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Dr. David Geffner
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Addison's Disease (Definition)

Chronic adrenal insufficiency. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/home/ovc-20155636 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more


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My endocrine system has gone haywire and i've been diagnosed with addison's, what can I expect now?

My endocrine system has gone haywire and i've been diagnosed with addison's, what can I expect now?

Replace hormones: Your adrenal glands are not making enough cortisol and aldosterone. These hormones are important for maintaining blood pressure and salt balance. Your doctor will put you on corticosteroids, and maybe aldosterone(florinef) . You may need to adjust the dose of your medications with your doctor. With proper medical management, people with addison's disease can live long healthy lives. ...Read more

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My wife, 52, suffers from a variety of neurological disorders(endocrine hypothyroid and adrenal insufficiency). She has specialists (neurologist and endocrinologist). She is afraid that she will lose the ability to walk. Her legs are getting weaker. What

My wife, 52, suffers from a variety of neurological disorders(endocrine hypothyroid and adrenal insufficiency). She has specialists (neurologist and endocrinologist). She is afraid that she will lose the ability to walk. Her legs are getting weaker. What

Schmidt's?: Combined thyroid and adrenal insufficiency calls to mind schmidt's polyautoimmune endocrinopathy which can run with pernicious anemia. Probably a neurologist would not miss B12 deficiency as a cause of leg weakness (it's an important and common one) but it's just a thought. I wish you both the best. ...Read more

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What are common diseases of the endocrine system?

What are common diseases of the endocrine system?

Common diseases: The best advice I can give you to understand this is to go to the local library and find a readable book about the Endocrine system. There are many books worth reading. Perhaps before you go to the library you might want to read a few articles on the internet that will give some ideas to begin with. If you do follow this please let me know what you think. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that can occur if there is a problem with the endocrine system?

What are some diseases that can occur if there is a problem with the endocrine system?

Textbook: Hi. I have many textbooks (big and thick!) with diseases of the "endocrine system". Too road a question for an answer in 400 characters or less! If you'd care to narrow it down, maybe we can help. ...Read more

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Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

No: Prostate cancer does produce the protein "psa, " but this is not a functional hormone that we believe has any significant physiologic effect. ...Read more

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How many organs are in the endocrine system?

How many organs are in the endocrine system?

Interesting question: Please go online and look for articles on hormones. One option is to go to Yahoo Images and look for Endocrine System. That should help answer your questions. ...Read more

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What are the different components of the endocrine system?

What are the different components of the endocrine system?

Endocrine: A good question. Please go online and search for articles about the endocrine system but search only for articles designed for folks who have not joined any class to understand the different components. You should find several articles specifically designed to help you understand. Please let me know how this works out. ...Read more

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What would happen if something went wrong in the endocrine system?

Very broad question: That is too broad of a question. The endocrine system includes the thyroid, parathyroid, ovaries, testes, adrenal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas.... Different things can happen depending on what endocrine gland develops a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Adrenal Insufficiency (Definition)

Adrenal insufficiency is either an absent or abnormally low production and/or secretion of hormones produced by the adrenal gland. Hormones produced by the adrenal glands include those involved with salt regulation, sugar metabolism, and sex hormones ...Read more


Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more