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The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

Complex answer: The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that. In type i diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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What's the function of parathyroid hormone?

What's the function of parathyroid hormone?

Maintains blood cal.: The main function of parathyroid hormone is to maintain a normal blood calcium level. It does this by released calcium from bones, reabsorbing claium in the kidneys and stimulating clacium absorption from the intestine. ...Read more

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Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Unclear question: Would you please restate your question? 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 form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Kidney function and testosterone?

Kidney function and testosterone?

Clarify: I'm not sure what your question is. Testosterone should be used with caution in patients with conditions involving edema, such as impaired kidney function, as the hormone may worsen edema. One of the adverse effects of testosterone is an increase in serum creatinine concentration. ...Read more

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Systems of gallblader problems?

Systems of gallblader problems?

P,N,B,F: Right upper quadrant pain radiating to the back; nausea; bloating; fever. Usually worse after eating, especially fatty or greasy foods. Can mimic cardiac pain. ...Read more

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Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?

Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?

Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always. ...Read more

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What causes elevated lipase, amylase, transaminases (x 2-15) in the presence of normal liver and pancreas on ct? I have phpt and unid. Adrenal tumor.

What causes elevated lipase, amylase, transaminases (x 2-15) in the presence of normal liver and pancreas on ct? I have phpt and unid. Adrenal tumor.

Gallstones: Gallstones or bile duct narrowing/strictures can cause laboratory findings like that. Some stones are too small to see on ct scans, but still can cause problems in you pancreas and biliary system. ...Read more

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What are the abnormal endocrine functions?

What are the abnormal endocrine functions?

LONG list: Hi. That's a pretty long list, but some of the common and/or famous ones are: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, Graves' disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, primary hyperparathyroidism (secondary is a physiologic response, not an abnormal endo function), Cushing's disease (& syndrome), Addison's disease, pheochromocytoma, acromegaly, galactorrhea/amenorrhea syndrome, diabetes insipidus, & many more! ...Read more

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What is the function of the adrenal gland in relation to kidney function?

What is the function of the adrenal gland in relation to kidney function?

Adrenal and kidney: Please go online and type in "adrenal gland and kidney". You will find many readable and understandable articles and there are a number of images for you you to peruse. ...Read more

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Is a hyperactive thyroid related to abnormal liver function?

Is a hyperactive thyroid related to abnormal liver function?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause elevated liver enzymes. Drugs used to treat hyperthyroidism can also cause liver enzyme elevation. Discuss with your doctor what is causing what. Sometimes the simplest thing you can do is to treat the hyperthyroidism (curative) and see what happens to the liver enzymes. In all cases, you must follow the enzymes for trends. ...Read more

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How much role does adrenal gland play in the regulation of kidney functions?

How much role does adrenal gland play in the regulation of kidney functions?

Indirect : The adrenal gland makes hormones that effect the BP and the kidneys handling of fluids and potassium. But doesn't effect the kidney function directly. Any change in BP that is significant can effect the kidney either lower or higher. So thought the adrenals sit on top of the kidney it doesn't control the GFR. ...Read more

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Can the kidney affect the function of reproductive system?

Can the kidney affect the function of reproductive system?

Absolutely: People with kidney disease have a higher risk of hormonal and reproductive problems. Incidence of erectile dysfunction is higher. Pregnancy rates in women with advanced kidney disease are much lower, and the chances of getting pregnant are directly proportional to the severity of the kidney disease. ...Read more

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Describe the function of the adrenal gland?

Describe the function of the adrenal gland?

Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work. ...Read more

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What is the gland that secretes both exocrine and endocrine hormone?

What is the gland that secretes both exocrine and endocrine hormone?

Pancreas: Endocrine hormones are secreted into the bloodstream to cause effects in other parts of the body. The pancreas secretes Insulin and glucagon to cause these effects. Exocrine hormones are secreted into body cavities with tubes connecting the producing gland into a body cavity. The pancreas secretes a variety of substances into the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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What thyroid levels are reflective of pituitary tumor?

What thyroid levels are reflective of pituitary tumor?

Pituitary Tumor: The diagnosis of a pituitary tumor is more complex than thyroid levels. I encourage you to talk to a person specializing in endocrine function. To answer the question: thyroid levels can be high with a tumor secreting thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh), normal with a smaller (~1-3cm) nontsh secreting tumor, or usually low with a larger (>2.5cm) nontsh secreting tumor. ...Read more

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What to do about decreased liver function due to inflammation of of pancreas and gallbladder?

What to do about decreased liver function due to inflammation of of pancreas and gallbladder?

What is the question: Not sure what the question is. Gallstones can cause pancreatitis. Can also cause temporary bile duct obstruction and liver inflammation. Liver usually recovers rapidly once the cause is identified and medical treatment of the problem is started. ...Read more

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Addisons disease is caused by decreased functioning of the adrenal cortex. What causes the decreased functioning?

Addisons disease is caused by decreased functioning of the adrenal cortex. What causes the decreased functioning?

Addison's: There are a number of causes. Autoimmunity is common. Just as Hashimoto's causes decreased function of the thyroid, autoimmunity can cause Addison's disease. Other causes are Tb, hemorrhage (following surgery or severe infection), tumors. Or it can be secondary to pituitary problems. ...Read more

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Do functioning and non functioning adrenal tumours produce the same symptoms?

Do functioning and non functioning adrenal tumours produce the same symptoms?

No: By definition, functioning adrenal tumors secrete hormones which have distant effects. For example a cortisol-secreting adrenal tumor would cause hypertension, stretch marks, and increased blood sugar. ...Read more

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Does atrophy of the pancreas necessarily cause loss of function?

Does atrophy of the pancreas necessarily cause loss  of  function?

Yes: Atrophy of Pancreas will cause loss of exocrine and endocrine loss of function from fibrotic and parenchymal damage ...Read more

Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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