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How does the endocrine system work with the digestive system?

How does the endocrine system work with the digestive system?

Physiology: This cannot be answered in this short a space. All the organ systems in the body interact, most commonly with feedback mechanisms. Get a physiology textbook and begin reading. It may take you some time, particularly if you are not a biology student. ...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


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Best way to diagnose tumors of the endocrine system or the digestive tract inc carcinoid syndrome accuracy please advise best way and accurate. Thanks

Best way to diagnose tumors of the endocrine system or the digestive tract inc carcinoid syndrome accuracy please advise best way and accurate. Thanks

Gallium 68: Gallium 68 imaging was popularized in europe, but is available in a handful of centers in the us. Gallium 68 has a higher resolution and is considerably more sensitive at picking up tumors that have somatostatin receptors, like carcinoid tumors. ...Read more

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How does the endocrine system work?

How does the endocrine system work?

Google it: Endocrinologists have written whole books on it. ...Read more

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If endocrine glands are not connected to each other, how does the endocrine system work?

If endocrine glands are not connected to each other, how does the endocrine system work?

The circulation: Hi. Hormones made in one place (a gland) are transported throughout the body by the circulatory system to target tissues (tissues where the hormone affects/regulates tissue function). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the endocrine system work?

Endocrine: My best answer is for you to go online and look for the many comments about the Endocrine system.
Look for easy to read and understand articles.
Avoid scientific articles till you have finished the earlier ones.

After a while let me know how you got on. ...Read more

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How does the endocrine system work with the immune system to get diabetes?

How does the endocrine system work with the immune system to get diabetes?

Antibodies: In type one diabetes, our own body's antibodies go haywire and attack the islts of langerhans of the pancreas. Islet of langerhans cells produce insulin. By the antibodies destroying the panceatic cells, no or little Insulin is produced and diabetes occurrs. ...Read more

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Better picture of how your endocrine system works, postprandial gluc level or 12 hour fasting gluc level? If postprandial is 120 or less are you ok?

Glucose: Hi. Your glucose after a 12 hour fast should be less than 100 mg/dl. Postprandial glucose of 120 or less is great. Finger stick BG's aren't for diagnosis. If you want the best reassurance, do a 2-hour 75 gram oral glucose tolerance test; that gives you fasting serum glucose and serum glucose after a defined glucose load, both of which are diagnostic. Good luck! ...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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What does the endocrine system do?

Whoa!: Hi. I have multiple textbooks over 1000 pages each using small print to tell what the endocrine system does! 400 characters ain't gonna cut it! Would you like to narrow down your query just a tad? ;-) ...Read more

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What does the endocrine system actually do?

What does the endocrine system actually do?

Brains to Bones: Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream which direct the activity of other glands and organs. Few examples: part of the pancreas makes Insulin to help glucose fuel all the cells in the body; hypothalamus makes hormones directing the pituitary which directs ovaries, testes, thyroid, adrenals, etc. Pth from parathyroid glands maintains bone/blood calcium among other things. ...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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Does foray48b cause issues for the endocrine system?

Probably Not: Foray 48b (btk) is an insecticide using spores from a bacteria to kill gypsy moth larvae. While there have been reports of allergic resctions, these would generally manifest themselves as asthma affecting the respiratory system, or theoretically as anaphylaxis causing shock. There are no us government sites linking foray 48b to any endocrine disease. ...Read more

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What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

Endocrine: Each hormone is a chemical that control function of many different organs. Brain hormones send orders to organs to work. Brain secretes TSH to order thyroid to work to control whole body. Sexual hormones control brain and whole body, as does Insulin controls use of sugar in whole body (brain included). Then hormones are inter-dependent. Delicate balance! ...Read more

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What is the primary function of the endocrine system?

What is the primary function of the endocrine system?

Controls everything: The endocrine system is composed of "ductless" glands that produce various hormones. Thyroid hormone controls the bodies metabolism, adrenal hormone is involved with stress hormones, pituitary hormones control other hormones of the body including reproductive hormones. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar. There are thousands of hormones in the body that control various systems. ...Read more

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Does botox affect the endocrine system?

Does botox affect the endocrine system?

No: Botox is a muscle blocker. It stops muscles from working thereby lessening wrinkles. ...Read more

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Relation about alcohol and the endocrine system?

Relation about alcohol and the endocrine system?

Alcohol endocrine: Alcohol abuse mess up whole body mentally + physically + chemically with accumulated consequences. Abuse more than 2 beers/day. 5b/d = severe alcoholism for 6 footer man or 3-4b/d=woman. ...Read more

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How can a person keep their endocrine system maintained at 65?

Frequent bloodwork: Frequent bloodwork to determine thyroid function, testosterone level in men. Esrogen and Progesterone levels in women. Our overall function starts decreasing 1%/year after age of 70. So hormone levels should be checked after 45 years old. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can the nervous system help the endocrine system?

Nervous system: It would take a lot of time and space to give you a solid answer. I would go to the library or on-line to get the information you need. On-line start with the endocrine system. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the endocrine system interface with the nervous system?

Simplistic summary: The pituitary is at the base of the brain and secretes stimulating hormones to the endocrine glands, such as thyroid and adrenals. The secondary glandular secretions both feedback and modulate brain and body homeostasis. ...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?

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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What are some examples of homeostasis in the endocrine system?

What are some examples of homeostasis in the endocrine system?

If you: Don't have diabetes your body will keep your blood sugar in the normal range in spite of eating, fasting, exercise, etc. If they function normally, all of your other thousands of hormones will be kept at normal and appropriate levels. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the hormone secreting glands in the endocrine system?

Could you tell me what are all the hormone secreting glands in the endocrine system?

Hormones: Brain (hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal)thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, gonads (testes and ovaries), pancreas (both endocrine and exocrine). ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me about functions of endocrine system?

Endocrine system: Start by going online to Yahoo and look at "endocrine images".

Once you have glanced at that go online to read the many articles about the endocrine system. ...Read more

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How may the endocrine system affect other body systems?

Endocrine system: Please go online and read what you can about the Endocrine system.
What makes you think of other body symptoms? ...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. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more