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Comparison Between Hyperpituitarism And Hypopituitarism
Pituitary & thyroid: Hypopit patients are missing many or all of their pituitary hormones because of pituitary or hypothalamic damage. Growth hormone, lh/fsh, tsh, acth, adh, (vasopressin) etc. Hypopit patients often are hypothyroid because they can't make the thyroid stim hormone (tsh). People who are just hypothyroid can't make thyroid hormone because of thyroid damage. Tsh is high in such patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more
What is the difference, both in symptoms and treatment , between addisons disease and adrenal insufficiency ?
Same thing: Addison's disease is the name given to adrenal insufficiency, a condition recognized by traditional medicine. Adrenal exhaustion & adrenal fatigue are terms coined by anti-aging to describe a lesser degree of insufficiency. Consider addison's disease or adrenal insufficiency as a failing grade or f. Adrenal exhaustion & adrenal fatigue would then be suboptimal c or d grade but still normal. ...Read more
Both are benign: Myelolipoma is a fatty tumor. originates in the fat cell in the adrenal glands. They contain some hematopoietic ( blood forming cells) The adenoma is a benign tumor that originates in the gland portion of the adrenal tissue. The part that secretes hormones such as cortisol and sex hormones. MRI can tell which is which. Both are most commonly incidental findings. ...Read more
Compelx: Neither one diagnoses PCOS. Testosterone is an androgen ("male type hormone") that can be measured in blood in either free or total (meaning bound) form. A Free Androgen Index is a calculated number = total testosterone/SHBG. The FAI is not useful for PCOS testing, the testosterone level, if elevated in a woman with irregular cycles and ultrasound findings, may diagnose PCOS. ...Read more
Benign vs cancer: Sometimes, especially for follicular lesions, the pathologist cannot predict the behavior. Adenomas can cause trouble by producing hormones; carcinomas can invade other structures and even kill. ...Read more
Relationship between high testosterone levels in a male and possible adrenal tumor? Other symptoms of adrenal tumor aside from testosterone levels?
Doubt any: High testosterone levels in a normally-functioning young man probably mean nothing, perhaps a personal variant in the amount of the binding protein. I am most concerned about your pituitary adenoma, which as a prolactin-producer is likely to affect your libido independent of your testosterone levels. Adrenal tumors can produce other androgens but seldom testosterone. ...Read more
Little or none: These should be dealt with as separate medical issues. Both are quite manageable. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can be the same: Addison's disease is primary adrenal insufficiency and implies that the immune system is attacking the part of the adrenal gland which makes cortisol. Primary adrenal insufficiency doesn't have to be autoimmune, however. Secondary adrenal insufficiency is when the pituitary gland doesn't make enough acth, a hormone which signals the adrenal gland to make cortisol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difference between hypothyroidism from thyroid and hypothyroidism caused by insufficient pituitary. what lab tests can help differentiate?
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Old term vs new: Cretinism is a term used before testing helped sort out many of the causes of mental retardation that affected infants and children. It was broadly applied to many with profound retardation and developmental delay. Many were found to have congenital hypothyroidism, some down syndrome or other problems.For many it became jargon for profoundly retarded. The term cretin is rarely used today. ...Read more
What is the relationship between thyroid hormone and estrogen? Why there's amenorrhoea in hyperthyroidism and menorrhagia in hypothyroidism?
One due to cancer: Hypercalcemia (elevated calcium level) can have many causes - most commonly parathyroid hormone excess. Hypercalcemia of malignancy is due to a cancer eating away at bone and releasing calcium into the bloodstream, or generating a hormone (pthrp) that does the same thing. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
Depends . . .: It depends upon what hormone you're asking. For instance, there isn't any link btwn thyroid hormone & aggression. Same for PTH & gh. Not much in literature re lh, fsh, prolactin & even estradiol. Although very little data suggests link btwn high testosterone & mood changes, i warn pts about change in mood for worse, as in 'roid rage, similar to road rage, eg more aggressive, agitated, irritable. ...Read more
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