Acromegaly is a disorder of the pituitary gland which produces excess growth hormones and thus results in excessive growth, first in the hands and feet, as soft tissue begins to swell.
Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by absent menstrual periods for more than three monthly menstrual cycles
Diabetes (Type 1, 2, and Gestational)
Type 1 diabetes may also be known by a variety of other names, including the following: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), juvenile diabetes, brittle diabetes, or sugar diabetes
Diabetes insipidus is a condition that results from insufficient production of the antidiuretic hormone (ADH), a hormone that helps the kidneys and body conserve the correct amount of water
Diabetic Foot Problems
The nerves of the feet are often affected by neuropathy or blood vessel diseases. When a diabetes patient loses sensation in the feet, sores or injuries may go unnoticed until ulcers develop.
Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)
Nephropathy is the deterioration of the kidneys. The final stage of nephropathy is called end-stage renal disease, or ESRD
Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Eye Problems
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that may occur in persons with diabetes as a complication
Empty Sella Syndrome
Empty sella syndrome is a condition where the bony structure that houses the pituitary gland is enlarged, sometimes resulting in high fluid pressure inside the skull.
Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which the stomach takes too long in emptying its contents.
Gout is characterized by inflamed, painful joints due to the formation of crystal deposits at the joints.
Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Halitosis is an oral health condition characterized by consistently odorous breath.
Thyroiditis is the inflammation of the thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common form of thyroiditis.
A hip fracture is a break in the femur (thigh bone) of the hip joint.
Hyperparathyroidism is caused by overactive parathyroid glands. Overactive parathyroid glands produce too much parathyroid hormones, which in turn stimulate increased levels of calcium in the blood stream
Hyperthyroidism means over activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in too much thyroid hormone in the bloodstream
Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by a glucose (blood sugar) level that is too low to effectively fuel the body’s blood cells.
Underactive parathyroid glands do not produce enough parathyroid hormones. This causes low levels of calcium in the blood.
Hypopituitarism, also called an underactive pituitary gland, is a condition that affects the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland – usually resulting in a partial or complete loss of functioning of that lobe
Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive (i.e., it is producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones).
Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy
Hypothyroidism is a condition marked by an underactive thyroid gland and may occur during pregnancy
Infertility is defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body’s ability to perform the basic function of reproduction.
Nephrotic syndrome is a condition often characterized by the following: very high levels of protein in the urine, low levels of protein in the blood, swelling, especially around the eyes, feet, and hands, as well as high cholesterol.
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle-bone disease, is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause.
Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease in which there is a loss of bone mass and destruction of bone tissue, causing weakening of the bones in the hips, spine and wrists
Overactive Adrenal Glands / Cushing's Syndrome
When adrenal glands produce excessive amounts of certain hormones, they are called “overactive.”
A parathyroid tumor is a growth inside a parathyroid gland. Parathyroid tumors may cause increased levels of parathyroid hormones secreted by the parathyroid glands, leading to hyperparathyroidism
Although rare, most pituitary tumors are not cancerous (benign), comprising only 7 percent of brain tumors. However, most pituitary tumors will press against the optic nerves, causing vision problems
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome involves two of the following: lack of ovulation for an extended period of time, high levels of male hormones or small ovarian cysts.
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a metabolic disorder in which one (or more) of the parathyroid glands produces too much parathyroid hormone, which can result in the loss of bone tissue.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes may also be known by a variety of other names, including the following: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), juvenile diabetes, brittle diabetes, and sugar diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body’s inability to make enough, or to properly use, insulin.
Underactive Adrenal Glands / Addison's Disease
Addison’s disease is the result of an underactive adrenal gland.
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