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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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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

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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Is endometriosis considered an autoimmune disorder?

Is endometriosis considered an autoimmune disorder?

No: It just isn't. I've noticed on healthtap that several visitors have this idea and i'm wondering where it came from. It a curious growth of endometrium in abnormal places; nothing i've seen in the decades that i've been acquainted with this common and troublesome illness suggests immunity is a factor. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovaries a medical condition or disorder?

Is polycystic ovaries a medical condition or disorder?

Err...: What's the difference? Neiterh "medical condition" or "disorder" is a precisely defined term, they are "common speech.". ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroid a metabolic disorder?

Is hyperthyroid a metabolic disorder?

Yes, in a way!: Thyroid hormones affect metabolism. High levels (above normal) are usually caused by grave's disease, solitary functioning nodule, and taking too much thyroid medication. Hgiher than normal thyroid levels increase your bodies sensitivity to catecholamines, thereby raising heart rate, increasing body heat, and sometimes causing weight loss. This is an unatural state and should be corrected. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an endocrine disorder?

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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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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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 pcos an estrogen dominant condition?

Is pcos an estrogen dominant condition?

Yes: Since in pcos there is lack of cyclic ovulation, estrogen becomes the main hormone product of the ovary. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adrenal gland disorder?

What sort of problem is an adrenal gland disorder?

Endocrine: I will refer this to experts in endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology. Thanks for asking this important question. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an endocrine tumor?

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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 atherosclerosis an autoimmune deficiency disorder?

Is atherosclerosis an autoimmune deficiency disorder?

No: No, it isn't; steroids don't help; in fact they hurt.Immunopressives don't help either. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

Yes: One's thyroid gland is kind of like the body's thermostat. If it is not functioning properly, it can adversely affect a person's mood and cause depression, mania and anxiety. Also, medications given to help a person's mood may not work properly in the face of abnormal thyroid functioning. To make matters even more complicated, lithium (given for bipolar d/o) may cause thyroid problems. ...Read more

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How is an endocrine tumor diagnosed?

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How is an endocrine tumor diagnosed?

Combination: A combination of techniques is used to diagnose endocrine tumors. First the patient's symptoms are looked at closely. Lab work is done to verify levels and markers of hormones. Imaging such as mri, ct, ultrasound, or endoscopy can be used to visualize tumor masses. There are dna tests for tumors that are part of a syndrome. ...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

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Is crps considered an autoimmune disorder? Is small fiber neuropathy considered autoimmune disorder?

Is crps considered an autoimmune disorder? Is small fiber neuropathy considered autoimmune disorder?

No: Complex regional pain syndrome is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems. Hence is a post-traumatic chronic neuropathic condition. Crps is characterized by pain, swelling or stiffness in the affected extremity. ...Read more

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Is obesity an eating disorder?

Is obesity an eating disorder?

Yes, Maybe, and No: Its the consequance of decision to eat more than necessary. ...Read more

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Is sanflippo syndrome a genetic disorder?

Is sanflippo syndrome a genetic disorder?

Yes it is: Sanfilippo syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type iii) is a genetic condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive way. It means that both copies of the gene of a patient have a mutation (we have 2 copies of each gene, one from each parent). Parents of a patient each carry one copy of the mutated gene, and another healthy copy so they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...Read more

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I'm obese. Is this an eating disorder?

I'm obese. Is this an eating disorder?

Obese-disorder?: Usually, bulimics are just about average weight, maybe a little overweight.They are depressed because they have lost the normal control mechanisms of satiety (fullness) due to binge eating thousands of calories at a time, and then try to eliminate them by purging or excessive exercise. Anorexia is very different because the patient loses the feeling of satiety but have an euphoric sense of control. ...Read more

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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 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 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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For a 29 yo female, no children, with 4 recent episodes of 5-10 day acute confusion psychosis since december (no history) req hospitalisation, as well as 4 month amenorrhea is endocrine disorder pos?

For a 29 yo female, no children, with 4 recent episodes of 5-10 day acute confusion psychosis since december (no history) req hospitalisation, as well as  4 month amenorrhea is endocrine disorder pos?

Psychoses: The constellation of symptoms could be endocrine- specifically thyroid related. If you were hospitalized, the appropriate testing was probably done. Follow up with your doctor. ...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 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 pcos polycystic ovary disease?

What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

Hormonal imbalance: Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone. The high estrogen leads to excess growth of follicles and the elevated testosterone leads to abnormal hair growth a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. ...Read more

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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 sort of disorder is an endocrine tumor?

Dr. Jennie Law Dr. Law
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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?

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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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. 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


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