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Hormonal Conditions

The endocrine system consists of glands that secrete hormones directly into the blood. Hormones have many different functions and modes of action; one hormone may have several effects on different target organs, and, conversely, one target organ may be affected by more than one hormone.

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The clinical specialty of endocrinology focuses primarily on the endocrine organs, meaning the organs whose primary function is hormone secretion.

These organs include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes, and pancreas.

An endocrinologist is a physician who specializes in treating disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and many others

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Hypopituitarism refers to a state where the pituitary gland fails to produce or regulate hormones . The body undergoes several changes and can even be life-threatening. Essential hormones like steroids are needed especially when the body has to cope with stress (like an infectio...
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Besides the contraceptive benefits of the Pills, they also help to regulate menses, reduce painful periods (dysmenorrhea) and reduce heavy menses (menorrhagia). It is therefore not normal to experience heavy vaginal bleeding while on the oral contraceptive pills. If you are exper...
23 Dec 2019
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If your secondary amenorrhea has been going on for more than one year already, then you are likely to have entered menopause. Traditionally, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been recommended as an effective treatment for hot flushes resulting from reduced hormone levels as a...
23 Dec 2019
Type 1 diabetes patients produce little or no insulin, therefore causing their blood glucose level to be poorly regulated [1] . Clinically, patients may experience symptoms like [2] : excessive thirstiness, frequent urination, extreme hunger, fatigue, unintend...
19 Dec 2019
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UTI (Urinary tract infection) is very common and it may occur when bacteria enter and multiply in the urinary tract. It is usually spread from the anus to the urethra. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the most common bacterium that causes UTIs. Normally, a microorganism has to penetrat...
12 Dec 2019
Amputations are required when 1. Bones or joints are severely infected such that they will not respond to even long term antibiotics. 2. Part of the foot or toes have effectively ‘died’ as in what we call gangrene. If the gangrenous portions get infected, amputations ar...
11 Dec 2019
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Women who have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) tend to suffer from: irregular menses acne hirsutism (abnormal male hair distribution) anovulation (which is associated with infertility) and overweight issues. It is important to remember that not all PCOS p...
8 Dec 2019
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Low testosterone levels can be associated with lower sex drive and fatigue. This is known as testosterone deficiency (TD), loosely termed andropause. Unlike women who have a sudden drop in estrogens when they reach menopause, this is not the case in men. Men with TD have a gradua...
14 Nov 2019
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Most women have a 4-weekly menstrual cycle or thereabouts. When their period is delayed by one week , this is usually the time women start to test themselves to see if they could possibly be pregnant or not. For some women, this is also the earliest time (5 weeks from their last...
13 Nov 2019
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PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, is a common problem that affects many women (30-40% of women of reproductive age). However, most of the time, it is unreported and untreated as most women think that this is just part of the normal menstrual cycle and have learned to "live with it". Mo...
11 Nov 2019
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