Archives for September 2019

Marla Ahlgrimm on DHEA

Marla AhlgrimmDehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, is, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, a common steroid hormone. It is available in creams and oral supplements. As evidenced by some studies, DHEA is useful in treating or preventing a number of potential health problems. Keep reading as Ahlgrimm opens up on this difficult-to-pronounce but potentially beneficial supplement.

Q: Is DHEA made by the body?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Yes, it is produced in the adrenal glands. Unfortunately, the synthetic form, which is widely available over-the-counter, is produced from a compound found in yams and soy. This may have very few health benefits. Bioidentical DHEA, however, might.

Q: What does DHEA do?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Men and women each have DHEA in their bodies. In part, it’s converted into the male and female sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen respectively. It is reasoned that people with low levels of DHEA may be more at risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions. This is because many people with these health concerns have markedly low levels of the hormone.

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Marla Ahlgrimm: High Tech Healthcare

Marla AhlgrimmA few years ago, the only way to get face-to-face with your healthcare provider was to schedule an appointment, drive to the office, and wait. However, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, times are changing, and now many healthcare providers offer online appointments. Keep reading for more information on how these on-demand doctors operate and the kinds of issues they can treat remotely.

Q: What is an online doctors appointment?

Marla Ahlgrimm: An online doctors appointment is exactly what it sounds like. Your healthcare provider video conferences with you to discuss your health concerns. The appointment, which will usually last around 15 minutes and takes place by way of the internet, may be attended via a desktop computer or smart device.

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