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Adrenal Fatigue: An American Epidemic

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The article offers information on adrenal fatigue. Perched atop the kidneys are the adrenals. Together they produce a variety of hormones, from adrenaline to cortisol to dehydroepiandrosterone to...

Anti-Hypertensive Effect of Water Extract of Danshen on Renovascular Hypertension

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Anti-Hypertensive Effect of Water Extract of Danshen on Renovascular Hypertension Through Inhibition of the Renin Angiotensin System

A study was designed to elucidate the mechanism of anti-hypertensive effects of Danshen in the two-kidney, one clip (2K1C) Goldblatt renovascular hypertensive model, which is the renin-angiotensi...

Suppression of Adrenal Function by Low-dose Prednisone: Assessment with 24-hour Urinary Steroid Hormone Profiles

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Suppression of Adrenal Function by Low-dose Prednisone: Assessment with 24-hour Urinary Steroid Hormone Profiles -- A Review of Five Cases

The impact of the synthetic glucocorticoid prednisone on adrenal steroid hormone production was examined using 24-hour urinary steroid hormone profiling. Five women, who were chronically taking l...

Shakuyaku-kanzo-to Induces Pseudoaldosteronism Characterized by Hypokalemia, Rhabdomyolysis, Metabolic Alkalosis

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Shakuyaku-kanzo-to Induces Pseudoaldosteronism Characterized by Hypokalemia, Rhabdomyolysis, Metabolic Alkalosis with Respiratory Compensation, and Increased Urinary Cortisol Levels

Background: Licorice, the primary ingredient of the Japanese herbal medicine shakuyaku-kanzo-to, can cause pseudoaldosteronism. Thus, shakuyaku-kanzo-to can cause this condition. Case description...

The Snore Cure

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Sleep Away High Blood Pressure
THE LATEST ADVANCES IN PREVENTION AND TREATMENT Heart Disease and Stroke

Halt of all people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have high blood pressure. Now, researchers at the University of Alabama have discovered one reason why.

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