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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Feb 20th, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How You Can Eat Your Way to Balanced Hormones Feb 1st, 2024

Have you ever felt like your body was just out of whack? Like something was off, but you couldn’t quite put your finger on it? In many cases, these puzzling shifts in how you feel, whether it’s mood swings, fatigue, or unexplained weight changes, can be traced back to your...

How Do I Know If I Have a Weight Problem? Jan 11th, 2024

Your weight is a good indication of your health and overall well-being. If you are medically overweight or obese, research shows that you're at risk of developing a myriad of conditions, from cardiovascular problems to diabetes. On the other hand, if you're underweight, you are at greater risk of developing...

The Importance of Hypogonadism Treatment Dec 1st, 2023

Hypogonadism is a hormonal disorder that occurs when your body’s sex glands produce little or no hormones. Symptoms vary depending on what stage in your hypogonadism arises; however, they can include reduced libido, fatigue, decreased muscle mass in men, and menstrual irregularities and hot flashes in women.  Despite its troubling...

Why Is Weight Control More Difficult After 40? Nov 2nd, 2023

You often hear that life begins at 40; however, what often goes unsaid is that managing your weight can become more complicated at this age. You might find that the same diet and exercise routines that worked in your 30s are no longer effective. Even those who’ve led a relatively...

How to Minimize Your Wrinkles without Surgery Oct 2nd, 2023

Surgery isn’t your only option to eliminate wrinkles and turn back the clock on aging. Today, cosmetic medicine offers increasingly effective nonsurgical procedures for a fresher, more youthful appearance.  For those in the know, Optimum Endocrine Care in Calumet Heights, Chicago, and Munster, Indiana, is the destination of choice for...

5 Common Signs of a Vitamin Deficiency Sep 1st, 2023

Despite your best efforts to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, knowing you could have a vitamin deficiency might surprise you.  Many people’s diets lack the essential vitamins their body needs to perform optimally. Research shows that up to one-third of American adults have some form of vitamin deficiency. A...

What Should I Expect During and After My Vampire Facial? Aug 8th, 2023

Aging is a natural part of life, but who says you can't keep your skin looking youthful for as long as possible? Advancements in cosmetic medicine have made achieving a glowing, rejuvenated look easier than ever.  The vampire facial, also known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, is an innovative procedure...

Problems That Can Occur When You’re Hormones Get Out of Balance Jul 5th, 2023

Hormones are little chemical messengers that play a pivotal role in maintaining the balance of various bodily functions. Your hormones are responsible for everything from regulating your mood to your metabolism.  When your hormones are out of whack, it results in a range of symptoms that can range from mild to...

Help! I’m Struggling to Lose Weight Jun 1st, 2023

We’ve all been there: religiously munching on greens, sweating it out at the gym, yet the scale refuses to budge. Sound familiar? You’re not alone.  Weight loss often feels like an uphill battle, leaving you wondering, "What’s going wrong? Why aren’t my efforts showing results?" Many factors can contribute to this...

How Do Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Differ? May 11th, 2023

There are two main types of diabetes — type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Each has its unique set of causes, symptoms, and treatments, but they are often confused.  Understanding the difference between both conditions can be confusing. However, doing so is essential to help you better understand your condition and help...

Botox® vs. Fillers: Which Treatment Is Right for Me? Apr 9th, 2023

One of the first places the signs of aging become noticeable is your face. As you age, your skin loses its natural elasticity, sagging and developing fine lines and wrinkles.  While this is expected, and some people embrace it, you might want to preserve your youthful appearance by reducing the...

The Major Effects Hormonal Imbalance Can Have on Your Well-Being Mar 15th, 2023

Hormones are chemical messengers in your body responsible for many processes and the optimal functioning of your body. Your body contains more than 50 hormones coursing through it and carrying messages between its organs and tissues.  When there's an imbalance in your hormones, it can significantly impact your general well-being. An imbalance...

Nutrition Isn’t Dieting: Understand the Difference and Unlock Your Weight Loss Goals Feb 23rd, 2023

If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know that the primary focus is typically on restricting food types and portions. While a diet might produce short-term weight loss goals, it’s not the healthiest option when focused on long-term weight loss goals.  If you are working on losing weight and...

5 Ways to Prevent Common Diabetes Complications Jan 4th, 2023

During the past two decades, the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled. Over 37 million Americans (about 11%) live with diabetes, and 96 million Americans aged 18 and older (nearly 40%) have prediabetes, the precursor condition to full-blown diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes, which is largely preventable...