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What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

Adrenal cortex: The adrenal cortex makes lots of hormones. Very important are cortisol and aldosterone which help maintain life and salt balance. Addison's disease is caused by adrenal cortex damage rendering it unable to make these hormones anymore, mostly autoimmune cause in us. Patients often have a bronzed look. Hydrocortisone replacement is a lifesaving necessity. Fludrocortisone may also become necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Ovarian Insufficiency (Definition)

"Primary ovarian insufficiency describes a spectrum of declining ovarian functions and reduced fecundity due premature decrease in follicle number, an increase in follicle destruction or poor response to gonadotropins".This abnormal "Hypoestrogenic state" increases risks of vasomotor symptoms, urogenital atrophy, osteoporosis, fractures, cardiovascular diseases and other ...Read more


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Is central diabetes insipidus related to adrenal insuffiency? Im having an ACTH test to check adrenal function.

Is central diabetes insipidus related to adrenal insuffiency? Im having an ACTH test to check adrenal function.

Can be: Hi. If you have Addison's (skin, crease, gum, and scar darkening, malaise, nausea, dizziness, vital signs abnormalities, electrolyte abnormalities, etc), your ACTH will be very high. Addison's is most commonly an autoimmune disease. At least a subset of idiopathic central DI appears to be autoimmune in nature, and the risk of that goes up with other autoimmune diseases. If real, you got 2 rare 1's ...Read more

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Is primary adrenal insufficiency the same as addison's disease?

Is primary adrenal insufficiency the same as addison's disease?

Often, yes: Addison's disease is an autoimmune disease which harms the cortex of the adrenal glands. However, anything that damages the adrenal cortex can also cause primary adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are endocrine system cancers?

What are endocrine system cancers?

Thyroid and ..: Of the endocrine organs, thyroid is the commonest site of cancers. Pituitary tumors while not cancers in the literal sense are still dangerous. Cancers of all endocrine organs are known to occur, e.G, adrenal, parathyroid, pancreatic islets etc. If you include testes and ovaries among the endocrine organs, these two, especially ovary is a common site of cancer. ...Read more

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Can kidney cysts cause adrenal insufficiency?

Can kidney cysts cause adrenal insufficiency?

No: The adrenal glands, sitting on top of each kidney, are typically preserved in cystic kidney diseases. However that does not exclude screening for ai if clinical features are present such as unexplained hypotension, salt craving or worsening headaches. ...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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Can a adrenal adenoma stop functioning?

Can a adrenal adenoma stop functioning?

No: An adrenal adenoma is a benign tumor of the adrenal gland. It typically causes no complications. Someimes these tumors become "active" or "functioning" producing hormones, often in excess of what the adrenal glands typically produce. This excess of hormones can cause primary aldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome and other medical conditions. They do not stop hormone production.once functional. ...Read more

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Does foray48b cause issues for the endocrine system?

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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Could being given unnecessary thyroid hormones cause autonomic nervous system dysfunction? Or similar symptoms?

Could being given unnecessary thyroid hormones cause autonomic nervous system dysfunction? Or similar symptoms?

Unnecessary: Are you certain that your thyroid hormones are unnecessary? If so, please check one more time with your doctor to confirm that your thyroid is OK. If so, regarding autonomic nervous system dysfunction I strongly recommend you make an appointment to see a Psychologist. More often than not the Psychologist can help you control your concerns. Occasionally the Psychologist will refer you to Neurology. ...Read more

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Does a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

Does a electrolyte panel show an adrenal insufficiency?

Possibly: An electrolyte panel does not diagnose adrenal insufficiency but it can provide clues about a possible adrenal problem. Patient with adrenal insufficiency can have low glucose, low sodium and high potassium on an electrolyte panel. ...Read more

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Are a pituitary and adrenal tumor related?

Are a pituitary and adrenal tumor related?

Sometimes: Cushing disease occurs when the pituitary gland produces a substance that causes both adrenal glands to secrete too much cortisol. This excess cortisol leads to a series of problems that may include diabetes, hypertension, obesity, fatigue, porr wound healing, and others. Treatment is usually directed at the pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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Can kidney cyst compromise my immune system?

Can kidney cyst compromise my immune system?

No.: One person in four has a simple kidney cyst. Ignore it. I wish all the questions here were this easy! thanks for writing. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana treat adrenal or endo disease?

Can medical marijuana treat adrenal or endo disease?

Pretty Broad ?: There are a lot of potential conditions that you are referring to, and the sense that perhaps you are thinking of one condition in particular. How about asking about just that one and perhaps people will be more comfortable answering. ...Read more

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Can cryofibrinogenemia cause partial adrenal insufficiency?

Can cryofibrinogenemia cause partial adrenal insufficiency?

Theoretically yes: Cryofibrinogenemia increases your risk of arterial and venous clots. Antiphospholipid syndrome does the same thing, and is associated in rare cases with primary adrenal insufficiency. So it's theoretically possible that the same mechanism could cause adrenal insufficiency in cryofibrinogenemia, by clotting off the blood vessels that supply the adrenal glands. Good question! ...Read more

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How does low potassium relate to endocrine system?

How does low potassium relate to endocrine system?

See below: Potassium balance is controlled mainly by aldosterone. Sometimes Insulin and adrenergic hormones. These hormones are largely part of endocrine system. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with primary ovarian insufficiency?

What are the symptoms associated with primary ovarian insufficiency?

Irregular/ no period: Irregular cycles or no periods, especially in a woman who was regular before, is a common sign. However there are many other causes of irregular cycles that we need to exclude. Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, or mood changes may occur, particularly if the woman's periods are stopped. Some women with primary ovarian insufficiency still have regular periods but see md for difficulty getting pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for primary ovarian insufficiency?

What is the treatment for primary ovarian insufficiency?

Trying to conceive?: If not trying to conceive: bone density scan, calcium, vitamin d, and hormone replacement with estrogen and progestin. We look for and treat any adrenal insufficiency. If you're trying to conceive, 5-10% of women with poi will get pregnant on their own after diagnosis, but if you truly have poi we don't have good fertility treatments using your own eggs. Egg donation or embryo donation are best. ...Read more

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Is it common for primary ovarian insufficiency to develop postpartum?

Is it common for primary ovarian insufficiency to develop postpartum?

Early menopause: Premature ovarian failure can occur at any age, but it is unusual immediately following pregnancy. Regular menses suggest ovulation and a healthy ovary, but there are many causes of lack of menses after having a baby. Included considerations are breastfeeding, polycystic ovaries (estrogen is produced, but no ovulation), another pregnancy! pituitary failure (sheehan's syndrome) is a rare cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Primary ovarian insufficiency?

What is the definition or description of: Primary ovarian insufficiency?

Early failure: Premature ovarian failure is a loss of normal function of your ovaries before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or release eggs regularly. ...Read more

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What are the tests for primary ovarian insufficiency?

What are the tests for primary ovarian insufficiency?

Many tests, see REI: Reproductive endocrinology md will confirm poi - pregnancy test, fsh, lh, estradiol, amh, thyroid and prolactin tests, pelvic ultrasound. Test for genetic causes: karyotype looking for turner's syndrome, fragile x premutation testing, fish test for sry (y-chromosome material). Test adrenal antibodies which cause addison's disease. Screen for diabetes, thyroid antibodies, and parathyroid disease. ...Read more

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With primary ovarian insufficiency and not taking hrt, is it possible for a woman to get an occasional period?

With primary ovarian insufficiency and not taking hrt, is it possible for a woman to get an occasional period?

Kinda: If you have little to no estrogen from your ovaries you should not bleed at all. But if you have some in your diet or are overweight you may have bleeding so talk to your obgyn or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong with ovaries or hormone system if I have ovarian insufficiency?

Is there something wrong with ovaries or hormone system if I have ovarian insufficiency?

EARLY menopause: Ovarian failure or 'insufficiency' is a really another name for menopause (which may be premature if <40 yo). Normally the pituitary gland (in the brain) sends 2 hormone messengers FSH & lh to 'tell' the ovary to make estrogen/'female' hormones. When the ovary 'fails' =estrogen levels drop and fsh/lh levels rise confirming ovarian 'insufficiency' . Treatment with 'hormones' is optional. ...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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Can you tell me how it affects female endocrine system leading to different behavioural consequences?

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

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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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Does clindamycin interact with the endocrine system?

Does clindamycin interact with the endocrine system?

Not that: I am aware of! Is there more to this question??

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What happens to the endocrine system if homeostasis is not maintained?

What happens to the endocrine system if homeostasis is not maintained?

Depends: If the endocrine system is not maintained well, hormones start to be disrupted, various things can happen. Depending on the hormone you can have weight gain, loss of muscle, increase in inflammation, fatigue, poor sleep. This all starts the process towards dis-ease which eventually if not stopped leads to disease. Integrative medicine works on balancing the body at all times. ...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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Could a doc please explain to me the negative feedback of the endocrine system?

Complex: Hi. It's complex, and hard to do in 400 characters. Pituitary/thyroid as example (hypothalamus important, but omitted for brevity). TSH from pituitary stimulates thyroid to make thyroid hormone (TH), so TH goes up. Negative feedback by TH to the pituitary cuts back the TSH secretion so that drops the drive to the thyroid so TH starts to fall. That backs off the neg. feedback on pituitary. A ballet ...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

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. David Frankfurter
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Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (Definition)

Premature ovarian failure is a loss of normal function of your ovaries before age 40. If your ovaries fail, they don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen ...Read more