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How Does Meningitis Affect The Endocrine System During And Afterwards
Adrenal collapse: This may occur in Meningococcal sepsis with meningitis (called the waterhouse-friedrickson syndrome), and similar condition may occur with pneumococci in persons with no spleen or with altered antibody production (myeloma, etc.). In any bacterial infection with sepsis there are alterations in glucose metabolism and Insulin and glucogon production, as well as physiological hypoadrenocorticolism. ...Read more
18 year-old female with past pseudotumor cerebri and shunt placement, but now has intractable daily headache, emotional lability, slow cognition.....?
Can you tell me how it affects female endocrine system leading to different behavioural consequences?
The elusive "it": Hi. Did you forget to include a vital piece of information??? What the heck is "it"??? Read your question...does it make sense to YOU? No? It doesn't to us either. Give the pertinent information, and maybe we can help. Good luck! ...Read more
How does 'juice' negatively affect your endocrine system? What else does it affect? Can you answer this question without just saying juice is stupid?
Yes, it's the S word: It's the sugar that matters. Oj has more sugar than regular soda. Any person who can eat a fruit doesn't need oj (just eat fruit!). If overweight, high in triglycerides, having pre-diabetes or a family history of it, sugar is the enemy. The excess sugar will force the pancreas to make more insulin, using up the pancreas sooner, plus creating a high-insulin environment inside the body. ...Read more
I was taking fluoxetine 20 mg from 15 to 20 years. I want to know what can do this to me, if it could affect my growth, my endocrine system.
No: No known effects on growth or endocrine function that I am aware of. If you have concerns, please discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more
Can long term use of corticosteroid cream affect your endocrine system, and reproductive hormone levels?
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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