Endocrine Disorders

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

The endocrine system is a network of glands that produce and release hormones that assist regulate many important body functions, including the body's capacity to change calories into energy that powers cells and body organs. Each gland of the endocrine system releases specific hormonal agents into your blood stream. Endocrine glands include: Adrenal glands: Two glands that rest on top of the kidneys that launch the hormonal agent cortisol. Ovaries: The female reproductive body organs that release eggs and produce sex hormonal agents. Islet cells in the pancreatic: Cells in the pancreatic control the release of the hormones insulin and glucagon. Pituitary gland: A gland found at the base of brain behind the sinuses. Issues with the pituitary gland can affect bone development, a woman's menstrual cycles, and the release of breast milk. Testes: The male reproductive glands that produce sperm and sex hormones. Endocrine disorders are usually organized into two classifications: Endocrine disease that results when a gland creates too little or too much of an endocrine hormone, called a hormonal agent imbalance. Endocrine disease as a result of the growth of lesions in the endocrine system, which might or may not impact hormone degrees. A hormonal agent discrepancy might occur if this comments system has trouble keeping the right degree of hormonal agents in the bloodstream, or if your body does not clear them out of the blood stream properly. Increased or decreased degrees of endocrine hormone might be brought on by: An issue with the endocrine feedback system; Disease; Failure of a gland to boost another gland to release hormonal agents; A congenital disease, such as multiple endocrine neoplasia or genetic hypothyroidism; Infection; Injury to an endocrine gland; Tumor of an endocrine gland.

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