Thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH is produced by the pituitary: a pea-sized gland at the bottom of the hypothalamus in the lower part of the brain. The hypothalamus provides an interface between the nervous system and the network of hormone-producing glands around the body called the endocrine system. Generation of TSH is not the sole … Continued
Vitamin B12 is a complex and important nutrient. Chemically known as cobalamin, it’s one of the eight known B vitamins, all of which serve similar functions within the human body: they enable the production of enzymes that fuel chemical processes fundamental to life. What does B12 do inside your body? Vitamin B12 is used by … Continued
If a doctor or nutritionist has recommended you take a vitamin B12 blood test, you may wonder why? What is the point of such tests? To answer that question, you need to consider several factors. What is B12? Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B vitamins: a group of related but distinct nutrients that … Continued
The thyroid is an important gland found in all vertebrates (creatures with a backbone). In humans it is located at the front of the neck, close to the Adam’s apple and windpipe. The thyroid consists of two connected lobes that resemble a butterfly in shape. It forms part of the endocrine system, a network of … Continued
As the name makes clear, ovarian cancer affects the ovaries, those delicate but vital organs which produce ova – female reproductive cells – for possible fertilisation in the earliest stages of pregnancy. As with other tumours, the symptoms of ovarian cancer can be unpleasant. Typically they include: Loss of appetite Bloating and swelling Pain in … Continued
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