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Peripheral Gland Diffusion
Depends: Ultimately, brain is the organ that makes you a male. But, hypothalamus secretes hormones that cause pituitary gland to secrete hormones that cause testicles to secrete testosterone which helps to define your sexual characteristics. Dysfunction at any of these organs can cause disorders of male function. The dysfunction really depends upon the age at which the dysfunction occurs. ...Read more
Let me explain: They secrete mucus to lubricate the vagina and are homologous to bulbourethral glands in males. However, while bartholin's glands are located in the superficial perineal pouch in females, bulbourethral glands are located in the deep perineal pouch in males. ...Read more
Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and blamed for its occurrence. Of note, problems to void notably with slow urine flow is not linearly proportional with the degree of prostate enlargement alone. More? Ask doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more
Not necessarily: Not necessarily. Furthermore, roche pharmaceuticals stopped manufacturing Accutane (aka isotretinoin) in 2009. The official reason was that roche's patent had run out. A number of generic equals are still available. However, many who have used the drug have reported harmful side effects (depression, bowel disease), and the drug is a known teratogen (can cause harm to the fetus) in pregnant women. ...Read more
Blockage results: Lymphedema occurs when there is a compromise of the lymphatic circulation. This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be safely carried in arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. It is propelled along by normal body movements but contains a thick material called lymph. Blockage causes it to back up causing soft tissues/skin deformity. ...Read more
I agree with: Dr. Sampson, but just wanted to clarify that while their size can be likened to a walnut, there is some variation to this and they certainly should not be indurated (hard) like a walnut ;-). ...Read more
It's possible: If you are constantly rubbing or manipulating your glands or lymph nodes, you can definitely irritate them. This irritation leads to inflammation, and swelling which will lead to painful glands or nodes. If you notice yourself constantly feeling your neck, try to think of an activity to keep your hands busy, or go for a walk. No need to be concerned. Hang in there!! ...Read more
Mammal have glands in the skin that excrete water to regulate body temperature. You may consult this site for more information on this topic.
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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Please go to Google and type in "pineal gland function".
You will a list that includes videos and images.
Go through both of them carefully and you will find your answer.
Images may be the best start.
When you have that under control think about writing an article for a newspaper. ...Read more
Great question!: Endocrine glands (thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, among many others) produce hormones. A hormone is a molecule which is released into the blood to travel to other cells. When the hormone meets a receptor molecule in these other cells, the hormone can change the activity of that cell. For example, Insulin is a hormone which promotes the uptake of glucose in other cells in the body. ...Read more
Maybe: Enlarged lymph nodes (lns) may be associated with lymphoma, but the differential diagnosis (other causes) includes infection, inflammation, etc. Likewise, lymphoma often causes enlarged lns but not always. I have a recent patient with normal sized lns that are pet+ ("active") but with lymphoma in bone marrow. Lns may not be palpable and "hidden" inside body as well. ...Read more