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Why Do Cancer Patients Develop Endocrine Disorders
Several reasons: As other doctors have noted, radiation can damage glands and reduce their ability to make and release hormones. Chemotherapy can do this as well. Chemotherapy often includes steroids such as Prednisone or Decadron (dexamethasone) which can lead to diabetes and disrupt other hormones. Some cancers make hormones that cause low sodium, high calcium, high cortisol, high red blood cell count, and other problems.See 3 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Hormone problem : A Problem with the endocrine (hormonal) system. Endocrine glands secrete hormones, the system is highly regulated. so less secretion or more secretion than normal could create s problem.
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?
No: Not being hypothyroid, possibly another condition, acromegaly could be one, need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist
Aside from acromegaly are there any other endocrine disorders that would cause a 38 yr old to grow almost 3 inches out of blue w/ no other symptoms?
Acromegaly at 38: Highly unlikely to grow any taller at your age. If your comment about a 3 inch growth starting at age 38 is correct, I would appreciate getting some information from you and the doctor taking care of you. My career is Endocrinology and I can always learn something!
Can u please explain ALL poss. endocrine disorders or pituitary abnormalities that would cause 35 YO to restart growing taller again?No other symptoms
? Acromegaly : Hello Samah. It is not possible for one to grew taller after age 18 and closure of epiphysis . Oversecretion of growth hormone from pituitary gland can cause gigantism before age 18 and acromegaly after age 18 . If you are experiencing change in ring size or shoe size then testing IGF-1 level is recommended to rule that out .
Is it true hyperthyroidism could make 39 YO grow 3 inches taller? What about hypo? Are there other endocrine disorders other than acromegaly that can?
What types of endocrine disorders could cause the height of a 30-something adult to increase quite a bit--certainly a noticeable amount? Thank you.
Increase height: It is extremely unlikely for your height to increase at all in a 30 year old. Height is generally closed by age 25. Please give me some more information.
How are endocrine disorders linked to carpal tunnel, and can they affect more like the ulnar nerve? I hd surgery last month for ctr and guyon's canal.
Causation: Carpal tunnel syndrome, in part, represents a synovitis and inflammation narrows the canal. Hypothyroidism and acromegaly (a pituitary growth hormone disorder) are endocrine disorders which cause cts. Diabetes is another (insulin issues--adrenal problems). Pregnancy, not fully endocrine, another cause. Not unique to have other nerves involved, such as ulnar.See 1 more doctor answer
What endocrine disorders other than acromegaly or pituitary tumor could cause height growth spurts in late 30s/early 40s?Would hypothyroidism do that?
Growth: Once you go through puberty, the growth plates close, and you will not grow anymore. Acromegaly in an adult does not cause growth in height, just thickening of bones/features. Hypothyroidism does not increase height. The most common cause of "adult growth" is a mistake in measurement, including in MD offices, where height measurements are often not accurate.
No: Acanthosis nigricans is a dark skin discoloration, often found on the back of the neck and other skin folds. It is not an endocrine disorder, but is often present in people with endocrine disorders like pcos and type 2 diabetes. Pregnancy and some birth control pills can cause it too.See 1 more doctor answer
Hormones: The endocrine system is composed of a variety of glands and organs each of which secretes hormones that act locally or in other places throughout the body to have certain effects. Body parts with endocrine functions range from the pituitary gland in the brain to the thyroid gland in the neck to the adrenal glands in the abdomen. Endocrine disorders can range from pubertal problems to growth problems to disorders of calcium homeostasis to types of diabetes.See 2 more doctor answers
Could an endocrine disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?
Further testing.: Uncontrolled diabetes causes sweating. Increased thyroid function can increase sweating and the body temperature. Can be due to some medications used for anxiety or depression, specially in combination with other drugs . Infections or autoimmune disorders should be considered.See 3 more doctor answers
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