Hormone Cascade

Hormone Cascade Where do hormones come from?  Do they just appear out of thin air?  Do they just ooze out of reproductive organs magically?  No, just like most of our body’s chemical messengers, they are made from other substances in us.  Our reproductive and adrenal hormones all begin as cholesterol, yes cholesterol.  Despite its horrible reputation (not entirely deserved), cholesterol…

Balloon Therapy for Blocked Arteries

As a close cousin of cardiac atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease simply blocks different arteries in other body areas.  While the heart’s arteries lend themselves to good targets for stent placement to keep such blood channels open, those in the legs or arms must leave room for flexibility in bending.  Vascular specialists therefore do not have…