The Endocrine System: Diseases and Age-Related Changes
Human Chronic Gonadotropin
Chronic gonadotropin is a drug that has actions similar to the lutenizing hormones, which is produced by the pituitary gland. This hormone is also produced by placenta during pregnancy. This drug has different uses for females and males. In females it can be used to help conception occur. It is usually used with a combination of drugs once a woman has already tried clomiphene. Chorionic gonadotropin can also be used in in vitro fertilization. In males it is used with a combination with LH to help stimulate the testes to produce male hormones and sperm. Some physicians have prescribed this to help a patient loos e weight quickly. However, that is not the recommended use for this drug it could cause serious problems. Cushing’s DiseaseCushing’s Disease has many different symptoms including weight gain and skin changes. When one gains weight and fatty tissue around the midsection they may develop the sign of moon faced. One may also notice their skin is thin, fragile and is slow healing. These are all symptoms that should be monitored and reported to a primary care physician. Corticosteroid medication can exacerbate the condition and make one very fatigue. That is why you should report any bodily changes to your physician. Addison’s Disease
Addison’s Disease is a disorder that occurs when your body does not produce an adiquete amount of certain hormones produced by your adrenal glands. Addison’s disease may also be reffered to as an adrenal insufficiency. Addison’s disease effects both males and females in all age groups and can be life-threatning. Treatment for this disease involves taking hormones to replace the insuffiecint amounts that your body makes naturally. Acromegaly
Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that develops when your pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone during adulthood. When this happens, your bones increase in size, including those of your...
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