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What Is Endocrine
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
Need more info: Without information as to why an endocrine study was recommended for you, i cannot give you an answer, except to say that most endocrine testing is done through taking a blood sample. ...Read more
So called : Endocrine interrupters is an internet hoax about contaminants in waste water. It has no scientific backing whatsoever. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet scams. ...Read more
Low thyroid bad: Low thyroid can be very, very serious, even fatal when it entirely fails. Thankfully it usually doesn't stop entirely and we have replacement hormones so we rarely see life-threating thyroid disease. Raynaud's can be triggered by stress but most often by cold. Low thyroid often makes people cold and also causes stress. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex answer: The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that. In type i diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body. ...Read more
What are some endocrine causes of extremely hard and kind of fast heartbeat, but normal when relaxed? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
If you are on: thyroid replacement, make sure your levels are normal. There are a variety of potential causes, not just hormonal. Because of the complexity of your particular situation, it's best to discuss it with your doctors who are familiar with your case. ...Read more
What types of endocrine disorders would cause someone to grow in adulthood, a decade or two past the end of puberty? Would being hypothyroid be one?
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