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Anil Kumar, PhD | Last updated: Oct 20, 2019 Celiac Disease is a permanent intolerance to gluten that damages the small intestine but resolves when gluten is removed from the diet. As the gluten comes into contact with inner lining of small intestine, it causes inflammation and damage to the absorptive surface. A compromised surface reduces fluid secretion, mal-absorption, and destruction of

Anil Kumar, PhD  | Last updated: Nov 2, 2018 Introduction Thyroid hormones are key to everyday health. Abnormal thyroid levels can have serious consequences on metabolism, growth, and development. Overt hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are common thyroid disorders that occur due to abnormal levels of TSH (also called thyroid-stimulating hormone or thyrotropin). The risk of these disorders during lifetime are quite high, especially in senior population. One

Anil Kumar, PhD  | Last updated Sep 30, 2018 Thyroid and iodine are highly interconnected as iodine is a essential part of the thyroid hormones, T4 and T3. About 75% of iodine in the body is used by the thyroid. Because iodine is not produced by the body, insufficient iodine results in an insufficient hormone production. When the body's tissues do

    Anil Kumar, PhD  | Last updated Sep 19, 2018 Thyroid in pregnancy is required for baby's development, mother's health, and normal pregnancy. It is especially important for development of an infant's central nervous system. Because the baby's thyroid is not fully developed until second trimester, a mother's thyroid requirements increase during pregnancy. The levels fluctuate significantly in the first half of

By Anil Kumar, PhD Article's theme: Thyroid hormones, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and key risk factors.   What is Thyroid? Thyroid is one of the most critical glands for human well-being, particularly during pregnancy and childhood. Today, thyroid disease is a global health problem that impacts a significant population—including those in advanced economies despite widespread testing and continuous lowering of treatment thresholds that has brought significant

By Anil Kumar, PhD | Last updated: Oct 2, 2018 Article's theme: Testosterone levels by age in men; testosterone test; TRT research; FDA guidelines on testosterone testing Aging Aging refers to the deterioration of biological functions, over time, that are necessary for survival and fertility. As men age, there are telltale signs of the aging process. After they get into their 30s, commonly observed changes

June 7, 2018  -  Testosterone levels with age Muscle and bone health peak around the age of twenty-five. That is when the hormone responsible for maintaining them peaks. This subsequent decline over age has been widely studied and is part of the natural aging process. The Massachusetts Male Aging Study looked at the effect of aging on key hormones in human