Endocrine Disorders And Diet For Thyroid Diseases

By | April 6, 2009

Various Types Of Endocrine Diseases And Ailments

Can you give me information on all endocrinal diseases and diet for endocrine ailments?

Some specific endocrine disorders are:

Acromegalia – Enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)

Amyloidosis – A disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid (a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue) in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma

Diabetes –  A polygenic (related to or determined by polygenes) disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst

Infertility – The state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate

Hirsutism – Excessive hairiness

Hyperparathyroidism – Excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; can affect many systems of the body (especially causing bone resorption and osteoporosis)

Hypoparathyroidism – Inadequate secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood

Osteoporosis – Abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women

Malignant pancreatic tumors – Cancer of the pancreas

Pancreatitis – Inflammation of the pancreas; usually marked by abdominal pain

Precocious puberty – Characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development of puberty (The time of life when sex glands become functional)

Thyroid diseases –  Inflammation of the thyroid gland

Turner’s syndrome – A chromosomal disorder in females who have only one X chromosome; marked by dwarfism and heart abnormalities and underdeveloped sex organs

Endocrine Diseases And Thyroid Diet

Prior to embarking on a diet for treating endocrinal disorders, it is important to take the advice and consultation of an endocrinologist in treating any of the specific endocrinal disorders. Although a diet can help in controlling most disorders, the primary form of treating the disease or disorder is only through medication by qualified medical practitioners. There are different glands and organs that are responsible for the proper functioning and creation of hormones.

A dysfunction in any of these glands can result in a disorder, and hence in order to correct the malfunction it is important to treat the root cause of the disorder. Certain endocrinal disorders such as diabetes, high blood cholesterol and thyroid disorders can be controlled to a great extent with the help of a well-balanced and proper diet; however, conventional medication through health-care professionals must be resorted to as a form of treatment in controlling such disorders.