The endocrine system is responsible for
coordinating many of your body’s activities. The thyroid gland manufactures
hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism. Thyroid hormones control the
rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories
and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's
Osteoporosis affects the structure and strength
of bones and makes fractures more likely, especially in the spine, hip, and
wrists. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones deteriorate or become brittle
and fragile due to low bone mass and bone tissue loss.
Neuroendocrine tumors are abnormal growths that
begin in specialized cells called neuroendocrine cells. These tumors may make
higher-than-normal amounts of hormones.Neuroendocrine tumors are rare and can occur
anywhere in the body. Most neuroendocrine tumors occur in the lungs, appendix,
small intestine, rectum and pancreas.
Diabetes is a group of diseases in which the
body doesn’t produce enough or any insulin, doesn’t properly use the insulin
that is produced, or exhibits a combination of both. When any of these things
happens, the body is unable to get sugar from the blood into the cells. That
leads to high blood sugar levels.
Located at the top of each kidney, the adrenal
glands produce hormones that help the body control blood sugar, burn protein
and fat, react to stressors like a major illness or injury, and regulate blood
pressure. The adrenal glands interact with the hypothalamus and pituitary
gland. The hypothalamus produces hormones that stimulate the pituitary gland.
In turn, the pituitary gland produces hormones that stimulate the adrenal
glands to produce hormones.
Neuroendocrinology is a branch of the life
sciences dealing with neurosecretion and the physiological interaction between
the central nervous system and the endocrine system.Neuroendocrinology
is a rapidly expanding, interdisciplinary field that encompasses behavior,
growth, appetite, metabolism, reproduction and neural function.
Endocrine glands are a group of glands in the
body which secrete hormones.Endocrine surgery is the division of surgery
which specializes in the surgical treatment of endocrine diseases.
Endocrinologists and endocrine surgeons typically work closely together to
provide the most advantageous care to patients afflicted with endocrine
In one of the endocrine glands, a change in the
DNA causes abnormal cells to grow, and a tumor forms. Most endocrine tumors are
benign, but a few will become cancerous. Endocrine cancers are much less common
than other kinds of cancer. Both benign and cancerous endocrine tumors have the
potential to cause serious problems.
Cardiovascular Endocrinology is the science
linking these interlocking hormone systems with the functional state of the
heart and circulation. Patients with
diabetes are at increased risk of developing a number of serious microvascular
and macrovascular complications.
The endocrine glands produce chemicals called
hormones. These hormones are released into the blood stream and exert their
action by stimulating other organs in the body. Endocrinology focuses both on
the hormones and the many glands and tissues that produce them.