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Common Conditions and Diseases of the Endocrine System

acromegaly enlargement of the head and extremities from excessive growth hormone
Addison's disease deficiency in adrenocortical hormones
adenoma tumor of a gland
congenital adrenal hyperplasia genetic condition causing the adrenal glands to secrete steroid hormones unproportionally
Conn's syndrome overproduction of aldosterone
cretinism congenital condition caused by a lack of thyroid hormones
Cushing's syndrome hypersecretion of cortisol
diabetes insipidus congenital disorder from insufficient anitdiuretic hormone
diabetes mellitus unable to remove sugars from the blood due to a lack of insulin secretion
diabetic nephropathy renal insufficiency caused by diabetes
diabetic retinopathy visual loss or blindness caused by diabetes
dwarfism congenital disorder causing a small stature, caused by deficiency in growth hormone
erectile dysfunction testosterone deficiency
exopthalmos protrusion of the eyeballs, seen in Grave's disease
gigantism congenital disorder causing excessive stature from overproduction of growth hormone
glycosuria sugar in the urine
goiter enlargement of the thyroid gland
gynecomastia excessive breast development in males
Hashimoto's thyroiditis chronic inflammation of the thyroid, usually from hypothyroidism
hirsutism male patterned hair growth in females
hyperadrenalism oversecretion of adrenal hormone, condition will vary, depending on which hormone is in overproduction
hypercalcemia excessive calcium in the blood
hyperglycemia high blood sugar, insufficient insulin
hypergonadism overproduction of sex hormones
hyperkalemia excessive potassium in the blood
hyperparathyroidism excessive production of parathyroid hormone
hyperthyroidism (Grave's disease) overactivity of the thyroid gland
hypoadrenalism decreased function of the adrenal cortex
hypoglycemia low blood sugar, excess insulin
hypogonadism decreased production of sex hormones
hypoparathyrodism hypocalcemia, underactivity of the parathyroid gland
hypopituitarism deficiency of pituitary hormones
hypothyroidism underactivity of the thyroid gland
ketoacidosis acidosis due to excessive waste products called ketones in the blood stream, can be fatal
myxedema severe form of hypothyroidism
obesity abnormal amount of fat in the body
pheochromocytoma tumor of the adrenal medulla
pituitary incidentaloma nonfunctioning pituitary tumor
polydipsia excessive thirst, usually seen with diabetes
polyuria excessive urine, usually seen with diabetes
precocious puberty early development
thyroiditis inflammation of the thyroid gland
thyrotoxicosis overproduction of the thyroid gland
virilism development of male secondary sex characteristics in a female
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