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Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a rare but serious condition caused by growth hormone excess and affects children and adults differently. Each year, about three new cases of acromegaly occur for every million people. Learn more!

Adrenal Fatigue

Supporters of adrenal fatigue believe the problem begins when many different life stresses become too much for the body to handle. What is the truth behind adrenal fatigue and what does the science say about it? Learn more!

Adrenal Incidentaloma

An adrenal incidentaloma is an unsuspected tumor in one or both of your adrenal glands. Learn more about diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment to help restore balance.

Adrenal Insufficiency

There are two types of adrenal insufficiency. This rare condition should not be confused with adrenal fatigue (which is not a true medical condition). Learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of adrenal insufficiency.

Ambiguous Genitalia

Ambiguous genitalia is a rare condition in which an infant's external genitals don't appear to be clearly either male or female. Learn more about the causes and management of Disorders of Sexual Development.

Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea is the term used when a woman or adolescent girl is not having menstrual periods, and is also the sign of another medical condition. Learn more about the causes and treatments of absent periods.

Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is a condition in which a person loses an unhealthy amount of weight on purpose through dieting, sometimes along with excessive exercise, bingeing, and/or purging. Doctors do not know the exact cause of this eating disorder but learn about the risk factors and treatment to keep your body in balance.

Bariatric Surgery

Considering bariatric surgery for weight loss? Bariatric surgery helps people who are very obese to lose a lot of weight and improve their health, but could have both benefits and risks for your endocrine system. Learn more!

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide. Learn more about breast cancer, including how it affects women's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Breast Cancer and Bone Loss

Certain treatments for breast cancer can lead to bone loss because they decrease estrogen, the main female hormone. Learn more about what doctors recommend to prevent bone loss and avoid fractures.

Cancer

Hormonal imbalances caused by abnormal cell growth or toxins can lead to serious health problems and sometimes even cancer. Learn more about cancers that affect endocrine functions, including diagnosis, symptoms and treatment options.

Cardiometabolic Risk

People with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome are at greater risk for heart and stroke. If you have one you are likely to have others. Learn what you can do to lower your risk factors and keep your body in balance.

Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes is preventable, but your risk can increase greatly if there is a metabolic risk for developing these conditions. Learn more about the management and lifestyle recommendations to prevents these conditions.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia is an inherited disorder in which the two adrenal glands do not function properly because of mutations in the gene. Learn more about congenital adrenal hyperplasia and how its diagnosis impacts growth and development in children.

Congenital Hypothyroidism

About 1 in every 2,000 to 4,000 babies is born with congenital hypothyroidism. Newborn babies who are unable to make enough thyroid hormone have congenital hypothyroidism. Learn more!

Cushing Syndrome

Cushing syndrome consists of the physical and mental changes that result from having too much cortisol in the blood for a long period of time. Learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Cushing syndrome.

Cushings Disease

What is Cushings Disease and how is it different from Cushings Syndrome? This rare condition affects 10 to 15 people per million every year. Learn about Cushings disease, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Decreased Libido

Don't have the desire to engage in sexual activity like you used too? About 5% of men have decreased libido, a condition that increases with age. Learn more about decreased libido, including how it affects men's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Delayed Puberty

Delayed puberty is when children develop later than their peers. Learn more about delayed puberty and how its diagnosis impacts growth and development in children.

Diabetes

One in 11 adults worldwide has diabetes, and endocrinologists are on the front lines battling this public health crisis. Find out more about what causes diabetes, its symptoms, treatment, and other useful information about this serious disease.

Diabetes Complications

Keeping your glucose levels close to normal will greatly lower your chances of developing long-term complications. If you already have complications, keeping your glucose levels close to normal will help keep these problems from getting worse.

Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes insipidus, also called DI, is a rare condition that leads to frequent urination (passing a lot of clear, urine) and excessive thirst.

Diabetes and Heart Disease

People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease than people who do not have diabetes. Learn more about heart disease, a potential complication of diabetes.

Diabetes and Older Adults

An estimated 33% of adults aged 65 or older have diabetes. Learn more about the management and treatment for this population.

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage from high blood glucose (sugar) levels in people with diabetes. Keeping your glucose levels in the target range will greatly lower your chances of developing long-term complications. Learn more!

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes where high blood glucose causes damage to the blood vessels in the light-sensitive part of the back part of the eye. More than 80% of people who have had diabetes 20 years or longer develop diabetic retinopathy. Learn more about diabetic retinopathy, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Dyslipidemia

Lipids (fats) are important component of the living cells. However, high levels can increase your risk of getting a heart attack or heart disease. Learn about dyslipidemia symptoms and treatment today.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue usually found inside the uterus grows in places where it shouldn’t. Learn more about endometriosis, including how it affects women's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can happen at any age but is more common in men older than 65. If ED occurs often, medical treatment may help. Learn more about erectile dysfunction, including how it affects men's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare, life-threatening disease that prevents the body from digesting fats. If you suspect that you or a loved one has FCS find a physician who can diagnose you and help you understand FCS.

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Are you questioning your sexual drive? It may be a sign of a bigger problem. Learn more about female sexual dysfunction including how it affects women's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes affects about 4–8 of every 100 pregnant women in the United States. Any pregnant woman can develop the condition, but some women are at greater risk than others. Learn more about management and treatment options for your pregnancy plan.

Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis

Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO) is a condition in which people who take medicines called glucocorticoids develop osteoporosis—weakening of the bones. Learn more about diagnosis, symptoms, and how to protect your bones.

Goiter

When your thyroid gland is enlarged, it can produce too much, too little, or just enough thyroid hormone. Learn more about goiter, including its diagnosis impact on other thyroid conditions and treatment options.

Graves Disease

Graves disease is an autoimmune disease more common in women between age 20 and 50, who often have a family history of thyroid disease. Learn more about Graves' disease, including the effects it has on women's hormone health and pregnancy.

Growth Hormone Deficiency

Human growth hormone (GH) is a substance that controls your body’s growth, but what happens when your body does not make enough? Learn more about growth hormone deficiency, including the causes, diagnosis, treatment options.

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is breast enlargement in boys or men. This condition results from an imbalance between the hormones testosterone and estrogen. Learn more about gynecomastia, including how this type of hormone imbalance can impact the health and physical appearance of males.

Hashimoto Disease

Learn more about Hashimoto disease, including the symptoms, complications and treatments associated with the autoimmune disease.

Hirsutism

Excessive unwanted hair growth in women can be uncomfortable and is usually linked to an underlying endocrine disorder called hirsutism. Hirsutism is very common, affecting 5% - 10% of all women. Learn more about hirsutism, including how it affects women's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Hypercalcemia

People with high blood calcium have above-normal levels of calcium in their blood. Learn more about hypercalcemia, including the health risks and treatment options associated with high blood calcium levels.

Hyperglycemia in the Hospital

This patient guide for glucose control in the hospital is based on The Endocrine Society’s practice guideline for health care providers on preventing and treating high blood glucose (HBG). This guide applies just to patients on a regular hospital floor, not those who are in an ICU.

Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia means there are high levels of fats in the blood. When they are too high, these fats can put people at risk for heart disease and stroke. Learn more about the effects that high blood fat can have on your health.

Hyperprolactinemia

High levels of prolactin can produce unwanted effects in men and women. Learn more about hyperprolactinemia, including symptoms, diagnosis,, and treatment options.

Hypertension

Over 50 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure. It is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease. Learn more about hypertension and how it may affect your overall well being.

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive and produces too much thyroid hormone. If left untreated, hyperthyroidism can lead to other health problems. Learn more about hyperthyroidism, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Hyperthyroidism and Pregnancy

Thyroid dysfunction can start during or after pregnancy in women who never had thyroid problems before. This occurs because pregnancy causes major changes in the levels of hormones made in the thyroid gland. Learn more about management and treatment options for your pregnancy plan.

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is the term for low blood glucose. People living with diabetes must monitor blood sugar often to keep it in a target range. Learn more about hypoglycemia, a potential complication of diabetes.

Hypoglycemia after Bariatric Surgery

If blood glucose drops really low, the person is not able to function because physical and mental changes occur causing sever hypoglycemia. If severe hypoglycemia does occur, quick action is needed. Here’s what you need to KNOW about hyperglycemia, a complication that may occur after bariatric surgery.

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition in which you don’t have enough parathyroid hormone (PTH) causing your body to secrete low levels of calcium in the blood. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment to help restore balance.

Hypopituitarism

Hypopituitarism (also called pituitary insufficiency) is a rare condition in which your pituitary gland doesn’t make enough of certain hormones. Learn more about hypopituitarism, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. It occurs when your thyroid gland is under active. Learn more about hypothyroidism, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy is not common. However, the symptoms can be overlooked because some mimic the hormonal changes of a normal pregnancy, such as tiredness and weight gain. Learn more about management and treatment options for your pregnancy plan.

Infertility in Females

About 35% to 40% of infertility cases are due to female infertility, but male infertility is a factor in 40%. Learn more about infertility in women, including how it is diagnosed and what treatment options are available.

Infertility in Males

Infertility problems in the male partner affect about 40 percent of infertile couples. Learn more about infertility in men, including how it is diagnosed and what treatment options are available.

Kidney Disease

Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure. Keeping your glucose levels in the target range will greatly lower your chances of developing long-term complications. Learn more!

Klinefelter Syndrome

Klinefelter syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal disorders, affecting 1/500 to 1/1,000 newborn males. Learn more about Klinefelter syndrome, including how it affects men's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Low Testosterone

Testosterone is the most important sex hormone in men. Low testosterone comes with age with a higher prevalence in older men, obese men, and men with type 2 diabetes. Learn more about low testosterone, including how it affects men's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Male Menopause

As men age testosterone levels drop this is sometime inaccurately classified as “male menopause.” Understand the myths about male menopause and the changes that happen as men age.

Medicine Induced Bone Loss

Some types of medicines can cause bone loss, making your bones weak, if used for a long time. Learn more about what you can do to prevent bone loss and bone breaks.

Menopause

Menopause is a natural part of a woman's life. As women approach mid-life, estrogen levels start to fluctuate and then drop. Learn more about menopause, including how it affects women's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of risk factors that increase the chances of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Learn more about metabolic syndrome, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Monogenic Diabetes

Monogenic diabetes is the least common form of diabetes. It is developed as a result of single gene mutations. Monogenic diabetes appears in several forms and most often affects young people. Learn more about monogenic diabetes and how its diagnosis impacts growth and development in children.

Non Diabetic Hypoglycemia

Non-diabetic hypoglycemia is low blood glucose in people who do not have diabetes. Find out the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this rare condition.

Obesity

Obesity is a global epidemic on the rise. This chronic long-term disease that can cause harmful complications. Discover the risk factors and prevention of obesity.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive condition in which bones become structurally weak and are more likely to fracture or break. Learn more about the effects of this "silent disease" as well as the risk factors, prevention and treatment options.

PMS and PMDD

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more severe form of PMS, affecting about 3 to 6 percent of women. Learn more about PMDD, including how it affects women's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Pediatric Obesity

The number of U.S. youth who are overweight or obese has risen dramatically over the past three decades. Currently 18.5% of children are obese and this diagnosis can lead to a variety of harmful conditions. Find out what to do if your child is diagnosed as obese.

Pituitary Tumors

Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths in the pituitary gland. Learn about pituitary tumors including the symptoms and the impact pituitary gland tumors can potentially have on your body.

Pituitary Tumors Functioning

Pituitary disorders can produce different kinds of unwanted tumors. Learn about functioning pituitary tumors, prolactinoma and their symptoms and treatments options.

Pituitary Tumors Non Functioning

Three types of non-secretory tumors are non-functioning adenomas, craniopharyingiomas, and Rathke's cleft cysts. Learn more about how these tumors can interfere with normal pituitary function.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone disorder affecting 7–10% of women of childbearing age and is the most common cause of infertility. Learn more about PCOS, including how it affects a women's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS for Teens

PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, is a common condition in teenage girls and women. Learn more about PCOS and how its diagnosis impacts growth and development in children.

Post Menopause and Osteoporosis

Preventing bone loss is an important concern for women in the menopause and during post-menopausal stages.

Precocious Early Puberty

Many children who go through puberty early or late have other family members who went through puberty early or late. Learn more about precocious puberty and how its diagnosis impacts growth and development in children.

Prediabetes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control indicates that about 79 million American adults over the age of 20 have prediabetes. As the population ages, becomes increasingly overweight and increasingly inactive, the number of adults with symptoms of prediabetes continues to grow. Learn more about your risk and how to prevent prediabetes.

Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease

Postpartum thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland that occurs after pregnancy affecting five to ten out of every 100 women. Learn more about pregnancy and thyroid disease, including how it affects a women's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Primary Aldosteronism

When the increase of aldosterone causes a problem in your adrenal glands, the condition is called primary aldosteronism. Learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism.

Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a condition in which, most commonly, an overactive parathyroid gland makes too much PTH. Learn more about primary hyperparathyroidism, including diagnosis, management and treatment options.

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Learn more about primary ovarian insufficiency. Discover the diagnosis, health risks, and treatment options associated with premature ovarian failure.

Prostate Cancer

About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Learn more about prostate cancer, including how it affects men's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Prostate Enlargement

As men age, it’s common for the prostate to get larger. Learn more about benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), including how it affects men's hormone health and what treatment options are available.

Puberty

Puberty is a natural part of development when a child's body develops and matures going through physical changes as they transition into adulthood. Learn more about the hormonal and bodily changes that occur during this common adolescent change.

Severe Hypoglycemia

When hypoglycemia symptoms are left untreated they can cause life threatening consequences. As a family member, friend, or caregiver, you want to do your best to keep your loved one, friend, or patient safe from severe hypoglycemia. Learn more!

Thyroid Cancer

Many people have nodules on the thyroid, and over 90% of those nodules are not cancerous. However, when they are cancerous, they need to be treated to protect thyroid function and prevent the cancer from spreading.

Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid nodules are very common and often not harmful or cancerous, but knowing the symptoms and treatment options can be a life saver. Learn more!

Thyroid Nodules and Pregnancy

Thyroid nodules are very common and occur more often in women than men. Pregnancy causes major changes in the levels of hormones made in the thyroid gland. Learn more about management and treatment options of thyroid nodules for your pregnancy plan.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Learn more about how a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect your endocrine system, including the effects a TBI can have on hormone health.

Triglycerides

Triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, are an important source of energy. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn't need to use right away into triglycerides. Learn more about how to keep triglycerides low to prevent other health-related risk factors.

Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome occurs in about 1 in 2,000 female births worldwide. Learn more about Turner syndrome, including the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and symptoms associated with this genetic disorder.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system destroys the insulin produced in the pancreas.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diabetes cases. Find out more about the symptoms, treatment and possible prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Diabetes is a serious disease. If left untreated or poorly controlled, over time it can lead to serious complications. Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common among children 10 years and older. Learn about the risks and warning signs associated with type 2 diabetes in children.

Vaginal Atrophy

Vaginal atrophy is a condition in which the lining of the vagina becomes thinner and drier. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of vaginal atrophy.

Vitamin D and Calcium

Bone is a living tissue that is constantly breaking down and being replaced. Throughout life, your body balances the loss of bone with the creation of new bone. Learn more about how vitamin D and calcium impact bone loss and hormone health.

Weight Loss

Research has proven that changing eating habits and increasing physical activity can help people lose weight. Learn more about various weight loss strategies and what you can do to keep your body in balance.

Wilsons Temperature Syndrome

This resource was developed to help dispel the myths about Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome and provide factual information on its history and relation to medically proven diseases.

 
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