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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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What is the definition or description of: Endocrine disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Endocrine disorders?

Hormone problem : A Problem with the endocrine (hormonal) system. Endocrine glands secrete hormones, the system is highly regulated. so less secretion or more secretion than normal could create s problem. ...Read more

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What types of endocrine disorders could cause the height of a 30-something adult to increase quite a bit--certainly a noticeable amount? Thank you.

What types of endocrine disorders could cause the height of a 30-something adult to increase quite a bit--certainly a noticeable amount? Thank you.

Increase height: It is extremely unlikely for your height to increase at all in a 30 year old. Height is generally closed by age 25. Please give me some more information. ...Read more

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Aside from acromegaly are there any other endocrine disorders that would cause a 38 yr old to grow almost 3 inches out of blue w/ no other symptoms?

Aside from acromegaly are there any other endocrine disorders that would cause a 38 yr old to grow almost 3 inches out of blue w/ no other symptoms?

Acromegaly at 38: Highly unlikely to grow any taller at your age. If your comment about a 3 inch growth starting at age 38 is correct, I would appreciate getting some information from you and the doctor taking care of you.
My career is Endocrinology and I can always learn something! ...Read more

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Can u please explain ALL poss. endocrine disorders or pituitary abnormalities that would cause 35 YO to restart growing taller again?No other symptoms

Can u please explain ALL poss. endocrine disorders or pituitary abnormalities that would cause 35 YO to restart growing taller again?No other symptoms

? Acromegaly : Hello Samah. It is not possible for one to grew taller after age 18 and closure of epiphysis . Oversecretion of growth hormone from pituitary gland can cause gigantism before age 18 and acromegaly after age 18 . If you are experiencing change in ring size or shoe size then testing IGF-1 level is recommended to rule that out . ...Read more

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Is it true that all endocrine disorders associated with obesity?

Is it true that all endocrine disorders associated with obesity?

No : It is true that some endocrine disorders are more associated with obesity than others, like diabetes (now both types 1 & 2). However, patients who are not obese also develop endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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Why do cancer patients often develop endocrine disorders?

Why do cancer patients often develop endocrine disorders?

Several reasons: As other doctors have noted, radiation can damage glands and reduce their ability to make and release hormones. Chemotherapy can do this as well. Chemotherapy often includes steroids such as Prednisone or Decadron (dexamethasone) which can lead to diabetes and disrupt other hormones. Some cancers make hormones that cause low sodium, high calcium, high cortisol, high red blood cell count, and other problems. ...Read more

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Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

All: Comprehensive panel abnormalities could suggest possibility of endocrine disorders or in extreme hyperglycemia detect Diabetics . Thyroid disease, adrenal diseases,etc require specific test ...Read more

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How are endocrine disorders linked to carpal tunnel, and can they affect more like the ulnar nerve? I hd surgery last month for ctr and guyon's canal.

How are endocrine disorders linked to carpal tunnel, and can they affect more like the ulnar nerve? I hd surgery last month for ctr and guyon's canal.

Causation: Carpal tunnel syndrome, in part, represents a synovitis and inflammation narrows the canal. Hypothyroidism and acromegaly (a pituitary growth hormone disorder) are endocrine disorders which cause cts. Diabetes is another (insulin issues--adrenal problems). Pregnancy, not fully endocrine, another cause. Not unique to have other nerves involved, such as ulnar. ...Read more

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Are there any endocrine disorders or nervous system disorders that can cause heart PVC and pacs.

Endocrine--> pac/pvc: Hyperthyroidism or pheochromocytoma are some endocrine disorders which can cause heart rhythm problems such as pacs or pvcs. ...Read more

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What endocrine disorders other than acromegaly or pituitary tumor could cause height growth spurts in late 30s/early 40s?Would hypothyroidism do that?

What endocrine disorders other than acromegaly or pituitary tumor could cause height growth spurts in late 30s/early 40s?Would hypothyroidism do that?

Growth: Once you go through puberty, the growth plates close, and you will not grow anymore. Acromegaly in an adult does not cause growth in height, just thickening of bones/features. Hypothyroidism does not increase height. The most common cause of "adult growth" is a mistake in measurement, including in MD offices, where height measurements are often not accurate. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an endocrine disorder?

Hormones: The endocrine system is composed of a variety of glands and organs each of which secretes hormones that act locally or in other places throughout the body to have certain effects. Body parts with endocrine functions range from the pituitary gland in the brain to the thyroid gland in the neck to the adrenal glands in the abdomen. Endocrine disorders can range from pubertal problems to growth problems to disorders of calcium homeostasis to types of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it true that osteoporosis is an endocrine disorder?

Yes: Although osteoporosis can be managed by many subspecialties (endocrinology, rheumatology, orthopedics, gynecology, geriatrics, bone metabolism is regulated by several hormones, therefore it is an endocrine disorder. ...Read more

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Is there an endocrine disorder that would cause an anxious feeling for no apparent reason?

Is there an endocrine disorder that would cause an anxious feeling for no apparent reason?

Endocrine/anxiety: Some examples are high thyroid function, low blood sugar, adrenal gland abnormality. ...Read more

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Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

No: Acanthosis nigricans is a dark skin discoloration, often found on the back of the neck and other skin folds. It is not an endocrine disorder, but is often present in people with endocrine disorders like pcos and type 2 diabetes. Pregnancy and some birth control pills can cause it too. ...Read more

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Could an endocrine disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?

Could an endocrine   disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?

Further testing.: Uncontrolled diabetes causes sweating.
Increased thyroid function can increase sweating and the body temperature.
Can be due to some medications used for anxiety or depression, specially in combination with other drugs .
Infections or autoimmune disorders should be considered. ...Read more

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What is endocrine disorder?

What is endocrine disorder?

Hormones: An endocrine disorder is disorder of the endocrine glands which are typically responsible for hormones production/release and regulation. Some examples of endocrine disorders are: disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, reproductive system, parathyroid, bone. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an endocrine tumor?

What sort of disorder is an endocrine tumor?

Tumors in hormone: -producing organs, such as the pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, parathyroid, adrenal glands. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Both: Hashimoto's thyroiditis occurs when the body produces antibodies directed against the thyroid gland, which could eventually render it unable to produce thyroid hormones. When that happens, a patient becomes hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Which is the worst endocrine disorder is associated with the malfunctioning gland?

Which is the worst endocrine disorder is associated with the malfunctioning gland?

Perspecitve: Lots of difficult endocrine disorders which will affect life. Some include: pituitary failure, men (esp 2), some disorders of sexual differentiation where we don't know the sex of the baby at birth (and others), autoimmune polyglandular syndromes, stim g-protein disorders (mccune albright). It's hard to say which is the worst because all of them are so life-changing for the patients & families. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some digestive disorders and endocrine complications you may have with diabetes?

Could you tell me what are some digestive disorders and endocrine complications you may have with diabetes?

Gastroparesis Angina: For advanced dm, gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying) is common and intestinal angina, due to widespread atherosclerosis plaque ruptures & clots inducing ischemia, becomes more common over time. Dm kidney failure (with assoc. Hypoplastic anemia) is most common basis for dialysis. For type i, other autoimmune ds are more common, including thyroid, addison's & gonadal failure. ...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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Endocrine Disorders (Definition)

A Problem with the endocrine (hormonal) system. Endocrine glands secrete hormones, the system is highly regulated. so less secretion or more secretion than normal ...Read more