September 25, 2013

Endocrine System

Posted in DIABETES, ENDOCTRINE DISORDER tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:51 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions

About the Endocrine System
Endocrine Glands and Hormones

The Endocrine System Essentials

The endocrine system is made up of a network of glands.
These glands secrete hormones to regulate many bodily functions, including growth and metabolism.
Endocrine diseases are common and usually occur when glands produce an incorrect amount of hormones.

The endocrine system helps control the following processes and systems:

~ Growth and development
~ Homeostasis (the internal balance of body systems)
~ Metabolism (body energy levels)
~ Reproduction
~ Response to stimuli (stress and/or injury)

The Endocrine Network
The endocrine system completes these tasks through its network of glands, which are small but highly important organs that produce, store, and secrete hormones.

The glands of the endocrine system are:
~ Hypothalamus
~ Pineal Gland
~ Pituitary Gland
~ Thyroid
~ Parathyroid
~ Thymus
~ Adrenal
~ Pancreas
~ Ovaries
~ Testes

These glands produce different types of hormones that evoke a specific response in other cells, tissues, and/or organs located throughout the body. The hormones reach these faraway targets using the blood stream. Like the nervous system, the endocrine system is one of your body’s main communicators. But instead of using nerves to transmit information, the endocrine system uses blood vessels to deliver hormones to cells.

All Endocrine Disorders
~ Acromegaly ~ Cushing’s Syndrome ~ Goiters ~ Addison’s Disease ~ De Quervain’s Thyroiditis ~ Graves’ Disease ~ Adrenal Cancer ~ Diabetes ~ Growth Disorders ~ Adrenal Disorders ~ Follicular Thyroid Cancer ~ Growth Hormone Deficiency ~ Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer ~ Gestational Diabetes ~ Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis ~ Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer ~ Hypoparathyroidism ~ MEN 2B ~ Hyperglycemia ~ Hypothyroidism ~ Menopause ~ Hyperparathyroidism ~ Medullary Thyroid Cancer ~ Obesity ~ Hyperthyroidism ~ MEN 1 ~ Osteoporosis ~ Hypoglycemia ~ MEN 2A ~ Papillary Thyroid Cancer ~ Parathyroid Diseases ~ Reproduction ~ Thyroiditis ~ Pheochromocytoma ~ Silent Thyroiditis ~ Turner Syndrome ~ Pituitary Disorders ~ Thyroid Cancer ~ Type 1 Diabetes ~ Pituitary Tumors ~ Thyroid Diseases ~ Type 2 Diabetes ~ Pre-diabetes ~ Thyroid Nodules

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