Category Archives: Endocrine

Hyperthyroidism

The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body. It has two lobes, and is located in the neck near the trachea ("windpipe"). It is controlled by the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain. The thyroid gland controls the body's metabolic rate. If the thyroid gland…
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Cushing’s Disease

The adrenal glands sit at the top of the kidneys.Cushing's disease is a condition in which the adrenal glands overproduce certain hormones.This is also called hyperadrenocorticism. The adrenal glands produce many substances that are important for several different body functions and are needed to sustain life. Excess or decreased production of these substances can be…
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Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland is in the neck near the trachea or "windpipe". It has two lobes, one on each side. It's controlled by the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain. The thyroid gland controls metabolism. If it is underactive, the metabolism slows down. This is called hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a…
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