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Cushing's syndrome by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol. Sometimes called "hypercortisolism," it is relatively rare and most commonly affects adults aged 20 to 50. An estimated 10 to 15 of every million people are affected each year. What are the symptoms? S ... Read on »
FDA Approves Korlym for Patients with Endogenous Cushing's Syndrome by Medline Plus Posted Mon 20 Feb 2012 8:11am FDA approves Korlym for patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome Today, Korlym (mifepristone) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) in adults with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. This drug was approved for use in patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
Prolactinoma by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is a prolactinoma? A prolactinoma is a benign tumour of the pituitary gland that produces a hormone called prolactin. It is the most common type of pituitary tumour. Symptoms of prolactinoma are caused by too much prolactin in the blood (hyperprolactinemia) or by pressure of the tumour on surrounding tissues. Prolactin st ... Read on »
Pituitary gland tumours by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm 2 Comments This information is about tumours of the pituitary gland. Although pituitary tumours are classified as brain tumours they have very few similarities to other types of brain tumour. Much of our general information about brain tumours will not be appropriate for people with pituitary tumours, although you may still wish to read it. ... Read on »
How to diagnose adrenal diseases by pathologystudent Posted Tue 05 Apr 2011 12:39am Adrenal diseases can be some of the more difficult to diagnose in medicine because of their widely varying and sometimes non-specific symptoms, like fatigue and depression. Let’s take a quick look at some of the symptoms of the different diseases of the adrenal, and the laboratory tests used for diagnosis. 1. Adrenal hyperfunction ... Read on »
Endocrine quiz by pathologystudent Posted Thu 16 Dec 2010 2:09am How much do you know about endocrine pathology? Here’s a little quiz to help you find out. Answers with nice explanations will be posted tomorrow. 1. Which of the following is true of papillary thyroid carcinoma? A. May have psammoma bodies B. The least common kind of thyroid carcinoma C. The type of thyroid carcinoma with th ... Read on »
Tumours of the adrenal glands by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm 2 Comments The endocrine system The endocrine system is a network of endocrine glands and nerves throughout the body. Endocrine glands produce and release hormones that circulate around the body in the blood. Hormones keep an even balance of chemicals and fluid within the body, and help us respond to changes in the environment. The endocrine sy ... Read on »
Life's "Little" Surprises and Swim Therapy by Tri Mommy Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:21pm Life's "Little" Surprises. I should have seen it coming, I really should have. Instead, as I drove to the cardiologist's office I thought to myself that my blood pressure readings were so good during the 24 hour test that the doctor's going to tell me that I'm afraid of doctors and there's nothing else to worry about. No such luck. The docto ... Read on »
Emotions, stressors, and HPA axis function in bipolar disorder by annhertel Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 20 Dec 2009 7:50pm Psychoneuroendocrinology: Emotions, stressors, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function in bipolar disorder Abstract Multiple lines of evidence suggest the intense emotional responses elicited by environmental stressors negatively influence the relapse rate of bipolar disorder episodes. Research results have ... Read on »