Endocrine, Diabetes And Metabolism
Acromegaly is a disorder of the pituitary gland which produces excess growth hormones and thus resultsin excessive growth first in the hands and feet as soft tissue begins to swell.
Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by absent menstrual periods for more than threemonthly menstrual cycles.
Type 1 diabetes may also be known by a variety of other names including the following: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, juvenile diabetes, brittle diabetes, or sugar diabetes.
Diabetes insipidus is a condition that results from insufficient production of the antidiuretic hormone, ahormone that helps the kidneys and body conserve the correct amount of water.
Diabetic Foot Problems
The nerves of the feet are often affected by neuropathy or blood vessel diseases. When a diabetespatient loses sensation in the feet, sores or injuries may go unnoticed until ulcers develop.
Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)
Nephropathy is the deterioration of the kidneys. The final stage of nephropathy is called end-stage renaldisease or ESRD.
Diabetic Neuropathy (Nerve Problems)
Diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder is a complication of diabetes that can lead to problemsthroughout the body.
Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Eye Problems
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that may occur in persons with diabetes as acomplication.
Empty Sella Syndrome
Empty sella syndrome is a condition where the bony structure that houses the pituitary gland isenlarged, sometimes resulting in high fluid pressure inside the skull.
Excessive Hairiness (Hirsutism)
Excessive hairiness, also known as hirsutism is characterized by abnormal hair growth on areas of skinthat are not normally hairy.
Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which the stomach takes too long in emptying its contents.
Gout is characterized by inflamed, painful joints due to the formation of crystal deposits at the joints.
Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Halitosis is an oral health condition characterized by consistently odorous breath.
Thyroiditis is the inflammation of the thyroid gland. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common form ofthyroiditis.
A hip fracture is a break in the femur/thigh bone of the hip joint.
Hyperparathyroidism is caused by overactive parathyroid glands. Overactive parathyroid glands producetoo much parathyroid hormone, which in turn stimulate increased levels of calcium in the blood stream.
Hyperthyroidism means overactivity of the thyroid gland resulting in too much thyroid hormone in thebloodstream.
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by a glucose (blood sugar) level that is too low to effectivelyfuel the body's blood cells.
Underactive parathyroid glands do not produce enough parathyroid hormones. This causes low levels ofcalcium in the blood.
Hypopituitarism also called an underactive pituitary gland is a condition that affects the anterior lobe ofthe pituitary gland - usually resulting in a partial or complete loss of functioning of that lobe.
Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive (i.e., it is producing an insufficientamount of thyroid hormones).
Infertility is defined as a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to performthe basic function of reproduction.
Nephrotic syndrome is a condition often characterised by very high levels of protein in the urine, lowlevels of protein in the blood, swelling, especially around the eyes, feet, and hands, as well as highcholesterol.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have anegative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Itincreases the risk for many diseases especially heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) also called as brittle-bone disease is a genetic disorder characterised bybones that break easily without a specific cause.
Osteoporosis or porous bone is a disease in which there is a loss of bone mass and destruction of bonetissue, causing weakening of the bones in the hips, spine and wrists.
When adrenal glands produce excessive amounts of certain hormones, they are called overactive.
A parathyroid tumor is a growth inside a parathyroid gland. Parathyroid tumors may cause increasedlevels of parathyroid hormones secreted by the parathyroid glands leading to hyperparathyroidism.
Perimenopause refers to the transitional period of time before menstruation actually stops which ismarked by changes in the menstrual cycle along with other physical and emotional symptoms.
Although rare, most pituitary tumors are non cancerous (comprising only 7% of brain tumors). However,most pituitary tumors will press against the optic nerves causing vision problems.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome involves two of the following: lack of ovulation for an extended period oftime, high levels of male hormones or small ovarian cysts.
One particular postpartum complication is postpartum thyroiditis, a condition characterized by aninflamed thyroid gland.
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a metabolic disorder in which one (or more) of the parathyroid glandsproduces too much parathyroid hormone resulting in the loss of bone tissue.
Thyroid Disorders in Women
The thyroid gland, which plays an important role in the body's metabolism, secretes several hormones:thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin; improper functioning can cause:
Thyroid tumors are either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) growths.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes may also be known by a variety of other names including the following: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, juvenile diabetes, brittle diabetes, and sugar diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to make enough, or toproperly use, insulin.
Addison's disease is the result of an underactive adrenal gland.