Endocrine Disorders Information Center
Hormones are the chemical messengers of your body. Hormones are produced by the endocrine glands and these chemicals go around your body in your bloodstream, basically instructing your organs and tissues what function they need to do. They also help in controlling many of the body's major processes, especially reproduction and your metabolism. However, when you have a hormonal imbalance in the body, they can cause some serious effects throughout the entire body. But how to tell if you have a hormone imbalance?
Hashimoto Thyroiditis is a condition where the thyroid gets inflamed and this is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the immune system, which is supposed to protect the body from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses, attacks the healthy tissues of the thyroid gland resulting in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. The reason behind the immune system attacking the thyroid gland is not clear, although there are certain factors like genetic makeup and certain underlying medical conditions, which make an individual vulnerable to autoimmune disorders.
A hormonal imbalance happens when there is either too much or too little of a particular hormone in the body. Due to their widespread role, there is a wide range of symptoms that signal a hormonal imbalance. Some of the symptoms also depend on which glands or hormones of the body are not functioning properly. he causes of hormonal imbalance differ based on which glands or hormones are affected by the imbalance. Treatment for a hormonal imbalance depends on the cause. There are also many natural remedies and supplements that are available for treating hormonal imbalance.
The mutation in certain genes is the most common cause of multiple endocrine neoplasias. Read on to know more.
The symptoms or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes depend on the types of MEN. Read on to know more.
Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes are rare inherited diseases. Read on to know more.
Cortisol is a big part of the body’s “fight or flight” response, and it is activated during times of excessive stress. Though cortisol is required for our body, when it is imbalanced, or in excess, it can result in several ill health conditions. It is thus important to have the cortisol in balance. In this article we will talk about what happens when cortisol level is high in the body and some of the best ways to reduce cortisol.
There are several ways to test for hypopituitarism which include: Blood tests, stimulation or dynamic testing, vision tests, and brain imaging tests. As of now, there is no cure for hypopituitarism; however, this is very much a treatable condition. Treatment for hypopituitarism aims at treating the causative condition of hypopituitarism, which can give the patient a complete or partial recovery of the body's normal production of pituitary hormones.
There are many causes why the pituitary gland stops working and these are: Pituitary tumor, sheehan’s syndrome, lymphocytic hypophysitis, and multiple endocrine neoplasia. The surgery done for removal of pituitary gland (hypophysis) is called Hypophysectomy. Hypophysectomy or removal of pituitary gland is done for many reasons, which include: tumor on the pituitary gland and Cushing’s syndrome treatment.
Hormones are the chemical messengers secreted from endocrine glands in your body to regulate proper functioning of it. These hormones are secreted by their respective endocrine glands only when the brain signals them to do so. However, there are certain conditions which affect the secretion of hormones. This article deals with such rare hormonal disorders.