Endocrine Disorders: Overview
Endocrine disorders are those related to an endocrine gland, usually a hormone or similar substance produced by the body. They would typically be treated by your doctor and an endocrinologist. For example, there are disorders of insulin (diabetes), glucagon, statins, thyroid hormone (thyroid disease), and many others. Closely related are the classes of metabolic disorders.
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- Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body loses the ability to properly process sugars (glucose). The full medical name
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- Metabolic Disorders: Metabolic disorder are disorders or diseases due to an abnormal metabolism. For example, diabetes is a metabolic disorder with an
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- Insulin: Insulin is a prescription medication used mainly in the treatment of Diabetes, particularly Type 1 Diabetes. Insulin also has some
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- Glucagon: Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas. One of the effects of glucagon is to help control glucose levels
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- Thyroid Gland: The thyroid gland is a small gland in the neck that produces endocrine hormones called thyroid hormones. A number of
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