Endocrinology Menopause

How does a hot flash feel?

Hot flashes are common during menopause, as well as in perimenopause, which is the stage before menstruation stops. A 2015 study found that four out of five women experienced hot flashes in middle age. On average, symptoms lasted more than 7 years. Some participants, however, reported hot flashes that lasted up to a decade or […]

Endocrinology Sexual Health / STDs

What are the stages of puberty?

Everyone goes through puberty slightly differently, but there are puberty stages that usually happen at certain ages in a young person’s development. In this article, we look at the stages of puberty for males and females, and the ways that parents and caregivers can help to support kids through this time. Females start puberty sooner […]

Endocrinology Men's Health

What to know about testosterone injections

Testosterone injections are hormone treatments. Their primary use is as a treatment for sexual dysfunction in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females with a testosterone deficiency. Transgender men and nonbinary people may also use testosterone injections as part of masculinizing therapy. Testosterone injections are safe for many people, but they can have side effects. The […]

Endocrinology GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

What to know about gallbladder polyps

Polyps are abnormal tissue growths. They can form in various parts of the body, including the gallbladder. Most people with gallbladder polyps do not experience symptoms. Doctors usually discover the polyps incidentally, on ultrasound or CT scans. Though some gallbladder polyps can develop into cancer, the vast majority are noncancerous. As long as the polyps […]