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What Distinguishes Panhypopituitarism From Primary Hypothyroidism
Various: You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated by a qualified doctor. Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more
Difference between hypothyroidism from thyroid and hypothyroidism caused by insufficient pituitary. what lab tests can help differentiate?
Can be the same: Addison's disease is primary adrenal insufficiency and implies that the immune system is attacking the part of the adrenal gland which makes cortisol. Primary adrenal insufficiency doesn't have to be autoimmune, however. Secondary adrenal insufficiency is when the pituitary gland doesn't make enough acth, a hormone which signals the adrenal gland to make cortisol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1ry starts in gland: Primary addison's originates in the adrenal gland for diverse reasons, autoimmune (self destruction by auto antibodies) or after an infection (e.G tb), invasion by cancer or hemorrhage into the gland, while in the secondary type the gland itself is healthy but the pituitary gland (the maestro of endocrine glands) isn't working so other endocrine glands won't function probably. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?
Is there a way to distinguish between infectious versus autoimmune causes of lymphocytic hypophysitis? Can infectious cause result in isolated acth deficiency with low prl and tsh, normal lh, fsh, gh?
Old term vs new: Cretinism is a term used before testing helped sort out many of the causes of mental retardation that affected infants and children. It was broadly applied to many with profound retardation and developmental delay. Many were found to have congenital hypothyroidism, some down syndrome or other problems.For many it became jargon for profoundly retarded. The term cretin is rarely used today. ...Read more
Thyroid Levels: Hashimoto's and and graves' disease are both caused by autoimmunity (where antibodies attack one's own proteins). Hashimoto's more often results in low thyroid hormone levels. Where graves' disease almost always results in high thyroid hormone levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adrenal vs Pituitary: Primary adrenal insufficiency (ai) is when the part of the adrenal glands which make cortisol is damaged so that cortisol is not produced in sufficient amount. Acth from the pituitary gland is high. Skin bronzing may be seen. Secondary ai occurs when the pituitary gland isn't able to produce enough acth to signal the adrenals to make cortisol. Therefore, both acth and cortisol levels are low. ...Read more
What's worse hypo or hyper thyroid disease? and how to distinguish difference between the 2 in terms of symptoms n presentations? Thanks drs.
Please tell me what tests should a patient suffering from grade 3 fatty liver undergo just as precaution from other diseases?
Unstimulated thyroid: Hypothyroidism describes a situation in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce normal amounts of thyroid hormone (t4). In primary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can't make enough thyroid hormone. T4 levels are low, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high. In secondary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can work normally, but due to low levels of tsh, doesn't (t4 & TSH levels both low or low-normal). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ferritin: Ferritin measures the amount of iron storage in the body and usually is really low in iron deficiency anemia, contrary to anemia of chronic disease that usually shows a normal ferritin level. There are other parameters to take into account off course but this one is one of the best to differentiate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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