Testosterone is the dominant male sex hormone, however, it is also found in females in small amounts. Testosterone is primarily produced in the testicles, but is also produced in the ovaries, and to a lesser amount in the adrenal glands. Testosterone serves important functions in the body regardless of the biological sex of the person.
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Sun protection is required no matter what the weather is. Damage from UV light occurs under cloudy conditions, and even under an umbrella. Did you know that skin-damaging rays from sidewalks and reflective surfaces can reach you even under shade? The best prevention of visible premature aging is sunscreen protection from sunlight. It takes little
Have you overlooked taking care of your true best friend – your eyes? Your eyes are delicate organs, with little protection, leading the way in all that you do. Daily considerations and proper eyecare will prevent damage and slow the decline of our precious sight. Did you know that age-related decline of your eyes can
Going to your doctor always starts with a blood pressure check. Blood brings needed nutrition and air to all the cells in our bodies, but blasting blood like a high-pressure washer can cause damage. Even a bit of high pressure over time causes damage that can not be reversed – no different than blowing up
Lyme disease is carried by the black-legged tick which transfers Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium through its bite. Not every black-legged tick carries the bacteria which causes Lyme disease, but some areas of Canada are considered higher risk. Ticks migrate by attaching to wildlife and birds, so they can end up anywhere. Ticks are active as soon
Did you know that one in five adults after the age of 40 are at high risk of sleep apnea? The incidence of sleep apnea increases with age and is more prevalent in males. However, anyone can be affected by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is serious because it disrupts your breathing, can lead to high
Asthma is a chronic condition, usually characterized by shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Some people only notice symptoms with certain triggers while others experience persistent symptoms. Asthma symptoms may be quite mild and easily ignored. However, if left untreated, it can cause damage to the lungs long-term. It’s easy to overlook one
Have you experienced bladder leaks? If you have, you are not alone. The involuntary release of urine from the bladder is called incontinence. This occurs more commonly in women than in men but it can happen to anyone. Did you know over 50% of women have experienced incontinence, and about one-third of men? There are
Looking forward to the warm spring weather? The downside of warmer seasons is often not thought about until we get hit by symptoms of allergies, insect bites, or sunburns. Make sure you are prepared by getting advice from your pharmacist so you can fully enjoy the season. Don’t allow preventable conditions to ruin your spring
Considering a multivitamin? If you are on a restricted diet, have a chronic medical condition, are pregnant or elderly, a multivitamin supplement may be advisable. Sometimes it is difficult to meet all our nutritional needs from diet alone. Selecting the right balance of vitamins for your condition is important. Talk to the healthcare provider who