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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


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I have one kidney & adrenal gland. Does this affect other hormonal glands?

I have one kidney & adrenal gland. Does this affect other hormonal glands?

No: You should be fine with 1 normal and functioning kidney and adrenal gland. No effects on other glands. ...Read more

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43 yo f, afternoon cortisol high, cortisol suppression test high, CT of adrenal glands normal. Other causes of elevated cortisol?

43 yo f, afternoon cortisol high, cortisol suppression test high, CT of adrenal glands normal. Other causes of elevated cortisol?

Pituitary : Cortisol is under control of the pituitary. You need to know if the source is coming from the pituitary. We call this Cushing disease. See a specialist to work this up. Cushing's is one of the most difficult diagnosis to make, even for a specialist. ...Read more

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Adrenal fatigue, hypoadrenia, adrenal glands. Can i rebuild my adrenals?

Adrenal fatigue, hypoadrenia, adrenal glands. Can i rebuild my adrenals?

Yes: Should there be loss of adrenocortical function, steroid replacement is advocated to rebuild the normal stamina. ...Read more

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What endocrine glands affect human hair growth?

What endocrine glands affect human hair growth?

Hair growth: There are many endocrine causes affecting hair growth - so many that it is hard to know where to start. If it is OK with you, I would go online and simply look for "endocrine glands and hair loss". Not every article will be the same but they will be close, particularly if you look for comments from University Medical Faculty. ...Read more

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What endocrine glands affect human hair growth?

What endocrine glands affect human hair growth?

Adrenals.Thyroid: Adrenals which produce cortisol And Thyroid which produces Thyroxin And indirectly Anterior Pituetary which produces Adrenocorticotropic Hormone(ACTH) ...Read more

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How common are endocrine gland cancers?

How common are endocrine gland cancers?

See Below: See below link: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/endocrine-tumor.

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Had u/s of thyroid,showed Thyroiditis,enlarged cervical lymph nodes, thyroid labs are normal, I already take synthroid , now pth 119, related?

Had  u/s of thyroid,showed Thyroiditis,enlarged cervical lymph nodes,  thyroid labs are normal,  I already take synthroid ,  now pth 119, related?

Thyroiditis: I suspect that you are being treated for Hashimoto's thyroiditis which has a nonspecific enlarged thyroid gland seen on ultrasound. Prominent cervical lymph nodes are not unusual in these cases but generally don't appear otherwise pathologic. Synthroid keeps your thyroid hormone levels normal. Your elevated PTH suggests a parathyroid adenoma which is best evaluated by an endocrinologist or surgeon ...Read more

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Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Why does thyroid gland start functioning less in our body?

Underactive thyroid: There are different causes for it but hashimoto's thyroid disease (autoimmune) is the most common one. It runs in the family. It needs to be diagnosed and treated if you are trying to conceive or during pregnancy. It can be diagnosed on a blood test. ...Read more

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Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does thyroid gland produce more th or calcitonin?

Does thyroid gland produce more th or calcitonin?

Thyroid/parathyroid: The thyroid glands themselves produce the thyroid hormone (t4). There are two small glands just at the tip of each wing or ala actually separate glands but look like part of the thyroids called parathyroid and they produce the parathyroid hormones. Look at your anatomy book and you'll see them. ...Read more

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Adrendal gland hormone levels high. Mass and one gland removed but levels still high. Any ideas of possible reason?

Adrendal gland hormone levels high. Mass and one gland removed but levels still high. Any ideas of possible reason?

What hormone?: Hi. We need more information. Was the hormone in the adrenalin (epinephrine) family? That's more likely than cortisol or aldosterone, alt hose those are possible too. Without more info, can't help much. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

Although the levels : Of hormones are normal, i suspect the bioavailability or functionality of these hormones are still off - with higher testosterone and lower estrogen bioavailability. This may explain the underdeveloped breasts. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview?Page=1. ...Read more

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Not well, enlarged thyroid, two benign nodules that are autonomous, TSH low, T4 low end of normal, thyroglobulin antibodies present - thoughts?

Not well, enlarged thyroid, two benign nodules that are autonomous, TSH low, T4 low end of normal, thyroglobulin antibodies present - thoughts?

Suggests autoimmune: Your symptoms and lab values suggest an autoimmune inflammatory problem. You need expert evaluation and should see a qualified doctor as soon as possible. Doctors that specialize in thyroid disorders are endocrinologists. However, many medicine doctors from family medicine and internal medicine are very adept at helping with thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Do papillary and follicular thyroid cancers secrete thyroglobulin?

Do papillary and follicular thyroid cancers secrete thyroglobulin?

Yes: All cells of thyroid origin secrete thyroglobulin. Measuring it to follow a cancer ONLY makes since if the whole thyroid has been removed. If you have anti thyroglobulin antibodies, that makes thyroglobulin measurements unreliable. However, rising or decreasing anti thyroglobulin antibodies can be a proxy for thyroglobulin measurements. ...Read more

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My Thyroid panel tests came back normal.Ive a swollen face since puberty plus most of other hypothyroid symptoms. Cortisol,Creatinine in normal range?

My Thyroid panel tests came back normal.Ive a swollen face since puberty plus most of other hypothyroid symptoms. Cortisol,Creatinine in normal range?

Thyroid: Has your doctor ordered an imaging study of your thyroid? If so, and all was OK, thyroid is not an issue for you. If not yet done you should have thyroid imaging done. If all thyroid issues are OK you need to see someone about your swollen face. ...Read more