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What are the effects of adrenal gland disorders in pregnancy?

What are the effects of adrenal gland disorders in pregnancy?

Depends.: The effects on the pregnancy/baby may vary according to what particular hormone/corticosteroid is produced in excess or not produced. A general concern in these situations is the excess production of androgens (e.g. Male hormones) that could have virilizing (masculinizing) affects on the fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Adrenal Gland Disorders (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Adrenal gland disorders? ANS: I specialize in these and there are more than 100. It is as disorder that has its origin in the adrenal gland. Some are congenital, some acquired, some due to infections, some do to not enough hormone, some due to too much, some due to cancer, some due to medications, some due to immune problems, ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of adrenal gland disorder?

What are the symptoms of adrenal gland disorder?

Adrenal: The adrenal comprises 2 major parts - one that mediates " adrenalin" or catecholamines and the other that controls cortisone release, androgens, and a salt- retentive hormone called aldosterone. Depending on which part is affected symptoms differ. ...Read more

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What are some diseases of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland?

What are some diseases of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland?

Pituitary disease: The hypothalamus and pituitary work together to regulate many functions in the body, including hormonal regulation. Diseases can causes hormone deficiency or excess. Some of the hormones regulated are the thyroid, growth hormone, prolactin, (breastfeeding hormone) testosterone or estrogen, and cortisol. ...Read more

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What parts of the adrenal gland are controled by the pituitary gland? I read that there are three parts of the adrenal gland.

What parts of the adrenal gland are controled by the pituitary gland? I read that there are three parts of the adrenal gland.

The adrenal: cortex, or outer portion, is mostly controlled by the pituitary, and predominately produces cortisone, aldosterone and some sex hormones. The inner portion, or medulla, is regulated by blood pressure, nervous stimulation, emotions, etc. and produces epinephrine, norepinephrine and some other lesser hormones. ...Read more

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What are the glands and hormones out of balance in cushing syndrome?

What are the glands and hormones out of balance in cushing syndrome?

Adrenal dysfunction: The most common form of cushing syndrome is due to taking glucocorticoid rxs (hormones such as prednisone, hydrocortisone) to treat asthma, arthritis, inflammatory bowel, etc. In the less common endogenous cushing syndrome, the adrenal gland (either one or both) produces too much cortisol hormone. This can be due to an over-acive tumor in the adrenal, or in pituitary gland that controls adrenals. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

Hypothyroidism?: Symptoms may include: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

What are the effects of an adrenal mass?

Many: Most, less than 3 cm can be watched as they are unlikely to be cancers. However, some small tumors can make excess cortisol, aldosterone, male hormones or adrenalin. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are some disorders of the anterior pituitary gland?

Too much, too little: Hi. The anterior pituitary hormones are TSH, ACTH, GH, LH, FSH, Prolactin (PRL). Disease occurs when ANY of them are over-produced or under-produced, although the frequency of such disease states varies widely (although ALL said diseases are, at face value, uncommon). Famous ones are Cushing's, acromegaly, and prolactinoma. ...Read more

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What are the effects of bulimia in pregnancy?

What are the effects of bulimia in pregnancy?

Not good: Bulimia and pregnancy are a very bad combination. You amplify the risks to yourself due to changes in your body from the pregnancy. In addition, you risk damage to your developing fetus. You could actually die if you don't stop practicing the bulimic behaviors. Your fetus could die and you could have a miscarriage. Your fetus could suffer from lots of problems later on in life. Please seek help. ...Read more

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What are the hormonal effects of pituitary cancer?

What are the hormonal effects of pituitary cancer?

Malignant?: By pituitary cancer I am assuming you mean malignant cancer and not tumor (that is benign). Pituitary dysfunction can occur because the normal tissue is crowded out by the cancer. There could be problems with steroid production during times of stress, reproductive problems like low testosterone or irregular menstrual cycles, & thyroid dysfunction. Some pituitary cancers can cause excess hormones. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hypotyroidism in pregnant women?

What are the effects of hypotyroidism in pregnant women?

Treated?: Hi. I hate to assume, but I must - I hope you mean TREATED hypothyroidism, and not untreated. Treated hypothyroidism has no effect, and is not considered a high risk pregnancy from that standpoint. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pheylketonuria in pregnancy?

What are the effects of pheylketonuria in pregnancy?

Depends: Women with pku can have healthy children as long as they are aware of and maintain strict adherence to their low phenylalanine diet throughout their pregnancy. It is well known that women with poorly controlled pku during a pregnancy put their baby at risk for development problems, heart problems and other structural problems. You really have to talk to your doctor before you get pregnant. ...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 the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

What are the symptoms of hypofunction of the thyroid gland?

SymptomsHypothyroidi: Symptoms of the under active thyroid, symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irregular periods in women, slow heart rate, thinning hair, depression and impaired memory symptoms are variable and depend on the severity. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lupus in pregnancy?

What are the effects of lupus in pregnancy?

See below: Patients with lupus can have healthy pregnancies. However; they can be complicated by preeclampsia, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, low birth weight, intratuterine growth restriction, miscarriage, and premature labor and also gestational diabetes (usually due to meds). The best outcomes occur when the mother's lupus has been clinically inactive for 6 months prior to conception. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a parathyroid biopsy?

None: Unclear how this biopsy was done. If it was needle biopsy there should be no side effects. If during surgery unlikely to cause problems. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy?

Pregnancy thyroid: The symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as rapid pulse weakness, goiter, fainting can occur. Pregnancy may accentuate some symptomd and dampens some of the symptoms which may be confused as being due to pregnancy itself. Your obstetrician will be able to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of pituitary hormone deficiency?

What are the consequences of  pituitary hormone deficiency?

Depends: Depends on what part of the pituitary is affected. Many of the hormones start at the hypothalamus and then go to the pituitary so it can be the thyroid, cortisol, growth hormone, the sex hormones are the most commone. Your doctor would be checking to see which hormones are off. ...Read more

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What are the main complications happen in parathyroid glands?

What are the main complications happen in parathyroid glands?

Enlarged or absent.: Parathyroid glands (one or more) may enlarge and cause a high blood calcium and lead to kidney stones and bone loss. If high enough symptoms may occur such as mental changes, constipation, frequent urination and weakness. In kidney failure parathyroid glands enlarge but often the blood calcium is low. Absence of parathyroid glands most often is due to thyroid surgery. The blood calcium is low. ...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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more