Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce an adequate amount of hormone called insulin or the body does not respond properly to insulin and causes an imbalance between the effects of insulin and glucagon.
Infertility occurs in both men and women. In men, infertility is a condition when men fail to produce an adequate amount of sperm for reproduction or when there is a decline of the male sex hormone testosterone. In women, infertility is a condition when there is a decline in female sex hormones such as progesterone and estrogen.
Osteoporosis is a disease associated with the bones, occurs when bones lose density and become weak with abnormal structure and increased risk of fracture.
Thyroid gland is a part of the endocrine system, responsible to produce two thyroid hormones (triiodothyronine and thyroxine) which have a direct impact on metabolism and weight. It can cause weight gain or loss based on hormonal imbalance and the impact on energy levels. The two types of thyroid conditions are as mentioned below:
Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces an excess amount of thyroxine hormone.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce sufficient amount of thyroid hormones.
Obesity is a condition that results from hormonal imbalance and causes abnormal metabolism and accumulation of fat in the body.
Menopause is a condition caused due to the decline of estrogen level in women.
Endocrine cancer is usually found in tissues of the endocrine system, that includes:
Pituitary gland is the master gland of the body which produces hormones that travel throughout the body. The most common type of pituitary disorder is a pituitary gland tumor which is seen in adults. The two types of pituitary tumors – secretory tumor that produces an excess amount of pituitary hormones whereas non-secretory tumor does not.
Cushing’s syndrome is a disease associated with the hormonal condition. It is caused by the pituitary tumor which results in excessive production of adrenocorticotropic hormone.
Grave’s syndrome is a disease associated with your immune system that results in excessive production of thyroid hormones and causes hyperthyroidism.
Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease that affects exocrine glands that include mucus and sweat gland. It mostly affects lungs, liver, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses and sex organs.
Growth, Development and Puberty problems lead to physical changes of the body. As hormones play a vital role in the development and growth of children and teens, including puberty stage. Some disorders will have an impact on the growth and development of the child. Therefore, early detection of problems is better before they can result in severity or long term problem.
Based on the health condition of the patient and part of endocrine system affected, surgery is performed. Here are some of the endocrine surgeries listed below:
Adrenalectomy: It is a surgical procedure used to remove one or both the adrenal glands for patients having tumors (including benign tumors and cysts, malignant primary tumors, and metastatic tumors).
Thyroidectomy: It is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the thyroid gland.
Parathyroidectomy: It is a surgical procedure to remove parathyroid tumors.
Thyroid lobectomy: It is a surgical procedure to remove one lobe of the thyroid gland.
Total pancreatectomy: It is a surgical procedure which is done to treat chronic pancreatitis.
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