Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder of the endocrine system in which the pituitary glands produce too many growth hormones. It affects the bones, soft tissues, and internal organs.
When this condition occurs in adults, it is called acromegaly. When it occurs in children, it is called gigantism. Acromegaly and gigantism are the same condition. However, the symptoms vary.
Addison's Disease, also known as adrenal insufficiency or hypercorticism, is a chronic condition that affects the body when it does not produce enough of the hormone cortisol or aldosterone. This disease can lead to serious complications if left untreated and usually occurs in people who are middle-aged and older.
Adrenal Gland Disorders?
Adrenal gland disorders are when the adrenal gland produces too many or too few adrenal gland hormones. The main hormone produced by the adrenal gland is cortisol, which helps your body regulate stress, mood, and energy.
The adrenal gland is a triangle-shaped gland that sits on top of your kidney. There is one adrenal gland for each kidney.
Bone Metabolism Disorders
Bone metabolism disorders, or BMD, are conditions that reduce bone strength and skeletal health. Left untreated, bone metabolism disorders can lead to serious irregularities in bone growth, size, and strength.
Bone metabolism is the natural lifelong process of bone formation and resorption. This is also called bone remodeling. Bone metabolism disorders interrupt this remodeling process.
Cushing's Syndrome is a condition that happens when the body produces excess cortisol hormones. Cortisol is known as "the stress hormone." Cushing's Syndrome gets its name from Harvey Cushing who first described the condition back in 1932. Cushing’s Syndrome is also known as hypercortisolism.
A growth disorder is a condition in which the body grows faster or slower than usual. This happens for different reasons and affects different parts of the body. There are several types of growth disorders and they can affect any age group.
When a growth disorder is caused by a lack of hormones, the condition is called a growth hormone deficiency (GHD). GHD can occur at birth or develop later in life.
Hormonal disorders are disruptions to the precise balance of hormones in your body. Hormonal disorders are also called endocrine disorders because endocrine glands produce hormones. Any small alteration to how endocrine glands function changes hormone levels in your body, shifting you out of balance. These hormone disorders impact organs and processes throughout your body.
Hyperpituitarism is when your pituitary gland produces an excess of pituitary hormones. Hyperpituitarism can impact many of your body’s functions such as skin pigmentation, puberty, growth, thyroid activity, sexual function, reproduction, and breast milk production in women.
Pituitary disorders are also called pituitary gland disorders or pituitary diseases. Hyperpituitarism is one type of pituitary disorders. There are two types of pituitary diseases. The second type is hypopituitarism, an underproduction of pituitary hormones.
Hyperthyroidism is when your thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Your thyroid gland is a bowtie-shaped gland located in the front of your neck. The over production of thyroid hormones accelerates your metabolism to unhealthy levels.
Hyperthyroidism is sometimes called overactive thyroid disease. You might also hear it called one of the thyroid gland diseases. Hyperthyroidism is one of the types of thyroid disease. Another type is hypothyroidism, and underactive thyroid.
Hypopituitarism is when your pituitary gland produces fewer hormones than your body needs. Your pituitary gland, located at the base of your brain, is referred to as the “master gland.” It controls other important glands such as your adrenal gland and thyroid gland.
Pituitary disorders are also called pituitary gland disorders. Hypopituitarism is one of two types of pituitary disorders. The other type is hyperpituitarism, an over production of pituitary hormones.
Hypothyroidism is an underproduction of thyroid hormones by your thyroid gland. As a result, your body makes less energy, and your metabolism slows down. Your thyroid impacts many processes in your body that keep you healthy.
Hypothyroidism is also called underactive thyroid disease. Since the condition is based on thyroid problems, you might also hear it referred to as one of the thyroid gland diseases.
Metabolic disorders occur when the normal metabolism process fails. Your metabolism turns your food into nutritional substances your body needs to stay healthy. Therefore, when you experience metabolic disorders, your body can develop a surplus of certain substances and a deficiency of others.
Pituitary disorders occur when your pituitary gland makes too many or too few hormones. The excess or deficiency of hormones causes a hormonal imbalance in your body.
Your pituitary gland is located at the bottom of your brain. It is often called the “master gland” because it controls other important glands such as your adrenal gland and thyroid gland.
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