Nearly 5% to 10% of females are affected with PCOS. Are you wondering what PCOS is? PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndromes) also known as hyperandrogenic anovulation is a problem in which womens hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. There are many signs to look for when you think you may be affected by PCOS.
3. I spent my young life struggling with this disease and my symptoms, my grandmother started having symptoms later in life around her 40’s. C. Possible environmental factors are also being studied. 1. For example, researchers have found that consuming too much iodine may inhibit thyroid hormone production in susceptible individuals.
Erika Oregon & Christian Torres Mr. Bagdasarian 28 November 2015 Biology 121 Research Paper Goiter The disease we were assigned is the condition that results in a Goiter. A goiter can be defined as the swelling of the neck caused by an enlargement of the Thyroid gland. This condition is quite overt as the swelling is obviously visible at the base of the neck.
Myxedema is the severest form of hypothyroidism and at this stage there is a swelling and thickening of the skin and if left untreated myxedema can lead to coma and death…this is because the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the much needed thyroid harmones that the body needs to function
For example, a lump of fat on the back of the neck and weight gain in face and neck, but thin arms and legs are the two major characteristics of ACTH tumor. Last but not the least, the TSH tumor, which is thyroid-stimulating hormone tumor will cause weight loss, irregular heartbeat, and shakiness. In contrast, the non functional pituitary tumor has no real symptoms during initial stage, but it will cause symptoms by pressing the surrounding structures while the tumor is growing
Disease is prevalent throughout all walks of life. Most every living thing is susceptible to some form of disease, some more serious than others. In many animals, disease is not treated, it is merely the way of life. In companion animals, owners care much more for the health of the animal and are much more likely to treat any diseases that arise. One disease that may arise is called hyperadrenocorticism (HAC), or Cushing’s Syndrome. Cushing’s Syndrome is a disease that involves an excess of the Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the pituitary gland, most likely because of cancerous cells (Helm). This causes an excess of cortisol to be made in the adrenal gland which creates the symptoms known as Cushing’s Syndrome. This can also be caused by a tumor on the adrenal gland which causes an overproduction of cortisol (Helm). Cortisol is a steroid hormone which helps regulate blood sugar as well as aid in the metabolism of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Having too much or too little of this hormone could be detrimental to the health of a human or companion animal. It is very
Definition: Cushing Syndrome: occurs when your body has been exposed to the hormone cortisol for a long period of time. The most common cause of Cushing’s Syndrome is called hypercortisolism is the use of oral corticosteroid medication. The condition can also occur when your body makes too much cortisol. Cushing’s Syndrome is an endocrine disorder of the adrenal glands, it causes physical and physiological effects.
Pathophysiology ANAT1066 Case study assessment Case study (b) INTRODUCTION Base on the clinical and laboratory data provided, the patient is suffering from Graves’ disease, a cause of hyperthyroidism which is a type of thyrotoxicosis. Clinical manifestation of Graves’ disease (GD) includes diffuse thyroid enlargement, palpitation and hyperthyroidism (Fukishima et al 2009). Other symptoms are ophthalmophathy which result in exopthalmos (bulging of the eye), and dermopathy (oedema) (mencori et al 2014). Hyperthyroidism has some symptoms such as heat intolerance, sweating and weight loss (mencori et al 2014). Tachycardia (a faster than normal heart rate at rest) and bruit (indicate hyper dynamic circulation) are among
Crystalyn Poppert BIO202- Amy Bell September 1, 2015 Endocrine Written Assignment 1.) The different methods of intercellular signaling are gap junctions, local/paracrine hormones, and endocrine hormones. Gap junctions are direct connections that permit electrical and chemical signals to pass between cells. Tunnels that directly link cells. For example, the heart allows ions to flow directly from one heart cell to another.
I completely agree with you that PM should be educated. It is very important that once PM is diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, she should be educated on the etiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, symptoms of under treatment or over treatment and long term effects of the disease etc. It is essential that we APNs listen to patient’s concerns, invite and encourage them in decision making process after educating them about the conditions and possible treatment options. Teach and make them feel confident and responsible for daily treatments. It is crucial that patients are educated about their medical conditions and how they can prevent future complication by managing condition by being equal partner in the care process. Educating patient with the
The structure of one’s brain is routed from birth. Traumatic events may cause the routing of the brain to alter or change completely. Amos Decker was a professional football player for the Cleveland Browns for one play. During this play he was running down the field to tackle the kick returner when Dwayne LeCroix blindsided him. Decker died twice on that football field during the opening game. When he awoke in a hospital the next day, his brain had been completely rewired. He now suffers from Hyperthymesia Syndrome. Hyperthymesia is the condition of possessing an superior autobiographical memory. The disease affected many aspects of his life negatively, but it did give a magnificent advantage at taking tests for the police academy and later
CASE: John Smith is an 11 year old Asian boy with PMHx of hypothyroidism x 2 years, on levothyroxine 25 mcg daily presented with painful progressively enlarging goiter that started 2 months ago. The pain is described as constant shooting and radiating to the neck, rated 6/10, nothing made it better, moving his neck made it worse. Pt states that the pain is mostly localized to the right, and it is associated with compressive symptoms like difficulty breathing and swallowing, but no change in voice. The swelling was painful and progressive and at the time of examination was 2 × 2 cm on the right side of the neck and was moving with deglutition. She had no other complaints and her family history was noncontributory.
Should I Use Antibacterial Wipes/Sanitizers/Hygiene Towelettes with Diabetes People with diabetes are prone to skin problems and need to take careful care of their skin. It is also important to have clean hands, especially before glucose testing. Consider whether people with diabetes should use antibacterial wipes, sanitizers and/or hygiene towelettes. People with diabetes are more likely to get skin disorders, illnesses and infections because of weakened immune systems. It is estimated 1/3 of people with diabetes will develop some type of skin condition that is caused or affected by the disease.
Aldosterone causes the kidneys to hold onto more sodium, which leads to more water staying in the body. The more fluid the body holds onto, the higher the blood pressure may become. Potassium may decrease as the amount of aldosterone increases. Aldosterone also directly affects the heart and blood