benefits of using…
black seed oil benefits
Black Seed Oil: What secret benefits could it bestow on your health? Black seeds or nigella seeds are tiny packets of health brimming with amazing benefits. Find out why should…
Jackfruit: Slice your way into higher immunity, better digestion, & more… Native to the South East Asia, the jackfruit is a fruit brimming with thousands of health benefits. Discover…
The complete “what to eat” guide for gluten intolerance Does eating breads and pastas often makes you nauseous? Gluten intolerance is a common reason why you might…
The right way to prepare Alfalfa sprouts at home Alfalfa or lusan ghas is not just a nutritious animal fodder. This flavonoid-rich herb has some amazing health…
What is the right way to take a pregnancy test? A pregnancy test is undertaken to determine if you have conceived. A home pregnancy test is the most…
Is bronchitis contagious? And how to prevent this infection? It is acute bronchitis that is contagious which means you can contract it from another person or you…
GERD heartburn
Heartburn: What are the exact symptoms and the best home remedies? There are easy home remedies for heartburn, which not only acts as a first aid when you experience…
Coffee Enema: Turn your favorite morning beverage into a powerful colon cleanser The wonders of coffee are not just limited to waking you up every morning. You can now use…
Vitamin b12
Vitamin B12 Test Vitamin b12 is an essential nutrient required for healthy functioning of the nervous system and also development of…
Crossfit with rope
CrossFit: Now get the perfectly sculpted body with this explosive gym routine CrossFit is a fitness regimen that makes use of high-intensity exercises in a shorter period to achieve muscle…
Rubella IgM test
Rubella IgM Test The Rubella IgM test is a blood test that is performed to diagnose the presence of the rubella…
social media adddiction
Your health in the age of Social Media: Why is digital detox a necessity? Did you know that more than 400 million people are dangerously addicted to social media? Are you one…
lose weight fast
12 easy and instant steps to successful weight loss Do you want to lose weight without losing your mind? Does weight loss always mean saying goodbye to…
vital organ diseases
Common diseases that could cripple your vital organs Brain, heart, kidney, lungs, and liver - these vital organs are indeed vital for your survival. However, these…