Calcium & Parathyroid Disorders
Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to properly use and store sugar (glucose). This results in high glucose levels in the blood which leads to tiredness, thirst, increased risk of infections, dehydration and in the long run damage to your organs like the heart, brain, eyes, kidneys, nerves etc. more...
Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become fragile and brittle and this leads to an increased risk of fractures . This occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, leading to a loss of bone mass (bone density) as well as the microarchitecture. more...
The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland situated at the base of your neck in the front. It secretes thyroid hormone, which controls the metabolic rate of almost every cell in your body. Disorders of the thyroid gland can lead to either over secretion of the thyroid hormone which results in symptoms like muscle weakness, hyperactivity, irritability, palpitations and weight loss, or under secretion of thyroid hormone which can result in symptoms like fatigue, poor concentration and memory, hair loss. etc.
The thyroid gland is also prone for nodules to be formed and a very small proportion of them can be cancerous.
The pituitary gland is often called the master gland as this gland controls the function of most of the endocrine glands in the body like the thyroid, adrenals, gonads and the breast tissue. Malfunction of the pituitary gland can lead to dysregulation of a variety of hormones resulting in a wide range of clinical disorders like hypothyroidism and secondary amenorrhoea to name a few.
These glands are located just above the kidneys and produces a variety of hormones that are crucial to sustain life. These hormones orchestrates certain key roles in the body like blood pressure and ability to cope with various physical stressors like illnesses.
We have two pairs of parathyroid glands on either side of the neck just behind the thyroid gland and these glands controls the calcium balance in the body. Over activity of these glands can give rise to high calcium levels in the blood resulting in kidney stones and osteoporosis.
Dysfunction of the male gonads (testes or testicles) often leads to infertility, reduced libido, muscle weakness and osteoporosis. Disorders of the female gonads (ovaries) can lead to loss of menstrual periods, infertility, osteoporosis and in certain cases can result in the development of masculine features.
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