Endocrine System

Chronic pancreatitis symptoms

For many people, long removed from high school or college biology classes, it can be difficult to remember what exactly the pancreas even does, much less any of the ailments that commonly occur with the pancreas. Well, here’s a little refresher: the pancreas is a gland in the body that produces many important bodily substances, […]

Symptoms of thyroid problems

Millions of people are diagnosed with thyroid problems every year. The thyroid is a gland that is located in the neck and is very important in the body’s metabolism function. When the thyroid does not function correctly, it can adversely affect your overall health, and cause weight, energy and depression problems. Most people with thyroid […]

Symptoms of pancreas problems

Inflammation of the pancreas is known as pancreatitis and can often come on suddenly without any prior warning. One of the first signs is that your stomach feels extremely tender and may even become swollen. Often this is followed by nausea and vomiting. You may also notice that you are running a high fever however […]

Adrenal gland disorders

The adrenal glands can best be described as two small, triangular shaped glands that are located on top of the kidneys. They are covered in a connective tissue capsule that is typically hidden in a layer of fat and are usually orange in color. The adrenal cortex forms the outside of the gland and the […]

Thyroid disease symptoms

The thyroid is a small gland that sits at the front of the neck. It produces thyroid hormones that are essential for regulating the body’s metabolism and the very important functions of bodily cells. Iodine makes it possible for the thyroid to produce these necessary hormones. Thyroid disease can cause great turmoil and upset in […]

Aldosterone

Aldosterone is a hormone produced by the adrenal cortex of then adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys. This hormone plays a crucial role in the way the kidneys maintain fluid levels in the body. Aldosterone is actually the principle hormone in a group of mineralocorticoids. The release of this […]

Pituitary tumor symptoms

A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth of cells in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small bean sized gland in the center of the brain just above and behind the nose and behind the eyes. Pituitary tumors are common in both men and women. The presence of a pituitary tumor may not […]

Graves disease symptoms

If you have hyperthyroidism then you are at an increased risk of developing Grave’s disease. While hyperthyroidism refers to an increase in thyroid hormone production, individuals with Grave’s disease will also be experiencing an enlarged thyroid gland. The result of an increase in thyroid hormone production is various bodily systems stepping into overdrive to keep […]

Thyroiditis

Many people who are either overweight or underweight have problems with their thyroid. But what is the thyroid and how does it regulate weight? The thyroid is a gland that creates hormones, which are chemicals that run through your body communicating messages to your organs. The hormones secreted by your thyroid are responsible for keeping […]

Acromegaly

The Guinness Book of World Records has many different types of awards. They give awards for the largest sandwich, fastest skier, longest fingernails and the tallest people. Many of the people who have been highlighted in the Guinness book through the years with the prestigious honor of being the tallest people in the world suffer […]

Hyperthyroidism symptoms

In the past few years, scientists have begun to understand and apply more of their understanding about a gland called the thyroid. The thyroid is a gland responsible for an important function in the human body – it produces some very important hormones and is responsible for the metabolism. As scientists discover the importance of […]

Cushing’s disease

There are a pleathora of diseases, disorders, syndromes and medical conditions out there, and sometimes it can be hard to remember which is which, much less remember the signs and symptoms and what to watch out for if you or a loved one begin to display unusual medical symptoms. Luckily though, advances in medical science […]

Low cortisol symptoms

Cortisol levels are controlled by adrenal glands. These levels decline to a certain extent naturally with age. Cortisol is a natural hormone that regulates both blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Cortisol does even more. It regulates the delicate balance between water and salt levels in the body and how your body handles stress. It […]

Hypoadrenia

Hypoadrenia is medical term for adrenal fatigue. When someone has hypoadrenia their adrenal glands are unable to produce enough of the hormone called cortisol. Hypoadrenia should not be confused with Addison’s disease or other adrenal insufficiency disorders. When people have hypoadrenia they feel tired and worn out all the time. They are not able to […]

Hyperparathyroidism symptoms

Hyperparathyroidism is a parathyroid gland condition that is caused when an excess of the parathyroid hormone is being produced. The result of hyperparathyroidism is an extremely high amount of calcium in your blood and a variety of serious health effects. This is often caused by at least one of the parathyroid glands becoming enlarged and […]

Goiter

The thyroid is one of the biggest glands of the body. It is situated underneath the Adam’s apple. It organizes how fast the body should use its calories, produce proteins and decide how responsive it should be from other respective hormones. When there is any sort of irregularities that occurs in the thyroid gland, goiter […]

Adrenal glandular

Glandular therapy involves restoring a patient’s overall metabolism with purified extracts taken from animal endocrine or exocrine glands. The glands that this therapy replaces, usually the thyroid, thymus, or adrenal, produce specific and essential hormones that the body needs for different functions. Just as our bodies get worn out over time, these glands can stop […]

Empty sella syndrome

A bony structure that surrounds the pituitary gland in order to protect it is known as sella turcica. Disorders involving this sella turcica is called empty sella syndrome. It occurs when the sella contracts or becomes crushed. Sella Turcica, which in latin stands for “Turkish saddle”, is a saddle like base where the pituitary gland […]

Leptin resistance treatment

Viscarel or belly fat is a problem for 2 out of every three people in the United States. Recent research has shown that the leading cause of belly fat is leptin resistance. This was a break through discover by Professor Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., at The Rockefeller University, in 1994. Leptin is a hormone […]

Steroids health benefits

There are many different types of steroids, each with their own health benefits, but for the purpose of this article we’ll focus primarily on those that are most common and are used in hormone treatment therapy and for increasing athletic performance. Although steroids are technically illegal, they can be obtained via a prescription from a […]

Hypothyroidism treatment

Hypothyroidism occurs when an individual produces unusually low amount of thyroid hormones. There are numerous illnesses that may eventually cause hypothyroidism, all of which affects the thyroid gland one way or another. The thyroid gland influences much of the body’s functions, even on cellular levels. Therefore any problems related with the thyroid gland may affect […]

Natural PCOS treatment

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a type of endocrine disorder in females. It affects approximately 5 to 10 percent of women between the ages of 12 and 45 years. The main symptoms of PCOS are irregular menstruation, obesity, excess amounts of androgenic (masculine) hormones and acne. Insulin resistance and diabetes are also associated with PCOS. […]

Cortisol blocker

There has been a lot of talk for a good while about to the merits or lack of merits of cortisol blocker pills and the debate still continues with neither side gaining the advantage yet. However, in order to make our own mind up, it would be important to understand what everybody is talking about […]

Pregnenolone

Pregnenolone is a natural steroid hormone of the human body. It is also sometimes called a prohormone or mother steroid compound. This is because it plays an important role in the production of other steroid hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, cortisone, DHEA and testosterone. In the absence of pregnenolone, human steroid hormones cannot be produced. […]

High cortisol symptoms

Cortisol is a type of hormone of the human body. It is produced in a part of the adrenal gland known as the adrenal cortex. Cortisol, commonly known as the “stress hormone,” is responsible for regulation of blood sugar, production of energy, proper functioning of the immune system, inflammation and healing. As any other hormone, […]

Hypoglycemia treatment

Hypoglycemia occurs when the glucose level falls below the normal level. This is a very common side effect for people who have to control their sugar intake, for instance diabetic patients, and can have severe consequences on the subject if not treated immediately. There are many possible modes of treatment for hypoglycemia. The treatments should […]

Progesterone cream

Everyone knows that having the appropriate hormonal balance is an important part of being healthy. However, at some point in your life you may have to deal with the lack of progesterone and the best way to do this is by using the right cream. Progesterone creams are commonly used by men and women alike […]

Hypoglycemia symptoms

Have you ever just had coffee and donuts for breakfast and then a few hours later began to feel a little faint and dizzy? Has your body trembled and felt weak in the hands, arms and legs. Perhaps you have experienced feeling like have no energy after eating such a breakfast. If you have experienced […]

Hypopituitarism

Your organs do not work independently. As a matter of fact, very few things (organs, systems or otherwise) in your body work autonomously. Most of them are dependent on something else in your body—which is dependent on something else—and so on. In fact you might think of the inner workings of your body as a […]

Wilson’s syndrome

Wilson’s syndrome is often compared to hypothyroidism but the two conditions should not be confused with each other. There are many differences between the two conditions. Wilson’s syndrome really only has extreme similarities with people that have borderline hypothyroidism. However, there are a lot of symptoms for Wilson’s syndrome so it can be difficult to […]

Androgenital syndrome

Androgenital syndrome, more popularly known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, is a condition which occurs when there is a deficit of enzyme being provided to the adrenal gland. Your body’s adrenal gland needs to get a sufficient amount of enzyme in order to produce the cortisol and aldosterone hormones properly. If your body does not have […]

Addison’s disease

Addison’s disease is a more severe form of adrenal insufficiency that occurs when the adrenal glands are not producing enough of certain steroid hormones. Usually it is the glucocorticoids and mineralcorticoids hormones that are not being produced at the correct level. Addison’s disease can occur in children and adults alike and it is even possible […]

Cortisol deficiency symptoms

The adrenal glands produce a number of different hormones that are vital to survival. These two small glands are located above each kidney and are made up of two sections, an outer ring called the cortex and an inner section called the medulla. Each produces specific hormones. The cortex is responsible for producing cortisol. When […]

Adrenal insufficiency

This is an issue which occurs with the adrenal glands (found just on top of the kidneys) are not capable of producing enough steroid hormones. Usually the main issue is that the adrenal glands are not producing enough cortisol but there may also be issues with the management of sodium and potassium, as well as […]

Prolactinoma

If you have every attempted to put together a puzzle then you can appreciate the difficulties of understanding the human body. Just like with a puzzle, the body’s parts both inside and out, are all an important part of the overall picture, no matter how large or small they might be. Just like a puzzle, […]

Cushing’s syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome occurs if your body has an excess of cortisol for an extensive period of time. This condition is usually caused by using oral corticosteroid drugs but may also occur if your body produces too much of the cortisol hormone. The result of Cushing’s syndrome can be some unwanted issues and they will need […]

Hyperthyroidism

A disorder of the thyroid gland that causes it to excrete excessive amounts of the thyroid hormone is called hyperthyroidism. The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland that is located in the front of the neck just above the collar bone. The thyroid gland secretes hormones that affect your heart muscles, bones and metabolism. […]

Cortisol reducer

Cortisol is the ‘stress hormone’ which is created because of stress and is responsible for increasing your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The cortisol hormone also reduces your immune responses. While it’s important to have some cortisol in your body, it’s a lot better if you don’t have too much of it. High cortisol […]

Turner syndrome

Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder which occurs in females. When an embryo is formed in the uterus, they are given a pair of sex chromosomes to determine whether they are male or female. The male receives XY chromosomes and the female receives XX chromosomes. In Turner syndrome females are missing either a portion or […]

Thyroid cancer

The thyroid is a glad that is located at the base of the neck. If you want to find it touch the area just below your Adam’s apple and you have found the area your thyroid is located. The thyroid glad is very important to the human body in that it produces many of the […]

What causes diabetes

For some people, food is like a double edged sword. It is something that every person must have in order to live, but for some people, the food they eat can cause problems in their bodies. Diabetics have a particular problem when they eat the wrong food—but there are two types of diabetes, and depending […]

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus is characterized by frequent urination and excessive thirst. This type of diabetes is different than sugar diabetes or diabetes mellitus that is more common. The symptom is the same as both will cause frequent urination and excessive thirst, but that is where the similarities end. There are four types of diabetes insipidus which […]