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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 »
NIH Researchers Identify Mutation Linked to Severe Form of Cushing's Syndrome by Medline Plus Posted Thu 27 Feb 2014 7:43pm Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Benign Tumors , Cushing's Syndrome Read on »
It Is Always Something by Dayzofrain Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 05 May 2009 7:13pm So I have said here that there seem to be quite the number of things wrong with me- outside of what is considered apart of fibromyalgia and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).  I am having heart rate issues, weight gain beyond what I should have with the meds I’m taking (fertility related as well as fibro/cfs management), Infertility, etc. I h ... Read on »
What to do if you are diligently dieting but still getting fat by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:33pm Came across an article "Misdiagnosed" by Victoria Spence in this month's Reader's Digest. It tells a story of how Joyce Dixon, who was diligently dieting but was still getting uncontrollably obese. Not only that, she was getting bruised without causse and a highly regarded endrocrinologist refused to make an appointment to see her probably suspec ... 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 »
Secondary forms of hypertension by Matt S. Posted Mon 13 Sep 2010 9:19am Lisa Cohen recently summarized rare "genetic" forms of hypertension including Liddle's syndrome and PHA type II (Gordon's syndrome). I want to summarize other causes of "secondary" hypertension which are not inherited (at least not typically in a Mendelian transmission) and which are potentially "fixable". Thes ... Read on »
THIS has me a wreck this afterno... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm THIS has me a wreck this afternoon... "The second operation which is associated with postoperative hypoparathyroidism is total thyroidectomy. This operation is performed for a number of reasons, but because of the close relationship that the thyroid and parathyroid have to one another (including sharing the same blood supply) the parathyroid ... Read on »
Coping With an Invisible Condition by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am By Brian Grady, Ph.D. What makes an illness or condition visible or invisible? Assistive devices, body appearance, and behaviour tell others you are ill or disabled. Devices include canes, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, braces. Most of these are used for ... 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 »