Gland and hormone disorders

Glands continuously produce body fluids for all kinds of purposes – whether it is to keep the eyes moist, produce saliva or supply the gut with digestive juices. Some glands also produce hormones that act as messengers in the body and make sure that one organ knows what the others are doing.

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  • Acute pancreatitis

    Acute pancreatitis

    Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that typically causes very sudden and very severe upper abdominal pain. The pain is so extreme ...

  • Underactive thyroid

    Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)

    If you constantly feel tired, have a slow pulse and constipation, you may wonder why. These types of symptoms can be caused by various things, but th...

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    Type 2 diabetes

    Many people who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are completely taken by surprise – for instance, if high blood sugar levels are discovered during ...

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    Most teenagers will have pimples at some point. Severe acne can be very distressing. But there are a number of things that can help, although it usua...

  • Overactive thyroid

    Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)

    The thyroid gland regulates a lot of functions in the body. It is said to be overactive if it makes too many thyroid hormones. This can lead to sympt...

  • Type 1 diabetes

    Type 1 diabetes

    In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas can only produce insulin in small quantities or can’t produce any at all. People who have type 1 diabetes need to in...