Diseases associated with obesity

1. Obesity and type 2 diabetesOver 80% of people with type 2 diabetes (the most common form of diabetes) are obese or overweight. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body either does not produce enough insulin in the blood or when cells do not use … [Read more...]

Thyroid gland

1. OverviewThe thyroid gland is the largest gland located in the neck. It is located in front of the neck under the skin and muscle layers.The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly with two wings, being represented by left and right thyroid … [Read more...]

Diseases that cause bone loss

1. OverviewBone loss refers to the rapid deterioration of used bone tissue before being produced new bone tissue. Bones have a high content of mineral deposits and are composed of calcium.Calcium and other materials inside the bones are broken … [Read more...]

Excessive hunger

1. OverviewHunger and appetite are regulated by complex interactions of the endocrine, digestive and neurological system. Each of these sends chemical signals to the brain to transmit him the feeling of hunger or satiety.Excessive hunger is … [Read more...]

Hypothyroidism and pregnancy

1. OverviewThyroid dysfunction during pregnancy requires special attention because of maternal-fetal complications that can occur in the absence of appropriate treatment. The most common thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy is the … [Read more...]

Endocrine disorders

1. Endocrine systemThe endocrine system plays an important role in the development of important functions in the body (digestion, reproduction, homeostasis).The endocrine system is composed mainly of hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, … [Read more...]

Thyroid Nodules

Overview Thyroid nodules are abnormal growths or swellings occurring in the thyroid gland. Most nodules are not cancerous (they are benign) and do not create problems. Many of them do not even require treatment. Only about 5% of the nodules are … [Read more...]

Thyroid goiter

OverviewThyroid goiter is a condition characterized by increase in volume of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is small, butterfly-shaped and is located in the front of the neck.The thyroid produces hormones that control a number of body … [Read more...]

Causes and risk factors for endocrine disruption

1. Causes of endocrine disordersEndocrine disorders occur due to problems of endocrine glands. Of multiple endocrine dysfunction, the most common are those related to pancreas or thyroid glands, pituitary glands or adrenal glands.Causes and types … [Read more...]