Why Intersex Has Nothing To Do With CAH

*Disclaimer* Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on this matter, and I am just stating mine. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia is a genetic condition in which the body lacks the ability to produce the hormone cortisol. There are three types of CAH: Salt Wasting or 'Classical'- generally the most severe form. Simple Virilising or 'Non-Classical'- …

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Why Your Health Is More Important Than Your Grades

*Disclaimer* Please don't take this blog post as me putting down people who do not achieve top grades, it's not meant like this at all. Throughout my life, I've been that annoying friend that gets an A instead of an A* and cries. I'm sorry, it's just the way I am. My whole life I've …

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The truth about Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

According to the Great Ormond Street Hospital website, 'Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is group of inherited conditions that are present at birth (congenital) where the adrenal gland is larger than usual (hyperplasia). In CAH, the body is missing an enzyme (chemical substance) that stimulates the adrenal glands to release the cortisol hormone. Lacking this hormone means …

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The things you’re never told about when you start university

After meeting with my Senior Section group last night and being asked about how university is going, it got me thinking about the things that I wish I'd have been told when I first moved into uni in September. When you attend open days, issues are always skirted over because they're worried they're going to …

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