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Endocrine System Disorders

A person’s endocrine system secretes hormones that allow a person’s body to grow, metabolize nutrients and controls reproduction. A person’s endocrine system is responsible for energy levels, responses to stimuli, and memory. If a person’s endocrine system is compromised, it can result in issues such as growth disorders, diabetes, thyroid conditions or osteoporosis.

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The endocrine system secretes 50 different hormones throughout your body and each plays a vital role in maintaining homeostasis, or stable body functions. Due to the integral role of each hormone, it’s no surprise that a slight imbalance of one hormone could be the catalyst of your nagging headache, unpredictable mood swings, increased sweating or weight gain. Read about five hormones and the most common imbalances in both men and women.
Topics and Subtopics: Endocrine System Disorders

By Yoojin Pak, MD
The thyroid hormones help to regulate the following functions: weight control, body temperature, heart rate, bowel movements, cholesterol, menstrual cycles, muscle strength and the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Topics and Subtopics: Endocrine System Disorders

According to The American Diabetes Association, almost 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children or young adults and if not managed, can cause serious health complications. With the help of your physician and closely monitoring your sugar levels, an active, healthy life is possible. In fact, several pro athletes diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have gone on to have great athletic success including tennis legend Billy Jean King, baseball Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter and former Chicago Bears Quarterback, Jay Cutler.
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By DuPage Medical Group Endocrinology
Find out the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

By DuPage Medical Group Endocrinology
The key to preventing Type 2 diabetes is simpler than you think.

By DuPage Medical Group Endocrinology
Here are the best ways to keep your body healthy when you have diabetes.

By DuPage Medical Group Endocrinology
Get a quick course on what diabetes is and how it affects your body.

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