Hormonal Conditions Profile Image

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.

Overview

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

Sub-Topics

Diabetes Profile Image
Diabetes

20 Answers | 9K Views

View guide posts
PCOS Profile Image
PCOS

23 Answers | 29K Views

View guide posts
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
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
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
Dr Christopher Ng
"More than 20 years of obstetrics and gynaecology experience"
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
Scalp hair loss is one of the manifestations of the effects of increased male hormones in PCOS. Management includes the contraceptive pill which suppresses the ovary (hence suppresses testosterone production by the ovary) as well as the medications that block the effect of testost...
8 Nov 2019
PCOS is associated with infertility because it is associated with a lack of ovulation. You ovulate 2 weeks before your period, but if your periods are irregular, then it becomes difficult to predict when ovulation will take place. You can confirm if you are ovulating with urine...
8 Nov 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
Thank you for highlighting such a predicament – amenorrhoea and psychiatric condition. Amenorrhea (uh-men-o-REE-uh) refers to the absence of menstruation — one or more missed menstrual periods. Women who have missed at least three menstrual periods in a row have amenor...
16 Oct 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
Tremor is probably the most commonly encountered movement abnormality and is characterised by the rhythmic oscillation of a body part. An involuntary, rhythmic muscle contraction causes the shaking. Most common in the hands, tremors can also occur in the arms, head, vocal cords...
15 Oct 2019
Dr Ng Beng Yeong
"Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience"
(9 Reviews)
I have read reports on various methods of achieving a rapid and dramatic loss of weight. First, by using starvation diets which consist mainly of lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water. These diets often also promise "detoxification" through colonics or enemas. Howeve...
12 Oct 2019
Solar urticaria is a type of urticaria or hives which is triggered by exposure of the skin to sunlight or UV light. It is an uncommon condition. The rash of solar urticaria is the same as the rash of common urticaria or hives, presenting with itchy red wheals over the sun-expo...
4 Oct 2019
Eczema is also known as dermatitis. This is due to inflammation of the skin. Symptoms of eczema include skin dryness, redness and itch . In acute eczema, the skin can be oozy with blisters. The symptoms you have described are largely attributable to eczema. Betamethasone and...
29 Sep 2019
Not the question you're looking for? ask your own question now FOR FREE.

TOPIC STATS

Q&A LEADERBOARD

Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Connect with Facebook Connect with Google For Doctors
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorxDentist Terms of Use.
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorxDentist Terms of Use.
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of Interests
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
What are your interests?
Please select at least 3 interests.
NEXT
NEXT
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of doctors
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
Follow your favourite doctors
We found some doctors you may like. Click continue to follow them.
CONTINUE
CONTINUE
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

or

Disclaimer: Any answers provided are for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

Disclaimer: Any answers provided are for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

YOUR QUESTION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUESTION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR THREAD HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

YOUR THREAD

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO THE FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

YOUR REVIEW HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR REVIEW

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR EMAIL HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR EMAIL

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR CONSULTATION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL

GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.

YOUR CONSULTATION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS

WILL GET

TO YOU

SHORTLY.

MESSAGES TO